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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
  • 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 […]

  • Local organization encouraging homeless crime victims to seek help from proper authorities in wake of Mark Pridmore’s death

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The beating death of Mark Pridmore shines light on a larger problem in the homeless community. The homeless are more susceptible to injuries and crime, but they are less likely to report them to the proper authorities. More than 24 hours passed before the 40-year old received medical attention. Police say Pridmore was involved in a fight with 18-year-old Berhe Xavier Starling last Thursday near a gas station located at 4302 University Drive. He died Saturday as […]

  • A Good InVESTment: Athens Police Department buys new protective vests with federal grant and city funds

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – For the 50 Athens police officers, protective vests are part of their everyday wear. “We started requiring our officers to wear the vests to protect them,” said Chief Floyd Johnson. “We wanted to do everything we could to protect our officers and send them home safely.” Johnson also says the vests protect in more than one way. “Not only if you are involved in a shooting and it hits the area it covers, that’s very critical, […]

  • Madison Police urge fans to drive carefully to Friday’s Madison Bowl

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Patience is a virtue, especially during high school football game traffic. Dozens of stadiums across the Tennessee Valley deal with an influx of fans every Friday night, but this year’s Madison Bowl will be an extra-special test of wills for those making their way to Madison City Schools Stadium. “We’re expecting a huge turnout from both schools, thousands of people,” said James Clemens junior Lauren Brashear. More than 10,000 fans are expected to attend Friday night’s […]


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