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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 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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    Paul Finley discusses transition, burying the hatchet with council members after winning Madison mayor seat

    MADISON, Ala. – The day after dozens of city election races across the valley is the calm after the storm. And in one of the bigger races, Paul Finley not only dodged a runoff, he took the Madison mayoral race outright with over 60% of the vote. The last time we had a mayoral transition in the city of Madison, it went from Finley to Trulock. Now it goes back the other way. We caught up with Finley in the aftermath of the […]

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    Paul Finley claims victory in race for Madison mayor after opponents concede

    MADISON, Ala. – The people have spoken. Former Mayor Paul Finley will start his second non-consecutive term as mayor of Madison in November. With 100% of the precincts reporting, Finley won 62% of the vote with 6,267 votes. Troy Trulock conceded the race for Madison mayor and congratulated candidate Paul Finley earlier Tuesday evening. He won 30% of the vote with 2,996 votes. The third candidate in the race, Hanu Karlapalem, conceded later that night. He won 8% of the […]

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    Trinity votes to legalize alcohol sales by a margin of 49 votes

    TRINITY, Ala. – On its second try in two years, Trinity has legalized the sale of alcohol after municipal elections Tuesday. The vote passed by a margin of 296 “yes” to 247 “no.” In fact, with all candidates running unopposed, it was the only thing on the ballot. In 2014, it was voted down by only 38 votes. Mayor Vaughn Goodwin said he respected opinions on both sides of the situation equally, but said it boiled down to control. “[Alcohol] is going to […]

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    Let’s Talk: A Distracted Driving conversation

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – School has been back in session for a couple of weeks now. School zones are once again jammed on weekday mornings and afternoons. Parents in a rush to drop off or pick up. High school students running late to class or in a hurry to get out. As part of our Distracted Driving Project, WHNT News 19, Joe King of Morris, King, & Hodge, and Sgt. Brent Patterson of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office were at Sparkman […]

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    Decatur man dies from injuries sustained in house fire

    DECATUR, Ala. – A Decatur man died Thursday from injuries sustained in a house fire Wednesday. Steve Kirkes, 45, of S Chapel Hill Road in Decatur, died Thursday, Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn told us. Chunn said the fire happened Wednesday night. After an investigation, the fire was ruled to be accidental, he said.

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    US Olympic Committee issues apology for incident involving 4 American swimmers in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO – The U.S. Olympic Committee has issued an apology for the incident involving four American swimmers who reported being robbed over the weekend in Rio de Janeiro. “The behavior of these athletes is not acceptable, nor does it represent the values of Team USA or the conduct of the vast majority of its member,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. Brazilian police have accused the athletes of vandalism. The apology comes after American Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. […]

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    Gunter Ave. reopened in Guntersville after crews work to repair damaged road

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Gunter Avenue has reopened after damaged road caused authorities to shut it down Thursday evening. The road was shut down from Brown Street to Ringold St. Originally it was reported that construction crews reportedly hit a gas line while doing construction, but it appears they hit a sewer manhole instead.

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    Shoals pharmacist to pay $2.5 million penalty for illegal Medicare billing practices

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The owner of two northwest Alabama pharmacies pleaded guilty Thursday to obstructing a Medicare audit and agreed to pay a $2.5 million penalty to the government, the Department of Justice (DoJ) announced. Rodney Dalton Logan, 63, of Muscle Shoals, pleaded guilty to one count of obstructing a 2012 federal audit of Medicare claims submitted by a pharmacy he owned. Logan, a registered pharmacist, owned Leighton Pharmacy Inc., which did business as Sheffield Pharmacy and Homecare in Sheffield, and Russellville […]

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    Madison Mayor candidates discuss leadership, argue visions for city’s future at debate

    MADISON, Ala. — The three candidates for Madison Mayor squared off Wednesday night in a debate hosted by WHNT News 19 and the Madison City PTA. The three candidates running for mayor are: current Mayor Troy Trulock, former Mayor Paul Finley, and businessman Hanu Karlapalem. Read our pre-debate Q&A with the candidates. The key to each candidate’s platform: leadership, or current lack thereof. Karlapalem and Finley largely blamed a lack of leadership and vision in top city offices for the city’s problems, while Trulock repeatedly stated that […]

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    TONIGHT: Watch the Madison Mayoral Debate on WHNT2 or at James Clemens High School

    MADISON, Ala. – The public is invited to watch tonight’s Madison Mayoral Debate, hosted by WHNT News 19 and the Madison City PTA. The debate will be held at the James Clemens High School auditorium Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m.  Doors open at 6 p.m. We will also televise the debate LIVE on our second channel, WHNT2.  We invite you to watch our debate in person, or on TV and see where the candidates stand on the issues facing […]

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    Attorney General Luther Strange says lottery is only a bandage for state budget woes

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said Tuesday that a lottery is not the answer Alabama needs to fix its budget problems. In a prepared statement, Strange said, “I am personally opposed to any lottery to fund state government. I believe the lottery is, at best, a band aid on the state’s budgetary problems and will not provide the kind of long-term solution we need.” He said his office has been offering legal interpretations of the various lottery […]

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    Man gets life in prison for Priceville woman’s domestic violence murder

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – A man accused of murdering his “on again, off again” girlfriend in Priceville in 2014 will spend the rest of his life in prison. Don Evan Robinson III was arrested in June 2014 and charged with the domestic violence murder of Stacey Jones. Monday, Morgan County Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson sentenced Don Evan Robinson III to life plus twenty years. He was convicted of Jones’ murder in May. Investigators said Robinson beat and strangled Jones to death. […]