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Courtney is thrilled to continue her tour of Sweet Home Alabama at WHNT. You can catch her on the weekday morning show as a multimedia journalist Monday through Wednesday, and producing the weekend morning show.

Courtney’s love for this area started during her first job at WTVY in Dothan, AL. She began as an MMJ specifically covering the Florida Panhandle. During that time, Courtney won two Florida Associated Press Awards for Best Series Reporting and Best Hard News Feature. For Best Series Reporting, Courtney spoke one-on-one with present and former Florida prison inmates about their participation in re-entry programs. For Best Hard News Feature, she teamed up with a former co-worker for coverage of bodies being exhumed at the infamous Dozier School for boys in Marianna, Florida.

Courtney’s favorite part of working with WTVY was when she covered Dale County, AL as a bureau reporter. She says the friendships she made there, as well as those at the station, made the area feel like home.

Courtney was born a Yankee in her small hometown of Coshocton, OH, but she feels she was born to be a Southerner.

Before heading to Alabama, she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Communications and a minor in Public Relations from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. During her college years, Courtney enjoyed co-hosting a morning radio talk show with her good friend, anchoring the college’s student-run weekly newscast, being a member of the Student Government Association Slate and spending time with her Alpha Gamma Delta sorority sisters.

When she’s not trying to get the scoop on what’s happening in your neighborhoods, she enjoys exploring the area, catching up with her family in Ohio, visiting friends, volunteering, and trying to fulfill her New Year’s Resolutions of learning to cook and continuing to strengthen her faith.

In addition to news tips, Courtney is always looking for ways to develop roots in the community. If you have any suggestions, feel free to email her at courtney.crown@whnt.com, follow her on Twitter: @courtcrownwhnt, or add her on Facebook: Courtney Crown Whnt.

Recent Articles
  • TAKING ACTION: Elderly customers warn against hiring S&R Tree Service and Landscaping

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Two elderly people hired a local tree service to do more than $1,000 worth of work. each signed a contract with the business owner but they got less than they bargained for. “I hired Mr. Paul and his tree service to take down this large oak tree you can see from the stump and that and the cedar tree,” Charles Mehltretter said while standing alongside the stump in his backyard. 71-year-old Mehltretter hired Paul Ransaw of S & R […]

  • Honest Coffee Roasters opens in downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Something new is brewing in downtown Huntsville. Honest Coffee Roasters opened its doors at UG White on Wednesday morning. This is the temporary location until the store across the street is finished. John Kvach with UG White didn’t get the first cup of joe at the new Honest Coffee Roasters shop but its okay. “I hope a thousand customers beat me every morning,” Kvach said. He and customers of UG White Mercentile will have plenty of opportunities to grab a […]

  • Huntsville Animal Services does most with its money, looks forward to adding nonprofit

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Animal Services saves more than 90% of the animals that enter the shelter. That’s 92% of dogs and 95% of cats. It takes every red cent of the two million dollars Huntsville Animal Services has in its budget for this fiscal year to help them all. “One of them being for medical supplies and medicines,” Animal Care Supervisor Karen Buchan said of where the money is spent. “That plays a really big key with our budget.” Animal services […]

  • TAKING ACTION: Protecting you from home renovations, tree service scams

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  With Spring just around the corner, it’s a busy time for home repair and tree service companies. But, not all of them do honest work. Before you agree to let a company work on your home or backyard, do your homework. “Get references from that particular company; look to see if they have a business license,” Better Business Bureau’s Elizabeth Garcia said. “They should be able to produce that for you.” Ask the company for a business card […]

  • Huntsville Hospital to offer free lung screenings for those with family history COPD, asthma

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Those with Huntsville Hospital are offering free lung screenings on Friday, March 17 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Huntsville Hospital Medical Mall located on Memorial Parkway SW. The services are being offered on a first come, first serve basis. The lung screenings are for those people who have a family history of COPD, alpha-1 or liver disease, and anyone with shortness of breath or uncontrolled asthma. “It’s a good thing if you’re wondering and […]

  • Excellance, Inc. equips mobile stroke treatment units with CT scanners to diagnose, treat on the scene

    MADISON, Ala. – Excellance, Inc. provides custom-built emergency vehicles. The company especially takes pride in the new mobile stroke treatment units built at its facility on Lanier Road. “Mobile stroke ambulances go to the scene and treat a patient at the scene, or at least diagnose the patient at the scene and then apply treatment, depending on what type of stroke they have,” National Sales Manager Thomas Pugh said. Each moment matters when you’re fighting through a stroke. “The longer a stroke is […]

  • Madison City leaders to begin interviews for fire chief on March 25, no date for police chief interviews

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison city leaders are taking steps toward filling two key positions soon. The city hasn’t had a permanent police chief nor fire chief for months, but that will soon change. “We’re down to our final three to five that we’ll bring to council,” Mayor Paul Finley said. “Right now, tentatively, we’re set up for interviews on Saturday, March 25th.” The Human Resources Committee will set the date for final interviews during Monday evening’s meeting. Former Chief Ralph Cobb […]

  • Huntsville Police respond to gas station shooting, 1 taken to hospital

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police Officers responded to a shooting just after noon on Thursday. It happened in the parking lot of a gas station on the corner of Pulaski Pike and Oakwood Ave. Officials say one man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. HEMSI also responded to the scene. No one is in custody at this time.

  • HEALS Inc. looks for dental hygiene donations to fill goody bags for Madison County students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – HEALS Inc. is hoping to serve hundreds of students at its largest site-school clinic this month. They want to send each student home with a goody bag, but the nonprofit needs a little help. “We’re really excited because we’re getting ready to do a big dental screening out at Madison Cross Roads which is our biggest school that we serve,” Executive Director Connie Carnes said. HEALS Inc will soon help 900 students achieve better dental health. “It is […]

  • UPDATE: Huntsville Police working with man in custody in connection with shooting death, fire at home north Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – One man is dead and one person is in police custody following a shooting and a fire at a home on East Tucker Drive. It’s just southwest of the intersection of Mastin Lake Road and Pulaski Pike. “The person we have in custody called and started this whole sequence of events,” Lt. Stacy Bates said. Police have confirmed they found a person inside the home who had been shot to death. Officers found the body based on […]

  • Madison County Metro Jail donates used inmates blankets to local animal shelters

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Lots of cats and dogs will sleep better now after a donation from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. “There’s going to be some animals that are going to stay warm because of our blankets,” said Lt. Christopher Love. Those with the Madison County Metro Jail decided to donate around 230 used blankets. “We have roughly 800 to 900 inmates,” Lt. Love said. “We have our own laundry facility so we repair our own stuff; these are just old blankets we […]

  • BookMobile offers Madison County visitors books and WiFi

    MADISON, Ala. – Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Madison County has a BookMobile offering books to its community after around four years without one. “They’re so excited when they see this big, beautiful, colorful vehicle coming around the corner and they know that the library is coming to them,” Director of Public Relations Laura McPhail said about the people served by the BookMobile. Those with the Huntsville/Madison County Public Library don’t want books to […]