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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
  • NASA has a new mission, and this space expert says it’s possible

    The National Space Council recently announced a new mission for NASA. The agency wants to go back to the moon, establish a presence there and then use that as a gateway for moving on Mars. Is that realistic? Is it going to happen? Can NASA do it under current budget restrictions? We asked Jeff Greason this questions. He’s the CEO of a company that works on rapid prototyping of space vehicles and he’s the chairman of a nonprofit that promotes […]

  • Make a difference at Ditto Landing on this community clean-up day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The southeast YMCA is sponsoring Ditto Landing Clean-Up Day on October 28 from 8 a.m. through 12 p.m. Partners in this project are Operation Green Team, Keep Alabama Beautiful, City Council President Jennie Robinson, Brandi Quick the Executive Director of Ditto Landing, and our Togetherhood Volunteers. Togetherhood is the YMCA’s Signature Program for Social Responsibility, and the Togetherhood program is giving a popular Huntsville recreation spot a cleanup. Anyone who would like to participate can sign up […]

  • Water flossers are a great alternative to string flossing, but the Power Floss is a dud

    No matter how many times dentists say it,  flossing tends to rank low on the average person’s list of priorities. We asked Dr. Amy Heusinger at Complete Dental in Huntsville…why? “It requires a little bit more manual dexterity, it requires a little bit more time,” Dr. Heusinger said. “Not everyone has the hand skills to floss.” One alternative to string flossing is water flossing. The Power Floss is one of many water flossers on the market—it claims to use air […]

  • NEW APP: Check out what’s on “The House” in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — How many times have you turned to your friend or significant other and said “Where should we eat?” or “What do you want to do tonight?” Founders Matt Patterson and Matt Harb set out with the goal to end those annoying questions forever…with an app that just launched in Huntsville: “The House” First launching in Chattanooga eight months ago, then Birmingham, and now—the Rocket City. This app is your one-stop shop for everything going on tonight. “We […]

  • Tap into easy-pouring with the Magic Tap!

    The Magic Tap is an automatic, battery-powered drink dispenser that claims to make something as simple as serving up a glass of juice or milk even more simple. *Tapping* into a device like that can definitely be helpful when you’ve got your hands full, especially if you’ve often got a wee babe on your hip like the Habig family does! “My daughter just turned one and I’ve noticed that she’s becoming independent, so I figure why not try the Magic […]

  • Judge orders mental evaluation for man accused in Sonic murder

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — Dacedric Ward, one of the men accused in the shooting death of 18-year-old Jason West, pleaded not guilty in May 2017 by reason of mental disease. Ward faces two capital murder charges for the December 26, 2016, shooting at the Sonic restaurant on County Line Road in Madison. The court has now decided that there are reasonable grounds for a mental examination. The judge has ordered that Ward will undergo an examination by a certified forensic […]

  • Woman killed in Fort Payne pedestrian accident

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Fort Payne Police have released information about a road accident that killed a pedestrian Monday night. Police said a vehicle pulling a utility trailer was traveling north on Glenn Boulevard when some of the items on the trailer fell into the roadway. The vehicle stopped and passenger Mary Delana Austin, 40, got out of the vehicle to retrieve the items. Another vehicle traveling north struck Austin. She was taken to Dekalb Regional Hospital by ambulance and […]

  • One good and one bad rating for Mexican restaurants in this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    Sonic Drive-In 1325 6th Ave. SE, Decatur Violations: Inspectors found milk, hot dogs, and cheese stored at temperatures up to 20 degrees warmer than required An employee’s personal drink was sitting on an active cutting board Sonic Drive-In scores an 85 El Quetzal Buena Vista 118 E. Franklin St., Russellville       83 Violations: No paper towels at the kitchen hand sink The utensils were not being sanitized at all Beef and chicken were stored at hazardous temperatures El Quetzal Buena Vista […]

  • Huntsville man arrested for human trafficking, sexual abuse and sodomy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Wednesday morning suspected of human trafficking. Billy Edwards, 63, was arrested in the 3000 Block of North Broad Place in Huntsville as a result of warrants from an ongoing investigation by the sheriff’s office and the Department of Homeland Security. Edwards was booked into the Madison County Jail on two counts of human trafficking, three counts of sexual abuse, and two counts of sodomy. His bond is $365,000. Further charges […]

  • Grocery Gripps will make your shopping trips easier, but with a price

    Groceries—we all need them. And no matter where you get them, they usually get packed into paper or plastic bags. Grocery Gripps claim to be a comfortable, convenient way to carry bags by distributing the weight of a load over stronger muscles like your wrist or shoulder, instead of carrying heavy weight with your hands. To test, we went to Star Market for bagging expertise and loaded up some groceries! The Grocery Gripps strap has two different carrying options. You […]

  • Boaz teenager arrested, charged with murder

    ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. — The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Boaz teenager in connection to a recent murder at 689 Sunset Trail in Boaz. Nineteen-year-old Ty Jordan Kirkland was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder. He is being held on $100,000 bond in Etowah County Jail. According to law enforcement, Kirkland is suspected of shooting 42-year-old Kevin Charles Jones after a verbal confrontation on Monday. Jones passed away hours after the shooting at a Birmingham hospital.

  • Jet Pep robbers take cash and cigarettes, no injuries

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Police say an early morning robbery ended in stolen cash and cigarettes, but thankfully, no one was hurt. Just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday, police were called to the Jet Pep convenience store at the corner of University Drive and Henderson Road. The clerk told police two men wearing black hoodies and ski masks entered the convenience store and held the clerk at gunpoint. They took an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. The clerk was not injured. […]