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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
  • Alzheimer’s Association works to connect families with local resources

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. In conjunction with that, the Alzheimer’s Association Mid South Chapter’s North Alabama office has started an annual event to connect families to local resources. The second annual Family Care Fair works to reach out to the under served families here in Huntsville, and those who might not normally ask for help. “Diversity and inclusion is a big part of our mission. and so we want everyone to be able to […]

  • Huntsville Animal Services needs you to be a superhero for one of their 163 adoptable animals

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Animal Services is at full capacity, and it’s in desperate need of fosters and adopters. They have so many animals they’re running out of room, and will soon have to start making some tough decisions. The shelter is overflowing with about 163 adoptable animals right now. They are more than full. “We’re just what I call wall to wall with pets, so we need the community’s help. ┬áIf they’ve been thinking about adopting now’s the opportunity,” […]

  • Summer Pell Grant availability is beneficial for college students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Summer Pell Grants were available from 2009-2011, but then funding went away for them. But now, the U.S Department of Education is looking to revive summer Pell Grant availability. The U.S Department of Education recently passed legislation to re-implement summer Pell Grants. “There’s the high chance that it will be approved but it’s not fully approved yet. We’re hoping that it is, but it’s not to the point that we can lay it out to the public,” […]

  • Another option added to growing list of school choices in Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Alabama Connections Academy is a new, tuition-free, online public school opening in the fall. It serves students ages K-12th grade. “Just like their traditional brick and mortar schools we offer teachers and curriculum. But the difference is our students learn online, at home,” said TraKisha Mcneil. Mcneil is the outreach manager for Alabama Connections Academy. She said any family in the state of Alabama can register and attend the school. “We are a statewide school, and we […]

  • Huntsville Achievement School finally gets campus of their own, moves into Westlawn

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — One local school is finding a way to take something old and make it new again. And, it benefits both students and the community. After 60 years, the Huntsville Achievement School is finally moving into a real school environment, in part of Westlawn Middle School’s old campus. “We get the opportunity for a new chapter to reach more kids, and to impact more lives, and also to raise the level of education,” said Richard Reynolds. Reynolds is […]

  • Madison County Adult Drug Court graduates are ready for a new start

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The Madison County Drug Court is one of the oldest in the state. On Monday another group of participants graduated from the program after completing three phases. The Madison County Adult Drug Court identifies non-violent, chemical dependent offenders, and gives them another option. “You’re trying to get them to the point they’re living for themselves. Then the point of realizing that ‘I can be fruitful to myself, to my community and to my family, if I […]

  • Greater Huntsville Humane Society gets help from local hotel, and you can help too

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Element Huntsville is one of the few pet friendly hotels in Huntsville. Now they’re extending their love for animals to one of the local shelters by donating their guests unused newspapers. It might seem like a small things, but newspapers make a huge difference at the Greater Huntsville Humane Society. They use them to layer the puppy kennels, and they say it’s a lifesaver. “We can’t really use puppy pads. They just bunch up, the puppies chew […]

  • NCAC Aim For Advocacy registration open now

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The National Children’s Advocacy Center is gearing up for their third annual Aim For Advocacy fundraiser. The NCAC does two fundraisers a year, and this upcoming one is geared toward an older crowd. “Aim For Advocacy, it’s a clay shooting event. We have two different flights, we have a morning flight and an afternoon flight,” said Sarah Jones. Jones is the NCAC Development Coordinator. She said Aim For Advocacy is a fun way to learn more about […]

  • County Commission no longer looking at selling the Madison County Courthouse

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The Madison County Commission is trying to figure out what to do with the Madison County Courthouse. On Wednesday, Chairman Dale Strong said selling the courthouse is off the table for now. Instead they’re looking at other options. In March, the commission had talked about an appraisal of the courthouse and possibly selling. They were in talks with the City of Huntsville about a joint building. “We had communication with the City of Huntsville. It doesn’t […]

  • TAKING ACTION: Palmer Park upgrades in the works

    MADISON, Ala. — Palmer Park is one of Madison’s most used facilities. But, many park users now consider it to be very dated, and are voicing those concerns. “We are at this park every night and every weekend. Both of my boys play baseball here, and they have since they were five and six years old,” said Kelli Karnes. Karnes said there are a number of improvements she would like to see, but safety for the children is at the […]

  • Autism society and local theater hosting sensory friendly movie screenings this summer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — For adults and parents with children on the autism spectrum, going to the movies can be an overwhelming experience. That’s why the Autism Society of Alabama has partnered with AMC Valley Bend 18 to bring sensory friendly screenings to Huntsville. Todd Tomerlin is the Autism Society of Alabama’s North Alabama program director. He explained what a sensory friendly movie screening looks like. “The lights are turned up a little bit, the sound’s turned down a little bit, […]

  • UPDATE: Investigators make arrest in connection to Brookhaven classroom fire

    DECATUR, Ala. — Investigators with the Decatur Police Department have charged a juvenile in connection to the fire at Brookhaven Middle School. Shortly before midnight, Decatur Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at Brookhaven Middle School. Decatur Fire and Rescue Lt. Stacy Rose said crews were able to put the fire out quickly. But, what they found after raised suspicions. “Units arrived on scene to find one of the mobile classrooms that is being used at Brookhaven involved with […]