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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    Shoppers Beware: Tips on Safe Cyber Monday Shopping

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Some shoppers don’t like to deal with all the hustle and bustle that Black Friday and Small Business Saturday bring, so they prefer to find their steals and deals on Cyber Monday.  The annual shopping holiday falls on November 30th this year. Shoppers who do a lot of online shopping are also at a greater risk for scams. According to the National Retail Federation, shoppers expect to do almost half of their holiday shopping online this year. For […]

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    “Suspicious package” at Madison post office determined to be spilled gear oil

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)- Huntsville Police’s bomb squad along with Huntsville Fire’s hazmat  team were called out to the Madison Post Office off of Hughes Road to investigate a suspicious package. They said that employees at the post office called for emergency crews after a strange, chemical-like smell filled the building. At first firefighters thought it could be a gas leak, but after determining that the smell was coming from a package, they called in the bomb squad and hazmat team. […]

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    Taking Action Investigation: Senior center membership fees

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)- There are multiple senior centers in Madison County, and the majority of the time it is free to become a member. The only center that charges a fee is the Harrison Senior and Wellness Center in District 6. The membership fee is one of many issues that Vernon McCants brought up about District 6 and the senior center. He believes that senior citizens should not have to pay a membership fee. “We are in an impacted […]

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    Only 24-hour pharmacy in Huntsville changes hours

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- The CVS on Whiteburg Drive is the only pharmacy in Huntsville that is open 24-hours. This service has a huge impact on patients leaving the hospital after normal business hours. This CVS is the only place in Huntsville that they can go to get their prescription filled. That will soon change, because starting December 6, that CVS Pharmacy will have new hours. On Monday through Friday, they will only be open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On […]


    Decatur Police Chief airlifted to Huntsville Hospital after ATV accident

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT)- Lt.  John Crouch with the Decatur Police Department tells WHNT News 19 that Chief Ed Taylor was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital after an ATV accident in Tennessee. Chief Taylor suffered head injuries from the accident. Lt. Crouch says that Chief Taylor is alert now and talking to his family. They think that they will keep him in the hospital overnight. UPDATE: Lt. Crouch says Chief Taylor’s family now expects him to be released Sunday evening.  

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    All 7 of Madison City Elementary Schools rank in top 30 of new study

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)- A recent study done by Niche ranks 100 of the Best Public Elementary Schools in Alabama. Niche uses data sources from various government and public data sets and  Niche’s own proprietary data. They also use opinion-based survey response across a variety of topics from current students, recent alumni, and parents. If a school is highly ranked on the list, it means that the overall experience generally indicates the three follow things. “One, the students are happy with all […]

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    Whole Foods Market opens store in Huntsville on Saturday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Consumers in the Tennessee Valley have been counting down the days until the new Whole Foods Market opens in Huntsville. This weekend, that long wait will finally come to an end. The fresh and high quality market opens on Saturday. Costumers like Laura Howard have been waiting for this day since city developers first announced the development in 2014. “I am excited about Whole Foods because it is just another store that we can offer local food and […]

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    Police work to prevent vehicle burglaries this holiday season

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison Police Department made three burglary arrests just this week. Officers expect many more reports of burglaries in the next few months. Captain John Stringer works with Madison Police Department and he says they always see more break-ins this time of year. “As we get closer and closer to both the Thanksgiving season and the Christmas holiday season, with increased shopping, we do expect to see a spike in auto break-ins simply because people are transporting gifts. They are hiding […]

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    1st grade students learn the importance of donating blood

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)- Central School in Madison County will host a Life South blood drive on Friday. It will last from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A few days  before the blood drive, a Life South representative visited the school to teach the students about blood and its purpose. The Life South representative used play dough and Kool-Aid to demonstrate how blood works in a way that 1st grade students could comprehend. “First we started out with water then we put […]

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    Local apple orchard provides apples for schools all over Alabama

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison City School leaders are making an initiative to utilize and support local farmers here in the Tennessee Valley. Some of the produced served everyday in the cafeteria comes from  farms in Madison County. Madison City Schools and Madison County Schools both get their apples from Scott’s Apple Orchard in Hazel Green. Other schools in Alabama are catching onto the trend. This year Scott’s Orchard provided apples to 1,500 schools statewide. Marty Tatara is a child […]

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    Avoiding Allergies this Halloween

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)- On Saturday little ghosts and gobbles will eagerly approach your door step searching for one thing, candy. Unfortunately several children have different allergies that could cause quit the scare if they dare to eat what candy you pass out for trick-or-treat. Dr. Lawrence Robey with the Madison County Health Department warns homeowners of all the thing they need to remember when they buy their Halloween candy this year. “We all know about peanuts and a lot of […]

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    Law enforcement seeing a spike in home and vehicle break ins

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)- With just a few days away from Halloween, people are already trying to prepare for Christmas. Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely says he always sees an increase in burglaries this time of year. “We are entering the time of year where all of our home burglaries, car burglaries have a tendency to increase as it gets closer to Christmas time. From October through out the remainder of the year,” Say Sheriff Blakely. Most of the time […]


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