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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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    How straight ticket voting affects local races

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – Straight ticket voting may make for an efficient experience at the polls, but it may not be the most effective. In high profile races, like governor, party affiliation can be key. However, when it comes to many local offices, WHNT News 19 Political Analyst Jess Brown says the letters on the ballot do no necessarily reflect the functions of the job. In this case, this is where Brown says straight ticket voting can be detrimental. “There […]

  • Athens Fourth Grader to be “Honored Hero” at Light the Night Walk

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Tom Bauer is a nine-year-old fourth grader at Athens Elementary School. His favorite subject is science, but he also excels at math. Tom also loves to design and build, whether with the video game, Minecraft, or with LEGOs. He says he may grow up to be an architect, but for now he is perfectly happy in his role as student. Tom was home-schooled for most of second grade after doctors diagnosed the then-seven-year-old boy with Acute Lymphoblastic […]

  • Huntsville City Council President moonlights as a football official

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Mark Russell is best known for his role as the president of the Huntsville City Council. He has served on the council for 12 years moderating public hearings and council members alike. But that’s just his day job. At night, he goes from suit and tie to stripes and a whistle as a referee for countless football games across the Tennessee Valley. “I like being around kids,” said Russell. “Football teaches just so many great lessons about […]

  • Renovation of proposed New Hope halfway house continues while zoning change remains in limbo

    NEW HOPE, Ala. (WHNT) – When Sharon Walker first took ownership of the house on Johnson Avenue in April, she envisioned a rehabilitation center for those looking for a second chance. “This is such a big need and people have asked me, why New Hope,” said Walker, “and really, there needs to be halfway houses in every town in America.” From painting the walls to cleaning up the yard, Walker says she and a handful of helpers are working diligently […]

  • Six months after the storms, Hickory Barn Bar-B-Que set to reopen at new location

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Despite working a minimum of ten hours a day, every day since August 1st, Hickory Barn Bar-B-Que owner Bill Davis still finds the time to have a little fun. He needs that down time because, in one week, the real work will start. Davis is set to open his restaurant’s doors to the public, Wednesday, October 29th, six months after an EF-3 tornado mangled his original location. He bought the old Catfish Inn location on Highway 72 in August. […]

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    Colbert County first responders prepare for “unlikely” Ebola cases

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – More than 50 people piled into a classroom at Northwest Shoals Community College Monday. They represented first responders from all over Colbert County and beyond. They were there to separate precaution from paranoia and fact from fiction when it comes to Ebola. “Basically to stop any fear mongering or rumors that have been spread,” said Alabama Department of Public Health emergency preparedness coordinator Elizabeth Foster. “Currently there are no cases in Alabama of confirmed Ebola.” […]

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    Independent consultant called in to investigate Albertville football coach following claim of ‘improper discipline’

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Albertville City Schools superintendent Ric Ayer said football head coach Joel Poole has been placed on administrative leave while the superintendent’s office investigates a claim of “improper discipline.” Superintendent Ayer said this investigation stems from a claim of “improper discipline” that happened at a football practice recently. “We got a complaint about the use of a discipline procedure with the football team and we take those seriously,” said Ayers. Ayer did not comment further on the investigation or […]

  • New Market family watches latest round of storms damage home for third time

    NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) – Patio chairs lay strewn across the back yard. A dog pen sits battered and broken yards from where it once stood. As for the front yard of the Powells’ New Market home, Monday’s storms dropped an enormous silver leaf maple on their front porch, a porch that had just been rebuilt after the April 2011 storms. “I lost everything in 1995,” said Rodney Blake Powell. “Then again in 2011, we had $80,000 worth of damage. […]

  • Hazel Green family holds emotional candlelight vigil for Julian Jones

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – There is a 6-feet-6-inches void in Hazel Green. Sixteen-year-old Julian Jones was a beloved member of the community. Trojan Nation gathered Tuesday night at Bob Grimwood Stadium for a candlelight vigil to say goodbye to their gentle giant. As hundreds of loved ones circled the field, candles flickered as a poignant memorial of his brief, but touching life. Through heartache and sorrow, teammates and friends spoke of Julian’s work ethic, competitive spirit and contagious grin. “He was […]

  • Raising teen mental health awareness in wake of Hazel Green football player death

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the third leading cause of death in teenage boys. The issue was once again brought to the forefront Monday with the death of 16-year-old Julian Jones. Daniel Adamek knows this heartbreak all too well. He is the father of Sparkman High School student, Christian Adamek, who took his own life a year ago. Daniel says awareness for mental health is improving, but it is still […]

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    Hazel Green, AAMU communities mourn the death of high school football star

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Coroner confirmed to WHNT that Hazel Green football player Julian Jones died Monday morning. The coroner ruled the cause of death to be suicide. Jones was a junior defensive end for the Trojans. He was being recruited by South Carolina, Auburn and Mississippi State. Jones was the youngest son of former Alabama A&M University football head coach Anthony Jones. Alabama A&M University released a statement Monday afternoon: The Alabama A&M University family is saddened […]

  • SEC Report: Week 6

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The biggest weekend of the college football season delivered a shocking Saturday that included three of the top six teams in The Associated Press poll losing. It’s the first time since November 1990 that four of the top six teams in the AP poll have lost in the same weekend. No. 11 Ole Miss rallied with two fourth-quarter touchdown to snap a 10-game losing streak against No. 3 Alabama. The Rebels sealed it with an interception in […]


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