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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
  • Auburn beat Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field on Wednesday, 31-10. (Courtesy: Auburn Athletics)

    Auburn beats Memphis in Birmingham Bowl 31-10, finishes season 7-6

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – Jeremy Johnson helped Auburn close out the season in fine fashion Wednesday when he came off the bench to lead the Tigers to a 31-10 victory over Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl. Johnson threw the go-ahead touchdown pass in the third quarter, ran for another score early in the fourth and brought life to what had been a hard-fought game that was 10-10 before the dramatics begin in front of a Birmingham Bowl record crowd of 59,430 […]

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    Meet the man & story behind the remarkable aerial footage of Owens Cross Roads flooding

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Putting the flood into perspective. That wasn’t the initial intent when Adrian Jennings flew his drone over the Flint River in the late morning hours the day after Christmas. Really, he just took it out for a tune-up. “I had made a bunch of changes, so I wanted to go out and take it on a quick flight to see if it was working fine,” Jennings said. Once his drone took to the skies above […]

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    New Hope neighborhood continues to fight flood waters

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – When professional fisherman Casey Martin first bought his home near Old Gurley Pike in New Hope, he didn’t realize he would soon have a waterfront property. “The backyard is full of water. The side lot is completely flooded,” he said. Monday, his normally dry yard sat under nearly three feet of water. It seeped into his detached garage, but thanks to some recently installed sub-pumps, his crawl space stayed relatively dry. Martin was not the […]

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    10 miles, 500 pounds worth of film ready for Stars Wars fans at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Early Wednesday afternoon, the IMAX projector at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center was rolling. Crews at the theater were running their final check of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” before Thursday’s premiere. It is one of the final steps in a labor-intensive process to prepare the move for public viewing. “The film came in in 40 pieces,” said theater manager Chris Brothers. “They’re each approximately three and a half minutes because it’s a two-hour and 20 […]

  • Bobbie Taylor, former animal services director of Lawrence County, arrives for a court hearing (WHNT News 19 file)

    UPDATE: Trial postponed for Lawrence County’s former animal services director

    MOULTON, Ala. – The trial of Lawrence County’s former animal services director has been postponed until after the new year.  Bobbie Taylor is accused of abusing between 250 and 300 animals in her care. This is a story WHNT News 19 first broke over the summer.  Five months have passed since Taylor was charged with animal cruelty.  She had been running an animal shelter and was serving as the county’s animal control officer. In September, Taylor pleaded not guilty to 16 counts […]

  • Sharon Reed was one of nine graduates to complete the Madison County Adult Drug Court on Monday. (Christine Killimayer, WHNT News 19)

    Nine Madison County residents graduate from the drug court program, ready for fresh start

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Across the street from the Madison County Courthouse, in the shadow of their rock bottom, nine people took their first steps on a new journey. Monday marked graduation day, not for college seniors, but for adults looking for a second chance. They graduated from the Madison County Adult Drug Court. Since 2003, the program has helped to rehabilitate non-violent, chemically dependent offenders. Its graduates, in turn, have their original charges dismissed. The mandatory substance abuse […]

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    Record holding ultra runner embarks on 100th marathon Saturday in Huntsville after remarkable weight loss journey

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a familiar story. A working mother of two, looking to lose weight turns to running. What’s not so familiar is, now, more than a decade later, she is one of the country’s premier ultra runners. Traci Falbo ran her first marathon in Huntsville in 2004, but she wasn’t technically a rookie runner. “I ran in high school and college, but I wasn’t a very good runner,” she said. In her mid-30s, she reintroduced herself to […]

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    “Wreaths Across America” comes to Huntsville’s Veterans Memorial

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Veterans Memorial in downtown Huntsville is officially ready for Christmas and its decorations are part of a larger national effort. “My grandfather was a World War II veteran. He’s 95, a Purple Heart recipient,” said Kiley Kinzer-Henry. She helped to honor her grandfather’s service, along with the service of other veterans, on Thursday by placing dozens of wreaths throughout the memorial. It marked the fifth year her organization, “A Smile for Troops,” has performed the […]

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    Madison County sheriff announces jail chief retirement after months of uncertainty

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It has been a turbulent two months at the Madison County Jail. Chief Correctional Officer Steve Morrison’s contract with the county expired on October 11. Bolstered by lawsuits and death investigations, the Madison County Commission opted to not renew it. Now nearly two months later, Morrison is retiring and correctional officer Troy Fulk has been named as the interim Chief Jail Commander, according to Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning. In a letter from Morrison to Sheriff Dorning, […]

  • Photo of Latonya Denise Haley from her arrest in September 2014. (Photo: Madison County Metro Jail)

    Madison County grand jury indicts woman charged in fatal hit and run

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Madison County grand jury indicted a Huntsville woman in connection with a deadly hit-and-run wreck. Latonya Haley, 33, is charged with manslaughter, first-degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident with an injury in connection to a September 2014 crash that killed eight-year-old Weixi Zhang and critically injured his two sisters. Huntsville Police say the three children were walking home along U.S. Highway 72 with two adult relatives from their family’s restaurant that night when […]

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    Decatur man accused of killing his ex-wife plans to hire attorney, preliminary hearing continued

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A Decatur man accused of killing his ex-wife appeared in a Morgan County Courtroom Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. Court records indicated that Roger Stevens had planned to represent himself, but the Morgan County District Attorney’s Office told WHNT News 19 that the hearing was continued at the defendant’s request. The court is now allowing Stevens time to hire legal counsel. The preliminary hearing has been continued until 9 a.m. on December 22. Stevens is accused […]

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    UPDATE: Huntsville Police identify man accused of stealing ambulance, breaking into pharmacy

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police have identified the man they believe is responsible for stealing an ambulance from Decatur Morgan Hospital. Authorities think he’s also the man who broke into The Medicine Shoppe on Patton Road. Evan Denison, 21, of Madison faces charges of Burglary Third Degree and Possession of Stolen Property in Huntsville. He will likely face other felony charges for the theft of the ambulance in Decatur. Officials with First Response Ambulance Service, which is the company that […]

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