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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
  • Taking Action: Botched Patio Remodel for Disabled Iraq War Veteran

    TONEY, Ala. (WHNT) — Michael Kinney served in the U.S. Army for more than 18 years, working as a member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit. He was medically discharged in 2009, disabled with post-traumatic stress disorder. Since then, he and his wife bought a house that they are trying to make more accessible for Michael. He grew up doing construction work, so he does as many of the upgrades as he can, but sometimes the projects are just too […]

  • Volunteer firefighters help terminally-ill woman in unique baptism ceremony

    ROGERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Firefighters know their job is dangerous. They respond to calls knowing they may have to run into a burning building to save someone’s life, but saving souls is another story. The Rogersville Volunteer Fire Department has served and protected the community since 1950. But after members of the department recently helped on local woman get baptized, it is now protecting the afterlife, as well. “We’ve received calls for cats in the trees, that’s a common one,” […]

  • One person dead after car crashes into Athens home

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – One person is dead after a car crashed into an Athens home Tuesday evening. It happened along Highway 127 shortly after 5:30 p.m. State troopers say 38-year-old Joe Campbell of Elkmont lost control of his four-door sedan while driving north along Elkmont Road. He crashed into a tree, a utility pole and a home about four miles north of Athens. Campbell died at the scene.  No one else was hurt. State troopers are investigating the cause of the accident. […]

  • Update: Two bicyclists injured in vehicle collision near Redstone Arsenal Gate 9

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – An update on the two cyclists involved in a wreck Thursday morning just past the entrance to Gate 9 on Redstone Arsenal. The incident happened about 5:30 a.m. and led to long delays for drivers using Gate 9. Joanna Whisenant and Jennifer Carroll, both experienced cyclists, were involved in a collision with a GMC truck. Whisenant told WHNT News 19 that she and Carroll have been riding on the Arsenal two or three times a week […]

  • With Majority Shareholder Approval, Huntsville Golf Club Takes Ownership of Huntsville Country Club

      HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The Huntsville Country Club is now under new ownership. The club’s shareholders voted Wednesday night to sell their holdings to the Huntsville Golf Club, LLC. The group consists of six existing club members. “Huntsville Country Club is open and we are now alive and well,” said Huntsville Golf Club President Dave Tolliver. The deal pays off the club’s more than $2 million of debt. The sale is expected to close by Monday. “I’m very proud to […]

  • Hickory Barn Bar-B-Que Finds New Home at Old Catfish Inn Location

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The rebuilding process does not always go as planned. Hickory Barn Bar-B-Que owner Bill Davis learned this firsthand after the April 28th storms destroyed his restaurant. “It’s been a rough three months,” said Davis. “We’ve had several different things come and go that just hadn’t panned out.” But after months as a roaming roaster, Davis has a new place to park his butts. He bought the old Catfish Inn location on Highway 72, providing Davis […]

  • Madison City Council Approves Rezoning Change for Shopping Development at Wall Triana and Browns Ferry

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — Madison City Council voted 6-1 in favor of a commercial zoning change for the corner of Wall Triana and Browns Ferry Road, Monday night. The 20 acres, which sit at the northeast corner of the intersection, had been zoned residential. The move is expected to bring new shops into the city and, with that, more tax revenue. However several residents in nearby neighborhoods opposed the change. “There’s not that constant noise of cars and just that stuff […]


    Update: Taking Action – Navigating the Pitfalls of USDA Financing

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – April Landinger lost her house in the April 28th tornadoes. She, her husband and her 2-year-old daughter, Mia, got out before the storms hit, but when they returned, everything they owned was destroyed. By the beginning of June, April and her family bounced back and found a new place to call their own. “We looked at this two-bedroom house and it’s got an open kitchen and, it’s just perfect for us,” said Landinger. “It’s in a […]

  • Limestone County Commission Agrees to Pay $5,500 ADEM Fine for Illegal Dump

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Limestone County Commission agreed to pay a $5,500 fine for its role in the illegal dump site off Leggtown Road in Elkmont. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management fined the commission for “serious violations.” The commission failed to inspect the L&S Grocery Store, along with two other buildings, before demolishing them. “We’ve tried to go through everything that ADEM said for us to do and we did agree to the penalty,” said commission chairman […]

  • Taking Action: Bad Drainage Ditch in New Market Flooding Homeowner’s Yard

    NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 is taking action for a New Market homeowner. WHNT News 19 viewer Kristy Stewart emailed us saying the drainage ditch in her yard is not working properly and has become a hot bed for mosquitoes. Every time it rains, water floods Stewart’s yard off Archered Way, as well as other yards on her street. Once the rainwater runs downhill, along Stewart’s house, it is forced to make a sharp turn to the […]

  • Hillsboro Man Recalls Working the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — On July 20th, 1969, America bested the Soviet Union in the space race. Millions of Americans were glued to their television sets as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. Harold Stratz, of Hillsboro, worked quality assurance for Boeing. He was in the launch control center for the legendary moment. “To me it was being a part of history,” said Stratz. He was there to make sure that all […]

  • Nick Saban Address Crowd at Dinner for the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama held its fifth annual Leaders & Legends Dinner Tuesday night at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. Alabama head coach Nick Saban was the event’s featured speaker for the second time since 2010. Saban’s speech centered around a message of leadership and service. “Happy comes with doing something of significance and it really comes when you do something of significance for someone else,” Saban told the crowd. “[Saban's] […]


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