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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
  • Courtesy JSU Athletics

    No. 8 Jacksonville State whips UT Martin for fourth win in a row

    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Jacksonville State got another dominating effort out of its defense and nearly 500 yards from the offense to claim its fourth consecutive victory Saturday afternoon. Eli Jenkins threw two touchdowns as the eighth-ranked Gamecocks knocked off UT Martin 38-14 in their Ohio Valley Conference home opener at Burgess-Snow Field. Jacksonville State ran its record to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the OVC. The Gamecocks played without leading rusher DeMarcus James, who dressed for the game but did not see […]

  • Courtesy UNA Athletics

    UNA remains unbeaten despite struggle in 30-10 Homecoming win

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – It wasn’t pretty, but the University of North Alabama remained unbeaten with a 30-10 Homecoming win over Western Oregon at Braly Stadium. The Lions were whistled for 178 yards in penalties and lost two fumbles but managed to hold off the Wolves by forcing three turnovers and sacking WOU quarterbacks nine times for 77 yards. With the win, the fifth ranked Lions improved to 4-0. Western Oregon falls to 2-3. With starting quarterback Luke Wingo out of […]

  • Courtesy AAMU Athletics

    Grambling puts damper on Homecoming with win over Alabama A&M

    NORMAL, Ala. (WHNT) – A 92-yard kickoff return dashed Alabama A&M’s comeback hopes as Grambling beat the Bulldogs 38-28 Saturday in the fifth annual Louis Crews Classic, Alabama A&M’s first home game this season. The game was also Homecoming for A&M, drawing a crowd of 21,254 on a sunny Saturday afternoon. The kickoff return by Martez Carter came after the Bulldogs scored on a 20-yard Harvey Harris touchdown run which cut the Grambling lead to 24-22 with 12:12 left in the […]

  • Loving Leah: Elkmont community embraces 15-year-old girl fighting cancer

    ELKMONT, Ala. (WHNT) – Schoolwork, gossip, cheerleading — these are the activities of an ordinary teenage girl. But Leah Seibert is no ordinary girl. She is a 15-year-old fighting cancer and doing it with a smile. “She has always got a smile on her face and I just know that she’s going to fight her way through it,” said Chloe Murphy, Leah’s best friend. Leah is 29 weeks through her aggressive 54-week treatment plan for rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the […]

  • LUTZ

    Learn from Lutz: Father of former Auburn tight end uses son’s life as teaching tool for high school athletes

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) –  “Philip made a major mistake his last day on earth,” Mike Lutzenkirchen said as he addressed the James Clemens football team Tuesday. The father of the former Auburn tight end has made it his mission to see that others follow his son’s example but don’t make that last misstep. Philip Lutzenkirchen died in a car crash in June. “For all the great things my son did,” said Mike, “that one thing cost him his life. It’s forever changed […]

  • Decatur police officers provide a lift for a high school marching band member

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The day-to-day duties for Decatur police officers can be trying. “Most of the days it’s a struggle,” said officer Chris Cahoon. “You don’t have a lot of positive calls, positive feedback from people because most of the time when we get called, it’s the worst of circumstances when we’re there.” But Friday night, at a high school football game, three officers proved how truly dedicated they are to serving their community. Randy Turner is a freshman […]

  • Loved ones of Mark Pridmore plead for change from Huntsville City Council in treatment of homeless citizens

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Family members, friends and supporters of Mark Pridmore gathered Thursday night at the spot where he was last conscious before his death. Near a dumpster behind a hotel along University Drive, emotions took over as Pridmore’s loved ones continue to seek justice in his honor. Pridmore was severely beaten in a fight near a gas station on University Drive on September 4th. He later died at Huntsville Hospital from those injuries. Police charged 18-year-old Behre Xavier […]

  • Madison County inmate takes a joy ride from jail, arrested for DUI

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – After more than four years on probation, a violation landed Robert Allen Russo in the Madison County Detention Facility in June. During his 90-day sentence, Russo was allowed to work as a class four inmate, the jail’s lowest security classification. “He was working unsupervised in our fleet shop, in case we need somebody at night to give a spare car to a deputy or fix a broken vehicle or replace a tire,” said Chief Deputy […]

  • Madison City Council approved the 2015 fiscal year budget, Monday.

    Madison City Council Approves 2015 Fiscal Year Budget

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison City Council approved the 2015 fiscal year budget Monday. The city’s fiscally responsible moves for the last two years left the city much more breathing room for 2015. “We’ve been through two very lean years, and again, thanks to a tremendous team here in the city of Madison, we all said we’re going to keep very lean budgets for the previous two years,” said Mayor Troy Trulock. The more than $30 million budget will allow […]

  • New baseball stadium not in the cards for Coca-Cola bottling plant site, mixed-use development planned

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A new downtown baseball stadium has struck out, at least at the old Coca-Cola bottling plant site. The Clinton Avenue location was long thought, and in some cases hoped, to be the top spot for a new ballpark, but new details have surfaced that could bench those rumors. “It seems unlikely that that site would be redeveloped to include a ballpark,” said Downtown Huntsville Inc., CEO Chad Emerson. “Hopefully it will be redeveloped to include a mixed-use project […]

  • UPDATE: Man arrested, accused of stealing truck from disabled carpenter

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) — UPDATE: After receiving a tip that the 1994 Dodge Dakota was on Trade Street in Florence, the Florence Police Department took Mark Anthony Lard into custody late Tuesday evening. Lard is suspected to have stolen Dewey Tate’s truck Monday. Florence Police are holding Lard on outstanding warrants in Lauderdale County. Check out our latest report on the community’s response to the crime. Previous report When Dewey Tate is not building and selling birdhouses in front of […]

  • Local veteran, organizations reflect on 9/11, develop way to honor day locally

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Jeff Hemphill was 19 years old when the United States came under attack on September 11, 2001. “As a military member, my first instinct was, ‘Okay, when do I leave?'” He was stationed with the Air Force in Tucson, Arizona, and he was ready to fight for his country. “For us in the military, it was, what are we going to do about this,” said Hemphill. “This is what we’re here for. We’re here to defend […]


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