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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

    Local sixth graders learn building skills to help increase exposure to skilled trade careers

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Sounds of hammering could be heard from the campus of Owens Cross Roads School on Monday and local leaders hope it indicates a future increase in the Tennessee Valley’s skilled workers. “Nationwide there is a vast shortage of skilled tradesmen,” said Wade Thompson. He is the Director of Workforce Development for the North Alabama Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., or ABC. Members of ABC and “Go Build Alabama” met with nearly 40 […]

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    Madison City Schools increases supplements $84K for 38 district coaches

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — For many athletic coaches within the Madison City Schools system, their paychecks just got a little bigger. The school board approved supplements and incentives for 38 coaches throughout the district. The supplements aim to reward coaches for the time they invest in their programs during the summer months. “We recognize that they put a lot of hours in over the summer,” said School Board Vice President Terri Johnson. “We wish we could pay them for every […]

  • Sheriff’s office to fund 3 new school resource officers for Madison County Schools

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is helping to ensure the safety of students in the county school system. The department plans to fund three new school resource officers for the district  for the 2015-16 school year. Madison County schools first implemented school resource officers in 2008. “It’s essential in this day and time,” said Chief Deputy Dave Jernigan. The sheriff’s office used its own data to determine the best locations for the new SROs. One will […]

  • One year after the storms, Hickory Barn Bar-B-Que really cooking

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — April’s history of tornado outbreaks in the Tennessee Valley has claimed both lives and livelihoods. The April 28, 2014 storms in Limestone County left Hickory Barn Bar-B-Que a mangled mess, but just one year later, owner Bill Davis is really cooking. Davis spent the days after that EF-3 tornado hit cooking endless meals of donated food for emergency crews and volunteers. Senator Bill Holtzclaw recently presented Davis with a resolution in honor of that community […]

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    Sheriff’s Office: 53 people fall victim to phone scam involving paying money to get out of arrest warrant

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that 53 people have fallen victim to a new scam involving their department.  The caller states the person has a warrant for his or her arrest, and the person must transfer money over the phone to settle the matter. This is a fraud.  If you get a call of this nature, do NOT transfer money to the person.  Please hang up and call the Sheriff’s Office immediately at (256) […]

  • 4 years after April 27 storms, ‘PAR’ continues disaster relief efforts

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Four years after the April 27 storms, lessons learned from that day continue to make an impact. On that day, Greg Nelson and his group of volunteers learned that they were not truly ready to help in the aftermath. “We weren’t organized, but we did the best we could do with what we had,” he said. To better help, Nelson helped to create “PAR” — Prepare and Respond Disaster Relief. Nelson said the goal  was to create […]

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    Huntsville firefighters’ quest for equal pay continues to smolder

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Huntsville firefighters’ quest for equal pay continues to smolder. The Huntsville Firefighters Association wants to see salaries for four positions within the department equal the base wages for its police counterparts. A pay parity ordinance was first introduced at a city council meeting last month, but with no vote. Instead, the city is now performing a formal job reclassification audit. “They can reclassify us all they want to and if it’s done impartially, they’ll see that […]

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    Local animal clinic rescues injured bald eagle near B.B. Comer Bridge in Scottsboro

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – One local animal clinic is helping to nurse an injured bald eagle back to health. Dr. Elizabeth Billings said the Grant Animal Clinic‘s proximity to Lake Guntersville makes it one of the first stops for battered birds. “We get about one every two or three years because we’re so close to the lake.” Monday morning, a motorist spotted a bald eagle struggling along Highway 35 in Scottsboro near the B.B. Comer Bridge. “He was on […]

  • Local 10-year-old boy playing pioneering role in fight against cancer

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) — Kristie Williams stood in the parking lot of Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, Friday. She and members of the non-profit “Team Victory 4 All” worked out the last minute logistics for the unofficial second annual “Eli’s Block Party.” Eli is Kristie’s 10-year-old, car-loving son and he is fighting brain cancer. “He is a Mustang man,” said Kristie. The impromptu car show was first held in January of 2014, after friends and family learned that Eli’s cancer had […]

  • Madison County Board of Education fails to pass capital plan including Monrovia High School

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Thursday night, the Madison County Board of Education failed to pass a capital plan that included a new Monrovia High School. An action item for the approval of a capital plan that included a new high school in the Monrovia community, as well as added security measures for all of the district’s schools was on the agenda for the meeting. After discussion from the board and public comments from the community, no motions were made […]

  • Ditto Landing plans revealed, include ziplines, greenways and water sports

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Throughout the next decade, Ditto Landing will hardly be a repeat experience for visitors. Wednesday, Huntsville City and Madison County leaders unveiled eight months worth of public input and planning for what they say has been one of the area’s most underutilized attractions. Ditto Landing spans nearly 600 acres of land along the Tennessee River, but until now, only 35 acres were truly in use. The upgrades include greenways, ziplines, additional bicycle paths, non-motorized water sports, […]

  • Madison business owners hoping to draw in more customers now that County Line Interchange is open

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — Drivers and business owners alike had been foaming at the mouth for the County Line Road Interchange to open. Friday’s ribbon cutting of the $10.7 million project is also expected to pop the top on business growth in the area. The interchange makes roughly 800 acres of nearby land prime for economic development, but it is also expected to provide a spark to existing businesses in the area. “Things are building up around us and we’re […]


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