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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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    HAZMAT team at Huntsville clinic after suspicious smell reported

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A HAZMAT team is on the scene at Central North Alabama Health Clinic on Pulaski Pike after an employee reported a suspicious smell Thursday afternoon. Captain Frank McKenzie said someone in the building pulled the fire alarm after a suspicious smell was detected shortly before 3 p.m. Employees and patients were then evacuated. A special operations firetruck was first on the scene. Firefighters took meters into the building to get readings, then called for a HAZMAT team. HEMSI […]

  • Joyce Garrard has been convicted in the death of her granddaughter, Savannah Hardin.

    Jury recommends life sentence for Joyce Garrard in her granddaughter’s running death

    GADSDEN, Ala. – The jury has recommended life in prison for Alabama woman in her granddaughter’s running death. The vote was seven in favor of life in prison and and five in favor of the death sentence. The decision came Thursday on the defendant Joyce Hardin Garrard’s 50th birthday. The same jury convicted Garrard of capital murder last week in the February 2012 death of 9-year-old Savannah Hardin. Prosecutors told jurors the woman deserved to die for making the girl run […]

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    UPDATE: 3-year-old hit while trying to cross the street in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police are investigating an accident where a three-year-old was hit while trying to cross the road on a scooter. Decatur Police said the accident happened at 5:16 Wednesday evening. Authorities say three-year-old Zamarian Mitchell was hit by an SUV while trying to cross Austin Street. Investigators say he left a private driveway on the south side of the street and attempted to cross the street on a Razor style scooter. Police say the child crossed the […]

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    President Obama to deliver remarks on economy in Birmingham

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – President Barack Obama will be in Birmingham Thursday afternoon to host a roundtable and deliver remarks on the economy. The event will be held at Lawson State Community College and will begin around 3 p.m. President Obama landed in Birmingham at 2 p.m. WHNT News 19 will live stream the president’s remarks on whnt.com.  

  • Limestone authorities release body camera footage of encounter that lead to manhunt

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office released body camera footage of a traffic stop that lead to a manhunt earlier this week. The footage shows 32-year-old Tony Dewayne Glover being pulled over by Limestone County Deputy Jonathan Hardiman on Tuesday. When Hardiman told Glover he had active warrants against him, Glover scuffled with Hardiman and ran off into the woods. The search was called off Tuesday evening when tracking dogs lost Glover’s scent in the dense woods and swamp of northern Limestone County. Glover was able […]

  • View of the blaze driving north on the Parkway.  Photo credit: Tim Payment, WHNT News 19 Viewer

    Huntsville Fire investigators determine cause of bowling alley blaze

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – After careful investigation, Huntsville Fire investigators have determined the cause of a fire that destroyed the AMF Parkway Lanes Bowling Alley on South Memorial Parkway and injured two firefighters. Thursday Huntsville Fire Captain McKenzie said investigators concluded the most likely cause of the fire was a result of an electrical issue. He said the investigation took some time to complete, due to the extensive damage of the building. The preliminary investigation revealed the fire likely began in the bowling alley kitchen. It quickly spread […]

  • A Washington state trooper caught a driver using a cardboard cutout of Jonathan Goldsmith, the Dos Equis beer pitchman known as "The Most Interesting Man in the World." The driver, who was by himself, was attempting to use the HOV lane. Credit: Washington State Patrol

    Cardboard ‘Most Interesting Man’ fails as carpool-lane ruse

    FIFE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State Patrol trooper says it’s by far the best carpool scam he’s seen, but it didn’t work. As KOMO-TV put it, “Troopers don’t always stop people in the HOV lanes, but when they do, they prefer ‘dos’ passengers.” A motorcycle trooper parked along Interstate 5 near Tacoma on Monday afternoon spotted a driver and a rather unusual “passenger” pass by him in the carpool lane. When the trooper stopped the car, he discovered the […]

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    Motorcycle pursuit ends in fatality, 2 arrested

    ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. – A man is dead after an attempted traffic stop by an Etowah County Sheriff’s deputy led to the pursuit of two motorcycles Tuesday night. Sheriff Todd Entrekin said the pursuit began just before 8 Tuesday night when two motorcycles failed to stop near Miller Hollow Road and Highway 77, Attalla. After a chase, one of the motorcycles crashed into another vehicle on Highway 77, near the on-ramp of Interstate 59. A man and a woman on the bike were […]

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    Commemorative march honors final leg of 50th anniversary of Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A commemorative march honoring the 50th Anniversary of the final leg of the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march will take place Wendesday in Montgomery and will culminate with a program at the Alabama State Capitol. WHNT News 19 will live stream the commemorative program beginning at 1 p.m. The march is organized by the city of Montgomery and Montgomery County. Participants include the National Park Service Walking Classroom, the Dream Marches On Youth Educational Tour and the general […]

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    UPDATE: Manhunt called off until the morning in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Tracking dogs lost the scent of a wanted man they were searching for in dense woods in northern Limestone County Tuesday evening. Deputies suspended the search until Wednesday morning. Members of several law enforcement agencies are looking for a man they said got into a scuffle with an officer and ran from a traffic stop Tuesday at 3:00 PM. Officials say it happened in the Ardmore area near Sweet Springs Road and Brock Road. They are searching for 32-year-old […]

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    Woman and 2 children safe after stranded overnight at Walls of Jericho

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A woman and two children are safe after being stranded overnight at the bottom of the Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead Monday night. “One person made it out, and the other three had not been seen since yesterday afternoon,” Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen says. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office got the call around 8:30 Monday night. “Scrambled all the resources, rescue squad, state helicopter, ambulance services, volunteer fire departments that came up to assist,” Chief Deputy […]

  • Donald James Ibenthal (Photo: Fort Payne Police Department)

    ‘Violent sexual predator’ fugitive from Kentucky arrested in Fort Payne

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. – A fugitive described as a violent sexual predator by authorities was discovered living in Fort Payne, Fort Payne Police reported. Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum said Donald James Ibenthal, 51, of Kentucky, was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant on March 20. Ibenthal is wanted in Kentucky for a parole violation stemming from multiple sexual offenses against minors, robbery, burglary, and other charges. Fort Payne Police also charged Ibenthal with two counts of Sex Offender Registration and Community […]


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