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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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    UPDATE: Fort Payne Police identify victim, charge man in murder investigation

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) – Fort Payne Police have identified the victim and the suspect in the Saturday morning murder investigation. Investigators identify the victim as Bernie Wayne Clark. They say they have charged David Paul Edward Wooten with his murder. Officers say Wooten’s bond is set at $250,000. The charges stem from a 911 call about a supposed assault that happened at a mobile home park at 2219 Gault Avenue South.  When officers got to the scene they found […]

  • Shooting in Madison near Old Rail Road Bed

    TONEY, Ala. (WHNT)- Madison County Sheriff’s Office confirms there has been a shooting in the area of Old Railroad Bed Road and Highway 53 in Madison County just before four o’clock Sunday evening. Sergeant Brian Chaffin with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office says one man is injured. Chaffin says his injuries are not life-threatening. Deputies say this could have been the result of an attempted robbery. A white SUV was towed from the parking lot of the Countryside Veterinary Hospital at […]


    2 cars collide on Winchester Road in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- 2 cars collided on Winchester Road close to the Blue Spring Road intersection in Huntsville Sunday evening. The Eastbound lanes of Winchester Road were closed while crews cleared the scene. They have since been reopened. Police say one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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    White House confirms death of US aid worker

    (CNN) — Like a wounded animal lashing out in fury, ISIS is betraying hints of desperation in its latest video, which purportedly shows the aftermath of the beheading of U.S. hostage Peter Kassig, analysts said Sunday. And if there’s news worse than the apparent brutal death of Kassig, it’s that we should expect even more vicious videos to come from the group, also known by the acronym ISIL, said Haras Rafiq of the Quiliam Foundation, an anti-extremist think tank. “As […]

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    Pedestrian hit by car on Wall-Triana Highway

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)- A 38-year-old Ardmore man was killed early Saturday morning when he stepped onto Wall-Triana Highway and was struck by a vehicle. Alabama State Troopers said Danny Goodwin II died in the 12:25 a.m. accident, which occurred 12 miles north of the Madison city limits. Troopers said the driver of the vehicle that hit Goodwin remained at the scene. The driver was uninjured. The accident remains under investigation.

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    Former Alabama swimmer John Servati named 2015 recipient of NCAA’s Award of Valor

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT)- John Servati, a former swimmer at the University of Alabama, will be recognized as the 2015 Award of Valor recipient at the NCAA Convention Honors celebration. In April 2014, Servati took shelter in the basement of a Tuscaloosa home during an EF-3 tornado. During the storm Servati gave his own life to save another University of Alabama student from a collapsing retaining wall. The NCAA Award of Valor is given to a coach or administrator currently associated with […]

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    Driver air lifted to Huntsville Hospital after two vehicle wreck in Killen

    KILLEN, Ala. (WHNT) – A driver was air lifted to Huntsville Hospital following a two-vehicle in Lauderdale County on Sunday, Alabama State Troopers reported. Two vehicles collided in the westbound lanes of U.S. 72, about 1.5 miles east of the town, near Brooks High School, the Quad Cities trooper post reported. The wreck occurred at 1:50 p.m. A driver of a 1998 Jeep, John McKeown, 63, was the lone person listed as injured in the report. He was taken to […]

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    Wreck shuts down southbound lanes on Memorial Parkway

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- A wreck on Memorial Parkway near Hobbs Road caused southbound lanes of Memorial Parkway to shut down. An SUV, pickup truck, and sedan collided at the intersection just before 6:30 Sunday evening. The sedan sustained significant head-on damage. Both the SUV and pickup had frontal damage as well. Huntsville Police, Fire, and HEMSI responded to the scene. HPD proceeded to shut down the southbound lanes between Hobbs Road and Redstone Road. Traffic in all other directions at […]

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    UPDATE: Police release victim’s identity after fatal wreck in Gurley

    GURLEY, Ala. (WHNT)- A woman is dead after a two-car accident on Highway 72 in Gurley. Her car was T-boned while pulling out of the Piggly Wiggly onto Highway 72. Officials tell us she was pronounced dead at the scene. Gurley Police have identified her as 63-year-old Doris Hambrick from Gurley. Two other people from the other vehicle involved in the crash were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. Police have not released their names. HEMSI, Madison County Sheriff’s deputies, Gurley […]

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    18-year-old becomes the youngest state lawmaker in the nation

    WEST VIRGINIA – A West Virginia freshman who did most of her campaigning out of her dorm room became the youngest state lawmaker in the nation Tuesday. Republican Saira Blair, a fiscally conservative 18-year-old, will represent a small district in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle, after defeating her Democratic opponent 63% to 30%, according to the Associated  Press. A third candidate got 7% of the vote. Blair campaigned on a pledge to work to reduce certain taxes on businesses, and she […]

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    Truck crashes into Water Department in Colbert County, video released

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT)- A late night crash in the Spring Valley community sent one man to the hospital. State Troopers tell WHNT News 19  37-year-old Benny James Lawrence was traveling on LaGrange Road (County Road 77) when his truck left the road and traveled about a  long distance before crashing into the area Water Department. There was an ATV on a trailer attached to the back. They released surveillance video of the incident Monday morning. Officials at the scene said Lawrence was trapped […]

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    Wreck in New Hope involving a car and combine

    NEW HOPE, Ala.(WHNT)- A car traveling southbound on Highway 431 Sunday evening rear-ended a combine. Police say the driver did not see the combine or the flashing lights until it was too late. After the car rear-ended the combine it crossed the median into the northbound lanes and struck a guardrail. No one was hurt enough to go to the hospital and no citations were issued.


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