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

  • 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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  • 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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    XAVIER ROBINSON
  • Equipment Violations Lead to Drug Arrest in Decatur

    Posted on: 2:21 pm, April 12, 2014, by

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A traffic stop led Decatur Police to make a drug arrest Saturday morning. Officers arrested Frankie James...
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    FRANKIE ALDRIDGE
  • Stephen Colbert to Succeed David Letterman As Host Of ‘Late Show’

    Posted on: 12:29 pm, April 10, 2014, by and , updated on: 01:43pm, April 10, 2014

    (CBS) – Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as the host of ‘The Late Show”. Colbert is the host, writer and...
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  • Courtroom Blog: Jury Hung, Judge Declares Mistrial in Dr. Iqbal Memon’s Trial

    Posted on: 9:44 am, April 9, 2014, by , and , updated on: 04:52pm, April 10, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The jury couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict in the trial of Dr. Iqbal Memon. Circuit Judge...
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    Dr. Iqbal Memon (Photo: WHNT News 19 File)
  • Grissom High Team Takes Top Spot in National Cyber Defense Competition

    Posted on: 2:21 pm, April 6, 2014, by , updated on: 02:32pm, April 6, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Grissom High School Cyber Team placed 2nd in the national championship round of CyberPatriot VI,...
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    Photo Credit: E-TV
  • Man was Shot Leaving Store on University Drive

    Posted on: 9:59 pm, March 30, 2014, by

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police confirm a man was shot leaving a store on University Drive Saturday afternoon. It...
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