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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
  • Damaged power lines cause outages into Monday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Heavy winds and thunderstorms over the weekend left more than 20,000 in Madison County without power. Huntsville Utilities worked around the clock to bring people back online. but most people waited hours. Many didn’t get power back until Sunday, or even Monday morning. Michele Armstrong returned to her Providence Place apartment around 6:00 PM Saturday evening. “All of Providence was completely dark. Couldn’t get in via my garage, had to tackle and find my keys. Then came […]

  • Storm damage affects local business and neighborhoods

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued across Madison County Saturday night. On Sunday, people spent the day cleaning up debris. For one local business, they’re trying to re-open in time for the work week. It was around 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening when Cafe 302 faced the worst of the storms with the front door swinging open from the straight line winds. “And when it did, the ceiling tiles just dropped in the dining room. And in the kitchen […]

  • Raising ‘tech healthy’ kids, why schools are having these conversations

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — On Wednesday, Randolph School’s head of middle school Clay Elliott, held a talk for parents about raising ‘tech healthy’ kids, what that means in today’s world, and why the conversation needs to continue. “So that they can grow up healthy, and really most importantly build those connections with each other. Face to face authentic interactions rather than filtering everything through that device,” said Elliott. He sees how technology has the potential to expose kids to certain topics […]

  • Alabama A&M earns “storm ready” distinction by NWS

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — On Wednesday, Alabama A&M University joined the 2,600 communities across the country that are “storm ready.” The National Weather Service’s ‘Storm Ready’ program recognizes organizations that have solid, well tested plans in place. “Springtime, summertime, fall, we’re under the risk for all types of weather. Whether it’s tornadoes, winter, so the students need to know. The students need to know where to get the information from and what to do,” explained Todd Barron. Barron is with the […]

  • TAKING ACTION: Speeding in Columbia HS school zone

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A concerned Columbia High School parent wants Huntsville drivers to slow down in the school zones. Students going to and from school are put at risk every day when drivers go over the 35 mile per hour speed limit in the Research Park area. WHNT News 19 took action to show you why this is a real problem. Jessica Carlyon’s son is a student at Columbia High School. He just won an ROTC award in honor of […]

  • Madison County District Four to hold Handle With Care collection event

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — One Madison County Commissioner is making it easier for his community to get rid of their household hazardous waste. District Four Commissioner Phil Vandiver wants to give citizens a safe way to dispose of their hazardous household materials they might have lying around. “It’s the same thing that Huntsville has with the Handle With Care collection service of hazardous household chemicals with things around your house. Paint, anything you’d like to get rid of in that […]

  • Water rate increases could be coming for Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Water projects are everywhere you look in Madison County. The Madison County Commission is trying to update the water system in the area, but in order to that it might mean some rate increases in the coming days. The Madison County Commission members said they are working on solving a bunch of issues with water lines in the area that are outdated. “Be sure that we’ve got cost-effective pricing for our water to our customers. Be […]

  • Madison County Chairman Dale Strong talks political future

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — In state politics, we know the list of Alabama’s gubernatorial candidates now includes Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. And with his run, Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong’s name has been tossed around as a possible replacement should Mayor Battle make the move to Montgomery. WHNT News 19 spoke with the chairman about his own political aspirations. “Yes I think that somewhere down the road I will seek other offices. But the big thing is right now […]

  • Huntsville Hospital gives out free infant CPR kits to NICU parents

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — CPR is always a good practice to know, but do you know how to perform CPR on infants? Huntsville Hospital’s NICU unit has infant CPR kits they hand out to parents free of charge. The kits can make all the difference. In October, the Huntsville Hospital NICU received 500 infant CPR kits. “Getting these kits granted by the Boeing Employee Group, we’re able to allow every parent to have the hands on demonstration. Plus they can take […]

  • Fidget Spinners craze hitting Huntsville, selling out fast

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A hot new item among kids is spreading to Huntsville. This is not just any ordinary toy, these have been created specifically for children who may have trouble concentrating. Fidget Spinners are made to give kids with anxiety and ADHD an opportunity to calm down and focus. But, they’re now more popular than anticipated. “They’ve become a very big fad, and most kids want them now. They want to collect them, they want to have multiple ones. […]

  • Space Apps Challenge a huge success for inaugural Huntsville appearance

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Problem solvers of all levels came together Sunday for the second and final day of a global competition that combines space, with technology and software engineering. The Space Apps Challenge is a world-wide NASA event that puts competitors into teams. “To develop software tools that make it easier to use that data for different operations, like notifying emergency management that the area has updated images of a flood,” explained Mark Becnel. Becnel is one of the coordinators […]

  • Closet at Monrovia holds free shopping day for summer

    MADISON, Ala. — School’s almost out for the summer, and with the weather getting warmer it can often call for some new clothes. But, for some families that can be a financial burden. That’s where the Closet at Monrovia comes in. In a single day, the closet at Monrovia serves around 500 families. The church ministry holds free shopping days twice a year for anyone facing financial stress. With summer approaching, they know it can be hard on people. “No […]