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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
  • A yacht was found capsized at Ditto Landing on Friday morning. (Photo: Daniela Perallon/WHNT News 19)

    UPDATE: Crews still cannot lift 78-foot boat partially sunken at Huntsville’s Ditto Landing

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – UPDATE – Crews are still working to pull a partially sunken yacht out of the marina at Ditto Landing. “The Notorious,” which apparently has quite a history, was first found partially submerged at Ditto Landing in south Huntsville, Friday. Monday evening, crews were able to lift the majority of the yacht out of the water. Workers plan to bring in a third crane Tuesday to help move the more than 200,000 pound boat to land. Crews pumped water and fuel out […]

  • Taking Action: Keeping Senior Citizens Safe in Extreme Heat

        HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — This latest heat wave has been rough on everyone, but senior citizens are particularly vulnerable, so WHNT News 19 is taking action to help keep the elderly safe from the dangers of heat. Seniors, as well as those with chronic illnesses, do not adjust well to sudden changes in temperature. “They’ll lose a great amount of fluid through perspiration, but in some cases they don’t remember to drink frequently,” said Magnolia Trace nursing director […]

  • Football players and coaches make practice adjustments for the increasing heat

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Temperatures are inching closer and closer to hitting triple digits for the first time since 2012. The extreme heat means extra precautions are needed at high school football practices. For the Hartselle football team, and countless other teams across the Tennessee Valley, when it comes to beating the heat, the remedy is old school. “You just try to encourage [the players] day in and day out about staying hydrated and eating good and getting plenty of […]

  • ALS Clinic continues to raise awareness, provide support for those with ALS with its own ice bucket challenge

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The ice bucket challenge spread as quickly as ice melting in the Alabama heat. Tuesday, members of the staff at the Crestwood Medical Center’s ALS Clinic in Huntsville took their turn under the bucket. They know the disease all too well and see it up close on a daily basis. “The staff here at this clinic will do anything within their power to help people with ALS,” said Cassie Barber, Executive Director of the ALS Association Alabama […]


    Limestone County Commissioner aims to fix chronic eyesore, litter problem in West Limestone

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Tucked away in a corner of Limestone County is a secluded fishing spot on Sugar Creek. It serves as a favorite locale for many in the area, including Danny Rose, who lives down the street. When trash began to litter the land and the water there, Limestone County Commissioner Ben Harrison stepped in. “It was an eyesore and it was just like, come on, we can do better than this,” said Rose. The trash came […]

  • Moulton Speedway emphasizing safety rules after death of driver Kevin Ward Jr. at New York racetrack

    MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) — Dirt tracks are where many of today’s top NASCAR drivers cut their teeth. It is also where they learn what, and what not, to do while racing. Following the death of Kevin Ward Jr., many racetracks are re-evaluating their safety precautions. “It’s sad that it takes things like this to put emphasis on the rules that you’ve had in place for forever,” said Moulton Speedway co-owner Carol Burns. At Moulton Speedway the rule has always been to […]

  • House Intelligence Committee Chairman Discusses ISIS at Space and Missile Defense Symposium

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to threaten national security in the United States as the group  grows in northern Iraq. U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) was in Huntsville Wednesday to attend the Space and Missile Defense Symposium at the Von Braun Center. The House Intelligence Committee Chairman hosted a town hall forum fielding questions from all over the country regarding missile defense and national security and spoke out about the militant group. “This is a […]

  • Taking Action: Cyclist attacked by unchained dog in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Every day, runners and cyclists take to the streets either for exercise or fun, but none of them expect to be attacked while on the road. WHNT News 19 is taking action to keep cyclists safe and dog owners informed. While riding her bike through Gurley over the weekend, Jodi Bump was passing a house on the opposite side of the street, when, suddenly, a large dog knocked her to the ground. “He rammed, pretty […]

  • New Town Madison Development Set to Break Ground, Neighbors Concerned

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – With developer Louis Breland set to begin construction on the 700-acre Town Madison Cooperative District Tuesday, local residents worry about their new neighbor. “The longer he tries to leave us in the dark, the more worried we become,” said Mountain Brook resident Jon Pierce. Mountain Brook is one of the handful of subdivisions along Zierdt Road that could be impacted by the development that will run south of I-565 from Zierdt to Wall Triana. Pierce went before Madison […]

  • 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.  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 big. “I know how to […]

  • 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. […]


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