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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
  • Investigators still trying to determine cause of Dollar General fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Rubble is all that remains at this Dollar General off Old Madison Pike after a fire tore through it Sunday afternoon. Huntsville fire crews battled the fire for several hours, but the building sustained significant damage, reduced to just remains. The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire, which still hasn’t been determined at this time. “When I walked in I saw the smoke. I figured they were working on something,” said customer Cedric Carr. […]

  • Huntsville set to host 2018 Alabama State Games

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Sports fans in Huntsville, you might want to mark your calendars for next June! That’s when you’ll have the chance to enjoy the state’s largest multi-sport event right from your own backyard. On Monday, Huntsville-Madison County leaders announced that the 2018 Alabama State Games are set to be held in Huntsville for the next two years. “It really took a whole team to get them here. Senator Arthur Orr was tremendous in bringing the planners here so […]

  • At least 20 boats damaged following dock fire on Lake Guntersville

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Fire crews battled a dock fire on Lake Guntersville for hours Saturday night. The call went out Saturday morning around 12:30.  No injuries have been reported. The fire happened near The Pointe  and the Top O’ The River restaurants on Lake Guntersville. “A lot of property and a lot of money went up in flames tonight,” said Guntersville Fire Chief Bryan Waldrop. Chief Waldrop said about 20 to 23 boats were lost in an overnight fire at […]

  • Where do we go from here? District 6 to hold town hall on immigration and other policies

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — President Trump has taken a strong stance on the Affordable Care Act and immigration. Actions at the national level are being taken, but Madison County district six commissioner Bob Harrison has concerns about how those actions are affecting his community. On Tuesday, April 25th, Commissioner Harrison is holding a town hall where he wants to discuss the Affordable Care Act and immigration. “I think it’s about ten percent of the population of Madison County is Hispanic,” […]

  • Workforce development expands in North Alabama with Madison County Commission’s help

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Alabama Department of Commerce is trying to restructure their workforce investment boards, expanding them from just three, to seven across the state. The Madison County Commission discussed the topic at Wednesday’s meeting. Under the current structure, 65 Alabama counties share just one board. The Alabama Department of Commerce wants to change that. “This will allow each region to have its own board and to be able to make policy and assess its workforce needs, based on […]

  • Ban the Box: Why fair chance hiring is so important among offenders

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Senate Bill 200 is set to go to the senate floor for debate. The legislation, also known as the ‘Ban The Box” movement, is a bill that allows for employers to consider job applicants qualifications before knowing their criminal record. Manager of the Huntsville Career Center Mike Fowler said they serve a large number of people with criminal records. “We have a lot of ex-felons come in, folks that have been recently released,” he said. Fowler said […]

  • City planners taking community input for downtown master plan seriously

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The City of Huntsville master planning consultants, and the company tasked with executing the plan, have held a couple of different public engagement meetings. They want to know what community members would like to see for the downtown Huntsville master plan. From what city planners are hearing, the public wants to live, work, and play in downtown. That includes even more shopping, entertainment, and living space. City of Huntsville urban planner Dennis Madsen calls it “experience retail.” […]

  • Better Business Bureau warns against new phishing scam from 931 number

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A new scam may be hitting the Tennessee Valley, and it starts with a simple phone call. It’s a call that hits close to home and has folks searching their wallets. WHNT News 19 is Taking Action to warn you about scams like this.  We spoke with the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama to get specific information on this. Consumers have reported getting concerning, automated calls from a 931 number. “It told her that her debit […]

  • Autism bill gaining momentum, local organization stands behind it

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Alabama Autism bill, HB 284, passed a House committee vote on Wednesday. However, it still has to pass a full House of Representatives vote. Amy Summers is a board certified behavior analyst for The Riley Center. She wants the community, and the state as a whole, to rally behind kids on the autism spectrum. “There’s a lot of momentum getting behind them, and so April is a great month to pass a bill for our children […]

  • H&R Block open on Easter to help with last minute tax filings

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –The tax filing deadline is just a couple of days away. And for those out there who might still have questions, despite the holiday you can even get them answered today. Tuesday, April 18th, is the tax filing deadline. If you’re still rushing to get your taxes done, H&R Block is making itself available to help. H&R Block offices nationwide will be open on Easter and extending their office hours Sunday. The company said they’re choosing to open […]

  • Parkway Place Mall and Salvation Army spread some encouragement for Easter

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — On Saturday, Parkway Place mall teamed up with the Salvation Army for their first ever indoor Easter egg hunt. It wasn’t your typical Easter egg hunt either. Instead of candy, people of all ages found some encouragement. “Lots of people are here visiting the Easter bunny or picking up a dress for church tomorrow, or whatever they need so this is a great little touch while you’re out here,” said Salvation Army Director of Development Lydia Pennington. […]

  • The Baby Box program is here to stay in Alabama, still in high demand

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – On Wednesday Governor Kay Ivey moved to abolish the Office of Rural Development. That had many asking about the future of the already widely popular “Baby Box Program”. It was just a couple of weeks ago that then Governor Robert Bentley officially launched the program, which provides free cardboard boxes that double as safe sleeping spaces for babies. Each one comes with a firm mattress and fitted sheet, as well as onesies, diapers, wipes, and breastfeeding supplies. […]