Catherine Awasthi

Catherine Awasthi joined WHNT News 19 in October 2013 as a producer and multimedia journalist. Born and raised in New Orleans and Palm Beach, she is excited to continue her career in the South.

Catherine is a graduate of the University of Florida where she anchored and reported for WUFT-TV, a PBS affiliate. She also provided local news updates for NPR’s Morning Edition.

While still at UF Catherine started her career reporting for WGFL-TV/WNBW-TV, a CBS/NBC affiliate in Gainesville. She has covered breaking news while interning in New Orleans, including the rising Mississippi River crisis. During her internship with CNN International in New Delhi, she worked with environmentalists on the issue of trash incineration.

When Catherine is not in the field or producing your weekend news, you can find her at Monte Sano State Park with her newly adopted dog, Chey. She's also usually planning her next big trip across the globe!

Got a news tip or story idea? Send it to Catherine! She loves to hear feedback from WHNT viewers. You can also find her on Twitter @cat_awasthi.

Recent Articles

  • Tacking Action: Tips for Women to Avoid Assaults

    Posted on: 5:40 pm, April 24, 2014, by , updated on: 06:41pm, April 24, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two attacks in two weeks in Huntsville. More and more women are targets for crime and...
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  • Photo Gallery: Your Easter Pictures

    Posted on: 3:36 pm, April 20, 2014, by , updated on: 09:37am, April 21, 2014

    See cute Easter pictures and upload your own!
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    Photo by Karen Darwin
  • One Person Hospitalized After Hunter Ridge Apartment Fire

    Posted on: 3:00 pm, April 20, 2014, by and , updated on: 03:52pm, April 20, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An apartment fire in the 4000 block of Hunters Ridge Drive sent one person to the...
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  • More Bodies Recovered from Capsized South Korean Ferry

    Posted on: 7:15 pm, April 19, 2014, by , updated on: 07:52pm, April 19, 2014

    Jindo, South Korea (CNN) — Philippine navy divers retrieved more bodies Monday from inside a ferry that sank last week...
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    Phillipines Recovery
  • UPDATE: Man Arrested, Charged with Terrorist Threat After Standoff

    Posted on: 2:45 pm, April 19, 2014, by , and , updated on: 05:06pm, April 20, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- John Raleigh Wilson is in jail with multiple charges, including making a terrorist threat, after a police...
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    Photo Courtesy:  Madison County Jail
  • Hays Nature Preserve Celebrates Earth Day Early

    Posted on: 4:53 pm, April 13, 2014, by

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -   Operation Green Team brought nature lovers together to relax and enjoy the wildlife and sounds of...
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    Earth Day at Hays Nature Preserve
  • Scams Targeting Senior Citizens, The BBB Steps in

    Posted on: 4:41 pm, April 13, 2014, by

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) -  Scam artists are trying harder than ever to trick people into giving them money, and unfortunately they are...
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    Senior Citizen BBB Fraud Summit
  • Truck Crashes Through Family Dollar, Burglary Investigation Underway

    Posted on: 4:18 pm, April 13, 2014, by

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police are investigating a burglary at Family Dollar, where a truck crashed into the building...
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    Fam Dollar Burg
  • Train vs. Car in Madison on Shelton Road

    Posted on: 9:03 pm, April 12, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:01am, April 13, 2014

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison Police officers were on the scene of train accident, shutting down Shelton Road completely at...
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  • Shots Fired into Huntsville Apartment

    Posted on: 4:41 pm, April 12, 2014, by , updated on: 05:15pm, April 12, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A shooting investigation is underway in Huntsville after a man fired shots into an apartment building....
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  • Expect Smoke in Huntsville, Fire Training Exercise Planned for Sunday

    Posted on: 3:53 pm, April 12, 2014, by

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Expect to see some smoke in the Huntsville air Sunday. The Huntsville Fire-Rescue Training Division will...
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  • Two Spice Arrests in Two Days in Decatur

    Posted on: 2:58 pm, April 12, 2014, by

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur Police put a stop to several months of illegal drug activity in one neighborhood in...
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