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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
  • TAKING ACTION: Behind the voter registration text message campaigns

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The deadline to register for the December 12 U.S Senate Special Election is November 27, at 11:59 p.m. online.  Some viewers reached out to WHNT News 19 about text messages they have received saying they were potentially unregistered to vote. When those viewers checked their status, they found they were still registered, causing some confusion. Secretary of State John Merrill released a statement on Monday saying there were “erroneous” text messages circulating claiming that the recipients of […]

  • Thanksgiving grocery shoppers hit the stores last minute in person and online

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Grocery stores around Madison County are packed, as shoppers rush to get everything they need before tomorrow’s big day.  But, some people are also choosing to skip the hassle, and still end up with a delicious meal. Harley Tripp, Kroger Assistant Store Manager, said their store has been slammed all day. “The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is usually one of our busiest days out of the entire year because everybody’s coming in, getting their last-minute items, getting all their […]

  • Liberty Middle School takes on Iron Bowl rivalry

    MADISON, Ala. — It’s the week leading up to the Iron Bowl and the big game is the talk of the town. Madison City Schools has decided to get into the team spirit. It’s usually all about Lion Pride at Liberty Middle School, but Tuesday teachers came together for their annual Iron Bowl tailgate. “Liberty’s a family, and all families have rivalries. It’s Alabama and Auburn graduates, and we have fun with it here at Liberty,” said Computer Science teacher […]

  • State game wardens warn against night hunting in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — When it comes to Alabama’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Madison County is one of the higher complaint counties in the state, because there’s a lot of wildlife here, and a lot more people. One of the biggest issues in the county is night hunting.   Early Monday morning, 22-year-old Scotty Doran and 23-year-old Cody Locke were arrested in the Owens Crossroads area, one of the most highly hunted, and highest complaint areas in Madison County. […]

  • Political talk at the table – This Thanksgiving mind your manners

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Holidays mean family and friends getting together to celebrate. It can also mean a lot of opinions in one room. We are living in times that bring up a lot of passionate debate. We spoke with a local manners teacher in an effort to help keep your Thanksgiving dinner conversations civil. Holidays can bring out the best and worst in us. “We tend to want to pile a lot of our opinion into one visit, especially if […]

  • Huntsville International Airport gives last golden Iron Bowl tickets away to a lucky winner

    ATHENS, Ala. —  As part of its 50th-anniversary celebrations, Huntsville International Airport decided to give away 50 tickets to Alabama and Auburn games, with 12 pairs of tickets going to the Iron Bowl. The odds were one in 500 but Monday, one lucky winner received the final pair of Iron Bowl tickets. Huntsville International Airport public relations manager Jana Kuner says they’ve been going across the Tennessee Valley to give everyone a chance at the five pairs of iron bowl tickets. […]

  • UPDATE: Another study planned for Whitt Haven subdivision to address flooding problem

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Residents of Madison County’s Whitt Haven subdivision are no stranger to flooding issues. They have brought their concerns to Madison County Commissioner Phil Vandiver, and now, though it might not be the answer residents are looking for, he’s doing something about it. District 4 Commissioner Vandiver knows Whitt Haven residents are frustrated, but it’s going to take a little more patience. The Commission has authorized another study to try and solve the flooding problem. “To provide […]

  • Local Boy Scout gives back to rescue shelter

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It was for his Eagle Scout project, but Carson Mades decided he would do something for the four-legged variety. “My mother would really like to see dogs around Huntsville get adopted that don’t have homes, and so this project would encourage more people to adopt pets from a shelter,” he explained. Carson, with some help from the other Boy Scouts of Troop 364, got together and constructed ten raised dog beds to donate to A New Leash […]

  • Madison County Commission and superintendents stress importance of renewing school tax

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The Ad Valorem School Tax is up for renewal, to be voted on in the December 2017 election. Today, the Madison County Commission passed a resolution that shows their support for the tax, and urges voters to do the same. Without the school tax, Madison County’s public school systems would look very different. The County Commission and school superintendents want to stress, “There has been some confusion that this is a new tax, and I think […]

  • District Six Madison County Commission seat awaiting appointment from Governor Ivey

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The future of the District Six Madison County Commission seat is up in the air, as the commission faces the loss of veteran Commissioner Bob Harrison. It is now up to Governor Kay Ivey to fill that seat with an appointment. Legislation states that if Governor Ivey appoints someone to the position in the next 30 days, before January 9th, then that person will have to run in the 2018 election to keep the seat. If she […]

  • Local Pastor listed amongst 50 Alabama Pastors who support Roy Moore says his stance hasn’t changed

    MADISON, Ala. — Amid recent sexual misconduct allegations surrounding U.S Senate Candidate Roy Moore, his wife Kayla shared a letter on her Facebook page indicating support for Roy Moore from more than 50 Alabama pastors.  However, the letter is a copy of the same letter posted before the August 15th primary, scrubbed of the first three paragraphs. You can find that original letter here. Madison Baptist Church Pastor Mike Allison is listed amongst the 50. He said it wasn’t a joint […]

  • Wounded Warrior reflects on warm reception in North Alabama, says visit made them feel ‘like family’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Over the past few days, Huntsville and North Alabama have welcomed 27 Wounded Warriors for Heroes week. As the week comes to a close, those both honored, and honoring, reflect on Veteran’s Day weekend. AMC Commander General Gus Perna said it’s been a privilege to recognize the 27 Wounded Warriors who have given so much. “It made my heart explode to watch them come up and meet them, it was a great honor for me. Their sacrifices, […]