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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 City Schools celebrates ribbon-cutting for Sonnie Hereford III Elementary

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville City Schools held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Sonnie Hereford III Elementary on Thursday. The school is named for the longtime north Alabama civil rights pioneer. Dr. Hereford died earlier this month. On the same day of his passing, the Huntsville City School System took ownership of the facility that bears his names. Dozens of people attended the dedication ceremony, along with many of his family members, including his son, Sonnie Hereford IV, who was one of the first […]

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    Smyrna Police arrest suspect in hit-and-run that killed Tennessee Valley native

    SMYRNA, Tenn. – The Smyrna Police Department announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that investigators have arrested a suspect in the hit-and-run that killed a Tennessee Valley native earlier this month. Elise Denton, 29, died on July 10 when a pickup truck struck the back of the scooter she was driving.  Officials said Denton’s body was left behind in the roadway as the suspect left the scene and continued north bound on Lowry Street. According to witness statements, the suspect vehicle dragged Denton’s scooter […]


    Huntsville Hospital’s athletic trainers help high school athletes stay healthy in extreme heat

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Huntsville Hospital athletic trainer Joseph Lemery has been preparing the Sparkman High School football team for its toughest opponent so far this year – the extreme heat. Practice doesn’t officially start until August 1 and games are still a month away, but during Wednesday’s open workout, the sun’s rays showed no mercy on the Senators. Lemery had his playbook ready. “Typically, we have unlimited water and we let them take their helmets off whenever,” he said. “We double […]

  • Huntsville resident Theresia Hunter sifts through mountains of paperwork as she tries to recoup money lost from a car accident nearly a year ago.

    TAKING ACTION: Helping a woman recoup money lost from a car accident nearly a year ago

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – On August 1, 2015, Theresia Hunter was leaving Warehouse Furniture on Jordan Lane in Huntsville. As she exited the parking lot to turn east onto Grizzard Road, she heard a loud noise. The sway bar on her vehicle was knocked loose. Hunter had to have it towed to a garage for repairs and rent a car in the meantime. About five weeks and $1,000 later, she got back on the road, but she continues to run on […]

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    Decatur Police searching for man considered armed & dangerous, wanted on multiple felony warrants

    DECATUR, Ala. – The Decatur Police Department is searching for a man it considers “armed and dangerous.” Officials said Joshua Garner-Banks is wanted for multiple felony warrants for both the Decatur Police Department and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. The warrants include two counts of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of marijuana possession in the first degree. The additional warrants in Morgan County were not included. If you know where Garner-Banks is or if you see him, you asked […]

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    For now, Saban says Cam Robinson & Hootie Jones will not face suspensions, despite recent arrests

    HOOVER, Ala. – It has not been a quiet off-season for Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban. The May arrests of offensive lineman Cam Robinson and defensive back Lawrence “Hootie” Jones on drugs and weapons charges became prime fodder for the third day of SEC Media Days in Hoover. Saban was ready for the barrage of questions. “Now are we perfect,” he asked. “Are these guys perfect? I don’t know, but for those of you out there that have children, are […]


    ‘Every life is important’ – Alabama’s Nick Saban discusses how we need to grow as a country in the wake of national tragedies

    HOOVER, Ala. – Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban called Baton Rouge home for five years when he coached at LSU. Within the last week, the city has been home to the shooting death of Alton Sterling and the protests that followed. The incident sparked a week of both rage and heartache throughout the nation. It has inspired many to speak up, including one of the most influential coaches in college football. “Every life is important,” he said. “It’s important to […]

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    Madison City Schools approves new rezoning plan at Tuesday’s school board meeting

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison City Schools approved a new “unassigned” elementary school zone classification for undeveloped residential areas in the Madison City Schools district. Superintendent Dee Fowler presented the new plan at Tuesday’s school board meeting. The unassigned zoning will apply only to future residential growth areas, not existing homes. “We make them unassigned and as people move into those subdivisions, then we will determine where we have room and then we would move the children into those schools,” said Fowler. The action gives school officials […]

  • Elise Denton (Photo: Courtesy)

    Funeral arrangements set for Tennessee Valley native killed in hit-and-run near Nashville

    MADISON, Ala. – Loved ones from Tennessee to the Tennessee Valley are mourning the loss of 29-year-old Elise Denton. She died Sunday in a fatal hit-and-run in Smyrna, Tennessee, a suburb southeast of Nashville. Police said she was driving her scooter when a pickup truck struck the back of it. She was thrown from the scooter and hit by another vehicle. The driver of the truck reportedly left the scene. Visitation is set for July 16 from 1-3 p.m. at […]


    SEC Commissioner comments on student athletes, social issues in wake of national events

    HOOVER, Ala. – While folks in the south collectively, and perhaps, desperately, return their focus to football with the start of SEC Media Days, Commissioner Greg Sankey still took the time to comment on the recent national events. “Our sharing in the sorrow at the loss of life that’s been such a focus over the last week,” he said. “That’s done with the understanding that sports play a unifying role in society, but beyond that, the opportunity, the effort to […]


    Auburn’s Montravius Adams celebrates his mom’s birthday at SEC Media Days

    HOOVER, Ala. – Auburn defensive tackle Montravius Adams almost didn’t wear orange and blue. The five-star high school standout grew up in Vienna, Georgia, attending Dooly County High School. His mother, Debbie Young, loved their recruiting visit to the University of Georgia. “Really, the reason I play this game, is for my mother,” said Adams. “I love my mother to death.” Instead, Young, a single mother, told her son to choose the school that made him feel the most comfortable. For […]


    Huntsville Police Department graduates 21 new officers in bittersweet ceremony

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville Police Department swore in 21 new officers on Friday in a ceremony at the Randolph School. The graduates of the 55th class were selected from a pool of 1,000 applicants and trained for five months to earn their badges. The mood at the ceremony was certainly conflicted as the magnitude of the week’s events weighed heavily on those in attendance. “We have a country that has yet to be healed,” said Chief Mark McMurray. “Dallas is […]