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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
  • Tyler Blansit

    Son arrested after Mentone woman found murdered in backyard

    MENTONE, Ala. (WHNT) – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest in a brutal killing Friday in Mentone. Deputies say 22-years-old Tyler Ryan Blansit confessed to the murder of his mother Sherry Ann Blansit. Deputies say Tyler Ryan Blansit confessed to hitting his mother Sherry Ann Blansit in the head. Sherry Ann Blansit was found beaten to death behind her home in Mentone. Sherry Ann Blansit’s body was transported to the Department of Forensics Science in Huntsville for an […]

  • Driver stranded on top of car in Russellville floods shares her story

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Gail Motes’s car sat in the wrecker lot of M&N Towing in Russellville Thursday. It is hard to believe just 24 hours ago the whole thing was practically underwater, until you see the inside.  An inch of water stands on the floorboards. Mud covers the seats. Motes was driving home along Highway 43 Wednesday evening when she decided to stop at the store to buy raisin bran and bread for her grandchildren. As she pulled into […]

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    4 men help rescue Decatur fire victim from burning home

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Fire & Rescue battled a fire at a residence on 7th Ave SE on Wednesday afternoon. Smoke from the fire could be seen drifting onto Hwy 31. “The smoke was so thick it had all of us coughing,” said Wayne Pullum. He lives across the street from Richard Draper. Neighbors say 53-year-old Draper rents the house with his sister, Donna, who was not home at the time of the fire. Crews responded to the house just after 3:00 p.m., […]

  • TROOPER

    Alabama State Troopers to be out in full force this holiday weekend, despite looming budget cuts

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – One of the busiest travel weekends of the year also marks a busy weekend for Alabama State Troopers. The official holiday traveling period runs from 6 p.m. Friday, May 22, to midnight Monday, May 25. The heavier-than-usual Memorial Day weekend traffic means troopers will be out in full force on roadways and waterways, despite potentially diminishing resources. “Sometimes there’s an issue with manpower in terms of budgeting, however we will have the additional shifts that we’ll […]

  • MEETING

    Huntsville, Madison city leaders meet to stay up-to-date on communities

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City and Madison City leaders gathered Thursday morning at the EarlyWorks Musuem for an informal discussion about projects and issues that impact both communities. While the cities’ mayors meet multiple times per month, council members and other city officials are only able to come together a few times a year. The meetings do not run on a set schedule, but the cities typically alternate hosting them. It is an effort to keep the lines of […]

  • CHICKENS

    1818 Farms, located in historic Mooresville, to hold first summer camp

    MOORESVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – As students throughout the Tennessee Valley get ready to start their summer breaks, many parents are scrambling for ways to keep their children engaged during those school-free months. One new summer camp wants to do that by essentially taking children back in time. Mooresville’s 1818 Farms wants to introduce young students to daily farm life. “It’s almost like there’s a generation gap,” said owner Natasha McCrary. “It’s something your grandparents or your child’s great grandparents did. […]

  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Man arrested after leading law enforcement on a two-state chase

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Two people are in custody after a police chase that crossed state lines. The chase started in Huntsville at University Drive and the Boardwalk after a Madison County undercover drug agent attempted to make a drug stop. The Huntsville Police Department and Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped with the pursuit. WHNT News 19 shot exclusive video of the chase. It traveled east on University Drive entering into Five Points, then spilled onto Interstate-565 westbound. […]

  • Sparkman Middle School

    UPDATE: Sparkman Middle School rape ‘bait’ case heard in appellate court

    ATLANTA, Ga. (WHNT) – A case that gained national attention and outrage was heard in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Tuesday morning. The 2010 filing became known as the Sparkman rape “bait” case. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the victim by her guardian against members of the Madison County School System. It states that a then-14-year-old special needs girl was raped in a school bathroom after a failed attempt by a teacher’s aide to […]

  • SOCCER

    Huntsville Sports Commission to host renowned youth sports expert Tuesday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Parents and coaches of young athletes should clear their schedules Tuesday night. A crucial conversation will take place that focuses on raising happy and high-performing athletes. The Huntsville Sports Commission will host best-selling author John O’Sullivan in the Rocket City as he shares his advice on creating positive, player-first environments. “We’ve got so many playing in our city and we see the expectations that parents have for their kids and we want to kind of balance that so […]

  • RECYCLING

    Huntsville schools collect more than 8 million bottle caps in annual competition

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – More than eight million plastic bottle caps will be kept out of landfills this year thanks to some competition-loving students and teachers. Forty-one schools throughout Huntsville collected and recycled a record 8.6 million caps between October and March of this school year in the annual Operation Green Team Plastic Cap Collecting Competition. This year’s total is a 71 percent increase from last year in a competition that partners the city’s Operation Green Team and the area’s […]

  • HOMELESS

    Huntsville’s homeless to receive $20K in more funding help thanks to ADECA grant

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Every year, the City of Huntsville applies for various grants from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. One of those grants provides roughly $200,000 annually for the city’s homeless. This year, thanks to an emergency solutions grant, Huntsville is receiving even more cash flow. The resolution is slated to be introduced at Thursday’s city council meeting. “This particular one was some excess funds from a city somewhere else in Alabama that didn’t take advantage […]

  • DRILL

    Redstone Arsenal conducts tornado drills to stay ready for severe weather

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) — Shortly after 9:30 a.m., Tuesday,  the tornado sirens started to wail. Employees gathered in their safe places and the crisis management team flocked to the emergency operations center. Thankfully, it was all only a drill, but one that Redstone Arsenal officials say is crucial. “Tornado is our number one threat to the Arsenal,” said Chief of Plans and Operations Timothy D’Ambrosio. “We actually do two exercises per year.” Team Redstone performed these full-scale exercises as […]

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