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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
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    Colbert County first responders prepare for “unlikely” Ebola cases

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – More than 50 people piled into a classroom at Northwest Shoals Community College Monday. They represented first responders from all over Colbert County and beyond. They were there to separate precaution from paranoia and fact from fiction when it comes to Ebola. “Basically to stop any fear mongering or rumors that have been spread,” said Alabama Department of Public Health emergency preparedness coordinator Elizabeth Foster. “Currently there are no cases in Alabama of confirmed Ebola.” […]

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    Independent consultant called in to investigate Albertville football coach following claim of ‘improper discipline’

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Albertville City Schools superintendent Ric Ayer said football head coach Joel Poole has been placed on administrative leave while the superintendent’s office investigates a claim of “improper discipline.” Superintendent Ayer said this investigation stems from a claim of “improper discipline” that happened at a football practice recently. “We got a complaint about the use of a discipline procedure with the football team and we take those seriously,” said Ayers. Ayer did not comment further on the investigation or […]

  • New Market family watches latest round of storms damage home for third time

    NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) – Patio chairs lay strewn across the back yard. A dog pen sits battered and broken yards from where it once stood. As for the front yard of the Powells’ New Market home, Monday’s storms dropped an enormous silver leaf maple on their front porch, a porch that had just been rebuilt after the April 2011 storms. “I lost everything in 1995,” said Rodney Blake Powell. “Then again in 2011, we had $80,000 worth of damage. […]

  • Hazel Green family holds emotional candlelight vigil for Julian Jones

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – There is a 6-feet-6-inches void in Hazel Green. Sixteen-year-old Julian Jones was a beloved member of the community. Trojan Nation gathered Tuesday night at Bob Grimwood Stadium for a candlelight vigil to say goodbye to their gentle giant. As hundreds of loved ones circled the field, candles flickered as a poignant memorial of his brief, but touching life. Through heartache and sorrow, teammates and friends spoke of Julian’s work ethic, competitive spirit and contagious grin. “He was […]

  • Raising teen mental health awareness in wake of Hazel Green football player death

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the third leading cause of death in teenage boys. The issue was once again brought to the forefront Monday with the death of 16-year-old Julian Jones. Daniel Adamek knows this heartbreak all too well. He is the father of Sparkman High School student, Christian Adamek, who took his own life a year ago. Daniel says awareness for mental health is improving, but it is still […]

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    Hazel Green, AAMU communities mourn the death of high school football star

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Coroner confirmed to WHNT that Hazel Green football player Julian Jones died Monday morning. The coroner ruled the cause of death to be suicide. Jones was a junior defensive end for the Trojans. He was being recruited by South Carolina, Auburn and Mississippi State. Jones was the youngest son of former Alabama A&M University football head coach Anthony Jones. Alabama A&M University released a statement Monday afternoon: The Alabama A&M University family is saddened […]

  • SEC Report: Week 6

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The biggest weekend of the college football season delivered a shocking Saturday that included three of the top six teams in The Associated Press poll losing. It’s the first time since November 1990 that four of the top six teams in the AP poll have lost in the same weekend. No. 11 Ole Miss rallied with two fourth-quarter touchdown to snap a 10-game losing streak against No. 3 Alabama. The Rebels sealed it with an interception in […]


    No. 5 Auburn moves to 5-0 after blasting No. 15 LSU 41-7

    AUBURN, Ala. (WHNT) – In a world of upsets and missteps, fifth-ranked Auburn stood like a giant in the Top 5 Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn turned in a thoroughly dominating performance, watched quarterback Nick Marshall put on a clinic in passing and running and dropped No. 15 LSU 41-7 before a capacity crowd of 87,451 in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The outcome will surely move up Auburn in the polls, especially in a week in which No. 1 Alabama, No. 3 Oklahoma […]

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    No. 3 Alabama football falls at No. 11 Mississippi, 23-17

    OXFORD, Miss. (WHNT) – Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace threw three touchdown passes in the second half to lead the 11th-ranked Rebels (5-0 overall; 2-0 in the Southeastern Conference) to a 23-17 win over the No. 3/1 Alabama Crimson Tide before a sold-out crowd of 61,826 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford. A mistake in special teams ended up being the difference in the tightly-contested game between two of the nation’s best teams as a fumbled kickoff inside Alabama territory with […]

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    No. 8 Jacksonville State whips UT Martin for fourth win in a row

    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Jacksonville State got another dominating effort out of its defense and nearly 500 yards from the offense to claim its fourth consecutive victory Saturday afternoon. Eli Jenkins threw two touchdowns as the eighth-ranked Gamecocks knocked off UT Martin 38-14 in their Ohio Valley Conference home opener at Burgess-Snow Field. Jacksonville State ran its record to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the OVC. The Gamecocks played without leading rusher DeMarcus James, who dressed for the game but did not see […]

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    UNA remains unbeaten despite struggle in 30-10 Homecoming win

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – It wasn’t pretty, but the University of North Alabama remained unbeaten with a 30-10 Homecoming win over Western Oregon at Braly Stadium. The Lions were whistled for 178 yards in penalties and lost two fumbles but managed to hold off the Wolves by forcing three turnovers and sacking WOU quarterbacks nine times for 77 yards. With the win, the fifth ranked Lions improved to 4-0. Western Oregon falls to 2-3. With starting quarterback Luke Wingo out of […]

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    Grambling puts damper on Homecoming with win over Alabama A&M

    NORMAL, Ala. (WHNT) – A 92-yard kickoff return dashed Alabama A&M’s comeback hopes as Grambling beat the Bulldogs 38-28 Saturday in the fifth annual Louis Crews Classic, Alabama A&M’s first home game this season. The game was also Homecoming for A&M, drawing a crowd of 21,254 on a sunny Saturday afternoon. The kickoff return by Martez Carter came after the Bulldogs scored on a 20-yard Harvey Harris touchdown run which cut the Grambling lead to 24-22 with 12:12 left in the […]


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