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Carri Walters is a producer here at WHNT News 19. Carri joined the WHNT News 19 team in June of 2012. She began working in the studio, but followed her passion of writing into the newsroom.

Carri is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, where she double majored in Communication and Journalism, with an emphasis in Media Studies.

She grew up in West Chicago, IL. She then lived in Boston, MA for a couple years after college before moving to the Tennessee Valley with her husband.

Carri is excited to be a part of the WHNT News 19 team and loves that she learns something new each time she comes in to work.


Recent Articles
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    Bulletproof blanket designed to protect students

    EDMOND, Okla. (WHNT) — A father of two elementary school students designed a product to protect children in the event of a school shooting. The Sandy Hook school shooting inspired Steve Walker to create something that could protect his boys from a dangerous classroom intruder. He created the “Bodyguard Blanket” to do that. It’s a bullet resistant protective blanket. Kids can put it on like a backpack, and it will give them head-to-toe defense. It’s made out of the same […]

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    Barrel-Making Jobs Coming to Lawrence County

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – Jack Daniel’s Cooperage is seeking operator technicians for its new white oak barrel-making plant in Lawrence County. This is according to our news partners at al.com. The facility is designed for 200 workers in Lawrence County’s Mallard Fox West Industrial Complex. The positions start at $16 per hour. Workers must have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent, be at least 18 years old, have two years of industrial or manufacturing experience, have the ability to […]

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    Facebook Bicycle Road Rage Videos Lead to Arrest

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Road Rage. Cyclist across the state say the type of verbal abuse heard in a recent set of viral videos posted by an irate Alabama driver is common. Calhoun County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Piedmont man after he posted videos on his Facebook page showing his road rage toward bicyclists. In the video, you can hear the driver threatening to run the bicyclist off the road. He also yells at the cyclist as he passes him […]

  • Teenager Seriously Hurt After Being Hit by Car

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — A teenage boy is in the hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car. It happened just after 6:00 p.m. in Limestone County. Witnesses say the boy was walking home along Elk River Mill Road when he stepped in the way of two vehicles. The first was able to miss him, but the second did not stop in time. They say the boy was thrown into the air and seems to have serious […]

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    Michigan Teenager Ticketed for Cursing

    A Michigan teenager who muttered a few choice words in a playground was ticketed for swearing. According to LivingstonDaily.com, Colin Andersen was upset that his friend had been ticketed for skateboarding and vented with, “This is (expletive) bull(expletive).” He claimed no children were around to hear it, but a police officer was. The $200 fine was for disorderly conduct. Andersen fought the ticket but lost, LivingstonDaily.com reported. Click here to read more.

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    Albertville Students Create Safe Driving PSA

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Students at Albertville High School created a video to help spread a message of safety. The story brings awareness to the dangers of drinking and driving as well as texting behind the wheel. The video began as a contest submission, but soon blossomed into something that touched the lives of people in the school and city. Officers, paramedics, and other city workers got involved with the project by donating their services. The students behind the film […]

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    Possible Lawsuit Involving Proposed Gay Nightclub in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The owner of the building that once housed the Plush Horse club is now considering suing the city. According to our news partners at The Huntsville Times/Al.com, in a public hearing last week, the Huntsville City Council voted against granting a liquor license to a gay nightclub that wants to move in the vacant building on Golf Road. The owner of the building, Dewey Brazelton, said he is considering suing the city for discrimination against homosexuals […]

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    UPDATE: Albertville Missing Woman Found

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputies say the Albertville woman who had been reported missing for more than a week has been found. Friday deputies received a report Kaylan Ray Feenker, 20, of Albertville was last seen more than one week ago with friends. According to family members, Feenker  had no contact with family members. Saturday evening deputies say Feenker was found safe and sound. They haven’t said where she was found, or why she was missing without […]

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    Reminder: Photo ID Now Required to Vote in Alabama

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) —  Alabama voters now need to have a photo ID to cast a ballot. Not having one could get you turned away at the polls. Poll workers will get a long list of acceptable options, but if you registered and don’t have any of them, you still have a chance. You can apply for an ID to use for voting purposes only. You will have to provide some documentation to get the free photo ID used […]

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    The Death of the Dictionary?

    (CBS) — The Oxford English Dictionary has long been a standard in most schools, colleges and homes, but publishers say that is changing. Future generations may not be able to see the extended entries on paper that include the citations of material, and chart the development of the word in time. Oxford  publishers say smaller dictionaries will always be available , but the next complete edition will be so big – and so expensive – it may only be released […]

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    Sasha’s Last Wish Fundraiser

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) —  As storms rolled through, lots of people crowded together to enjoy music, inspiration, and community connections in Madison. And that was part of Sasha’s Last Wish — to raise money for animals. The 9 year old from Athens passed away Sunday morning, losing a battle with cancer of her muscles. Today, her parents and friends held Sasha’s funeral in Rogersville and then saw to it that “Taking Care of Paws – Sasha’s Way” was a success. […]

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    FDA Announces New Proposal for E-Cigarette Regulations

    (CBS) — The Food and Drug Administration announced a new proposal this morning to begin regulating electronic cigarettes as well as pipe tobacco and cigars. The Food and Drug Administration says it wants to reign-in e-cigarette manufacturers. “It’s like the wild, wild west. Companies can do anything they want,” said FDA Commissioner, Dr. Margaret Hamburg. The battery powered devices allow users to inhale vaporized nicotine. “We need to understand a lot more about how they’re being used and what are […]

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