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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
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    Paula Deen cooking up online comback

    Paula Deen is cooking up her comeback — online. The southern chef has purchased all her old shows from her time on the Food Network. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The reruns, along with new material, will be featured on her own Paula Deen Online Network. The interactive cooking website is set to launch Wednesday. Fans will have to pay between $7.99 and $9.99 per month for access to broadcasts and recipes. Deen was let go […]

  • Luke Joseph Lemire charged with disorderly conduct. (Photo Courtesy: Madison County Jail)

    UPDATE: Standoff situation near Oakwood Avenue is now over, man charged with disorderly conduct

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police investigators arrested a man after a nearly seven hour standoff situation in Northwest Huntsville. They charged 28-year-old Luke Joseph Lemire with disorderly conduct around three Saturday morning. Police responded to a harassment call on Lasalle Rd. near Mallory Ave. around 4:30 Friday. Once officers arrived, they say the man became angry and threatened them. WHNT News 19’s crew on the scene said they could hear an irate man shouting from a residence earlier in the evening. […]

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    Decatur Police: Toddler falls into church baptistery, drowns

    DECATUR, Ala. – Police report a toddler drowned in the baptistery of a Decatur church Friday night. At 7:44 p.m. Friday night, Decatur Police and Decatur Fire and Rescue received a call of a possible child drowning at the Pentecostal House of Prayer, located at 311 Memorial Dr NW. Decatur Police say when officers and paramedics arrived, they found Brayden King, 22 months old, unresponsive. Members of the church were performing CPR on King. First responders transported King to the hospital […]

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

    Couple who skipped out on court date in daughter’s death back in custody

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A couple that failed to appear in court earlier this month for their trial for criminally negligent homicide in the 2012 death of their daughter is back in police custody. Kristopher and Joy Lynn Speigner were arrested in south Alabama. They have been taken back to Madison County. The two were scheduled to appear for a bench trial in Judge Schuyler Richardson’s courtroom on Sept 4, but they didn’t show up. The couple’s daughter, 18-month-old McKenzie, died after […]

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    Georgia mother killed trying to protect baby who survived 13 hours in toilet

    SMYRNA, Ga. — A mother is being hailed a hero by her family who say she tragically died protecting her 6-month-old baby. According to WSB, 33-year-old Jessica Arrendale was out with her husband, 30-year-old Antoine Davis, on Saturday night when the former Marine reportedly became “belligerently drunk and abusive.” Arrendale’s mother said that this was not the first time. Police say later that night, Davis chased Arrendale up the stairs of their three-story town home. She tried to defend herself with a baseball […]

  • UPDATE: Funeral home and family agree to terms, now war veteran can be put to rest

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) —  UPDATE: After days of back and forth fighting between a family of a war veteran and a local funeral home, the two parties have agreed on signing paperwork and his body can be buried. Family members tell WHNT News 19 they reached the agreement Friday morning and put Mr. Beck to rest at the Hampton Cove Funeral Home Friday afternoon, but there was not military honors because the honor guard could not be brought back in […]

  • L to R: Steve Johnson, Jennie Robinson and Walt Hennessee (WHNT News 19)

    Robinson, Hennessee discuss plans for south Huntsville as runoff nears

    (WHNT) – The Municipal Election runoff is Oct. 7 in Huntsville.  It’s a very important election for District 3, south Huntsville, because there’s also a school board race on the ballot.  No other Huntsville districts have runoffs that day. Outgoing Huntsville Board of Education member Jennie Robinson is taking on managing real estate broker Walt Hennessee for the District Three City Council seat.  They were our guests on Leadership Perspectives for the week of September 19. Voters in District 3, please […]

  • Justice Department: Sparkman Middle School sting put 14-year-old in harm’s way

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday that a family should be able to sue the Madison County School System after a student raped a teenage girl during a botched sting operation in a boy’s bathroom in 2010. “A school board cannot avoid summary judgment as a matter of law when a school administrator willfully ignores a plan to use a 14-year-old special needs student as bait to catch a student with a known history of sexual and violent misconduct, and as […]

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    Trail of Tears ride to come through Huntsville this Saturday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The 21st Annual Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride will come through the Huntsville area on Saturday, Sept. 20. The ride will come into Huntsville from Scottsboro on Highway 72 East. It will continue west on I-565 and merge right onto Exit 3, travel north on Greenbrier Road, turn left to travel west on Old Highway 20 and stop at Rocket Harley-Davidson. The ride will leave Rocket Harley-Davidson at 11:30 a.m. and continue west on Old Highway 20, turn right […]

  • Huntsville’s Citizens’ Academy discusses greyfields

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – As part of the master planning process, planning directors held another Citizens’ Academy Tuesday night. This time, the topic was greyfields,  vacant developments surrounded by large empty parking lots. The city has identified at least three: Haysland Square, Builders Square and Madison Square Mall. At the Citizens Academy, residents were asked what they think should be done with these areas.

  • The body of Hiawayi Robinson was found on Thursday, one day after she was reported missing. (Photo: WKRG)

    Missing Child Media Alert issued for missing Prichard girl

    PRITCHARD, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert for an 8-year-old girl from Prichard, Ala. Hiawaya Robinson, 8 years old, is a black female who was last seen wearing a green and white Hello Kitty shirt with purple shorts. She has braids in her hair with clear beads. On Sept. 16th around 4:30 p.m., she left her apartment going to her cousin’s apartment in the same complex. She has not been seen since […]

  • Safety incident at Huntsville Utilities substation knocks out power, sends 1 to hospital

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An accident at a Huntsville Utilities substation knocked out power and sent one to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. Huntsville Police say a contractor was sweeping the floor of the utility substation when the metal pole of his broom made contact with a high voltage power line. This happened at the substation on 7610 Memorial Parkway, near Byrd Springs Rd. The man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.  We understand he has severe burns to his […]


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