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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
  • Decatur City Council approves rezoning of future school land, other city purchases

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The land purchase for the future site of a new Austin High School can now move forward. Decatur City Council unanimously approved the rezoning of the Cedar Ridge Golf Course for a new school, Monday. The sale of the 77.5 acres of land is contingent on a convenience store at the corner of the property maintaining its beer and wine license, which the city also approved Monday. “I think what they want to do is they […]

  • Fundraising efforts established to help Huntsville family rebuild after fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Four days before Christmas, Army veteran Billy Parden, his wife and his nine-year-old son were watching football in their home when he heard the smoke alarm go off. Flames quickly consumed the upstairs bedrooms destroying their furniture and belongings. “All of our clothes, all of our bedrooms, the beds, shoes, you name it,” said Parden, “pretty much anything you would have upstairs is gone.” Parden’s laptop containing irreplaceable photos and school work was also in the charred […]

  • Alabama senior quarterback Blake Sims reflects on season

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (WHNT) – Blake Sims walks away from his time as the starting quarterback at Alabama with an 11-2 record. But it is the two losses that weigh the heaviest on the fifth-year senior. WHNT News 19 Sports Director Ryan Cody spoke with Sims following the Tide’s loss to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl.

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    Auburn drops Outback Bowl in overtime to Wisconsin, 34-31

    TAMPA, Fla. (WHNT) — Auburn played it to the end, and then some, but it wasn’t enough to beat Wisconsin and Melvin Gordon in the Outback Bowl on Thursday. The Badgers won 34-31 in overtime when they made a field goal on their first possession, and Auburn missed a 45-yard try when it got the ball. Gordon rushed for 251 yards and three touchdowns, though Auburn had the lead with eight seconds left in regulation. Wisconsin tied the game a second […]

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    The year’s most viewed local stories on whnt.com

    TENNESSEE VALLEY, Ala. (WHNT) – This last year was a busy one in the Tennessee Valley and the area’s top news stories drove you to whnt.com again and again. Many viewers used our website to learn about possible scams, like our fourth most viewed story about Iraqi Dinar. Nearly 97,000 readers clicked to find out if the investment was a smart move or a scam. While more than 97,000 were curious to know if persimmon seeds really can predict winter weather […]

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    Taking Action: Child safety seat protocol after an accident

    TENNESSEE VALLEY, Ala. (WHNT) – The child safety seat served its purpose, protecting your little one in an accident. But many people do not know that experts say that most car seats should not be used again following a wreck. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that if you are in a moderate or severe crash to replace your child safety seat. Damage to the seat could prevent it from being safe in another accident. Most car insurance companies will […]

  • Legendary hoops coaches meet in title game as J.O. Johnson wins Huntsville Times Classic, 54-42

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – For the third time in the Huntsville Times Classic’s 32-year history, head basketball coaches Jack Doss and Danny Petty met in the championship game Monday. Doss’s J.O. Johnson team won the 2014 edition of the title-game match-up, beating Petty’s James Clemens team, 54-42. The win gave Doss his ninth Huntsville Times Classic title. The two coaches first squared off in the tournament 25 years ago, with Doss’s 1989 Butler squad knocking off Petty’s Johnson team. Their teams […]

  • The Havoc ‘do it right’ as a professional team in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Fans continued to voice their frustration about the city’s departing baseball team Friday, after news broke that the former home of the soon-to-be-defunct Huntsville Stars is expected to be demolished. But one professional team is still going strong in Huntsville. The Havoc are in their eleventh season in the Rocket City and, in that time, more than one million fans have attend their games. As the city’s foremost professional franchise, the hockey team has endured for more […]

  • Madison Fire & Rescue needs help raising funds to bring lifesaving ‘Pulse Point’ app to Madison County

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – A new app, called PulsePoint, can turn a bystander into a first responder. Madison Fire & Rescue wants to be the first to bring this lifesaving technology to the state. “We’re anxious to have that in our community and we believe that it’s time to do that,” said Madison Fire & Rescue community relations director Russ Kennington. The app alerts CPR-trained citizens when someone nearby calls 911 about a cardiac arrest. “It recognizes those phones through GPS […]

  • Home prices expected to rise in 2015 throughout the Tennessee Valley

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – As we head into 2015, experts say home prices across the country are expected to increase over the next 12 months and the same holds true in the Tennessee Valley. Sale prices in Tennessee are predicted to go up three to four percent and two to three percent in Alabama. The area’s upward trend is thanks in larger part to three key factors: strong job growth, low interest rates and low crude oil prices. “We are […]

  • Controversial movie ‘The Interview’ opens in Huntsville with minimal fanfare

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Despite two weeks of controversy, “The Interview” opened in more than 300 independently-owned movie theaters across the country Christmas Day, including three theaters in the Tennessee Valley. Madison Square Cinema in Huntsville showed three screenings of the film Thursday. The first to showings filled fewer than 50 of the theater’s 200 seats, but the final show of the day reportedly sold out. Many of the movie goers attended the local screening for holiday entertainment. “We made a beeline […]

  • Local group holds Christmas Eve candlelight vigil to honor first responders

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Early Monday morning the distress call came in to Kathy Hooper, but this time, it was the first responders who needed help. “We got a phone call at 1:30 in the morning that said some of our officers are not motivated, they’re depressed, they need to know that people are behind them,” said Hooper, a former police officer for 11 years. With only 48 hours to plan, Hooper and other organizers with North Alabama Thin Line Support held […]


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