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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
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    Large truck hauling grain overturns on Greenbrier Road ramp to I-565

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A large truck overturned Monday morning as the driver was trying to turn onto I-565 from Greenbrier Road. The driver was trying to turn toward Decatur.  He was hauling grain, and some of it shifted on the turn which made the truck flip on its side.  This happened about 9 a.m. Crews brought in a grain vacuum to help clean up the spill, as well as two tow trucks to try to get the truck […]

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    The ‘Star- Spangled Banner’ celebrates 200 years

    (CBS) – On September 14, 1814, U.S. soldiers at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry raised a huge American flag to celebrate a crucial victory over British Forces during the War of 1812. The sight of those “broad stripes and bright stars” inspired Francis Scott Key to write a song that eventually became the United States’ national anthem. Even 200 years later Key’s words are still inspiring millions of Americans every day. People come from all over the United States to the Smithsonian to […]

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    Statistics show more Americans are single than married

    Single Americans make up more than half of the adult population for the first time since the government began keeping track of those statistics in 1976. In total, 124.6 million Americans were single in August–50.2 percent of those singles were 16 years or older, according to data used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly job-market report. That percentage had been hovering just below 50 percent since around the beginning of 2013 before edging above it in July and August. In […]

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    Hartselle Mayor arrested for DUI

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Mayor Don Hall was arrested Friday afternoon in Limestone County by an Alabama State Trooper. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office says Mayor Hall is charged with D.U.I. He is out of jail after posting a $1,000 bond.

  • Burglar Steals Weapons from JC’s Gun and Tackle in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Some weapons stolen from JC’s Gun & Tackle Shop early Sunday were found on nearby properties, police report. Officers responded to a burglary alarm for the business on Jordan Lane and found that someone had forced entry into the store by cutting a hole in the rear wall. Numerous weapons were taken, with several being found nearby on adjacent properties, the report shows. The incident was reported at 3:47 a.m. The investigation continues.

  • Shooting at Arbor Park Apartments

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.(WHNT)- A shooting happened today around 3:30 this afternoon at Arbor Park Apartment complex off Spartacus Drive. Police say the victim was shot in the stomach and leg. The victim was transported to the hospital and is expected to be alright. Police are still looking for the man responsible for the shooting. WHNT News 19 is continuing to track down the latest on this investigation.

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    Wreck on Highway 72 causes traffic delays in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – There was a three vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon on highway 72 at the Slaughter Road intersection. The wreck caused traffic delays. Crews worked to clear the scene. There is no word yet on the cause of the wreck.

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    Police investigate shooting at Huntsville apartment complex, looking for shooter

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Huntsville Police are searching for the person who shot a man in the leg at a Huntsville apartment complex. It happened around 2:00 at Creek Bend Terrace Apartments on Venona Avenue. Officers say the shooting happened after an argument between two people.  Neighbors tell WHNT News 19 they heard shots behind the complex then saw the victim laying in front of their door on the sidewalk. They called 911. Emergency crews transported the victim  to the hospital. Neighbors […]

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    UPDATE: Power outage in parts of Madison County

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)- Crews have restored power to the previously reported outage area in Northeast Madison County, including the communities of Hazel Green, New Market, and Walnut Grove. Service was interrupted when a tree fell into service lines along Walker Lane during the storms that were moving through the area. Crews removed the tree, repaired the damage, and power was restored around 3 PM Sunday afternoon.    

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    UPDATE: Radar loop of Decatur flash flood added

    Update: A slow-moving storm sat over northern Morgan County and the city of Decatur Sunday afternoon and caused significant flash flooding and wind damage in spots. Click below to enlarge the animation. DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson reports flooding in Decatur after heavy rain storms Sunday. There were reports of flooding near homes by Oak Park Middle School.  There were several inches of water running over Country Club Road near Stratford Road in Decatur. Numerous roads were covered with water. […]


    Lowe’s family safety awareness day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Lowe’s in North Huntsville hosted its first community safety day. HEMSI, MedFlight, Army Reserve, Huntsville Fire Dept., Madison County Sherriff, Boy Scouts of America, and the Huntsville Police department are all organizations that helped host this event. The family safety day included tours of safety trucks and equipment, a fingerprinting clinic for kids, and much more family fun. It was from 10am- 3pm at the Lowe’s on North Memorial Parkway. The first 100 families that attended got […]

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    Free marketing makeover for non-profits

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – TotalCom Marketing is offering a free 24-hour “brand blitz” for non-profits. It is called Total Camp Creative. Every year TotalCom offers its help to a non profit organization. This year it is up to the public to choose which organization gets a marketing makeover. TotalCom will select 3 or 4 non-profit applicants for the community to vote on. The marketing company has a lot planned for the non-profit with the most votes. Managing partner of TotalCom Marketing, […]


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