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Caitlan Dallas joined WHNT News 19 in June of 2016. Originally from the Lone Star state, Caitlan has made her home in Alabama for the last four years, as a student at the University of Alabama. Roll Tide!

Caitlan graduated from UA in May of 2016, with a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication and Film. While in school, Caitlan worked as weekend reporter and producer with WVUA 23 News.

Caitlan is excited to make Huntsville her new home, and is looking forward to becoming a part of the community. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, reading a good book, and watching any and all live music.

Caitlan is passionate about meeting new people and telling their stories. Her love of news stems from her love of talking, so if you see her out and about don’t be afraid to say hello!

Recent Articles
  • Madison County Commissioner continues work to do away with Ryland Pike and Hwy 72 intersection

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — On Wednesday, the Madison County Commission took the next step in furthering the Jordan Road extension project, which will connect it to Highway 72. Discussion over the project has been going on for about eight months, but the Madison County Commission voted on an appraisal for the Jordan Road extension project that brings it one step closer to reality. “We’ve been in an ongoing project with ALDOT on the Jordan Road extension, that will access Highway […]

  • Renovate or Rebuild? Madison County Commission takes steps to make a decision on courthouse future

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The Madison County Courthouse dates back to the 1960’s. Those who use the building regularly say it is in desperate need of a facelift. The county commission is now faced with the options of either tearing it down and building a new courthouse or renovating the existing one. On Monday, they voted to approve an assessment of the courthouse. “This courthouse is actually older now than the courthouse that was torn down was when it was […]

  • Wounded Warriors Softball Team excited to play another tournament in the Rocket City

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Rocket City will once again host a traveling softball team made up of American heroes. The AUSA Wounded Warriors softball team’s players are all military amputees. But that doesn’t stop them from being exceptional athletes, and an inspiration to all. Retired United States Air Force Staff Sergeant Nick Bradley loves coming back to North Alabama as part of the Wounded Warriors team, particularly because Huntsville makes him feel at home. “You know it’s an unspoken bond […]

  • “Nothing has changed” School Board member says there is still a big problem with school bus services in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Problems with the buses provided by Durham School Services have been ongoing for years, leaving the parents of students that attend Huntsville City Schools frustrated. It is now three months into the school year and parents of students that ride the bus have expressed growing concerns over late arrivals, early arrivals, and route disruptions. The situation was supposed to change for the better after Huntsville City Schools officials made it their mission to make it much easier […]

  • Real Men Wear Pink – Local doctors focus on educating the public during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and for doctors and organizations like the American Cancer Society, the most important thing they can do is use this time to educate the public. This time of year, pink is Dr. Ali Hachem’s favorite color. “We’re supposed to wear pink every day,” he explained. “Sometimes it’s a challenge, so sometimes we wear socks with pink colors, sometimes we wear the shirts and the necktie. The idea is so that people know […]

  • MidCity developers says there are “exciting updates” coming this fall

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — With the big announcement from Topgolf, many are looking for an update on the MidCity Huntsville development. MidCity developers said the project is on track. In fact, RCP Companies Odie Fakhouri said they’ve got some exciting announcements coming up this fall. “Many of them have to continue with our theme of new experiences, and filling the retail void of entertainment, because we feel that is an area that Huntsville can definitely develop on,” he explained. And once […]

  • North Alabama Homeless Coalition kicks off annual cold weather gear drive

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The North Alabama Coalition For The Homeless (NACH), has kicked off their annual blanket and cold weather gear drive. The drive will go on throughout October and the rest of the winter months. They are asking for items like gloves, hats, coats, thermal underwear, blankets, sleeping bags, and other gear. The donated items can be either gently used or new. Lynn Bullard, President of the Board of Directors for NACH, explained why the drive is so […]

  • Decatur concert to benefit hurricane victims this weekend

    DECATUR, Ala. — Many Puerto Ricans are still struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Meanwhile, our neighbors in Florida and Texas are still in the midst of their recovery efforts following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. So if you’re still looking for a way to help out, an event hosted by River City Lights and Albany Works this Saturday, October 7th, is the perfect opportunity. “We were doing events every first Saturday, so we’ve been helping the NCC with food […]

  • Family of man shot and killed by Huntsville police still searching for answers, and mental health awareness

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It’s been nearly two weeks since Huntsville police say they were forced to shoot and kill 31-year-old Haraesheo Rice. Police responded to a shooting on September 20 near Creighton Avenue.¬† When they arrived, officers say they discovered one person had been shot in the hand and the suspect, Haraesheo Rice, was located nearby, still armed. HPD says officers told Rice to drop the gun, but instead he pointed it at officers and waved it in the air. […]

  • Local country music community reacts to tragedy in Las Vegas

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Dan and Josie in the Morning is a popular country music radio show here in Huntsville. This morning, they heard some of the first, raw responses to the tragedy in Las Vegas. For listeners and viewers here in the Tennessee Valley it really hits close to home, because any of them could have been there. Shock was Dan McClain’s first reaction when he heard the news morning. “Everybody I’ve talked to on the phone, and on Facebook […]

  • Mayor Battle reacts to the spotlight Huntsville has seen the past several days

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — In a little over a week, Huntsville has seen a visit from both the President and Vice-President of the United States, two visits from Governor Kay Ivey, and played an important part in the Senate ¬†Republican primary election. But Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle isn’t shying away from the national spotlight. He explains what it means to have all eyes on the Rocket City. “It’s been great because we’ve been able to tell people about our community. We’ve […]

  • Alabama A&M homecoming parade brings out old fans and new

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The streets of downtown Huntsville were packed with students, alumni, and fans of Alabama A&M University as they brought their homecoming week to a close with their annual parade. Maxine Rooks is an Alabama A&M alumna, who is no stranger to the annual homecoming parade. When asked how long she’s been coming she said, “Oh my goodness for years, for years.” This year it was a family affair for Rooks, who brought along her grandchildren. She said […]