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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    First responders advice to drivers: Stay off the roads, but if you must travel, read this

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police officers and Huntsville firefighters geared up for a long evening Friday. First responders say they anticipate several weather related accidents.  They are advising drivers to stay off of the roadways unless you absolutely have to travel. Mac McFarlen with Huntsville Fire and Rescue explains their top concern, “One of the main things we are worried about are people driving, mainly transportation.” Agencies are bringing in extra staff to help, but even then they expect to be […]

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    Grocery stores keep the milk man busy when snowfall is predicted

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We all know that Alabamians like to be fully prepared for any potential snowfall. The first mention of snow sends people to the grocery store, all with a similar list and its ‘egg-xactly’ what you think. Bread, eggs, and milk are always in high demand when a meteorologist mentions snow. Local grocers always keep an eye on the weather so they can supply their stores with the customer’s needs and demands. Tregg Player is the district […]

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    Huntsville city & Madison County leaders prepare for winter weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- As the Tennessee Valley braces for some freezing temperatures and possible snow, Madison County leaders prepare for the worst. City and county employees want to make sure they keep the roads safe for drivers. Director of Public Works Chris McNeese says, “As for the winter weather coming through Friday afternoon, we will have staff on call after hours to work with the teams from EMA, to county commission and Huntsville Police Department to respond to any areas of […]

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    Food banks welcome deer meat donations

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Deer hunters, there’s a way you can put that uneaten venison in your freezer to good use. The Hunters Helping the Hungry program provides a way for Alabama hunters to give ground venison to needy families and individuals. According to the program’s website, since its beginning in 1999, approximately 450,000 pounds of ground venison have been donated to Alabama food banks. Alabama’s abundant deer population, generous bag limits, and long hunting season combine to allow Alabama hunters to […]

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    Food Bank of North Alabama gets a large donation at the perfect time

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- The season of giving has passed, but paying-it-forward is important year around. The Food Bank of North Alabama is always in need of donations during January. Kathryn Strickland is the Executive Director of the Food Bank of North Alabama and she says, “We really need to rely upon neighbors helping neighbors.” Kroger Shopping Center and it’s customers gave the Food Bank a generous donation at a needed time. In November, Kroger customers donated $20,000 during their ‘Can Hungry’ campaign. […]

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    Chairman Strong: Madison County to focus on road expansions as part of economic growth

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison County Commission Chairman, Dale Strong, presented the 2016 State of the County Address on Thursday.  He says there are three key areas of focus right now: growing the economy, supporting the county’s three public school systems and keeping a balanced budget without raising taxes. In the last few years, 9,000 jobs have been added to the Madison County area. County leaders are working to make sure that the condition and the engineering of roadways […]

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    UPDATE: Billboards now posted to help veteran searching for his lost dog in Madison area

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – We all know the saying that a dog is a man’s best friend but for veterans, they are more than just best friends. Many veterans who have fought for our freedom greatly rely on their dogs when they return from deployment. Caleb Lovelace served seven months in Iraq and faced many challenges once he returned. “It’s a real hard transition and there was a time where a couple of years I went through anxiety and depression […]

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    Brides donate wedding gowns to help grieving families in NICU

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Every parent prays that losing their child is a situation they never have to face.  Soon-to-be mothers spend nine months imagining what their child will look like, how they will sound, or what they will do when they grown up.  They’re too busy dreaming about the rest of their life as moms to even think about the nightmares that could happen. As we know, life does not always go as planned. The nightmare of something happening […]

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    Construction Update: Crews making steady progress on Hereford, McNair-Jemison and Grissom campuses

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City Schools has a few pretty big construction projects taking place, and more will begin soon. The Academy for Academics and Arts will open in a completely new remodeled building this fall.  The theater will be finished by next March. The new Sonnie Hereford Elementary is on schedule to open this fall. It is being built at 2820 Barbara Drive, the location of the former Terry Heights Elementary School. McNair Junior High School and Jemison […]

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    Madison Academy Head Football Coach Resigns

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)- A high school football coaching legacy is advancing his career. In seven seasons, Madison Academy Head Football Coach Eric Cohu has lead the mustangs to three Class 3-A state championships. In 2011, his team was the state runner-up. This impressive record has scored Coach Cohu and impressive new international coaching gig. Madison Academy announced this morning that the head football coach Eric Cohu has resigned to become offensive coordinator and international ambassador for the Israel Football League’s national team. […]


    Tips for those planning to travel in dangerous conditions

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – First responders from all over the Tennessee Valley have been very busy this Christmas. Instead of spending time with loved ones, they were out helping those effected by the rising flood waters. Members of the East Limestone Fire Department was busy helping others while also trying to take care of their own property. The fire department flooded about 6 inches. As crews worked to remove the water from the building, they were also called out to […]


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