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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
  • Madison continues its growth spurt

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s hard to drive through Madison and not see signs of change everywhere you look. “Madison’s growing,” said Mayor Troy Trulock. “We’ve got a great school system. We have a great quality of life. People want to be in Madison.” From road improvements to business openings, Madison has continued its growth spurt With a population of nearly 43 thousand, it is the tenth largest city in the state and more people continue to move there, which […]

  • Bright Spot: Amanda Howard Real Estate Opens Madison Office

      MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Amanda Howard Real Estate celebrated the opening of its Madison office Thursday. The office is located on County Line Road in the Publix shopping complex and is the second location for founder and C.E.O. Amanda Howard. “It just made sense for us as we were growing and expanding outside of our office that our next stage was to come to Madison,” said Howard. The expansion had been in the works for more than a year. […]

  • Cause For Alarm: The Need For Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama has the third highest risk of dying in a fire in the country and Tennessee has the sixth. Because of this, more and more people are advocating for stricter smoke alarm requirements. Much of the need stems from two fatal fires in the Tennessee Valley. On February 12, a house fire in Limestone County claimed the lives of Josephine Lamar and Traci Shook. Then on March 27, Marlene Miland and Dexter Miland Junior died in […]

  • Revitalizing Huntsville’s Riverfront

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville residents weighed in on the future of their riverfront. As part of the city’s comprehensive master planning initiative, a series of Citizens Academies were scheduled. The first meeting focused on Ditto Landing. The site currently contains a marina and campground. Federal regulations mean it must remain a recreation-only property. However, there are possibilities of developing adjacent land. Future topics of Citizens Academies will include neighborhood redevelopment and transportation. There are also plans to utilize focus groups. These groups will also […]

  • Gurley Community Remembering Kobe Cameron, Supporting Family After Tragic Accident

      GURLEY, Ala. (WHNT) — Kobe Cameron’s time on Earth was short on length, but not short on meaning. “He always had a smile, big blue eyes and a teeny, tiny, petite little child. He was just full of life,” said Denise Howard. The Camerons were at the Gurley Pool’s Family Night on Thursday, June 12th, when Kobe fell off the third step of the diving board ladder hitting his head. He was flown to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham that […]

  • Hickory Barn Bar-B-Que Owner Gives Back Despite Losing Restaurant

    CLEMENTS, Ala. (WHNT) – Nearly everyone in the Clements community is helping out in any way they can. This includes one local restaurant owner, who despite nearly losing it all is giving back all that he has left. Feeding others has always been a part of Bill Davis’s job description. For six years, he’s been cooking and serving food at Hickory Barn Bar-B-Que along Highway 72 in Clements. So, when he heard this weekend that storms were coming through, he planned […]

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    Update: Hickory Barn Bar-B-Que Rebuilding Process Taking Longer Than Planned

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) —  Like his barbecue, the recovery process for Bill Davis and Hickory Barn Bar-B-Que is slow-cooking. “It’s not any big hurry,” said Davis. The April 28th storms destroyed his pit house and damaged his roof and not much looks different nearly two months later. “There’s not really enough hours in the day,” said Davis. He was able to salvage most of his equipment and memorabilia, but Davis will have to rebuild his restaurant. “I didn’t lose […]

  • UAH Student Raising Funds, Supplies for Teachers of Tornado Damaged South Lincoln Elementary

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) — Nearly two months have passed since an EF-3 tornado damaged South Lincoln Elementary School. Administrators expect the building to be ready for students by early August. But for the teachers of the school, many lost most of their supplies and they are left scrambling to re-stock their classrooms. “It’s devastating,” said UAH Director of Education Beth Quick. “Teachers don’t have large sums of money to equip their classroom, so to lose all that is a […]

  • NTSB Investigating Fatal Plane Crash At Huntsville International Airport

      HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The National Transportation Safety Board arrived in Huntsville Thursday morning to begin documenting the accident site for Wednesday’s fatal plane crash. NTSB learned that the pilots were performing training exercises at Huntsville International Airport. Two of the victims were company contract pilots for the owner of the plane, Synfuels Holdings Finance, LLC, out of Birmingham. Investigators are still unsure of which two pilots were receiving the training and why they were in Huntsville. According to the […]

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    Update: Victims identified in deadly plane crash

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We now know the identities of the three people killed in a plane crash Wednesday afternoon at Huntsville International Airport. Madison County Deputy Coroner David Young identifies the victims as follows: William Christopher II, 57 of Center Point Robin Gary Smith, 60 of Yukon, Oklahoma Kenneth Lynn Rousseau, 67 of Harpersville Robin Smith was a retired Oklahoma Highway Patrol lieutenant, according to a release from their office. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says a Westwind II […]

  • SUV Crashes into House

    UPDATE: High speed pursuit ends after SUV crashes into Huntsville home, police make arrest

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police have made an arrest in connection to a high speed chase that ended when an SUV crashed into a home and the driver fled on foot. It happened just after 5:00  p.m. at a home near the intersection of Moss Road and Pulaski Pike Monday. Police say officers tried to pull over the driver of a Chevrolet TrailBlazer for a minor traffic stop, but they say the driver sped off, leading them on a chase up […]

  • Group Remains Concerned About Proximity Of Jemison High School To Rock Quarry Despite City Testing

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The new Jemison High School is slated to open its doors in August 2016, but some are concerned about the student’s safety with its proximity to a rock quarry. The group “Concerned Citizens of Huntsville” worries that this proximity could be a danger to the health of the future students. It is asking for the city to pay for a third party health risk assessment to be done. “There is no way that you can convince […]