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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 or find her on Twitter @HannahWardWHNT.

Recent Articles
  • Madison County HEMSI dispatchers honored with an award of excelllence

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)- HEMSI of Madison County has been awarded the distinguished honor of becoming the 193th Emergency Medical Dispatch Accredited Center in the world. The accreditation is demonstration of HEMSI’s commitment to providing the very highest standards of care for the citizens of Madison County and surrounding areas. An Accredited Center of Excellence is the highest distinction in 911 emergency communication services. HEMSI achieved accreditation for demonstrating rigorous compliance to the Medical Priority Dispatch System and associated international practice […]


    Summer bucket list: 19 things to do in north Alabama

    TENNESSEE VALLEY, Ala. (WHNT)- Summers in the South are no cup of iced tea.  The kids are out of school, and in this summer heat it seems like the only option for entertainment is heading to the pool. Unfortunately, going to the pool every day can get old quickly, but being trapped in the house with screaming kids will turn your hair gray. This summer WHNT News 19 is Taking Action to show you all the hidden gems in the Tennessee […]

  • Local anti-bully campaign grabs National attention

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- The golden rule is one of the first rules taught in elementary school. Just like any other rule, sometimes this rule is broken. The words that people use can be powerful, and at times they are painful. If you have ever been bullied by someone, you know how hurtful words can affect you. Paige Sike is a 9-year-old girl who knows this feeling all too well. As a 3rd grader, she was bullied to the point where she […]

  • Tips on how to save on bills during summer months

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Temperatures are rising, and if you are staying cool indoors, that means your bills are rising with the temperatures. There are many ways that you can save money and beat the summer heat. Ruchi Singhal is the Executive Director for Nexus Energy Center.  Nexus is a non-profit organization that efforts to create a smart energy future for Alabama through education, conservation, efficiency and renewable generation. Singhal says the most common mistake people make is leaving their windows open during […]

  • During the summer kids are more likely to get injured

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- During the summer months, kids are out and about more often. Sometimes, the extra time for different activities can lead to more kids becoming injured during the summer months. Dr. Michael Lawley is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. He says there is always a spike in injuries during the summer months. “Once kids start getting out, the weather gets nice, the injuries definitely pick up more compared to being inside,” says Dr. Lawley. The most common injury they see is […]

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    STD’s in Madison County on the rise in people over 50

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The increasing number of people with sexually transmitted diseases is a national problem. Here in Alabama, Madison County has a high number of cases. Over the last few years Madison County has seen a gradual increase. Dr. Lawrence Robey with the Madison County Health Department says, “In 2014 we had over 2,000 cases reported in this county.” And that number represents only the reported cases. Dr. Robey says that around two or three times that many have not even […]

  • Greg Maclin’s family and friends pray for strength

    TANNER, Ala. – Losing someone you love is tragic. It’s a pain that feels unbearable and makes it hard to breathe. It’s a pain that affects your whole body. The Tanner community is being hit hard with that pain. A loved and well-known member of the community who was playing basketball in their high school gym just two days ago is now gone. 19-year-old Greg Maclin died Friday afternoon after suffering major injuries from an early morning car wreck Thursday. Greg’s […]

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    UPDATE: Deputies in Cullman arrest attempted murder suspect

    CULLMAN, Ala. (WHNT) – Cullman County deputies found and captured the attempted murder suspect they were searching for in Cullman County. Deputies say they detained 70-year-old Jack Wilson. Sunday afternoon they asked people to avoid 417 County Road 109 while they were searching for Wilson. Deputies say Wilson had reportedly been involved in an argument with his neighbor over a property line.

  • It’s going to be a bad summer for mosquitoes and ticks, find out how to keep them away

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Experts say all of the recent rain and the warm weather means we are going to have a lot of mosquitoes this year. Although there will be more mosquitoes, not everyone will become victims to their blood sucking crimes. Dr. Lawrence Robey with the Madison County Health Department says that mosquitoes can be particular when it comes meal time. “There seems to be an individual variation. We know that blood types themselves are an inherited characteristic. Type ‘O’ […]

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    Local Athens store U.G. White expanding to downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – U.G. White has served the Athens community since 1917. Thursday, the locally owned store announced it will expand to downtown Huntsville this fall. Owner Derrick Young said the former Crossroads Music Hall building on Clinton Avenue will be the home of their new second location. The authentic general store is a historic shop in downtown Athens and offers a variety of items. Some of those goods carried by U.G. White include Patagonia, KUHL, Woolrich, Filson, Chacos, W.R., Case & Sons Cutlery Co., […]

  • What’s the future of the old Huntsville Times property on Memorial Parkway?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – If you’ve driven Memorial Parkway lately, you may have noticed a big change at the old Huntsville Times property.  Half the building is gone and it will soon be an empty lot. The Times moved out of this building in 2013, and the site has huge potential in the future. With not a lot of luck on the market, owners decided the chances of selling the property would increase without the empty building, so demolition has started. […]

  • Safety tips for when traveling with a trailer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer, and that means we can expect to see a lot more people heading to our area lakes and rivers.  With lots of traffic headed towards the water, there are safety precautions to take on the way. If you are traveling down the interstate behind someone who’s carrying a boat, if that boat become unhitched your chances of surviving are slim.  These boats can weigh anywhere from 300 to 8,000 […]


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