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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
  • New security measures coming to the Madison County Courthouse

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. –You have to go to the courthouse to take care of many things like car tags, taxes, and marriage licenses. Because of that, your security was top-of-mind at the Madison County Commission meeting Wednesday. “Right now we’ve got one entry point into the Madison County Courthouse with another partial entry point coming through the basement. It’s not what we believe to be the safest plan,” said Chairman Dale Strong. He said they’re getting ready to put a […]

  • The Madison County Courthouse might be getting a facelift

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Some big changes could be coming to the Madison County Courthouse. Changes that might even give it a new location. “If you don’t evaluate it you’ll never know what options are there,” said Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong. That was the prevailing idea behind Wednesday’s Madison County Commission meeting, when commissioners announced someone had expressed interest in buying the Madison County Courthouse. “This building is very dated, very costly. Our energy costs are somewhere between […]

  • ‘If I’m not back by 6:00, come looking for me,’ missing teen’s family shares Elizabeth’s parting words

    MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. — It has now been 8 days since 15-year-old Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas disappeared from Columbia. For Elizabeth’s family, her absence is excruciating. WHNT News 19 spoke with Thomas’s sister-in-law for more insight into who Elizabeth is, and the pain their family is going through. The last time anyone in her family saw Elizabeth Thomas, it was early Monday morning. She left with a somber warning. “She woke up her older sister and said ‘Hey I’m leaving, […]

  • Amber Alert investigations stretching local resources

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. –The alert for 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas and 50-year-old Tad Cummins is now nationwide. In our area, a tremendous amount of attention focused on Decatur, after investigators placed them there early in the search. While authorities in Morgan County quickly jumped in, an investigation of this scale can tax local resources. Chief Deputy Michael Corley of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said when it comes to endangered children, they take it extremely seriously. “We don’t hesitate to call […]

  • Dillard’s Trade-In event gives back to local community

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Dillard’s is a big name department store, but that isn’t stopping them from giving back right here to the Tennessee Valley community with a special event. Dillard’s Handbag and Watch Trade-In event happens twice a year, and is a great opportunity to give back in an easy way. “A lot of what you see when you come into retail department stores is they will reach out to communities but it’s not often times your local community,” said […]

  • Local March for Dimes team to hold vendor fair in Athens

    ATHENS, Ala. — The March of Dimes March for Babies is happening in April. This year one team decided to do something special to fundraise. Their idea gives the community a unique way to help out. After spending 31 days in the NICU with her two-pound newborn son Jake, Kristy Reith wanted to do something to give back. That’s why she started Team Baby Jake’s Buddies for the March of Dimes. Reith is team captain. “You hear it but you […]

  • Who is Tad Cummins? TBI investigates his involvement in AMBER alert disappearance

    MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. — Authorities continue their search for 15-year-old Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas. Investigators believe she is with 50-year-old Tad Cummins. Investigators with the TBI say they are trying to understand some of Cummins’ actions in the weeks leading up to the AMBER Alert. They say he secured a title loan for a personal vehicle several day before his disappearance netting $4,500 in cash. Cummins’ has no criminal history as an adult in Tennessee, law enforcement officials told WHNT […]

  • Alabama Department of Public Health says no food risk with avian flu outbreak

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. — Now in Alabama, the State Department of Agriculture said there are possible cases of bird flu in Jackson, Lauderdale, and Madison counties. They are working with other agencies, such as the Alabama Department of Public Health to ensure they are covering all aspects of the situation. And with the recent outbreak in North Alabama, you might be second guessing eating any chicken. But, Assistant State Health Officer Dr. Karen Landers said there’s no need to worry. “Avian […]

  • Heroic neighbor pulls woman out of early morning mobile home fire

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. — An early morning fire left one mobile home in Hazel Green burned to the ground. A heroic neighbor helped the woman trapped inside get out, though she did suffer critical injuries. Corey Haygood said a loud bang first alerted him around 1:00 Tuesday morning. When he stepped out to take a look, he saw his neighbors mobile home in flames. “I ran in the house and got some water, and tried to throw it on the […]

  • TAKING ACTION: Africanized bees in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. –WHNT News 19 took action to look into claims of Africanized bees in Madison County after someone emailed with the concern. This is a matter state departments are staying on top of. Maynard Dalton, beekeeper of Daltonwood Farm, didn’t expect to get Africanized bees when he ordered a queen for his colony. “I’d ordered bees from this guy before, and he sent some very good bees, very good queens. This time, they were not so good,” he […]

  • Liberty Learning Foundation continues efforts in Madison County elementary schools

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Lady Liberty is continuing to have a big presence in Madison County schools, with a little help from the Madison County Commission and the Liberty Learning Foundation. “Not just the math, and the reading, and the science, but at the end of the day, what type of person are they going to be?”, said Tami Culver, Liberty Learning Foundation Vice President of Development. Culver said the foundation’s hope is that students will grow up to fulfill […]

  • Local business goes above and beyond for customers

    DECATUR, Ala. — Friendly service since 1978. That’s Minor Tire and Wheel’s motto, and one customer thinks they more than live up to it. “It was on the verge of falling out and then it would’ve killed us all,” said Kerri Cole. Cole brought her car in Friday for what she thought was a simple tire check. Instead, the shop helped prevent a possible fatal accident. “They told me that my rack and pinion was about to fall out, and […]