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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
  • John Clayton Owens, during his capital murder trial (Gregg Stone/WHNT News 19)

    John Clayton Owens sentenced to life in prison for Bide-A-Wee Drive murder

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – In Feb., a Madison County jury recommended John Clayton Owens to serve life in prison without parole. Wednesday, Judge Alison Austin agreed with that opinion and sentenced Owens to life in prison. Judge Austin had the option to give Owens the death penalty, which is what prosecutors were pushing for. This comes a day after a jury found him guilty of capital murder in the death of Doris Richardson, 91, at her Bide-A-Wee Drive home in Huntsville in August 2011. […]

  • IRS Phone Scam (MGN Online)

    Beware – Looming tax deadline results in sharp uptick of IRS scam callers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – The Better Business Bureau in Huntsville took almost 200 calls Friday from consumers who have received calls or messages from people claiming to be from the IRS. The callers are aggressive. They claim to be employees of the IRS warning you of a lawsuit. They’re not – they’re scam artists. You may have voice mails from them, or you may have talked to them in person. Please don’t give them any information. Hang up the phone. They’re not worth your time. […]

  • Jack Avery Brown

    Lauderdale County authorities search for man who escaped custody

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – A Lauderdale County man arrested earlier this afternoon is on the run. Around mid-day, Lauderdale County sheriff’s investigators arrested 21-year-old Jack Avery Brown for theft of property and burglary. Late this afternoon, Brown escaped custody while being treated at ECM hospital in Florence. The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department and Florence Police are currently searching the western portion of the city for Brown. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, dark colored jogging pants and slip […]

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    Tuesday marks 35th anniversary of shuttle program maiden space launch

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Tuesday marks the 35th anniversary of the maiden space shuttle launch. A new era in space exploration began on April 12, 1981 with the launch of Columbia from Cape Canaveral, Florida. More than a hundred space shuttle missions would follow, until the program officially retired with the launch of Atlantis in July of 2011. But the talent was used for the shuttle program is still being put to good use. Tim Fores, the core stage integration manager for SLS, […]

  • Timothy Vincent Murphy (pictured during a past arrest)

    Man accused of shooting Lauderdale Co. Deputy discharged from hospital, charged with attempted murder

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – The man accused of shooting a Lauderdale County Sheriff’s deputy in Feb. has been discharged from the hospital and charged with attempted murder and domestic violence Monday. Timothy Vincent Murphy is accused of shooting a deputy who was attempting to serve Murphy with commitment papers for a mental evaluation. The deputy, Randall McCrary, spent a week in the hospital and is expected to be able to return to work. Investigators say McCrary and three other deputies were serving commitment papers […]

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    Pucker up! Holy Family Regional School coach kisses a goat after kids raise $700 for fundraiser

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Holy Family Regional School is raising money for its athletic program in quite a unique way. The fundraising effort involves the students voting for their favorite teacher by putting money in a bucket with a specific teacher’s name. The teacher with the most money in their bucket would be honored by kissing a pig. The pig, however, couldn’t make it to the ceremony, so two goats took its place. Coach Brandon Goodloe says this is one time he wishes […]

  • 2016 Walk for Autism

    Tri County Walk for Autism to be held in Madison Saturday, April 9

    MADISON, Ala. – The Madison, Limestone and Morgan County Networking Groups of the Autism Society of Alabama have teamed together to host first ever Tri County Walk for Autism will be held at James Clemens High School in Madison on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Madison Mayor Troy Trulock will kick off the Walk by declaring April as Autism Awareness Month. The even will also feature raffle prizes, family fun, resources for families, vendors, food, a scavenger hunt, […]

  • Bradley Skinner

    Man accused of domestic violence in double shooting asks for charges to be dropped

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The man arrested and in jail since May after a complicated double shooting has asked a judge to dismiss the charges against him due to lack of prosecution. Police say last April, he broke into a Bonnie Oaks Drive home where he threatened his estranged wife with a gun. She shot him, according to police, and then officers who arrived on-scene found her with her weapon and misread the situation, shooting her. Both the woman and Skinner survived their […]

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    Lace up for month-long celebration on National Walking Day

    Many of us in the WHNT newsroom are as guilty as anyone of sitting in front of a screen and forgetting to take a break and walk. The American Heart Association says being less active can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases. Wednesday is American Heart Association’s National Walking Day – a day designed for you to take the first step to a healthier life by becoming more active. Every day, participants are encouraged to lace up their sneakers […]

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    Update: Call to police prompting standoff was a hoax

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala, – Huntsville Police say the 911 call prompting a standoff situation turned out to be a hoax. Officers received a call at about 9 p.m. for a possible shooting in the 2500 block of Redstone Road. That area is the Glenview Apartment complex. Police say the caller said a man possibly shot his mother. Police responding to the scene followed normal protocol for this kind of incident. Police say when SWAT members went up to knock on the door […]

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    Alabama legislature overrides Gov. Bentley’s veto of General Fund Budget

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State lawmakers have voted to override Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s veto on the general fund budget over Medicaid funding. AL Senate overrides Gov Bentley veto of Gen Fund Budget #alpolitics — Cam Ward (@SenCamWard) April 5, 2016 The motion to override the governor's veto passes 71-24. — Allen Farley (@RepAllenFarley) April 5, 2016 Senators voted 22-10 and the House of Representatives voted 71-24 Tuesday to override Bentley and enact the spending plan against his wishes. Bentley […]

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    Smoky Mountain helicopter tour crash victims identified

    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Police have released the names of the five people who were tragically killed after the helicopter they were in crashed in Sevier County, Tenn. The pilot was 38-year-old Jason Dahl. Johna Morvant, 49, and her two children, Peyton Rasmussen, 22, and Parker Rasmussen, 18, were also on board along with Michael Mastalez, 21. WVLT reported the Rasmussens were visiting their mother when they decided to take a helicopter tour of the area. All five were killed […]


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