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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.

Recent Articles
  • Teachers celebrate all Butler High School graduates

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- As the school year comes to an end so does S.R. Butler High School. Butler closes its doors for good this year. This year’s graduating class will be the last class ever to graduate from Butler High. While it is a sad thought for many who attended the school, current teachers refused to dwell on that thought. Instead to got together for a celebration of Butlers past, present, and future. A few hours before graduation teachers and […]

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    UPDATE: Madison Police say missing teenager found

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)- The Madison Police Department reports 16-year-old Hannah has been found and is in good health. A search had been underway since Saturday. Hannah was last seen in the area of Cambridge Subdivision.

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    Police arrest suspect after multiple stores were robbed

    DECATUR, Al. (WHNT)- The Decatur Police Department have arrested John Andrew Kister in connection to multiple robberies. Police say the first robbery happened at the Payless convenience store on Spring Ave. This same store was robbed two separate times throughout the evening. The first robbery occurred at approximately 10:42 p.m. The second at approximately 4:50 a.m. Police say the Raceway convenience store located on Hwy 20 was robbed at approximately 3:40 a.m. The Jet-Pep convenience store located on 6th Ave. NE […]

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    Notable Arab Businessman Sid McDonald passes away on trip in Colorado

    ARAB, Al. (WHNT)- Well-known Businessman Sid McDonald passed away Friday at age 76. Mr. McDonald died while on a business trip. He had suffered health problems in recent years. McDonald ran for governor of Alabama and was Alabama’s finance director under Governor Fob James. He also represented Marshall County in the Alabama House of Representatives. He served as president of the Brindlee Mountain Telephone Company. He also helped develop a number of notable areas, like Cherokee Ridge. The University of […]

  • Keep creepy crawlers out of your house

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Creepy crawlers are invading homes here in the Tennessee Valley. Insects and spider just move on into your homes like it’s an all-inclusive resort. Stephen Gates is the Technical Services Vice President at Cook’s Pest Control and he says this happens every year. “Same insects, just more of it because we have had a good spring. From a weather stand point we have had good rain, we have had good warm weather, we have not had […]

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    Busche Alabama to expand Hartselle workforce by 100 jobs

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) — According to our newspartners at al.com, Busche’s workforce will expand by 100 jobs in Hartselle through 2016. The machining company does computer numerical control (CNC). Busche representatives told our newspartners they have four new lines contracted for 2015, which requires 21 machining centers. That requires additional personnel. They added that people hoping to find work at the facility should visit the Hartselle plant’s human resources office at 1641 Thompson Road to apply for a job. Their […]

  • Campers attending Space Camp reach for the stars

    HUNTSVILLE,Ala. (WHNT)- Thousands of people travel from all over the world to come to Space Camp here in Huntsville. Every year one week of Space Camp is designed specifically for deaf students. Students from deaf schools all over the United States enjoyed everything Space Camp has to offer this week. David Oyler teaches science for the Utah School for the Deaf. David said, “There are so many opportunities here to empower the students you know we have such bright students here, […]

  • Praying for Baltimore, the place some local students call home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The National Guard was called into Baltimore after recent protests and riots have turned extremely violent. Rioters are roaming the streets destroying police cars, malls, and they even lit some place on fire. Protesters took aim at police yesterday. They threw rocks at police and ended up injuring 15 officers. The violence follows yesterday’s funeral of Freddie Gray. The 25-year-old died after suffering a spinal injury while he was in police custody. Students and faculty at Oakwood […]

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    Search continues for missing boaters in Gulf, two confirmed dead

    MOBILE, Ala. (WHNT) – The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for several missing boaters around Mobile Bay after a patch of severe weather disrupted a sailing regatta Saturday afternoon. Coast Guard officials said they responded to a report of multiple capsized vessels around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Two response boats, an airplane and two helicopters were deployed to search for the missing people. That response continues to ramp up.  Two people have been confirmed dead, and teams continue to look […]

  • Inspirational athletes at the Morgan County Special Olympics

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala (WHNT) – Athletes from all over Morgan County gathered at Ogle Field to compete in multiple Special Olympic competitions. These athletes have been training and practicing leading up to the event. Alyssa Owens participated in the softball throwing competition and the 50 meter run. She said, “Well I was at school practicing for the 50 meter run and the softball throw.” Her hard work at practice paid off. She received a ribbon for both competitions. She was so […]

  • Coordinators ready with weather plans for Panoply

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Panoply event coordinators are paying close attention to this weekends forecast. They have weather plans in place and are coordinating with other organizations just in case they have to make the decision to close things down. Rain or shine, the show must go on.  They will only cancel the event if the park closes. Joanna White is the Art Council marketing manager and she told us, “Well if we have severe weather anytime during the festival we make […]

  • Students prepare for Butler High School to close; School system providing help with transition

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There are only a few short weeks before Butler High School closes its doors for good. While students and faculty are sad to see their school close, they are staying positive and focusing on what’s important. Butler’s students will be spread out between four different schools next year.  Being forced to change schools is tough on teenagers. The Huntsville City School district said it knows how the transition can affect students. Teachers and faculty are working […]


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