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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 Police Department changes policy regarding Three Springs

    MADISON, Ala. –Madison Police say they believe the homicide from last week was committed by two teens who were residing in the Three Springs facility. This has spurred officials to step up security and protocols. Most notably, the recent community outcry has prompted the Madison Police Department to implement a new policy, effective immediately. “Any runaway, missing person, or escapee from the Three Springs facility treatment on Browns Ferry Road in our jurisdiction, shall be publicly broadcast via nixle,” said Chief […]

  • Madison citizens concerns over Three Springs prompts action from city leaders

    MADISON, Ala. — Madison Police say 18-year-old Jakobe Carter of Phenix City, and 17-year-old Arron Jones of Birmingham, ran away from the Three Springs facility Monday morning. And that night, killed a 61-year-old out-of-state construction worker. The two teens are charged with capital murder during a first degree robbery and burglary. Now, many people who live around Three Springs say for years there were no problems with the facility. That is, until this year. Already in 2017 Three Springs has […]

  • City of Madison responds to resident concerns over lack of communication

    MADISON, Ala. — Two teens are behind bars after police believe they killed a man behind a Publix on County Line Road. The suspects were located in the woods near an abandoned house on Browns Ferry Road, not far from the scene. Authorities say the two teens were staying at the Three Springs school and were reported as runaways Monday morning. Police said the crime happened just after 11:00 pm Monday night. Officers said construction workers were working on a […]

  • How to determine if your solar eclipse glasses are real or fake

    MADISON, Ala. — Trying to find some eclipse glasses in the Tennessee Valley is getting harder and harder, so you might be looking at other options. There are some counterfeit glasses on the market out there, so be wary because wearing fake eclipse glasses is very dangerous for your eyes. Specs of Madison Optometrist Dr. Kimberly Ocampo said determining the authenticity of a pair of eclipse glasses can actually be quite difficult. “The viewing window should be essentially opaque. You […]

  • Parkway Place Mall to give out 5,000 eclipse glasses for free, starting Tuesday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The eclipse glasses frenzy is in full effect here in the Tennessee Valley, with many stores in the area selling out. But, there are still options. On Tuesday, Parkway Place Mall is getting a large shipment of the glasses, and the best part? They’re handing them out for free. Parkway Place Mall Marketing Director Molly Mitchell said phones have been ringing off the hook in anticipation of the eclipse glasses they’ll be giving out. “We have 5,000 […]

  • New Grissom campus hosts 7th annual District 5 Education Celebration

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –Education is continuing to grow in Huntsville, especially with the new Grissom High School campus. For District 5 Madison County Commissioner Phil Riddick, education is critical for a number of reasons. That’s why he sponsors the Education Celebration in his district ever year. “Education is the cornerstone of the whole community. I mean when families come to a community that’s one of the first things they look at, is what’s the education like in that community,” he explained. […]

  • Local boy scout troop assists elderly residents with flooding clean up

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — James Reed has lived in the Blossomwood/Fagan Springs area for ten years. He said his house has never been through anything like the flooding from a couple of days ago. He said he got a call from his son-in-law across the street during the flash floods. He said he got a call from his son-in-law across the street during the flash floods. “He called me up and wanted to know if I was okay, and I said yeah, […]

  • Madison County Commission discusses possible closure of Old Hwy 431 bridges

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — If you’ve ever driven Old Highway 431 in Madison County, you know to take it easy on those one-lane bridges. A few years ago state lawmakers passed legislation that set aside $8.4 million  for the widening of those bridges. “We’re looking forward to that process to carry out, however right now there seems to be some interruption in the process,” said Commissioner Craig Hill. Hill is the District 3 Madison County Commissioner. He said the Metropolitan […]

  • Fireside Music Festival kicks off tomorrow at new MidCity concept ‘The Camp’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Progress is steady on the MidCity Huntsville development. Tomorrow, the very first part of MidCity will celebrate its grand opening, and they’re doing it with a music festival. The Camp at MidCity will host the inaugural Fireside Music Festival Wednesday August 9th through Saturday August 12th. “Tomorrow the festival begins at 4:00. We’re going to have a great big ribbon cutting,” said Odie Fakhouri, head of business design for RCP Companies. The Camp is the first business […]

  • Athens City Schools gets whole new fleet of school buses just in time for the start of the school year

    ATHENS, Ala. — If you have a child in the Athens City Schools system, they’ll be riding on some shiny new buses come Wednesday. The school system just invested in an entire new fleet of school buses, and they’re all ready to go. And it’s not just one, not just two, but 17 new school buses, just in time for the start of the school year. Time was up on the previous vehicles. “They were ten years old, after ten […]

  • First United Methodist Church starts off school year with a Blessing of the Backpacks

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — For some, school started last week, and for others, it starts tomorrow. Either way, First United Methodist Church wants to make sure their youth start the school year off on a high note. For the past three years, First United Methodist Church in downtown Huntsville commemorates the start of the school year with a “Blessing of the Backpacks”. “Our pastor came up with the idea to have the children bring their backpacks to church, and we would […]

  • Swim for Melissa keeps growing, with 250 swimmers signed up for 12th anniversary

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — When Amy and Chris George started Melissa’s fund in honor of their daughter, they had no idea how long swim for Melissa would last. Twelve years later and they’re still going strong. “To be here 12 years later and to have a record number of swimmers, it’s pretty amazing,” said Amy George. With 250 swimmers signed up, plus proceeds from the Miracle Bash, George said they could raise up to $180,000. That money is used to provide […]