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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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    High-speed chase in the Scottsboro area leaves one man in the hospital

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT)- A high speed chase led to deputies shutting down all lanes of Highway 79 south of Scottsboro. Deputies tell WHNT News 19 that the chase started at a traffic stop on Highway 431 near the Honeycomb area. According to deputies, when they originally stopped the vehicle, they found meth, guns, and moonshine, but then the driver took off. They chased him all the way to Highway 79 into Jackson County. The driver later crashed the vehicle. Authorities tell […]

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    UPDATE: Multiple people injured in wreck on Capshaw Road

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)- The westbound lanes of Capshaw at the Old Railroad Bed Road intersection are back open after a three-car accident. Troopers say at least seven people are injured. It happened around 6:30 p.m. when three vehicles collided underneath the red light at the intersection. The truck which overturned was carrying a family of five. Alabama State Troopers, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, HEMSI and fire crews were on the scene. It took about an hour and a half for the road […]


    Senate sends spending bill to President, avoiding government shutdown

    Washington (CNN) — The Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending measure Saturday night funding most of the government through September, removing the threat of a shutdown for much of 2015. The bipartisan 56-40 vote sends the bill to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it into law. Passage closes a chapter of yet another fiscal battle on Capitol Hill. It came after attempts to delay the legislation by liberals who sought to strip out a policy provision that […]

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    Girl who couldn’t stop eating loses 50 pounds after weight loss surgery

    TEXAS — A little girl who gained over 140 pounds after being diagnosed with a rare brain condition has already lost more than 50 pounds after undergoing weight loss surgery. Alexis Shapiro, 12, weighed over 200 pounds after having surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. The procedure left her with a condition that made her constantly feel hungry. The family raised money for the weight loss procedure through a gofundme.com account because their health insurance refused to pay because […]

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    10th Annual Hunter Bauer Memorial blood drive

    ATHENS, Ala (WHNT)- The 10th Annual Hunter Bauer blood drive is set for Sunday, December 14th at the Beasley Center in Athens. It starts at 12:00p.m. and last until 5:00p.m. The blood drive is in memory of Hunter Bauer. Bauer was an Athens Middle School football player who passed away in 2004. He lost his battle to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus infection, a drug-resistant staph infection, on December 20, 2004.  Participants are encouraged to bring a photo ID or American Red Cross Donor Card. […]


    British royals arrive in New York

    (CNN) – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in New York City on Sunday as they begin a busy three-day visit to the United States. A crowd gathered outside the hotel where William and Kate are staying hours before the royal couple arrived. Police were on hand to keep the crowds a safe distance away. Many of those who gathered said they were more interested in catching a glimpse of Kate, who is pregnant with her second child. The couple’s […]

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    Watch: 4-year-old’s dream of being a UPS driver comes true

    ‘Tis the season for holiday ads and videos that make you smile and maybe even cry. UPS has a new campaign called “Your Wishes Delivered” where they invite the public to share their wishes during the holidays. One of their first ads features 4-year-old Carson who has a special friendship with his UPS driver, Mr. Ernie. Carson wants to be just like him. Watch what happens when UPS made Carson a UPS driver for a day.

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    Family’s Christmas light display set to “Let It Go”

    One family in Texas has been putting together light shows set to popular songs for years. This year, the family synchronized their Christmas lights to the song “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen. According to the family’s YouTube page, the “green” light display only costs $6 in electricity to run for the entire season.

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    University of Alabama officials discuss banning “Dixieland Delight” song after Iron Bowl

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – The University of Alabama says it’s reviewing the use of a popular song at athletic events after students turned it into an obscene chant during the Auburn game. Athletic director Bill Battle issued a statement Wednesday saying school officials will discuss whether to continue playing “Dixieland Delight.” The song was first released by the band Alabama more than 30 years ago, and the university often plays it over the public address system at football games. Most […]

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    UPS worker sparks Supreme Court case on pregnancy leave

    CBS- The Supreme Court Wednesday considers whether businesses must accommodate pregnant employees. This appeal started with a UPS worker whose doctor told her not to lift heavy boxes, and now justices are set to hear arguments in a case that could affect millions, CBS News’ Jan Crawford reports. This case involves Peggy Young, a former UPS employee. She’s arguing against being put on unpaid leave from work when she became pregnant in 2006. Young and women’s groups are hopeful the […]

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    Missing Ohio State football player found dead

    CBS – A body found near the campus of Ohio State University was confirmed to be that of football player Kosta Karageorge, police said at a press conference Sunday. Karageorge’s body was found inside a dumpster Sunday afternoon and he apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. A handgun was also found, police said. Through tattoos on the body, officials were able to confirm it was him. It was not immediately clear if Karageorge may have shot himself […]


    Two-car wreck shuts down northbound lanes of Memorial Parkway

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- A wreck in Huntsville caused crews to shut down northbound lanes of Memorial Parkway, just north of Sparkman Drive around four Sunday afternoon. There were two vehicles involved in the wreck. Captain Thomas Presley of Huntsville Police said a van was traveling northbound carrying a mattress that fell off the vehicle. When they stopped to retrieve it, another car crashed into the van. Capt. Presley also tells WHNT News 19 that two people were hospitalized with non […]


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