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Drew Galloway is WHNT's Interactive Content Producer. He is a lover of nerd-culture and literature.

Drew joined WHNT in February 2013 after writing for The Madison Weekly. He writes about a variety of topics, including crime, community, and other general stories that come our way on a given day.

Drew's love for literature began at an early age when he picked up his first book, The Hobbit. His love for writing grew at UAH, where he studied English and Philosophy.

Drew loves movies and often writes movie reviews for WHNT.com. Drew and a few others at WHNT love to attend the premiere showings on midnight of the first day a film is released.

Drew loves science-fiction and fantasy, including Star Wars and the Lord of The Rings, and now The Hobbit films. He also loves the Marvel Comics films and is looking forward to the next installment of The Avengers in 2014. Ask him about any Marvel character and he'll surprise you with his wealth of knowledge. His favorite is Ant-Man, due for a film in 2015.

He is also one of the cool people at WHNT who dress up for Halloween.

Drew and his beautiful wife, Alexis, attend Willowbrook Baptist Church. They are planning to get a puppy very soon, possibly a Pug. Check back for updates!

Recent Articles
  • Jeremy Joseph Nelson (Photo: Madison County Detention Center)

    Huntsville man facing federal child pornography charges pleads not guilty

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A man accused of hiding cameras in three Huntsville businesses has pleaded not guilty to producing and possessing child pornography. Jeremy Nelson, 42, was indicted on counts of producing and possessing child pornography in Nov. He is accused of placing hidden cameras in the bathrooms of some of the businesses he cleaned. His trial is currently set for Feb. 5.

  • Dr Judy Bonner (Photo: UA.edu)

    University of Alabama President Judy Bonner to step down

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Wednesday University of Alabama President Judy Bonner announced her plans to step down. In a letter to students, faculty, and staff, Bonner said she would step down no later than the end of September 2015. She said she intends to return to her first love — teaching and working directly with students. Bonner said she will take a one year sabbatical to prepare for her return to the classroom in the fall of 2016. Bonner was named […]

  • Defense attorneys discuss a plea deal with Shannon Brewer prior to a hearing on Tuesday in Lauderdale County Circuit Court. (WHNT - Carter Watkins)

    Brewer sentenced to 25 years in prison for murder

    FLORENCE, Ala. – A capital murder suspect who pleaded guilty in Nov. was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday. Shannon Paul Brewer pleaded guilty to capital murder just 10 days before his trial was set to begin. Brewer was sentenced to 25 years for murder, 20 years for assault, and 20 years for theft of property as part of his plea. Those sentences will run concurrently. Brewer pleaded guilty to murdering Mark Allen Dishon inside his home in November 2012. Brewer also […]

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    Utility work in Huntsville to impact traffic in several areas Wednesday & Thursday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Utilities wants you to be aware that several road projects could affect your travel times Wednesday and Thursday. Weather permitting, a number of projects that will affect traffic patterns in several locations around Huntsville starting very early  Wednesday morning. In southwest Huntsville, around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, crews will close the two northbound lanes of Triana Boulevard between Bob Wallace Avenue and 10th Avenue to repair a gas line. Northbound traffic will be diverted into the inside southbound […]

  • UPDATE: Wood burning stove responsible for fatal fire in Rogersville

    ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – New details have come to light in the fire that took the life of a man in Rogersville last Tuesday. Police announced the cause of the fire was a wood burning stove malfunctioning in the garage. The Rogersville Police Department confirmed the victim was  88-year-old Joe Romine. Family members said Joe Romine died when a fire started in his garage at his residence on Tipton Road, just off of Hwy 72 in Rogersville. Romine was working on a vehicle in […]

  • AAMU Shooting

    Police: Man initially believed to be shot was actually burglarizing home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Here is an update to a story we first reported to be a shooting late last night in Huntsville. Police confirm a man was not shot, as initially thought. Officers responded to a home on Eton Road just before 10 p.m. Monday.  They found an injured man who reported he had been shot. Investigators say he later admitted that wasn’t the case.  Police say he told them he was actually burglarizing the home and cut himself […]

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    United Way of Madison County needs your help to fulfill unmet needs

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The United Way of Madison County is working hard to  fulfill the needs of thousands of people this holiday season, but they need your help. The United Way’s hope is that no one is left without basic necessities this holiday season. Below is a list of items they are still in dire need of: Magnifying glasses- So that elderly individuals can read material that is critical to their health and well-being. Large Digital Scale: So that elderly individuals […]

  • Photo: Community Foundation

    A-P-T Research employees give $680,000 to charity

    MADISON, Ala. – Employees of a Madison company which recently transitioned to being 100% employee-owned donated $680,000 to charity Monday. A-P-T Research, Inc. (APT) recently completed an Employee Stock Ownership Plan transaction and is now 100% employee-owned. After the ESOP move, employees were given the option to donate appreciated shares with low-cost basis to the Community Foundation. “We are proud that our employees continue the tradition of giving back to our community that APT has fostered for many years,” APT […]

  • L to R: Kristopher Speigner, Joy Lynn Speigner (Photos: Madison Police Dept.)

    Man, wife cut plea deal, will not serve jail time in toddler’s death

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Kristopher and Joy Lynn Speigner pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the 2012 death of an 18-month-old girl Monday. They were sentenced to two years of probation. They will also pay a $500 fine and perform some community service. According to the terms of the plea, if they violate their probation, they will go to jail for one year. In 2012, 18-month-old McKenzie Riegn Speigner died after ingesting dishwashing detergent. Her parents were both too intoxicated to help her, […]

  • Will Muschamp Named Defensive Coordinator at Auburn

    AUBURN—Will Muschamp, one of the best defensive minds in college football and former Auburn defensive coordinator and graduate assistant, has been named defensive coordinator, announced head coach Gus Malzahn Friday. “I’m excited to welcome Will back to Auburn as our new defensive coordinator,” Malzahn said. “Will is a one of the top defensive minds in college football who has great passion and energy for the game. He is a tremendous addition to our staff.” A 20-year coaching veteran including 16 […]

  • Brian Crowe (Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

    DeKalb County Corrections supervisor charged with extortion, promoting prison contraband

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – A DeKalb County Corrections supervisor was arrested and charged with extortion and promoting prison contraband. Sheriff Jimmy Harris said Brian Scott Crowe, 44, of Fort Payne was arrested “after investigators followed up on information indicating Crowe was up to suspicious activity.” Crowe is accused of extorting money from an inmate and using his position to bring contraband into the detention center. Crowe served as a jail sergeant and was a long-time employee, according to Harris. Harris said, “It’s embarrassing […]

  • Mario Cortez Long

    Man charged with making terrorist threats, public intoxication at Brookhaven Middle School

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police said a man was arrested and charged with making terrorist threats at Brookhaven Middle School Friday morning. Police said at 7:37 a.m., the Morgan County 911 center received a panic alarm from Brookhaven Middle School. The school was placed in full lockdown while multiple officers with the Decatur Police School Resource Unit, as well as officers with the Patrol Division, responded to the scene to investigate. When police arrived, they discovered Mario Cortez Long, 22, had entered […]


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