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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
  • United Way

    United Way of Madison County needs some financial help, Commission debates

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The United Way of Madison County requested some funding help from the Madison County Commission on Wednesday. The non-profit’s President and CEO Clay Vandiver addressed the commission asking for $17,500, which breaks down to less than $3,000 per district. “We need some help,” he told the commissioners. The money would be used to repave the parking lot at United Way’s offices on Andrew Jackson Way in Huntsville. Vandiver said the non-profit has roughly three months of […]

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    Madison County Commission approves SRO funding, but more officers still needed

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Commission approved funding for nine school resource officers for the Madison County School System on Wednesday. The agreement will provide SROs for the 2016-2017 school year through the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and its discretionary funds. The staffing is up one from last year’s eight SROs for the district’s 29 schools, but it still leaves New Hope High School as the only high school in the system without a permanent officer. “The big thing […]

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    Tennessee Valley reflects on the life, legacy of Coach Pat Summitt

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The college basketball community continues to mourn the loss of longtime Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt. She died Tuesday at 64-years-old after battling early-onset dementia, Alzeheimer’s type. Those connected to the sport across the country are also reflecting on the life and legacy of the Hall of Fame Coach, including those in the Tennessee Valley. Jasmine Jones Former Bob Jones standout Jasmine Jones is part of Summitt’s last recruiting class at Tennessee. She signed on […]

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    Coach Pat Summitt’s battle with Alzheimer’s inspires many to fight

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Five years have passed since longtime Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt first announced that she was diagnosed with early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, but there is still a lot of confusion surrounding the disease. “The word dementia is an umbrella term,” said Brandi Medina with the Mid South Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She said roughly 70 percent of those diagnosed with dementia have Alzheimer’s. “If you found out someone had cancer, one of your first questions […]

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    Prime Limestone County farmland auctioned off for nearly $5 million

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Roughly 280 acres of Limestone County farmland were auctioned off to two different bidders for almost $5 million on Thursday. The sales are expected to impact property values in the area. “Everybody’s property values are at stake here and I think everybody’s property values got a boost today, I really do,” said National Auction Group President William Bone. Nearly 100 people packed a conference room at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel at the Huntsville […]

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    Did you lock your vehicle? You might want to check

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Quick! Did you lock the doors to your vehicle when you got home this evening? Most of the time, the action is so automatic, you cannot remember if you did it. You are going to want to take the time, though, to make sure you did – especially if you live in the Madison area. “What we would like to do is caution people to take a few extra seconds, take a deep breath, is my […]

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    Grissom softball players fight to #savecoachmorris

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – More than a dozen Grissom softball players stood outside their school Tuesday morning with a mission to “Save Coach Morris.” Members of the team learned Monday night that after one season at the helm of the Tigers, head coach Macie Morris was relieved of her coaching duties. “She said that she doesn’t really understand why and we didn’t either because we all have her back and she just wants what’s best for us in the end,” […]

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    Local non-profits awarded $500,000 thanks to Huntsville Hospital’s Community Health Initiative

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – For the 20th year, the Jean Wesssel Templeton Community Health Initiative awarded $500,000 in grant money to nearly a dozen local non-profit agencies that impact healthcare throughout the community. Throughout those two decades, the Huntsville Hospital program has awarded $9.3 million to 47 local agencies. In a ceremony held on Thursday at the Madison County Health Department, 11 non-profits, who work to combat issues including substance abuse, homelessness, mental illness and limited access to health care, received […]

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    Huntsville City, Limestone County, TVA leaders announce Greenbrier land is certified TVA Mega Site

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Tennessee Valley Authority, the City of Huntsville, the Limestone County Commission, and the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County announced Wednesday that more than 1,200 acres of farmland near Greenbrier are now officially certified as a TVA Mega Site. The 1,252-acre site is located off Powell Road in Huntsville-annexed Limestone County. “With this certification in hand, the Huntsville Mega Site is well positioned for a wide range of large-scale projects from major companies based around the world,” […]


    Mother accused of trying to kill infant daughter found not guilty by reason of mental disease

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville mother accused of trying to kill her infant daughter has been found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Court records show that Judge James Smith ruled that Natasha Townsend is mentally ill and that she poses a “real and present threat of substantial harm to herself and others.” Townsend was arrested and charged with attempted murder in May 2014. Police say the 33-year-old wanted to kill her then-three-month-old daughter, then commit suicide. Police, […]

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    Decatur Police conducting death investigation after apparent shooting, deceased identified

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur police responded to a home in the 2100 block of Stratford Road early Tuesday morning. They received a report of a shooting at the address. Police arrived around 4:30 a.m. to find a man dead inside the home. They identified him as Jonathan Leffers. “Upon their arrival, they found a white male, 30-year-old Johnathan Leffers dead of apparent gun shot wound,” said Sgt. Mike Cowart. “He was the estranged husband of the current resident.” Police […]

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    Fighting terrorism with cyber security in the wake of the Orlando shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Officials warn that while the shooter in Sunday’s attack at an Orlando gay club may have been inspired by ISIS, they do not believe that the radicalist group trained or instructed him in the shooting. Still, many believe he consumed jihadist propaganda online, which is why there is an ongoing effort from both cyber security forces and social media sites to monitor this type of activity. “They will get key words, they will follow key words if […]


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