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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
  • 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, […]

  • Nexus Energy Center works to make homes more energy efficient

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- The Tennessee Valley has seen the best of old man Winter this year. Surviving this winter without a home heating system sounds miserable, but for some people that is reality. Nexus Energy Center in Huntsville is determined to help people heat their homes while also making their homes more energy efficient. They are doing this through their Comfort Project efforts. The Comfort Project is focusing on senior citizens right now. Nexus just wrapped up a Comfort Project […]

  • Tow truck drivers risk it all to help those stranded in the cold

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Tow truck companies in the Tennessee Valley have been swamped for a couple of days now.  Bobby Hall, the owner of Roadside Towing in Huntsville, said on Friday his drivers worked for 26 hours straight. Ice on the roads Friday bought a lot more problems than the snow. “There is really not a whole lot of comparison as far as if you are trying to drive on ice verses snow. Snow is more forgiving,” said Bobby. But […]

  • Importance of checking on elderly friends and neighbors in cold weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In freezing temperatures or severe weather it is always important to check on elderly friends and neighbors. There are a lot of senior citizens in the Tennessee Valley that really depend on neighbors to help out with everyday task. Brandi Mason works with a senior care company in Huntsville called Home Instead and helps elderly people everyday. Although Brandi works at a place where they help senior citizens she also helps them outside of work. Brandi […]

  • Take advantage of tax-free weekend for emergency weather supplies

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)- Many people are gearing up for severe weather preparing for much more than snow. This weekend, people will be buying emergency items for all types of weather events because of the Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.  Several retailers across Alabama will waive state sales taxes on select emergency items under $60. Academy Sports on Highway 72 has already had multiple customers taking advantage of the tax-free weekend. Jenny Horrock’s is a mother of five and […]

  • YMCA enhances security after multiple vehicles hit by thieves

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Huntsville Police are investigating a string of multiple vehicles being broken into in south Huntsville, many of them at the Southeast YMCA on Weatherly Road.  Bev Snellgrove is the director of the Southeast YMCA, and she says there have been at least nine or 10 vehicle burglaries in the last two months.  Some of them even happen in broad daylight. The YMCA has taken multiple proactive steps to prevent vandalism. They are in the process of adding even […]

  • High school students enjoy “Adventures in Engineering” at Redstone Arsenal

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT)- Around 400 juniors from high schools all around North Alabama attended the Arsenal’s “Adventures in Engineering” event. Around 25 different schools were in attendance. The day’s events included speakers, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Kris Graviet with Government Project Lead says the event is much more than a tour. It teaches students about careers available in science and engineering. “So they can know what type of work they can expect to see for electrical engineering, mechanical engineering […]

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    Athens High School students turn a charitable act into art

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT)- Athens High School makes a food drive into something more. Students have collected food for The Full Tummy Project over the last two weeks. In that short time period they were able to collect 3,000 dinner items, over 700 juice boxes, 1,400 fruit cups, and 1,400 peanut butter crackers. All that food will help feed children over the weekend who rely on school meals during the week. The students added a twist to the community service project by […]

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    Parents fight to save school recess in Florida

    (CNN) – Parents in Orange County, Florida are upset that schools have been forced to trim back recess time in order to fit in more classwork. Currently 100 out of 123 elementary schools in Orange County have some recess time built into schedules a couple times a week. Parents said it needs to be daily. School leaders said that 57% of surveyed teachers said they need more time to teach  in order to cover the essential standards. According to WKMG, Superintendent Barbara Jenkins […]

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    Actor and stand-up comedian Taylor Negron dies

    (CBS)- Veteran character actor and stand-up comedian Taylor Negron has died at age 57. Negron died after a long battle with cancer. The comedian played memorable roles in movies like “Punchline,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,”  “Easy Money,” “Angels in the Outfield,” “Stuart Little,” “The Last Boy Scout” and his motion picture debut in “Young Doctors In Love.” He was usually cast as the snarky or high pizza delivery guy, waiter, nerd or doctor with edge. In fact, he played […]

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    What is coming to Netflix in January 2015

    A new year means new Netflix titles. These new titles are available on January 1, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Check out what’s coming in January: Available Jan. 1 101 Dalmatians (1996) Bad Boys II (2003) Batman & Robin (1997) Bruce Almighty (2003) Cast Away (2000) Dallas: Season 3 (2012) Get Low (2009) Election (1999) Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) Fort Bliss (2014) Friends: Complete Series (1994-2004) Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) Mean Girls (2004) Shall We Dance? (2004) To […]

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    Police have one person in custody after stabbing

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)- The Marshall County Sheriff’s office has one person in custody after a stabbing. The incident took place on McVille Road and Highway 68 right outside of Boaz. Deputies tell WHNT News 19 that the suspect stabbed another person. The victim was airlifted to a nearby hospital in stable condition.  

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