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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
  • Jemison guard John Petty named McDonald’s All-American Game nominee

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Jemison guard John Petty is one of 720 high school seniors nominated to play in the 2017 McDonald’s All American Games. Petty, who recently committed to play college basketball at the University of Alabama, is the state’s only representative on the boys’ team. Alabama also had three representatives nominated to the girls’ team, but none from north Alabama. The nominees were announced on Tuesday. This year’s list includes players from 45 states and the District of Columbia who […]

  • Lane Kiffin out as Alabama Offensive Coordinator, Sarkisian to call plays in CFP National Championship Game

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced Monday that incoming offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will assume his duties in advance of the upcoming College Football Playoff National Championship Game. “We appreciate all that Lane has done for our football program over the last three years,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “We sat down following the Washington game and talked about the time demands of managing both jobs, and we recognized that it is best for […]

  • Former Alabama A&M star Robert Mathis retiring after Colts’ season finale

    🎉👍🏿✌🏿🎉😎😢 Love Y'all A post shared by Robert Mathis (@rmathis_the1st) on Dec 30, 2016 at 10:02am PST INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Outside linebacker Robert Mathis announced Friday he will retire following the Indianapolis Colts’ season finale against Jacksonville on Sunday. The former Alabama A&M standout spent all 14 of his NFL seasons with the Colts and his 122 career sacks are a franchise record. At the age of 35 and with his contract about to expire, Mathis said he decided to leave […]

  • Owens Cross Roads man indicted for recording video in Honeycomb Campground bathhouse

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – An Owens Cross Roads man has been indicted on multiple felony charges. John Sumner Gates, 55, is charged with possession of obscene material and aggravated criminal surveillance. Gates is accused of recording a family while they changed clothes at a Marshall County campground earlier this year. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office said in June, a woman and her two daughters were in the bathhouse at the Honeycomb Campground getting dressed. Deputies said one of the daughters […]

  • UNA head football coach Bobby Wallace announces retirement for ‘third time’

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Just days after an appearance in the NCAA Division II Championship game, University of North Alabama head football coach Bobby Wallace announced he is retiring.  He shared the news in a press conference on Tuesday. Wallace has been the Lions’ head coach for 15 seasons. He said his growing family is one of the top reasons why he is retiring for what he calls a third time, noting that he hopes this one sticks. He said he wants […]

  • Fayetteville man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2015 fatal drunk driving wreck

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A Fayetteville man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in the 2015 wreck that killed 19-year-old Toniette Katherine Piccinich. Court records show that 20-year-old Christopher Ross, who was 19 at the time of the fatal crash, entered a guilty plea to charges of manslaughter, assault and leaving the scene of an accident on Monday. The crash happened in May of 2015 at the intersection of Highway 53 and Mastin Lake Road in Huntsville. Officers said Ross was speeding west […]

  • Former Madison County Chief Correctional Officer Steve Morrison dies

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Madison County’s former Chief Correctional Officer has died. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office confirms to WHNT News 19 that Steve Morrison died Sunday. The cause has not yet been released. Morrison officially retired in December, two months after his contract with the county expired. Bolstered by lawsuits and death investigations, the Madison County Commission opted to not renew it. After serving as the interim Chief Jail Commander, Troy Fulk was officially named the new Jail Administrator […]

  • Prayer warriors continue to rally behind 7-year-old Hartselle girl battling brain disease

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – A sweet little 7-year-old girl from Hartselle is in the fight of her life. “We need to storm the gates of Heaven for Kayleigh,” said Jennifer Jones. “Let God know that we’re here and we’re not backing down.” We first introduced you to Kayleigh McClendon this summer. She is battling a disease that affects her brain stem and it is progressing. Tuesday, hundreds of supporters from throughout Morgan County and beyond came together at the Grady & […]

  • Local Red Cross volunteers head to areas likely to be affected by Hurricane Matthew

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – As folks along the coast brace themselves for Hurricane Matthew‘s impact, volunteers across the country, as well as in the Tennessee Valley, are getting ready to help them. Wednesday, four Red Cross of North Alabama volunteers made their way to Tallahassee, Florida, to help with recovery. It may sound odd, since the storm has yet to make landfall there, but it’s all in an effort to be ready. “They don’t want to be right there where the hurricane’s […]

  • TAKING ACTION: How to avoid buying used vehicles with unfixed recall defects

    TENNESSEE VALLEY – From side doors not working to exploding airbags to stalling engines, we have heard it all when it comes to vehicle recalls. Even more alarming, every year 25 percent of recalled vehicles never get fixed. So if you are in the market for a used car, what can you do to avoid those with safety defects. Consider the story of Kevin Phillips. He has his eye on a used Nissan Armada. These days, safety and recalls are top […]

  • Students surprised as Morgan County teachers drop in with goody bags of supplies

    Some Morgan County teachers rode the bus Friday for a little adventure.  It was a field trip to surprise their students. The Sparkman Elementary School teachers were excited, and brought goodies as they dropped by the kids’ homes.  They split up on three bus routes, armed with full bags of school supplies. They hand-delivered each one to students, or left them hanging on the door if they weren’t there. “I think it’s a great idea. A lot of our children don’t […]

  • When should athletes begin to focus on one sport? Experts weigh in

    TENNESSEE VALLEY – Bo Jackson is regarded as one of the best multi-sport athletes of all time. Nearly 30 years ago, the Auburn legend starred in both the National Football League and Major League Baseball, playing football for the Los Angeles Raiders and baseball for the Kansas City Royals. The 1985 Heisman Trophy winner continued to excel at two sports throughout both his collegiate and professional careers. Today, though, a growing number of athletes are forced to dedicate their talents to just one sport […]