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

    Help Wanted: NACTF Apprentice Program helping to restock a depleted skilled workforce

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a growing need throughout the country. Currently, there is an estimated shortage of more than 2 million skilled tradesmen. “It’s hard to find qualified employees,” said John Barnard. Barnard is a senior project manager at M&D Mechanical Contractors, Inc. in Decatur, and he is one of the 23 percent of Alabamians employed in the construction industry. But as nearly 2,900 skilled laborer jobs sit open throughout the state each year, his field is desperate for […]

  • HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology (Photo: Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County)

    World’s first genomic medicine clinic, located in Huntsville, aims to help patients with undiagnosed diseases get answers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine held a ribbon cutting and grand opening November 20, 2015. The clinic is believed to be the first in the world designed solely for providing diagnoses to patients with undiagnosed disease via the exclusive use of whole genome sequencing data. “There are 30 million people living with rare and undiagnosed diseases in this country.  Many have been on diagnostic odysseys for an average of seven years, often without a diagnosis. […]


    Local shops preparing for Small Business Saturday on November 28

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The shopping countdown to Christmas is on and Huntsville city leaders are asking consumers to think small when it comes time to buy. They announced Thursday that the community will, once again, participate in “Small Business Saturday.” The annual initiative encourages shoppers to support local businesses during the holiday season. “It’s very important for us to support the small businesses here in town because they are what provide the local flavor for our community,” said Tharon Honeycutt of […]

  • Huntsville Animal Services  achieved a record live release rate for the month of October. (Christine Killimayer, WHNT News 19)

    Huntsville Animal Services posts record-high live release rate for October

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Animal Services posted its highest live release rate last month at 96 percent. The October figure represents the shelter’s success in placing homeless pets with families through adoptions and fosters and in reuniting lost animals with owners. The live release numbers for 2015, from January 1 through October 31, have also been strong. Nearly 90 percent of animals entering the shelter have been saved. This is a remarkable turnaround for a facility that, seven years ago, […]

  • John Meadows (Courtesy: AHSFHS)

    Former Butler football players to honor Hall of Fame Coach John Meadows

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Long-revered Huntsville Times Sports Editor John Pruett wrote in 1977, “as long as there is a football team at Butler High School, John Meadows’ name will be remembered.” Butler High School closed its doors for good in May, and while the Rebel program may be gone, the lasting impact of Coach Meadows lives on. “I think he affected so many of us, the discipline, the sportsmanship, the things he taught us,” said former Butler fullback Bill Baker. […]

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    Need some extra spending money this holiday season? Unclaimed property can help

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If the fast-approaching festivities of the holiday season have you and your wallet worried, a jolly man can help. Not the one from the North Pole, but one from Montgomery. Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer wants to help boost your bank account with money you may not know you had. “That’s the fun part of my job,” he said. His office oversees the state’s unclaimed property division. It holds onto cash, stocks, bonds and more that […]

  • More than 80 percent of Alabama's counties are considered rural, which means healthcare accessibility is a challenge in them.

    State recognizes “Rural Health Week” to highlight need for healthcare access in remote communities

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley has proclaimed the week of November 16 through 20 as “Rural Health Week” in Alabama.  This recognition is to make Alabamians more aware of the vital importance of our rural areas and the serious struggle that these areas have in getting and keeping adequate health care. Many people make the mistake of thinking that since our rural areas have smaller populations, they are not as important as more urban areas with larger numbers of […]

  • Mayor Tommy Battle  and Huntsville city leaders walk along Holmes Ave. on Thursday to get some exercise, along with some ideas on how to renovate the corridor.

    Improving the Holmes Avenue corridor – the next step for Huntsville city planners

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A “working walk” is the new working lunch for Huntsville City leaders. Mayor Tommy Battle, city planners and other city staff members walked a 2.2 mile stretch along Holmes Avenue on Thursday. The effort mixed perspiration with inspiration. The walk was part of the Mayor’s 100-Mile, 100-Day Walking Challenge, which runs through November 30. “It makes it a lot easier,” said Mayor Battle. “I don’t have to get up at 5:00 a.m. and get my steps in, […]

  • Holocaust survivor Stan Minkinow shares his incredible story with Bob Jones High School students on Tuesday. (Christine Killimayer, WHNT News 19)

    Holocaust survivor, Army veteran shares profound story with Bob Jones High School students

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Stan Minkinow stood on a stage at Bob Jones High School on Tuesday. His presence served as a profound living lesson for the roughly 100 students in the auditorium. “My mother was Jewish and my dad was a Christian,” he told the crowd. As an eyewitness to history, the 84-year-old Holocaust survivor shared how his family endured and ultimately escaped both the Lodz ghetto and the Warsaw ghetto during World War II.  The ghettos were established and […]

  • Local business owner Larry Durham announced on Monday that he is running for the Madison County Commission district 3 seat. (Contributed photo)

    Larry Durham to challenge Eddie Sisk for Madison County Commission district 3 seat

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Local business owner Larry Durham announced on Monday that he is challenging Madison County Commissioner Eddie Sisk for his district 3 seat. “I don’t feel like the people of district 3 are being represented the best that they could be at the commission level,” Durham said. District 3 covers the most square mileage in the county, from somewhat rural areas such as New Hope and Gurley to densely populated areas like south Huntsville. As a […]

  • Update: Madison County Schools still waiting on DOJ approval on Monrovia rezoning lines

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The Madison County School District submitted a rezoning plan for the new Monrovia high school to the U.S. Department of Justice in late July. Madison County officials told WHNT News 19 that they have yet to get a ruling on the plan from the DOJ. Until that happens, they have been advised to not discuss it publicly. Superintendent Matt Massey, with the help of a 13-person advisory committee, spent the summer mulling over roughly two dozen school […]

  • The recent rain and warmer temperatures have led to an increase in fire ant hills. (Photo: Christine Killimayer, WHNT News 19)

    Fire ant hills on the rise in the Tennessee Valley thanks to recent rain and warmer temps

    TENNESSEE VALLEY, Ala. (WHNT) – Watch your step! Fall temperatures are perfect for fire ant activity and ant hills are popping up throughout north Alabama. One viewer contacted WHNT News 19 saying she noticed hundreds appear seemingly overnight in the Shoals. While other viewers say they dot their yards in both Limestone and Madison counties. Experts say fire ants commonly pester this time of year, but the recent rain and warmer temperatures resulted in a more noticeable presence. “The weather, […]


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