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Aaron joined WHNT News 19 in September 2016 as a Reporter/MMJ. Before joining the team; Aaron worked as a Reporter/MMJ in Monroe, Louisiana.

Aaron has covered many topics from the historic ArkLaMiss Flooding to the shooting death of Alton Sterling, and the protests in Baton Rouge.

He is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, but went to school at Middle Tennessee State University. While there, he was a Anchor/Reporter for his college station MT10 and interned at WTVF in Nashville for a year.

Aaron has a huge passion for reporting and storytelling. He loves meeting new people and sharing their stories.

He’s happy to be closer to home and to be here in the Tennessee Valley.

In his spare time Aaron likes to hang with friends, hike, and listen to music. So don’t be surprised if you see him singing or dancing in his car; just wave and join in.

If you have any news tips, comments, questions, or just want to say hi you can email him at aaron.cantrell@whnt.com, find him on Twitter @Aaronthenewsguy, or on Facebook @AaronCantrellWHNT.


Recent Articles
  • Habitat For Humanity of Madison County Celebrate construction of its 200th & 201st Home

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Habitat for Humanity of Madison County celebrated the construction of its 200th and 201st home built from the ground up on Sunday, May 21, 2017. At both dedication services the homeowner family, house sponsors, members of the Habitat Board of Directors and staff, and volunteers who help build the home attended. One of the homes went to Autry and Tracy Wilson. They have been married since 2004. In 2014, Tracy had a stroke that led to her […]

  • Family reacts to relative being charged with family member’s murder

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Today the Madison County Sheriff’s Department held a press conference in response to the fatal stabbing of Twan Lanier Carter that happened in Harvest Saturday morning. Deputies arrested 44-year-old Muriel Lolan King Sunday evening. He was booked into the Madison County Jail on charges of murder. Lt. Brian Chaffin says King was on probation and violated it at the time of the incident and because of this charge he’s not eligible for bond. Family member Angela Carter-Keir was […]

  • Fathers Learn To Do Their Daughter’s Hair

    HUNTSVILLE Ala. –  Doing your daughter’s hair can be a lot of work especially when you’re a single dad like Darious Bland. Bland has been a single father for seven years and has adjusted to it. He’s learned many skills – including how to do his daughter’s hair. His hair skills have improved over the years. “When I first started I didn’t even know how to do a basic ponytail,” Bland explained. He admits to not being perfect. “I’m learning to do flat twist, […]

  • Man accused of fatal stabbing booked in the Madison County Jail; family members speak out

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Department has arrested the man accused of fatally stabbing a man in Harvest. Muriel Lolan King, 44, has been booked into the Madison County Jail on charges of murder. His bond has been set at $150,000. He’s accused of stabbing 51-year-old Twan Lanier Carter. Officers found him in a home on Hammond Drive suffering from critical injuries. Carter was taken to Huntsville Hospital for treatment. Sheriff Blake Dorning confirmed that Carter succumbed to his injuries and […]

  • Troubled Youth Basketball Team Recruiting

    HARVEST, Ala. – 17-year-old Austyn Gather is starting an initiative to help troubled youth stay on the right path. He’s doing some by starting a basketball league. Gather said he’s loved basketball since he was 4-years-old. His father said Gather wanted to put together the league to help the younger generation stay focus on succeeding at life. He’s hoping the team will keep people out of trouble. He calls his team The Alabama Nets and they are recruiting anybody who […]

  • Teen killed in motorcycle wreck on Wall Triana Highway Identified

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle wreck involving a teenager. Madison County Deputy Coroner, Tyler Berryhill, confirms the victim is 16-year-old Tyrone Pointer Jr. of Madison. According to Madison City Schools, Pointer was a sophomore at Bob Jones High School. The wreck happened around 9:45 Thursday night on Wall Triana Highway, just south of Dunlop Boulevard. According to police, the 16-year-old was traveling south on Wall Triana on his motorcycle, when he hit an SUV turning […]

  • Car crashes into Subway on University Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Brian Skipper is in shock after a car crashed into the Subway on University Drive late Wednesday night. “I come here once or twice a week. It`s a great place to eat. The food is always good. I hate to see this happen,” Skipper said. A car crashed into this subway earlier this morning on University Drive. No one was inside at the time of the crash. @whnt pic.twitter.com/pu7gIOgoig — Aaron Cantrell (@AaronTheNewsGuy) May 18, 2017 The […]

  • The New Gate 9 at Redstone Arsenal set to open in July

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Crews will be shutting down the inbound lanes of traffic the evening of June 30th until the morning of July 5th, so changes can be made to Gate 9. They are moving the current gate back farther into Redstone Arsenal. They think moving it will help with the flow of traffic at Gate 9. “When we do have a big back up at the gate for whatever reason, it can happen for a variety of reasons, […]

  • Are you at risk for ransomware on your personal computer?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The FBI says Ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat that targets all kinds of users. Ransomware targets home users, businesses, and government networks that can lead to temporary or permanent loss of sensitive or proprietary information. The FBI said Ransomware may direct a user to clink on a link to pay a ransom. But beware, the link may be malicious and could lead to additional malware infections. Some ransomeware variants display intimidating messages such as: “Your […]

  • Some Ditto Landing Customers Upset About Fee Change at Madison County Boat Harbor

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A few Whitesburg Yacht Club members said since Ditto Landing took over The Madison County Boat Harbor things haven’t been going as planned. “There were several meetings, there were hundreds of people that showed up. There were people who couldn’t get into the room. Not a single one of them was for this idea,” Customer John Howerton said. Howerton said he feels like he’s being robbed. He said rental costs have jumped tremendously since Ditto took […]

  • Redstone Arsenal Saddle Club Finds New Potential Home

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Members of the Redstone Arsenal Saddle Club were given four days to find a new home for their horses. Redstone has since given club members an extended deadline. “At the moment our timeline is the 31st of October, that possibly could change but we are hoping not,” Saddle Club Member Marie Lions said. Their story has caused land owner Patrick Moore to help out club members by giving them a new place to house some of […]

  • Middle School athletes learn how to play wheelchair basketball

    MADISON, Ala. – A wheelchair basketball scrimmage was held today between the Liberty Middle School basketball team and a wheelchair basketball team sponsored and coached through UAH. The scrimmage gave the basketball team a glimpse of what it was like to be play a sport they loved from a wheelchair. Several current LMS students play now for the wheelchair basketball team sponsored and coached by UAH. UAH coach David Kyle brought enough wheelchairs for both teams so the non-handicapped LMS […]