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Christine Killimayer joined the WHNT News 19 team in July 2010 as half of the brand new sports department.

She comes to the Tennessee Valley from Las Vegas, where she worked as a multimedia sports journalist for the Greenspun Corporation. Prior to that, Christine was a sports anchor and reporter at KTKA in Topeka, Kan.

A native of Latrobe, Pa., Christine graduated from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with a degree in broadcast news.


Recent Articles
  • Taking Action: Bad Drainage Ditch in New Market Flooding Homeowner’s Yard

    NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 is taking action for a New Market homeowner. WHNT News 19 viewer Kristy Stewart emailed us saying the drainage ditch in her yard is not working properly and has become a hot bed for mosquitoes. Every time it rains, water floods Stewart’s yard off Archered Way, as well as other yards on her street. Once the rainwater runs downhill, along Stewart’s house, it is forced to make a sharp turn to the […]

  • Hillsboro Man Recalls Working the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — On July 20th, 1969, America bested the Soviet Union in the space race. Millions of Americans were glued to their television sets as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. Harold Stratz, of Hillsboro, worked quality assurance for Boeing. He was in the launch control center for the legendary moment. “To me it was being a part of history,” said Stratz. He was there to make sure that all […]

  • Nick Saban Address Crowd at Dinner for the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama held its fifth annual Leaders & Legends Dinner Tuesday night at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. Alabama head coach Nick Saban was the event’s featured speaker for the second time since 2010. Saban’s speech centered around a message of leadership and service. “Happy comes with doing something of significance and it really comes when you do something of significance for someone else,” Saban told the crowd. “[Saban's] […]

  • Getting Results: Limestone County Illegal Dump Cleanup Complete

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 got results for an on-going taking action story. Limestone County District 4 Commissioner Ben Harrison says clean up of an illegal dump site in the Elkmont area is complete. This news comes after a viewer contacted WHNT News 19 three months ago asking us to take action for the area’s concerned residents. The land has been fixed, but the bonds of a once tight-knit town are still in need of repair. “It’s been […]

  • Project H.E.A.T. raising heatstroke awareness

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Extreme heat changed Damieon Gentry’s life in a flash. “I think he just didn’t know what his breaking point was,” said Gentry. His 27-year-old brother, Casey, died last month from heatstroke. Now Damieon and his family have made it their mission to make sure others are informed. “We thought we have to do something about this, get the word out and if we can help save one person’s life, we’re at least doing our job,” said […]

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    Taking Action: How to make your home stronger in a tornado

    Tennessee Valley, Ala. (WHNT) – On April 27th, an EF-4 tornado ripped homes from their foundations outside Little Rock, Arkansas. When the National Weather Service surveyed the damage, it discovered anchor bolts were not used in many places or they weren’t properly installed. Soon after, the picture below went viral. This prompted us to check into the requirements in Alabama. WHNT News 19 is taking action to keep you safe when severe weather strikes. “The reason for the anchor bolts […]

  • Smoking bans trending in downtown restaurants, but not all eliminate vaping

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Humphrey’s Bar & Grill in Huntsville is the fourth downtown establishment to ban smoking in the last nine months. After a month-long social media poll, the owners decided to kick the habit in the restaurant and on the patio. “We just felt like it was a sign of the times and we wanted the majority of the people to be heard,” said Humphrey’s manager Becky Vibbart. “Eighty percent of the people that were polled wanted us to […]

  • Taking Action: Limestone County Commission Weighs In On Toxic Burn Pile

      LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 is taking action for concerned neighbors in the Lester Community of Limestone County. Greg Poss wrote in to our newsroom and said that he and his neighbors were concerned about burning debris from a demolished grocery store that the Limestone County Commission chose to dump on private property along Leggtown Road. Since then the Alabama Department of Environmental Management issued notices of violation to both the owner of the property and […]

  • Fans pack Joe Davis Stadium for likely fireworks’ finale

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Baseball and the Fourth of July are about as American as you can get. “What gets better than baseball as far as America’s pastime,” said Jeremy Eslick. Fans filed through the turnstile to catch some action on the diamond, as well as the possible final fireworks show at Joe Davis Stadium. Whether they were dressed for America of the Stars, the Joe saw its biggest crowd of the season, Friday, with more than 6,600 at the […]

  • Athens Police identify mother and son dead from apparent murder-suicide

    ATHENS, Ala. – Athens Police continue to investigate an apparent murder-suicide at 305 Longview Street.  They responded to the home on Wednesday afternoon. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said a UPS driver alerted police to a note found on the door of the residence that caused some concern shortly after 1 p.m. “We interpreted it to be a suicide-type note,” said Johnson. “So what happened from there is he called the police department. The police department responded. Officers entered the […]

  • Taking Action: Hazel Green softball field vandalized

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 is taking action to help a local athletic group whose ball field was vandalized. The Hazel Green Athletic Association says one of its softball fields at Billy Hunter Park was vandalized on Saturday. “A truck came in, it took toward the infield and did a few donuts and then decided [the driver] wanted to go to the outfield and do some more donuts,” said Association President Brandon Holt. “How can anybody do this to […]

  • Taking Action: The Future Of Huntsville Speedway

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 is taking action for local racing fans. Ross Smith emailed our newsroom asking for an update on Huntsville Speedway. It shut down early last year, but promised to be up and running for the 2014 season. It has yet to open. The racetrack has had its fair share of history and now Huntsville Speedway is trying to not become history. “Richard Petty’s raced there, the Alabama Gang. The history’s so rich, I just hope somebody […]