Alicia Esteban joined WHNT News 19 as a producer and multimedia journalist in October 2012.

Alicia is a Canadian-born Spaniard. She was born in Burlington, Canada but quickly moved to the Sunshine State. Her family then relocated a few years later to Venezuela. They didn’t move back to Orlando, Florida until the middle of her freshman year in high school.

A lacrosse and academic scholarship recipient, Alicia graduated from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida, where she double majored in Communications and French, with a Spanish minor.

As well as English, she is also fluent in Spanish and French.

In her spare time, Alicia coaches middle school girls lacrosse. She is also an avid hockey and soccer fan, enjoys traveling, photography, keeping active and spending time with friends and family.

Recent Articles
  • Woman, Two Children Taken to UAB Burn Center After House Fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Firefighters responded to a house fire last night in the 800 block of Washington Street.  A woman and two children were taken to the UAB Burn Center. Huntsville Police say a neighbor called in saying they “heard a boom.”  Authorities say there was a natural gas explosion the residence, which is part of a Huntsville Housing Authority housing project. Cheri Kent and her two children, ages 5 and 7, were rushed to the Burn Center in […]

  • Cell Phone Video Lands Man In Jail

    HILLSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) – Lawrence County Sheriff says that the discovery of a cell phone video has landed 37-year-old Jonathan George Gillespie in jail on multiple sexual offenses. Authorities say Gillespie’s family members turned over a cell phone to investigators with video footage of the illegal acts. The Sheriff said they worked closely with the Alabama Bureau of Investigations and the Child Advocacy Center, after receiving the video. They conducted interviews with the victim who is under the age of […]

  • UPDATE: School Emergency Drill in Hartselle

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – After the Connecticut school tragedy, how far should schools go to prepare for the worst? Hartselle school leaders are considering a drill during school hours that would involve someone coming into an elementary school with a fake weapon of some kind. There may be something to learn with staging an emergency in a school when young children are present. They already practice fire drills, but what about a drill that involves an armed intruder in one of […]

  • UPDATE: Huntsville Police Charge Two With Murder

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two people are charged with Murder in Huntsville after police officers found a body near Spragins Hollow Road on Monday morning.  The investigation began on Saturday around 2:00 p.m. when police say they received a dispatch for shots being fired near Arcadia Circle. Police say they didn’t find anyone injured, however they found evidence of blood in the parking lot. On Sunday, police say they found a Cadillac in a ditch off of Spragins Hollow Road […]

  • Fatal Car Accident On Pulaski Pike

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police responded to a fatal accident at the intersection of Pulaski Pike and Craft Road around 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Police say a 24-year-old Zaneta Denise Hatch was driving driving south on Pulaski Pike when she lost control of the Dodge pick-up she was driving.  The truck hit a utility poll. Hatch was the only person in the car, and died at the scene.

  • Three Arrested For Home Invasion And Robbery In Harvest

    HARVEST, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison Sheriff deputies and S.W.A.T. team officials responded to a home invasion robbery on Wall Triana and Fords Chapel Road. Sergeant T.A. Miller said three people were involved in a home invasion and robbery around 3:00 a.m. at a house on Gardendale Road. Some of the victims at the home recognized the suspects as people who had been to their party earlier and alerted the police. Units were dispatched to the suspect’s home. Officials say three […]

  • Scottsboro Fire: One Year Later

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) – Friday marked the one year anniversary of the fire that destroyed an office at the Downtown Scottsboro Square and threatened to spread. The city will soon take steps to rebuild the front of what was the derrick real estate offices. Investigators said lightning started the fire at 4:00 a.m. last January 11th. The city of Scottsboro tore down the unit in June, leaving an empty alley. This was after the owners sold the property to the […]

  • Overnight Robbery Leads To Shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police responded to a gunshot victim at Huntsville hospital.  They’re still investigating the events that landed him there. Authorities say the man had been robbed and shot in the area of Mt. Vernon Road.He was then driven to the ER by a passerby. Police say the victim faces life threatening injuries. He was shot in the chest and abdomen. Huntsville Police says they aren’t sure who they are looking for yet, but they are investigating […]

  • Overnight Car Accident On Bob Wade Lane

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two people were taken to the hospital after a car accident just after 1:00 a.m. Police say a driver lost control while driving West on Bob Wade Lane and hit a utility pole just west of Northgate Drive. According to police, the driver was taken to Huntsville Hospital with life threatening injuries. The passenger was also taken to Huntsville Hospital but with minor injuries.

  • Huntsville Police Searching For Attempted Bank Robber

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –   Huntsville Police continue looking for the person they say attempted to rob a bank late Friday afternoon.  Police say a man walked up to the drive through window at Compass Bank on Jordan Lane and demanded money.   Investigators tell us the man left empty handed, and did not display a weapon during the robbery attempt.

  • Police Continue To Investigate Lt. Colonel’s Shooting Death In Owens Cross Roads

    Alonzo McGhee was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. His ex-wife is the former principal of Hampton Cove Elementary.

  • Four People And A Pregnant Woman Arrested For Meth

    PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Five people, including a pregnant woman, face drug charges after Morgan County drug agents found an active meth lab Saturday night. Morgan County Drug Task Force agents say they had been investigating possibile illegal drug activities at a mobile home on Highway 67 South for approximately two months. They say they recently learned a pregnant woman was living in the trailer. Late Saturday night, agents raided the trailer and found an active one-pot meth lab as […]