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I’m a Texas boy born and raised, but couldn’t be more excited to be here in Huntsville, Alabama! The chance to cover SEC football is a dream come true, so I jumped at the chance to be a part of the WHNT News 19 Sports Team.

Back home in Texas I attended West Texas A&M University where I majored in Mass Communications/Broadcasting. After graduating, my first job in TV was in my hometown of Amarillo. A photographer job at KFDA, where I actually met and worked with Ryan Cody.

After about a year of working in Amarillo, I accepted a Weekend Sports Anchor Job at KWES in Midland, Texas. Then two years later my good friend Ryan gave me a call about a job, and now I’m here in Huntsville!

Football has and always will be my passion, that’s why I feel this is the perfect job. Playing and covering high school and college ball in the state of Texas was great, but the level of passion for SEC football here in north Alabama is a different world that I can’t wait to be a part of. That said, I love anything and everything about all sports!

If you have any cool story ideas, or just want to talk a little sports, feel free to email me any time at chase.horn@whnt.com!


Recent Articles
  • Vanderbilt game is good for Alabama A&M both on and off the field

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The final score didn’t look good, but Alabama A&M definitely competed with UAB into the third quarter before the Blazers started pulling away.  The competition just gets tougher this week with A&M making the trip to Vanderbilt, the second of three straight FBS opponent the Bulldogs are playing to start the season. These so called “money games” are important for programs like Alabama A&M.  Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason has said he’s all about giving historically black […]

  • Auburn preparing for stout Clemson defense

    AUBURN, Ala. (AL.com) – Whether Auburn can win individual matchups, specifically against Clemson’s stout defensive line and secondary could be the deciding factor in Saturday’s marquee game. While both No. 13 Auburn and No. 3 Clemson have seen dramatic changes to their offenses since last year’s meeting on the Plains, both with new starting quarterbacks, running backs and lead wide receivers, both teams return an outstanding core of defensive personnel. Auburn’s challenge will be in protecting Jarrett Stidham from Clemson defensive […]

  • Danville running back Kane Hogan tackles cancer

    DANVILLE, Ala. – If cancer can’t stop Danville running back Kane Hogan, what chance do opposing defenses have? On August 25, Hogan took the field for his last season opener in a Hawk’s uniform.  It was also his first game since his freshman year. “I would look and i missed my sophomore season, junior season, I’m coming back for my senior season,” Hogan told WHNT.  “I’m coming back this is my year.  When I stepped on my field I was […]

  • Saban says he’s “probably not” worth $11 million

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AL.com) – It’s been four months since Nick Saban received a hefty raise and a contract extension to boot. The new pact, which was approved by the Alabama’s board of trustees in May, would keep Saban in charge of the football program until 2024 and included a signing bonus that pushed his compensation figure into the eight-figure range in 2017. This year, the Crimson Tide head coach will make $11.150 million. On Wednesday, a reporter from a national outlet […]

  • Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway & wide receiver Kyle Davis set to return

    AUBURN, Ala. (AL.com) – Kamryn Pettway’s return comes at an ideal time for Auburn. After serving a one-game suspension to open the season, Pettway will return for No. 13 Auburn when it travels to take on No. 3 Clemson this Saturday at 6 p.m. The return of Pettway, who led Auburn in rushing and led the SEC in yards per game, gives Auburn’s backfield a big boost — especially with the uncertainty surrounding the status of fellow running back Kerryon Johnson. “It’s a good […]

  • Alabama schedules future game with Miami for 2021 season

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AL.com) – Alabama and Miami will play in the 2021 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, it was announced Tuesday. It will be the first time the Crimson Tide and Hurricanes have played since the 1993 Sugar Bowl. An exact date, kickoff time and television network will be finalized at a later date. To continue reading click here.

  • Decatur linebacker Josh Marsh makes a childhood dream come true

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur linebacker Josh Marsh was not always the one making the tackles.  He grew up playing running back but on his first day of practice as a freshman head coach Jere Adcock moved him to defense.  Then last season, as a junior, Marsh led the state with 2016 tackles.  After that the offers started coming in from schools like Louisville, Wake Forest, Troy, and Memphis.  “My mom was showing me a thing the other day, when I […]

  • Nick Saban remembers throwing a “Nick fit” at Jimbo Fisher during LSU days

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AL.com) – Facing former assistants is nothing new for Nick Saban at this point. The Saturday reunion with Jimbo Fisher will mark the 11th such game since Saban arrived at Alabama. So far, it’s gone well for the mentor. Saban’s won all 10 games by an average score of 42-10. Nobody’s been closer than Will Muschamp’s Florida Gators in a 21-point loss in Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2014. Alabama vs. Florida State will be the first time Saban meets Fisher […]

  • UNA kicks off 2017 on Thursday with a top 10 matchup

    FLORENCE, Ala. (roarlions.com) –   The Chris Willis era of University of North Alabama football could not open on a bigger stage as his sixth ranked Lions host No. 5 ranked Texas A&M-Commerce Thursday at Braly Stadium at 6 p.m. Willis has taken the reigns of a program that he has helped guide to seven conference championships and 12 playoff appearances in his 15 years at the school. With few returning starters, the Lions were still selected as the favorite to win a […]

  • Championship or bust for the Austin Black Bears in 2017

    DECATUR, Ala. – It`s state championship or bust for Austin.  After back to back seasons of falling short in the semifinals this team is loaded with play makers and determined to bring home a blue map, but head coach Jeremy Perkins wants to make sure the black bears are focused on this year.  Not what happened in the past.  “We know it`s a new season.  We are 0-0 right now, so what we did last year is not going to […]

  • Austin running back Asa Martin commits to Auburn

    DECATUR, Ala. (AL.com) – Four-star 2018 running back Asa Martin committed to Auburn this morning during a ceremony at Austin High in Decatur. The 6-foot, 200-pound Martin is the top-rated running back and No. 4 player overall on the AL.com A-List rankings of the state’s best senior recruits. He chose the Tigers over Alabama, Florida and Clemson. “The feeling of playing in front of your home state will be a good thing,” said Martin, who is the No. 10 back in the nation, according to […]

  • Decatur has a lot of new players, but the same expectations

    DECATUR, Ala. – Class 6A region eight is so good, that last year Decatur won double digit games, and still didn`t win the region.  It was a successful season for the Red Raiders, but this year could be a challenge with a very inexperienced team.  Head coach Jere Adcock only has four returning starters total, so this camp he`s had to start from the ground up.  “We always talk about wanting to get them snake belly low, and someone is […]