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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
  • Sparkman Middle School

    Appellate court rules victim in Sparkman rape ‘bait’ case can sue Madison County school board

    ATLANTA, Ga. (WHNT) – The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the victim at the center of the Sparkman Middle School rape civil lawsuit on Wednesday. The ruling overturned the district court’s dismissal of the suit, meaning the victim, known as “Jane Doe,” can now sue school officials. The 2010 filing became known as the Sparkman rape “bait” case. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the victim by her guardian against members of the Madison County School System. It […]


    Madison County, New Hope alumni suit up for charity football game on Aug. 8

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Former New Hope High  and Madison County High football players are helping to raise funds for their schools and putting their bodies on the line in the process. They will don their old uniforms for Saturday’s Alumni Charity Football Game, which serves as a fundraiser for the two high school football teams. “This is just another way of creating a fundraiser and allowing the guys that have participated in both programs through the years to come back and […]


    Planning group working to develop “West Side Master Plan” for Madison

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – As Madison continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in the state, city leaders want to ensure that it is growing the right way. The city council approved a $87,500 contract hiring the Orion Planning Group, a national organization with local ties, to develop Madison’s “West Side Master Plan.” “It will be a detailed plan for transportation, land use, parks and recreation for County Line Road all the way to the city limits,” said Madison Planning […]

  • Madison Cross Road's "Thinking Outside the Box" aims to excite students about learning at home. (Christine Killimayer, WHNT News 19)

    Elementary school administrators “Thinking Outside the Box” at Madison Cross Roads

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison Cross Roads Elementary School Principal Russ O’Rear has been in education for more than two decades. This summer, he may have created one of his best teaching tool concepts, yet. “I always have these crazy ideas,” he laughed. The project is called “Thinking Outside the Box,” and it’s just that. It is similar to monthly beauty product or pet food sample deliveries. Once a month a box will be mailed to a student’s home […]

  • Ryon Oneal Russell (Photo: Huntsville Police)

    Huntsville Police charge man with murder after woman’s body found in canal near Lowe Mill

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Police Department has charged a man with murder in connection to a Wednesday morning death investigation near Lowe Mill in Huntsville. Officials say they found a body in the Pinhook Creek Canal around 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday. Police later identified the body as 57-year-old Peggy Lynn Chambers Teichmiller. Huntsville Police Department Lt. Darryl Lawson said investigators were able to determine that Teichmiller was murdered. After pursuing leads, police arrested Ryon Oneal Russell and charged him with murder. The […]


    Whitesburg P-8 endures minimal hiccups on first day for students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Students in Huntsville City Schools returned to class for the 2015-16 school year on Tuesday, including the roughly 1,000 students zoned for the new Whitesburg P-8. Many of the faculty members finished last minute classroom touches in the new $26 million facility late Monday night to help the first day transition run smoothly inside. Outside though, they knew there would be some challenges. “We’ve had a little bit of glitches with the traffic flow, which we […]

  • POOL

    UPDATE: Victim of near-drowning incident in Harvest has died

    HARVEST, Ala. – Investigators with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office confirm the woman found in a neighborhood swimming pool Wednesday evening has died. It happened on Kelly Ridge Boulevard in the Harvest area. Emergency crews responded to the call of an unresponsive woman, who they have identified as Cynthia Kerr of New Market. First responders tried to resuscitate Kerr on the scene and rushed her to the hospital. She died Thursday. Investigators thoroughly investigated the incident. They say, at this […]

  • School based mental health program continues to grow

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — At an uncertain time for mental health access throughout the state, a Madison County program continues to grow. Wellstone’s Nova Center provides school-based mental health for students in the Huntsville City, Madison City and Madison County systems. “It’s very beneficial because we’re right there in the schools when things happen,” said Wellstone’s Nova Center Division Director Josaylon Lucas Wade. Roughly 18 clinicians work on-site counseling students ages 3-18. Last year alone, the counselors served about […]

  • Madison Police recognize citizens for saving 2-year-old boy from drowning

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — The Madison Police Department is recognizing two citizens for saving a toddler from drowning. Chief Larry Muncey recently presented medals typically reserved for law enforcement officers to Oscar Garcia and Mark Savoie. Muncey said without their quick and selfless action, two-year-old Joshua Manon might not be here. It happened Tuesday, July 21 at the Carrington Cove Apartment Complex in Madison, just after 6:00 p.m. Manon was at one of the site’s pools swimming with his mother, brother […]


    Madison City Council approves rezoning of former Intergraph campus

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — More than 200 acres of Madison land is now ready for economic development. Monday, Madison City Council approved the rezoning of Intergraph’s 227 acres located south of I-565 and east of Wall Triana Highway. “It positions Intergraph to be able to sell it to either one owner or to multiple owners, but for uses that they want to see in and the city wants to see,” said Madison Planning Director Amy Bell Sturdivant. The planning commission already approved […]

  • Bobbie Taylor, Former Lawrence County Animal Shelter who faces Animal Neglect and Abuse charges

    Former Lawrence County Animal Shelter director files motion to halt adoption drive

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Bobbie Taylor, the former director of the Lawrence County Animal Shelter, Friday filed a motion asking a judge to halt an ASPCA adoption drive scheduled for this weekend, according to court documents. Taylor filed the motion asking  for a temporary injunction to stop this weekend’s adoption effort for the 250 animals remaining at the ASPCA temporary shelter. Her lawyer said Taylor wants returned to her seven personal pets that were seized, along with the other animals from the shelter. “She’s […]

  • Madison County Schools close to submitting Monrovia rezoning lines to DOJ

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The Madison County School District is close to submitting a rezoning plan for the new Monrovia high school to the U.S. Department of Justice. Superintendent Matt Massey, with the help of a 13-person advisory committee, spent the summer mulling over roughly two dozen school line scenarios to submit to the DOJ. “We’ve got to make sure that we do that process right and so we’re hopeful that we can put something forward that’s going to […]


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