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Christine joined the WHNT News 19 team in July 2016 as our Interactive Content Reporter/Producer. She works to keep you in the loop and entertained on the web and on the air. She is an American-Canadian who loves lip balm, kickboxing, Indiana Jones, and lake life.

After spending four years at The Loveliest Village On The Plains, Christine began her post-grad career as a freelance news and production assistant for CNN in Atlanta. She has written and produced international and domestic stories, including a report on an archaeology project in the Ur region of Iraq and a feature piece on an Atlanta-based acupuncturist.

Christine was raised an Army brat and thrives in an ever-changing environment. Her interest in broadcast news stems from a combined passion for the performing arts and genuine conversation.

Favorite quote:
“Somebody kind, who touches your mind, will suddenly touch your heart.” -The Sound of Music

Recent Articles
  • Fisherman finds GoPro that’s been in lake for three years, watches footage, returns to owner

    PICKWICK LAKE —  A Facebook post that has been shared over 30,000 times is not only comical, but the kind of post we need more of in this world. A man fishing in Pickwick Lake over the weekend, Corey Glenn, reeled in an unexpected catch– a GoPro Hero 3. (For those who may not know, GoPros are a high-tech camera that can capture amazing photos and videos and are waterproof.) The fisherman took the camera home, cleaned and recharged the device. They […]

  • Update: Madison County woman missing since Monday has been found

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — A woman who hasn’t been since Monday, May 15, has been found. Tabetha Ruby is from the Meridianville/Hazel Green area. She was possibly wearing shorts and a tank or short-sleeved shirt at the time of her disappearance. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office conducted interviews and investigated her disappearance. Family Members and The Sheriff’s Department confirms she has been found safe.

  • Wi-Fi-free town provides refuge for those who say technology is making them sick

    GREEN BANK, W.Va. — There is a small town in West Virginia filled with giant telescopes. Scientists from all over the world use them for astronomical research. Those highly sensitive telescopes require a quiet zone to operate – that means no Wi-Fi and no cell phones. You might think that would keep people away. It’s actually having the opposite effect. People are moving to Green Bank, West Virginia for their health.  They claim electromagnetic fields you find everywhere these days are making […]

  • Boy calls police on dad after finding drugs in his suitcase

    LAWRENCE, Mass. — An 11-year-old boy is being called courageous after he found illegal drugs in his dad’s suitcase and called 911, WCVB reports. Police went to the home on Wednesday and confiscated more than 200-grams of heroin mixed with fentanyl. The drugs were packaged in five sandwich bags hidden inside the luggage. The child told them he saw his father selling drugs earlier in the day. “I commend this young man for being brave enough to come forward and […]

  • Car strikes tree in Fort Payne, two killed

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Fort Payne police say that a car struck a tree Thursday night at 11:45 near the 1500 block of Godfrey Avenue. Gage Howard, 22, lost control of his Chevy Tahoe, causing it to run off the road and into a tree in the front yard of a private residence. Kelsey Smith, 24, was also in the vehicle. Police say both people were pronounced dead at the scene, and the accident is still under investigation.

  • 3 school buses trapped in floodwaters, children on board rescued

    SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. — News Channel 5 in Nashville is reporting that 3 school buses are trapped in floodwaters in Sumner County. There were children on board the school buses. All children were removed from the buses safely. #BREAKING: 3 school buses trapped in floodwaters in Sumner County — NewsChannel 5 (@NC5) May 19, 2017 There are curently several water rescues underway. A flash flood warning was issued Friday morning.

  • State lawmakers react to email forwarded by colleague, perceived as racist

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Black lawmakers were angered Wednesday after a white Alabama lawmaker forwarded an email that was perceived as racist.. That morning Rep. Lynn Greer (R-Rogersville) forwarded an email to colleagues at the state house that alluded to an animal experiment that included four caged monkeys, a banana, a ladder and the action of hosing them down with cold water when one of them tried to climb the ladder for the banana, then replacing the monkeys one at a time. […]

  • Inspectors check out some of your favorite summer treat spots

    Gin House BBQ     Score of: 88 8060 Upper Ft. Hampton, Elkmont Violations: Raw egg shells stored on cooked bacon   McDonald’s     Score of: 89 201 Hwy 31 S, Hartselle Violations: Flies in restaurant   M & W Tropical Sno Madison, LLC     Score of: 94 8020 Madison Blvd. Madison Violations: Several live roaches inside a box containing powdered flavor packets for M&W Tropical Sno Dead roaches inside the same box Owner removed the box with the roaches still […]

  • Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes has died

    Fox News confirms in a tweet that founder and former CEO of Fox News, Roger Ailes, died this morning at the age of 77. Ailes is known for building Fox News Channel into a ratings powerhouse over two decades. He started the network in 1996. He resigned in 2016 amid sexual harassment allegations. The death was announced by his family and reported on Fox News. Breaking News: Former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has died, his family announced. pic.twitter.com/AksPdNSZaI — Fox […]

  • Hollywood PD catch man accused of firing shots at officer

    HOLLYWOOD, Ala. — The Hollywood Police Department have caught the man they suspect fired shots at one of their officers Wednesday night after a minor traffic violation. They arrested Michael Cody of Fort Payne and charged him with Attempted Murder, saying that more charges will follow. Police say late Wednesday night the officer attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver sped off.  The chase was short. The vehicle crashed on Bellefonte Road near the back gate of the Bellefonte Nuclear […]

  • This nifty, silicone cake mold just might change your baking game

    This silicone cake mold claims to be the ultimate baking buddy. It advertises making it easier to create a variety of different shapes and sizes of cakes, without leaking or sticking. And to test it, we wanted to bake a uniquely-shaped cake. “I think I’m going to make a dog bone, which doesn’t make a lot of sense because I’m a cat person, but ya know, we’re going to try it,” said WHNT News 19’s Christine Mitchell. We shaped the mold […]

  • Town Madison construction will require blasting over the next few months

    MADISON, Ala. — Construction of the 500-acre Town Madison mixed-use development and interstate access located at I-565 and Zierdt Road is currently underway. Rock removal (blasting) operations will occur during daytime hours over several months as the project progresses. Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers will stop traffic on I-565 East and West for approximately 2 to 3 minutes while blasting occurs. Future traffic interruptions will be minimal but may occur when blasting is within close proximity […]