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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
  • The Village at Oakland Springs coming soon to Madison

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)- The City of Madison is constantly growing and city leaders do not plan to slow down anytime soon. Madison Mayor Troy Trulock told WHNT News 19 about an exciting new development already in the works. “This is just fantastic this is another first for the city of Madison and we couldn’t be more proud,” says Trulock. Along Huntsville Brownsferry Road in Madison sits a massive area of land that will soon be The Village at Oakland Springs. […]

  • UPDATE: Huntsville shooting victim dies from injuries, no suspect in custody

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say a man shot at the Twickenham Lodge Apartments around 4 a.m. Thursday has died from his injuries. It happened at an apartment located on the 4100 block of Knight Road. Investigators say a neighbor called police after she heard two men arguing and then heard several gunshots. Officers found a man lying on the living room floor of the apartment suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, 33-year-old Douglas Williams, was taken to the hospital in […]

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    Checking on elderly neighbors during this summer heat

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- It was not too long ago that we were checking on Ms. Ester during freezing temperatures and now 6 months later not much has changed but the weather. Although it is not blazing hot outside, checking on your elderly neighbors is just as important. Here are some tips that Home Instead Senior Care takers suggest to keep seniors safe in the heat: Keep a glass of water in every room to quickly and easily access fluids. Drink plenty […]

  • More questions than answers remain after learning Chattanooga shooter’s education, employment history

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – While checking into the suspect’s background Friday, WHNT News 19 learned about his education and a little about his work experience. WHNT News 19’s Hannah Ward spoke with leaders from his alma mater who said they are saddened by what happened. After searching for details, we are starting to learn more about Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez’s life before he opened fire. “Unfortunately for us, we did have to confirm that the shooter was one of our graduates,” University of […]

  • The Junior League needs those old dresses in your closet

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-The Junior League of Huntsville is collecting formal dresses for a fabulous cause. The gentle used dresses are for their Butterfly Project. Donations are twofold. They are designed to help a deserving high school student and the spouse or caregiver of a wounded warrior, so they’ll have a night they’ll remember. The usually collect around 100 to 200 dresses each year. If you are interested in donating a dress you can email butterfly@jlhuntsville.com or you can call the Junior […]

  • Research aim to answer many questions about lightning strikes

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Thunderstorms can produce quite the lightning show. Although lightning is not safe, it’s fascination seems to out weigh its dangers for many people. It is the unknown things in life that drive curiosity and that leads to discoveries. Researchers at UAH are not striking out when it comes to lightning research. Lightning could be Mother Natures biggest secret. UAH lightning researcher Phillip Blitzer says, “we still don’t understand how lightning is actually initiated.” There are so many unanswered […]

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    Summer bucket list: 19 things to do in north Alabama

    TENNESSEE VALLEY, Ala. (WHNT)- Summers in the South are no cup of iced tea.  The kids are out of school, and in this summer heat it seems like the only option for entertainment is heading to the pool. Unfortunately, going to the pool every day can get old quickly, but being trapped in the house with screaming kids will turn your hair gray. This summer WHNT News 19 is Taking Action to show you all the hidden gems in the Tennessee […]

  • Straight to Ale breaks ground at Campus 805

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Straight to Ale has officially broken ground at their new Campus 805 location Thursday. Several city officials, brewery owners, and Huntsville citizens gathered to celebrate the ground breaking. This new location is a big deal for the local brewery. The new location will be the largest brewery in Alabama. The founder of Straight to Ale, Dan Perry says, “We are going to be brewing up four times as much beer as we can currently do in the existing facility.” […]

  • Joe Wheeler Utilities’ website issues force customers to pay the old-fashioned way

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – Several Joe Wheeler customers are experiencing issues when they try to pay for their bills online. The issues are so bizarre that several customers were concerned that the system was hacked. George Kitchens the General Manager of Joe Wheeler says, “we let our website service get behind and we have had to shut it down for maintenance.” So despite all of the crazy pages popping up on your computer when you try to pay your bill, the website […]

  • Dangers of Fireworks in the Rain

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- With rain in the forecast many people in the Tennessee Valley are worried that it might wash out their Fourth of July firework extravaganza. Unfortunately, there are a lot of dangers with shooting fireworks in the rain. Majority of fireworks are made out of card board so if it gets soaked in the rain its shape will change, which will make it very dangerous to light. Paula Gentle is the Store Manager of the TNT Fireworks Store in […]

  • Madison County HEMSI dispatchers honored with an award of excelllence

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)- HEMSI of Madison County has been awarded the distinguished honor of becoming the 193th Emergency Medical Dispatch Accredited Center in the world. The accreditation is demonstration of HEMSI’s commitment to providing the very highest standards of care for the citizens of Madison County and surrounding areas. An Accredited Center of Excellence is the highest distinction in 911 emergency communication services. HEMSI achieved accreditation for demonstrating rigorous compliance to the Medical Priority Dispatch System and associated international practice […]

  • Local anti-bully campaign grabs National attention

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- The golden rule is one of the first rules taught in elementary school. Just like any other rule, sometimes this rule is broken. The words that people use can be powerful, and at times they are painful. If you have ever been bullied by someone, you know how hurtful words can affect you. Paige Sike is a 9-year-old girl who knows this feeling all too well. As a 3rd grader, she was bullied to the point where she […]


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