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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, The Lord of The Rings, and The Marvel Universe films. Ask him about any Marvel character and he’ll surprise you with his wealth of knowledge. He’s looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 2017.

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

Drew and his beautiful wife, Alexis, are a little afraid of commitment and still haven’t gotten their Pug puppy, but he’s trying to convince her to pull the trigger!

Top 5 movies, in no particular order:

1. Almost Famous
2. The Empire Strikes Back
3. Groundhog Day
4. Se7en
5. O Brother Where Art Thou


Recent Articles
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    Huntsville Police say shots fired near Highlands Elementary causes short lockdown at school

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Police said shots were fired during a domestic incident very close to the Highlands Elementary School parking lot  and caused the school to be temporarily locked down Wednesday afternoon. Huntsville Police Lt. Stacy Bates said a man and a woman had an argument in the parking lot of the elementary school when one of them fired shots at the other person’s car. Bates said the person and the gun were quickly detained by officers and are now in […]

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    Gene Wilder, star of ‘Willy Wonka,’ dead at 83

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Gene Wilder, the star of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” is dead at 83, his family announced. Jordan Walker-Pearlman, Wilder’s nephew, said he died from complication from Alzheimer’s Disease, which he had lived with for the past three years. He said Wilder passed away at his home in Stamford, Conn. “The choice to keep this private was his choice, in talking with us and making a decision as a family. We understand for all the emotional and physical challenges […]

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    Garden Cove Produce Center in Huntsville to close its doors permanently Friday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Garden Cove Produce Center will permanently close for business Friday, Sept. 2. A letter posted by Garden Cove owners/operators Artis and Edna Sidney said, “Eight years ago, as many of you know, Garden Cove experienced an embezzlement by trusted employees. Despite our greatest efforts to regain lost ground, we have not been able to do so.” Garden Cove has been in operation in Huntsville for 31 years. It’s located at the intersection of Pratt Ave. and Meridian St. […]

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    Public health officials investigate tuberculosis case at Hyundai Motor plant near Montgomery

    HOPE HULL, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is investigating a case of tuberculosis at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant just south of Montgomery. “As with all identified cases of TB in Alabama, ADPH will implement precautionary testing, investigation and control measures”, stated Dr. Karen Landers, Assistant State Health Officer and Medical Consultant for TB Control. The ADPH plans to investigate the tuberculosis case and is working closely to ensure that the individuals potentially exposed are evaluated quickly. “Testing and evaluation of […]

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    Huntsville Police looking for armed & dangerous man after fatal shooting at Morland Pointe

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say they are looking for a man they consider to be armed and dangerous after a fatal shooting at a neighborhood on Morland Pointe Friday evening. Deputy Coroner Tyley Berryhill confirms to WHNT News 19 that Kathleen Lundy, 72, was shot at her home on Morland Pointe and her car was stolen Friday evening. Police said Warren Hardy is the man they are looking for in connection to Lundy’s shooting death. Hardy is 6’3″ and weighs 320 […]

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    Standoff with armed person near 9th Ave & Sycamore St SW over, no injuries reported

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It’s a busy evening for Huntsville Police. Police and the U.S. Marshall Task Force were in a standoff with an armed person at a home on Sycamore St SW. Police told us shots were fired at the residence as they attempted to serve a felony warrant. Several streets in the area were shut down while authorities negotiated with the armed person. There were no injuries reported. Across town at Morland Pointe, several units are gathered at another crime scene at […]

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    Ider man arrested after deputies find homemade explosives & chemicals inside home

      DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – An Ider man was arrested and charged with possessing explosives after deputies found finished homemade explosives and the chemicals used to manufacture them in his home. Russell Neal Godwin, 43, of Ider, was arrested and charged with three counts criminal possession of explosives. DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said it started Wednesday when his office received a call from a man stating that his wife was treating to harm herself. When deputies arrived at the residence, located […]

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    Huntsville Police charge man with 4-year-old’s 2014 murder

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have charged a 29-year-old man with murder in connection to the death of a four-year-old from 2014. Police charged Trevaris Cole, 29 with murder in connection to the death of four-year-old Khamani Sanders on August 10, 2014. Police said the child was left in Cole’s care at an apartment in the 100 block of Mason Court. When the parent returned, the child was found in his bed unresponsive, police said. Investigators are not releasing the official cause of […]

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    Huntsville police investigating gunshots, blood found at Madison Gardens Apartments

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police are investigating an incident at Madison Gardens apartments in Huntsville. Thursday evening before 10 PM, there was a large Huntsville police presence there. Police have taped off a portion of the complex, and have several apartments included in that area. Weldwood Road was blocked at the Old Madison Pike intersection. Police said blood was found throughout the apartment complex, but they have not found a victim on the scene. That’s why they say they taped off such a wide […]

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    Crossville daycare owner arrested after drug agents find meth inside daycare

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – A Crossville daycare owner was arrested Thursday and charged with several drug charges after authorities said methamphetamine was found inside the daycare. Leslie Bright, 40 of Crossville, the owner of Bright Beginnings Daycare, is charged with two counts of unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. It started when the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, and Crossville Police Department received anonymous tips from concerned citizens about drug activity […]

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    Decatur Police investigating death of 4-month-old child, no foul play suspected

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police are investigating the death of an infant Wednesday. Police said it started at 2:25 a.m. Wednesday morning. Decatur Police and Decatur Fire and Rescue responded to an unresponsive 4-month-old child at a residence on 12th Ave NW. Two officers arrived at the scene and began performing CPR on the child. One officer rode in the ambulance while continuing CPR. Despite efforts of the officers and medical staff, the child died at Decatur Morgan Hospital, police said. Morgan County Coroner […]

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    Academy Sports + Outdoors to open new Huntsville store at old Walmart location on Drake Ave

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – 100 new jobs are coming to the Huntsville area as Academy Sports + Outdoors announces plans to open the company’s 16th location in Alabama. Academy Sports + Outdoors announced Tuesday that it will open a new store in Huntsville next year at the intersection of Memorial Parkway and Drake Avenue. This will mark the company’s third location in the Huntsville area including Decatur and Madison. “We are excited to open another convenient location for active-minded families in Huntsville to shop for […]