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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
  • Huntsville firefighters one step closer to salaries equal to police counterparts

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville firefighters are used to battling the heat, but the hottest issue for them lately has been the fight for equal wages compared to the city’s police officers. Their campaign took an important step Thursday night at the Huntsville City Council’s first meeting in a month. More than a dozen of the city’s firefighters and their loved ones endured the three-hour long meeting. Council member Will Culver, along with support from council members Richard Showers and […]

  • Wild weather wreaking havoc on the James Clemens softball team

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – From snow, ice and freezing cold temperatures to rain, rain and more rain, the lack of sun and warmth continues to throw a wrench in plans across the Tennessee Valley. It has been frustrating for everyone, but it has been especially challenging for spring sport coaches and athletes. The James Clemens softball team’s soggy story is similar to other squads throughout the area waiting to catch a break this season. “In all of my years of […]

  • Kroger to anchor new Midtown Marketplace shopping center in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The sign at the corner of Wall Triana Highway and Browns-Ferry Road in Madison says it all, “Midtown Marketplace: Coming Soon – Kroger Grocery Store.” The new location is less than a half-mile from the supermarket’s current Hughes Road location. Kroger officials recently said they did not plan to renew their lease for the store. “To be able to get a new Super Kroger at 100,000-plus square feet was a major coup for us,” said Madison […]

  • An afternoon fire destroyed a Meridianville home Monday. (Photo credit: Christine Killimayer/WHNT)

    Meridianville family displaced after afternoon fire destroys home

    MERIDIANVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  An afternoon fire displaced a Meridianville family.  It happened just before 3:00 Monday on Cerrydowns Court. One of the residents was home at the time, but she got out of the house safely. Moores Mill Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Meridianville Fire and Rescue, Huntsville Fire and Rescue, HEMSI and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call. Officials are unsure of what caused the fire. The residents do not own the home and do not have […]

  • Yellowhammer Brewing breaks ground for Stone Middle School expansion

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Craft beer lovers can start foaming at the mouth. Yellowhammer officials broke ground on their new brewing complex Friday. The local craft brewery will be joined by Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza in their 10,000 square foot brewery, bier garten and tasting room. “When we started five years ago, we really had no idea that this is where it would take us,” said Yellowhammer general manager Ethan Couch. Straight to Ale already announced plans for a 40,000-square-foot brewery and […]

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    Huntsville Utilities crews work to help customers make payments on time

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — While you are busy scraping together your next power bill payment, Huntsville Utilities crews spent Thursday scraping the parking lots to make sure you can physically pay it. The early morning sleet left many drive-through payment lanes frozen at the Pulaski Pike Center. “We’ve been cleaning up and putting de-icer down just trying to make sure everything’s thawed out and make it safe for the customers,” said Huntsville Utilities crew leader George Hereford. Crews spent nearly […]

  • Looking back at the 1994 ice storm that paralyzed the Shoals

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – The greatest ice impact for Thursday morning is expected around the Shoals, an area familiar with ice storms. An ice storm on February 10, 1994, paralyzed the community. Under the weight of the ice, tree branches and power lines littered roadways and cut off electricity for much of the area. The most chilling image from that day, though, was the mangled car of Jacque Rainwater. An ice-coated oak tree limb fell and crushed her car as she […]

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    State Supreme Court orders stop to same-sex marriage licenses

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Supreme Court of Alabama issued a ruling late Tuesday halting the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses. The move comes less than a month after same-sex marriage licenses were first issued in the state. In February, a federal court decision in Mobile County had cleared the path for same-sex marriages to begin in the state. The 134-page order Wednesday was supported by six justices. One dissented and another concurred to most of the opinion and in total […]

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    Scottsboro 6th grader hits 65-foot shot at the buzzer to keep post-season run alive

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) – In seven-tenths of a second, 12-year-old small forward Noah Linville did what most basketball players never get the chance to do. He hit a game-winning shot from beyond mid-court. It happened in the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association Northeast Regional Tournament. Scottsboro’s 12-and-under boys team was down two points to Guntersville with less than a second to go in the game. “All you can do is catch and shoot at that point in time,” said Scottsboro […]

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    Alabama Supreme Court says Accountability Act does not violate state constitution

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – In a 222-page ruling issued late Monday, the Supreme Court of Alabama held that the Alabama Accountability Act does not violate the state constitution. The move overturned a lower court’s ruling that the school choice law was unconstitutional. The controversial act was intended to allow students in failing school districts to apply for scholarships to non-failing public or private schools. To read the 222 page ruling, click here.

  • Have snow, will play: Children take advantage of Wednesday’s snowfall

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Wednesday’s snowfall was a rare site in the Rocket City. “It’s Alabama, it’s not supposed to snow in Alabama,” said Patrick Ahearn. After listening to predictions of an elusive snowfall all week, the instant snowflakes appeared in the Five Points neighborhood, the Ahearn brothers bolted outside to play in them. “It was pretty hard [waiting], the snow doesn’t come a lot to here,” said Alex Ahearn. The list of snow day activities in the Huntsville neighborhood was […]

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    AHSAA cancels Wednesday basketball games, adjusts remaining playoff schedule

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – Due to the threat of winter weather throughout much of the state, the AHSAA cancelled the state basketball tournament games for Wednesday. The adjusted schedule is as follows: Thursday, February 26 – BJCC Legacy Arena 9:00 am – Homewood vs Austin (6A Girls Semifinals) 10:30 am – Homewood vs Lee-Huntsville (6A Boys Semifinals) Noon – Shades Valley vs Blount (6A Girls Semifinals) 1:30 pm – Woodlawn vs Carver-Montgomery (6A Boys Semifinals) 3:00 pm – Hazel Green vs […]


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