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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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    Human remains found in search for UVA student Hannah Graham

    (CNN) — Authorities looking for Hannah Graham found human remains Saturday on an abandoned property eight miles from where the University of Virginia student was last seen five weeks ago, police said. Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department members participating in the search made the discovery before noon in southern Albemarle County in central Virginia, according to Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo. Shortly thereafter, a detective relayed the news to Graham’s parents. “These are human remains and forensic tests need to be […]

  • October Street Food Gathering & Downtown Pop Up Park Experience come to downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Two Downtown Huntsville events that you don’t want to miss are coming Thursday and Friday. The October Street Food Gathering will be Friday, October 17 on Church Street. The event is free. It starts at 6 pm and lasts until 9 pm. This will be the last Street Food Gathering of the season. There will be over 20 unique vendors, so there is always something for everyone. This street food gathering will also be celebrating the kick […]

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    UPDATED: Road Closures due to flooding

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Washington Street between Oakwood Avenue and Max Luther is now open. It was closed this afternoon due to the roadway flooding. We will keep you updated on any other roads closing due to weather.

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    Army bomb tech removes grenade from man’s leg

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT)- Authorities say an Army explosives expert removed a practice grenade that had lodged in the leg of an Alabama man, who prompted a bomb scare when he sought treatment at a Birmingham hospital and was confined by police to an ambulance outside. Police said a bomb disposal technician from Fort Benning, Georgia, safely removed the 40mm practice grenade from the man’s thigh early Saturday. Dave Hyche of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives called […]

  • 7th Annual Pink Elephant Luncheon to be held Oct 15

    ATHENS, Ala. – The Pink Elephant Luncheon is held by the Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This fundraiser will benefit Athens-Limestone Hospital’s Pink Elephant Fund. This organization uses these funds to provide free mammogram screenings, raise breast cancer awareness, and to purchase new breast cancer technology. The 7th Annual Pink Elephant Luncheon is on October 15 at the Limestone County Event Center in Athens. There are a lot of fun activities planned for this event. […]

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    Florence Police release video of officer involved shooting

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Florence Police Department released video of the events that unfolded when officers responded to a call regarding a man with a gun in the area of Florence Fire Station #4 on Huntsville Road Wednesday. Police say the caller told them that the man had approached his family in their vehicle and pointed a rifle at his family. When officers responded to the scene, they located the man at the 300 block of North Eclipse Street. This is the […]

  • Fundraiser to benefit Spay and Neuter Action Project to be held Oct 11

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Spay and Neuter Action Project (SNAP) is an organization fighting to prevent pet overpopulation.  This organization serves Madison County by informing pet owners about the importance of having your pet spayed or neutered. SNAP also offers financial help to pet owners that cannot afford to have their pet spayed or neutered. The funds are limited, but the goal is to help as many pet owners as possible. SNAP hopes to expand the amount of people they offer their serves to, but […]

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    UPDATE: Suspect found in Louisiana and taken into custody

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT)-  Police took Matthew Lawrencereno Wright into custody after he allegedly shot a police officer and crossed two state lines Sunday. The stolen vehicle of the suspect was spotted late afternoon in northeastern Louisiana. A vehicle pursuit followed by Ferriday Louisiana police and Louisiana State Police. Wright exited the vehicle and lead police on a foot pursuit around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. According to officials, the shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. inside the Walmart. The officer, who is being identified only […]

  • Sneak peek into the new Belk at Bridge Street Town Centre

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- The new Belk at Bridge Street Town Centre is set to open October 15th. WHNT News 19 went inside for a sneak peek to see what’s new with this second flagship store in Huntsville. This Belk is furnished with all the glitz and glamour a material girl could hope for. The manager of the soon-to-open Belk,  Janet Brown, told us what to expect. “We are excited to offer our customers the brands they know and love.  But, […]

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    UPDATE: More information about Owens Cross Roads death investigation

    UPDATE: OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. (WHNT) —  Sunday evening, police began a death investigation at an Owens Cross Roads home. Madison County Sheriff’s deputies told us neighbors did a welfare check on the man living at the home on Brockway Road, and found him deceased inside. Police told WHNT Monday that the man (whose name will not be released) died because of health complications from an existing medical condition. They now believe his passing was not suspicious and foul play […]

  • A coach hugs Demario Harris Jr. to help him absorb the loss after the Charles Henderson fell to Oneonta in the 4A AHSAA state football championship game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Thursday, Dec 5, 2013. (Vasha Hunt/vhunt@al.com)

    High school football player dies after collapsing during game

    TROY, Ala. (WHNT)- Charles Henderson High football player Demario Harris Jr. has died our news partners at Al.com report. He was 17 years old. Harris played cornerback for his team for the last time Friday night. Moments after making a tackle in the first half of the game Harris suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm. He was taken by ambulance to Troy Regional Medical Center and later airlifted to Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. School officials have not yet confirmed Harris’ […]

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    Police respond to stabbing in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Huntsville Police officers responded to a stabbing at Butler Terrace late Sunday night. Someone stabbed a man and then left the scene. It happened around 10:15 p.m. Emergency crews transported the victim to Huntsville Hospital. WHNT News 19 is aggressively tracking down more details.


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