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
  • Local business owner Larry Durham announced on Monday that he is running for the Madison County Commission district 3 seat. (Contributed photo)

    Larry Durham to challenge Eddie Sisk for Madison County Commission district 3 seat

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Local business owner Larry Durham announced on Monday that he is challenging Madison County Commissioner Eddie Sisk for his district 3 seat. “I don’t feel like the people of district 3 are being represented the best that they could be at the commission level,” Durham said. District 3 covers the most square mileage in the county, from somewhat rural areas such as New Hope and Gurley to densely populated areas like south Huntsville. As a […]

  • Update: Madison County Schools still waiting on DOJ approval on Monrovia rezoning lines

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The Madison County School District submitted a rezoning plan for the new Monrovia high school to the U.S. Department of Justice in late July. Madison County officials told WHNT News 19 that they have yet to get a ruling on the plan from the DOJ. Until that happens, they have been advised to not discuss it publicly. Superintendent Matt Massey, with the help of a 13-person advisory committee, spent the summer mulling over roughly two dozen school […]

  • The recent rain and warmer temperatures have led to an increase in fire ant hills. (Photo: Christine Killimayer, WHNT News 19)

    Fire ant hills on the rise in the Tennessee Valley thanks to recent rain and warmer temps

    TENNESSEE VALLEY, Ala. (WHNT) – Watch your step! Fall temperatures are perfect for fire ant activity and ant hills are popping up throughout north Alabama. One viewer contacted WHNT News 19 saying she noticed hundreds appear seemingly overnight in the Shoals. While other viewers say they dot their yards in both Limestone and Madison counties. Experts say fire ants commonly pester this time of year, but the recent rain and warmer temperatures resulted in a more noticeable presence. “The weather, […]

  • Madison Academy, playing Lexington during the 2015 season (WHNT News 19)

    Many Alabama high school football teams scramble, change playoff schedule due to storms

    More than 50 teams from north Alabama were slated to kick off the first round of the playoffs on Friday, but with possible sketchy skies on the horizon — check the latest forecast, the state decided to call an audible. The Alabama High School Athletic Association announced around lunchtime Monday that high school football teams could opt to play their first round playoff games on Thursday instead. “We just wanted to provide schools with some flexibility with the possibility of […]

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    McDonnell Elementary kicks off “Super Citizen” program with surprise for principal

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – For the last two years, fifth graders at McDonnell Elementary learned how to become “super citizens” through the school’s partnership with the Liberty Learning Foundation. Monday the school embarked on its third year with the program, and, for the first time, included second graders. “It’s phenomenal to see the growth and maturity in my kids from the first program, which is the kickoff now to the end,” said principal Laura Worshim. The ten-week initiative teaches valuable […]


    Thousands of dollars worth of major repairs left undone; Huntsville contractor not properly licensed, facing charges

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Christina Boyer is grateful that she can at least wash dishes in her kitchen.  She said it is one of the more functional rooms in her house, though it is incomplete. The cabinets are unfinished and the baseboard is missing. January’s brutally cold temperatures caused a pipe to burst in her attic flooding her New Market home. “There were three inches of water standing when I came home that evening from work, ” she said. […]

  • An athlete competes in the standing long jump event at the 2015 North Alabama Special Olympics on Tuesday at Milton Frank Stadium. (Photo: Christine Killimayer, WHNT News 19)

    North Alabama holds 48th annual Special Olympics, event missing biggest cheerleader

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The 2015 North Alabama Special Olympics went off with a bang at Milton Frank Stadium on Tuesday. For the forty-eighth year, roughly 600 special athletes competed in events ranging from shotput to standing long jump. “If you’re breathing, then you’re going to enjoy watching these athletes and the joy they have and just the fun they have competing and celebrating,” said AEgis Technologies President and CEO Steve Hill. AEgis Technologies Co-Founder and Chairman Bill Waite was […]

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    Huntsville City Schools accepting magnet program applications earlier than usual

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – For nearly two weeks, Huntsville City Schools has been accepting applications to its magnet programs. The seven specialized programs provide educational choices for students of all ages throughout the district. The school system also dubbed October magnet awareness month to help draw attention to the effort. “The good thing about this is that parents will know before we have our winter break if their child’s accepted to a magnet program for the 2016-2017 school year,” said […]

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    Bed drive helps give shelter dogs a comfortable place to sleep

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Local animal advocacy group No Kill Huntsville wants to give shelter dogs a comfortable place to rest their paws. The group is hosting a Kuranda bed drive to benefit The Ark, Inc. in honor of October’s “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.” The Ark currently uses plastic pallets cushioned with bedding in its indoor kennels. “Those other ones, they’re comfy, but they’re very flat,” said shelter volunteer Heike Keltner. “And the Kurandas, they give a little bit, so […]

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    Huntsville city planners ready to go from “The Big Picture” to smaller pictures

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – “The Big Picture” marks Huntsville’s first comprehensive master plan in more than four decades. City planners began the endeavor in May of 2014. While it won’t be unveiled until spring of 2016, it is already making an impact. “From the growth we’re seeing in Huntsville and from the strong engagement in participation of citizens, this plan is needed and this plan is important and it’s truly going to define the direction we go and the decisions […]

  • Huntsville City Schools' Team USA competes in the 2015 Greenpower Finals Race in England. (Courtesy: ETV)

    Huntsville City Schools’ Team USA places 7th in 2015 Greenpower Finals Race

    CORBY, England (WHNT) – Huntsville City Schools’ Team USA finished seventh overall in Sunday’s 2015 Greenpower Finals Race. The event took place at the Rockingham Motor Speedway in England. This year’s race featured dozens of high school and college teams from throughout the United Kingdom. Team USA also won the Siemens Engineering and Design Award for the second time. “It has been an absolutely great day,” said team lead Mike Evans. “We’re growing, the program is growing and we’re improving […]

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    Digital devices roam the sidelines of high school football games more than ever before

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – When David O’Connor played football, he improved as an athlete by watching film. “When I was playing in high school and even when I first started coaching a little bit, it was still the old reel cameras,” he said. “You could hear the thing playing.” Now in his twenty-sixth year as a coach, the game has completely changed. Technology has long been used for teams to record games and then review the action the following week […]


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