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Hannah Ward joined WHNT News 19 in May 2014 as a producer and a reporter. Born and raised in Athens, she is excited to start her career close to home.

Hannah has a degree in telecommunication and film from The University of Alabama. While in school, she worked for WVUA-TV in Tuscaloosa and was a student reporter for WVUA-FM. Hannah was also a host for T-Town TV. In between studying and working Hannah enjoyed volunteering at The West Alabama Boys and Girls Club.

Hannah's love for producing and reporting is driven by her love for people. She has a passion for telling stories and looks forward to keeping the Tennessee Valley informed.

When Hannah is not working she loves spending time with family and friends. She loves helping others and serving her community. She also enjoys staying active and being outdoors.

If you have any news tips, comments or questions, you can email her at hannah.ward@whnt.com or find her on Twitter @HannahWardWHNT.

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    Athens High School students turn a charitable act into art

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT)- Athens High School makes a food drive into something more. Students have collected food for The Full Tummy Project over the last two weeks. In that short time period they were able to collect 3,000 dinner items, over 700 juice boxes, 1,400 fruit cups, and 1,400 peanut butter crackers. All that food will help feed children over the weekend who rely on school meals during the week. The students added a twist to the community service project by […]

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    Parents fight to save school recess in Florida

    (CNN) – Parents in Orange County, Florida are upset that schools have been forced to trim back recess time in order to fit in more classwork. Currently 100 out of 123 elementary schools in Orange County have some recess time built into schedules a couple times a week. Parents said it needs to be daily. School leaders said that 57% of surveyed teachers said they need more time to teach  in order to cover the essential standards. According to WKMG, Superintendent Barbara Jenkins […]

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    Actor and stand-up comedian Taylor Negron dies

    (CBS)- Veteran character actor and stand-up comedian Taylor Negron has died at age 57. Negron died after a long battle with cancer. The comedian played memorable roles in movies like “Punchline,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,”  “Easy Money,” “Angels in the Outfield,” “Stuart Little,” “The Last Boy Scout” and his motion picture debut in “Young Doctors In Love.” He was usually cast as the snarky or high pizza delivery guy, waiter, nerd or doctor with edge. In fact, he played […]

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    What is coming to Netflix in January 2015

    A new year means new Netflix titles. These new titles are available on January 1, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Check out what’s coming in January: Available Jan. 1 101 Dalmatians (1996) Bad Boys II (2003) Batman & Robin (1997) Bruce Almighty (2003) Cast Away (2000) Dallas: Season 3 (2012) Get Low (2009) Election (1999) Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) Fort Bliss (2014) Friends: Complete Series (1994-2004) Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) Mean Girls (2004) Shall We Dance? (2004) To […]

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    Police have one person in custody after stabbing

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)- The Marshall County Sheriff’s office has one person in custody after a stabbing. The incident took place on McVille Road and Highway 68 right outside of Boaz. Deputies tell WHNT News 19 that the suspect stabbed another person. The victim was airlifted to a nearby hospital in stable condition.  

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    High-speed chase in the Scottsboro area leaves one man in the hospital

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT)- A high speed chase led to deputies shutting down all lanes of Highway 79 south of Scottsboro. Deputies tell WHNT News 19 that the chase started at a traffic stop on Highway 431 near the Honeycomb area. According to deputies, when they originally stopped the vehicle, they found meth, guns, and moonshine, but then the driver took off. They chased him all the way to Highway 79 into Jackson County. The driver later crashed the vehicle. Authorities tell […]

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    UPDATE: Multiple people injured in wreck on Capshaw Road

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)- The westbound lanes of Capshaw at the Old Railroad Bed Road intersection are back open after a three-car accident. Troopers say at least seven people are injured. It happened around 6:30 p.m. when three vehicles collided underneath the red light at the intersection. The truck which overturned was carrying a family of five. Alabama State Troopers, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, HEMSI and fire crews were on the scene. It took about an hour and a half for the road […]


    Senate sends spending bill to President, avoiding government shutdown

    Washington (CNN) — The Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending measure Saturday night funding most of the government through September, removing the threat of a shutdown for much of 2015. The bipartisan 56-40 vote sends the bill to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it into law. Passage closes a chapter of yet another fiscal battle on Capitol Hill. It came after attempts to delay the legislation by liberals who sought to strip out a policy provision that […]

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    Girl who couldn’t stop eating loses 50 pounds after weight loss surgery

    TEXAS — A little girl who gained over 140 pounds after being diagnosed with a rare brain condition has already lost more than 50 pounds after undergoing weight loss surgery. Alexis Shapiro, 12, weighed over 200 pounds after having surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. The procedure left her with a condition that made her constantly feel hungry. The family raised money for the weight loss procedure through a gofundme.com account because their health insurance refused to pay because […]

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    10th Annual Hunter Bauer Memorial blood drive

    ATHENS, Ala (WHNT)- The 10th Annual Hunter Bauer blood drive is set for Sunday, December 14th at the Beasley Center in Athens. It starts at 12:00p.m. and last until 5:00p.m. The blood drive is in memory of Hunter Bauer. Bauer was an Athens Middle School football player who passed away in 2004. He lost his battle to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus infection, a drug-resistant staph infection, on December 20, 2004.  Participants are encouraged to bring a photo ID or American Red Cross Donor Card. […]


    British royals arrive in New York

    (CNN) – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in New York City on Sunday as they begin a busy three-day visit to the United States. A crowd gathered outside the hotel where William and Kate are staying hours before the royal couple arrived. Police were on hand to keep the crowds a safe distance away. Many of those who gathered said they were more interested in catching a glimpse of Kate, who is pregnant with her second child. The couple’s […]

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    Watch: 4-year-old’s dream of being a UPS driver comes true

    ‘Tis the season for holiday ads and videos that make you smile and maybe even cry. UPS has a new campaign called “Your Wishes Delivered” where they invite the public to share their wishes during the holidays. One of their first ads features 4-year-old Carson who has a special friendship with his UPS driver, Mr. Ernie. Carson wants to be just like him. Watch what happens when UPS made Carson a UPS driver for a day.


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