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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
  • New baseball stadium not in the cards for Coca-Cola bottling plant site, mixed-use development planned

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A new downtown baseball stadium has struck out, at least at the old Coca-Cola bottling plant site. The Clinton Avenue location was long thought, and in some cases hoped, to be the top spot for a new ballpark, but new details have surfaced that could bench those rumors. “It seems unlikely that that site would be redeveloped to include a ballpark,” said Downtown Huntsville Inc., CEO Chad Emerson. “Hopefully it will be redeveloped to include a mixed-use project […]

  • UPDATE: Man arrested, accused of stealing truck from disabled carpenter

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) — UPDATE: After receiving a tip that the 1994 Dodge Dakota was on Trade Street in Florence, the Florence Police Department took Mark Anthony Lard into custody late Tuesday evening. Lard is suspected to have stolen Dewey Tate’s truck Monday. Florence Police are holding Lard on outstanding warrants in Lauderdale County. Check out our latest report on the community’s response to the crime. Previous report When Dewey Tate is not building and selling birdhouses in front of […]

  • Local veteran, organizations reflect on 9/11, develop way to honor day locally

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Jeff Hemphill was 19 years old when the United States came under attack on September 11, 2001. “As a military member, my first instinct was, ‘Okay, when do I leave?'” He was stationed with the Air Force in Tucson, Arizona, and he was ready to fight for his country. “For us in the military, it was, what are we going to do about this,” said Hemphill. “This is what we’re here for. We’re here to defend […]

  • Local organization encouraging homeless crime victims to seek help from proper authorities in wake of Mark Pridmore’s death

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The beating death of Mark Pridmore shines light on a larger problem in the homeless community. The homeless are more susceptible to injuries and crime, but they are less likely to report them to the proper authorities. More than 24 hours passed before the 40-year old received medical attention. Police say Pridmore was involved in a fight with 18-year-old Berhe Xavier Starling last Thursday near a gas station located at 4302 University Drive. He died Saturday as […]

  • A Good InVESTment: Athens Police Department buys new protective vests with federal grant and city funds

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – For the 50 Athens police officers, protective vests are part of their everyday wear. “We started requiring our officers to wear the vests to protect them,” said Chief Floyd Johnson. “We wanted to do everything we could to protect our officers and send them home safely.” Johnson also says the vests protect in more than one way. “Not only if you are involved in a shooting and it hits the area it covers, that’s very critical, […]

  • Madison Police urge fans to drive carefully to Friday’s Madison Bowl

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Patience is a virtue, especially during high school football game traffic. Dozens of stadiums across the Tennessee Valley deal with an influx of fans every Friday night, but this year’s Madison Bowl will be an extra-special test of wills for those making their way to Madison City Schools Stadium. “We’re expecting a huge turnout from both schools, thousands of people,” said James Clemens junior Lauren Brashear. More than 10,000 fans are expected to attend Friday night’s […]

  • Many Alabama residents still waiting for state tax refund checks

    GURLEY, Ala. (WHNT) – Nearly five months have passed since tax day and many Alabama residents still have not received their state income tax refund. George Walley is a small business owner in Gurley and he is one of more than 13,000 Alabamians still waiting for his refund check. He filed his taxes on April 3rd and, as of Wednesday, has yet to receive his claim. “If you owe them money, they send you a really nasty letter that says pledge your […]

  • CAR FLIP

    Police: Driver crashes car after causing two other wrecks

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are on the lookout for a man who fled the scene of a crash Wednesday night. Huntsville Police received a report of a flipped car along Meridian Street behind Bennett Nurseries around 9 p.m. When police arrived, the driver had fled the scene. Officials believe the driver of this vehicle is responsible for two other accidents in the county, including a three-car wreck at the intersection of Elkwood Section Road and Highway 231-431. Police have notified local […]

  • City leaders, director remain quiet in Decatur Animal Services battle

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Mayor Don Kyle placed Decatur Animal Services Director Carol Wicks on paid administrative leave nearly two weeks ago. Tensions between the two have been running high for the last ten months, but the reasoning behind the move is still largely unknown. Tuesday marked the first city council meeting since the change. The mayor says the council was notified of the leave, but until he makes a final decision about her future with the shelter, he will not […]

  • Amidst public battle, prayer vigil held for homeless pets of the Decatur Animal Services

      DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Pet owners, animal lovers and shelter volunteers all gathered at Wilson Morgan Park in Decatur, Thursday night. They were there to hold a prayer vigil for the animals housed in Decatur Animal Services. The animals are caught in the crossfire of a public battle between Decatur Animal Services Director Carol Wicks and Mayor Don Kyle. Kyle place Wicks on paid administrative leave last Wednesday and tensions have been running high in Decatur ever since. Animal […]

  • Taking Action: WHNT News 19 Weather Where You Live Weather Radio and App Event

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) — WHNT News 19 is Taking Action to keep you safe when severe weather strikes with our ‘Weather Where You Live Weather Radio and App Event.’ Crews set up all day Wednesday in Russellville, Guntersville and Huntsville to help program weather radios. For some folks, it was their first time to buy this potentially life-saving device. “I thought I always needed one but I just never had gotten one programmed. So I decided since y’all were close […]

  • New Hope zoning board denies proposed halfway house, owner not giving up

      NEW HOPE, Ala. (WHNT) – The New Hope zoning board denied a rezoning request Tuesday night that would allow a halfway house on Johnson Avenue. The board cited a lack of building plans and inspections as the reason for the denial, but the proposed rehabilitation center has been a source of contention among New Hope residents. Many voiced their concerns to the board at Tuesday’s meeting at New Hope City Hall. Members of the community argued that the halfway house […]

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