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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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    State Troopers arrest hit-and-run suspect

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Monday Madison County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man suspected of hitting a motorcyclist then fleeing the scene Sunday evening. Jason Roland Ward was arrested by Alabama State Troopers Monday. Trooper Curtis Summerville admits many time case like these are difficult to investigate because of a typical lack of witnesses. He says this case was solved by a fellow trooper who is gaining a reputation for gathering evidence that leads to an arrest. “We rely so much on evidence […]

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    UPDATE: Madison County shooting investigation may have connections to TN

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- The Madison County Sheriffs Department has confirmed a shooting with connections to Hazel Green. Deputies said a man was shot multiple times in the upper torso Saturday night.  Deputies are investigating the location of the initial shooting because the victim was dropped off at the McDonald’s in Hazel Green shortly after. Sunday, deputies said that victim may be connected to a shooting that occurred in Lincoln County, Tennessee that same night. Madison County Sheriff’s deputies are now working with Lincoln County authorities on […]

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    Two vehicle wreck at Triana and Drake slows traffic

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Police responded to a two vehicle wreck Sunday around 3:00 p.m. at the intersection of Triana Boulevard and Drake Avenue. Officers tell WHNT News 19 that a Chevy Suburban and a white Nissan car collided. Police believe one driver ran a red light which caused the collision. Both drivers were taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. Traffic was slowed down while crews cleaned up the wreckage.


    Fireplace blaze spreads to walls in a south Huntsville home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WHNT)- Huntsville fire crews are on the scene of a house fire on Burlingame Drive. Four fire trucks responded to the house. HEMSI was also called to the scene to be on standby. The owner of the home says he was burning something in his fireplace when the fire suddenly spread to the walls. Firefighters tell WHNT that everyone that lives in the home was able to get out safely.

  • College made affordable with scholarship opportunities

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)- As many people know, attending college can be expensive. For many people it might seem out of reach, but the truth is a college education can be right at your fingertips. All it takes is a step in the right direction to find scholarship opportunities. Shelia Roberts is the district college and career adviser for Madison City Schools and she says the amount of scholarships available are unreal. “Oh untold thousands, tens of thousands are out there, […]

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    UPDATE: Man charged, 3 officers on leave after Huntsville police-involved gunfire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – One man is in police custody following a domestic call on McKinley Avenue, just north of downtown. Neighbors tell WHNT News 19 that Saturday afternoon around 3 PM, they heard gunshots. The house and part of the street were taped off by police. Lieutenant Darryl Lawson, spokesman for Huntsville Police, says that when police arrived on scene a man came out on the porch with a handgun. Sunday, Lt. Lawson identified the man as Daniel Foust […]

  • Storm shelter companies staying busy ahead of severe weather season

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Tornadoes are no stranger to the Tennessee Valley. In recent years tornadoes have ripped through many parts of Alabama devastating entire communities. With severe weather season just around the corner, many people are making safety adjustments to their home. Many homeowners are adding storm shelters. One storm shelter company in Huntsville is selling around five to 10 shelters a day, and they have 80 standing orders to complete. Tennessee Valley Storm Shelter Sales Manager Wesley Savage thinks it is […]

  • School districts search for ways to make up days lost to ice and snow

    TENNESSEE VALLEY, Ala. (WHNT) – It is a question many parents, students, and even teachers have been frequently asking, and for some schools systems, it’s a tough question to answer. Winter weather caused schools across the Tennessee Valley to close for several days, and parents of high school seniors are concerned that making up the days could push graduation back. Which leads to the million dollar question: Will students have to make up these days? Some systems like Athens City […]

  • Thousands walk across bridge commemorating ‘Bloody Sunday’ march

    SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Martin Luther King III honored activists who were central to the voting rights movement, but said he can’t call the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday a celebration. Speaking at a breakfast Sunday in Selma, King said the U.S. Supreme Court has essentially made the Voting Rights Act useless by eliminating protections that blocked unauthorized changes to voting procedures. Thousands are gathered this weekend near the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the day demonstrators were attacked by […]

  • WATCH: Team Coverage from Selma

    SELMA, Ala. (WHNT)- WHNT News 19 David Kumbroch and Al Whitaker continue to cover the 50th Anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” March, from crowd reaction, to President Obama’s passionate speech, to personal stories from foot soldiers on the ground in 1965. Our team will be in Selma throughout the weekend to bring you all the details of this historic event.  

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    A robbery in Huntsville leads to an arrest

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Huntsville Police say the victim and the offender lived in the same apartment complex on the 4400 block of Spartacus Drive. Police say 33 year old Johnathan Lee Bullard forced his way into the victim’s apartment by kicking open the door around 6:15 p.m. Bullard then reportedly used a hammer to threaten the victim and demanded cash. He was arrested and booked into Madison County Jail on charges of robbery in the first degree.

  • High school students travel to Selma to commemorate ‘Bloody Sunday’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – The 50th Anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” march is this weekend. In 1965 hundreds of voting rights advocates attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery but they were forced to turn back after a violent encounter with police. Hundreds of people are traveling to Selma for the 50th Anniversary weekend, including the President Obama. There are also many students from Lee High School making the trip. Jamar Carter is a junior at Lee High School and says, […]


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