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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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    Huntsville City planners reveal data collected as part of “The Big Picture” plan

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – For more than a year, Huntsville city leaders have been focused on creating the first-ever citywide master plan, known as “The Big Picture.” Officials released some of the data they have gathered in that time on the city’s demographics, land use and community issues. “It’s really just to give folks an idea of what it is we’ve been doing and the base assumptions we’re making when we actually start going out and flushing out what the future […]

  • Shooting Investigation in Decatur

    Decatur man in critical condition after suffering gunshot wound to the neck, juvenile arrested

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A Decatur man is in critical condition at Huntsville Hospital after being shot in the neck late Sunday night. It happened at the intersection of Cedar Street SW and Cleveland Avenue around 10:00 p.m. Police said the shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation among a large group of people.  According to neighbors, they saw about 50 people gather in the road. After a heated argument started among the crowd, an unnamed juvenile shot the man, police said. That juvenile is […]

  • Huntsville City Schools

    Friday marks Huntsville City Schools Majority to Minority Transfer acceptance deadline

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Though school is out for the summer, some Huntsville City students still have extra homework due. Friday marks the deadline to accept a majority-to-minority transfer offer. “It’s important to understand that just because you’re offered doesn’t mean you’re automatically into the school,” said Huntsville City School Board attorney Chris Pape. Those who have accepted their M-to-M transfer should have received a confirmation number. Officials say of the nearly 400 applications the district received this year, 60 […]

  • Madison County’s newest farmers’ market aims to serve north Huntsville community

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The idea first sprouted last summer. After visiting various farmers’ markets throughout the city, Kerri-Noelle Humphrey noticed a need for better access to locally grown fruits and vegetables in north Huntsville. “When you look in a five or six mile radius, there’s really not another farmers’ market that’s flourishing,” she said. She said she worked with her church, Lakeside United Methodist, throughout the winter to cultivate the idea. “We wanted to find a creative way to […]

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    UAB to reinstate football program in 2016; former coach & Tennessee Valley native reacts

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  (AP) — UAB President Ray Watts is bringing the football program back. Watts told The Associated Press that he decided on Monday morning to reverse the earlier decision after meetings with UAB supporters continued through the weekend. He says donors have pledged to make up the estimated $17.2 million deficit over the next five years if football is restored. Watts announced the decision to reinstate football, bowling and rifle in 2016 later Monday. He cut the programs last December […]

  • Son arrested for murder of Mentone woman; Sheriff says the two had argued over bad grades

    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 in the head after the two had an argument about the son’s grades. Sherry Ann Blansit was found beaten to death behind her home in Mentone.  Her body was transported to the Department of Forensics […]

  • 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., […]


    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 […]


    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 […]


    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. […]


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