A Huntsville native, Irene loves working in her hometown.
After graduating from Lee High School in 2010, she went off to the University of Montevallo. There she graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Public Relations.
She started at WHNT shortly after graduation as a part-time Production Assistant. From there she went on to be promoted to News Editor. After some time dominating Final Cut X, a position on the web team opened up. She is the newest Interactive Content Producer and absolutely loves it.


Recent Articles
  • Missing Bibb County 13-year-old found safe

    BIBB COUNTY, Ala. — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has canceled a missing child alert. 13-year-old Samuel Haiden Simmons has been found safe. Previous Story: The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is asking for the public’s help locating 13-year-old Samuel Haiden Simmons. Samuel is 4’11” tall, weighs about 90 lbs and has red hair and brown eyes. He was last seen on May 24 wearing blue jeans, a camouflage shirt, and cowboy boots in the area of Vernontown Road at 8:30pm in West […]

  • Huntsville Bible College celebrates 25 years of service

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Bible College is celebrating a quarter century of service and you’re invited to the celebration. The biblical institution will be hosting a Vision Banquet on June 1 at the Von Braun Center East Hall. Attendees will gather at 7:00 p.m. The theme of the banquet is “Encouraging Kingdom Building.” The guest speaker for the evening will be Dr. Robert Smith, Jr, the Charlest T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in Birmingham. The college, formerly […]

  • Scammer wipes local woman’s account after posing as Redstone Federal Credit Union, authorities investigate

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Imagine this: you look at your bank account and all of your money is gone. For a Redstone Federal Credit Union Customer, that was a reality. Guntersville Police investigators say it’s the work of a scammer. Gail Gibbs’ work day in Guntersville started off like it always does. Then it took a turn with a phone call. “It was my cell phone that rang so it was personal. It was a phone call from the 800 number from Redstone,” […]

  • One last look at the Huntsville City Hall annex

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — On Thursday, Huntsville officials gave a final tour of the soon to be demolished Huntsville City Hall annex. The city council approved a nearly $700,000 six month contract in April to tear down the building. The annex housed several departments over the years including planning and zoning, the fire department and the city jail. Due to its location in downtown Huntsville, the building will be carefully leveled to avoid damage to nearby structures. General Services Director Ricky Wilkinson says […]

  • 15-year-old Mae Jemison student in ICU after allegedly being “body slammed” by campus security officer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A Mae Jemison student was sent to the Intensive Care Unit after sustaining injuries allegedly during an altercation with a campus security officer while the officer was attempting to break up a fight. According to a friend of the student, witnesses said 15-year-old Steven Franklin was “body slammed” by a campus security officer near the end of the school day on Monday. They say he had a seizure after the incident, eventually leaving him unconscious. Zach Finey is Steven’s big brother from […]

  • DeKalb County sheriff denies social media rumors of multiple rapes in the county

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says reports on social media of multiple alleged rapes in the county are false. A review of social media accounts shows claims that there were four rapes in DeKalb County in the last few weeks. Authorities say that one rape/invasion case has been reported at this time. That investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information pertaining to that case or any other case is urged to contact the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 256-845-3801 […]

  • Video recording that appears to show Huntsville Police officers punching a person prompts questions from citizen

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Video of an encounter Huntsville Police officers had with an individual this weekend has been shared hundreds of times on social media since it was posted early Sunday morning. Viewers shared a video with WHNT News 19 that captures what appears to be a Huntsville Police officer attempting to restrain an individual. In the video, you can see two patrol cars and it appears there are two police officers holding a person down on the ground. You can […]

  • Jury finds man accused of killing 16-year-old guilty of manslaughter

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A jury found a man accused of shooting and killing a 16-year-old for allegedly stealing items out of his delivery truck guilty of manslaughter. Jonathan Scott said he found Mustafa Bearfield stealing from his truck after he had stopped to go into a store on June 21, 2016. We learned the item Bearfield allegedly took was a cooler with lunch items inside. During a trial Monday, Scott said he typically kept thousands of dollars in the cooler and a gun. He testified that […]

  • Police search for owner of dog hit by a vehicle in Cullman

    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. — The Cullman Police Department needs help finding the owner of a dog that was hit by a vehicle Thursday morning. They say it happened near the intersection of Main Ave. SW  and Lessman St. SW. Authorities say the dog is a Belgian Malinois. If you are the owner or if you know who the owner may be you are asked to contact the Cullman Police Department at 256-734-1434 or the Cullman Veterinary Hospital at 256-734-2181.

  • Mark your calendar! It’s Concerts in the Park season!

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The return of warmer weather means the return of a summer tradition in Huntsville — Concerts in the Park! The concerts will be held over the course of 10 weeks every Monday at the Huntsville Museum of Art outdoor stage in Big Spring Park. From 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. the series will showcase local musical talent in a mix of genres from rock, folk, and country to Latin, dance, R&B, and top 40 hits. Concerts in the Park […]

  • Local ministry raises funds to provide safe haven for women recovering from addiction

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Her Voice in the Rocket City is a local ministry dedicated to supporting women who are overcoming drug and alcohol addiction. The ministry is hosting an event later this month aimed at raising funds to provide a safe place for women to live during their recovery. Ministry officials say the facility will become a haven of hope while also building upon life skills and offering bible studies to women. The dinner gala will take place Thursday, May […]

  • Nearly $1 million worth of cancer medication stolen from semi-truck in Tennessee

    GILES COUNTY, Tenn. — Authorities in Tennessee report a semi-truck headed to Dothan, AL with medication for cancer patients was stolen from a truck stop Thursday. Authorities say the truck driver stopped for fuel at the Pilot Truck Stop on Lewisburg Highway around 8:30 p.m. When he returned from the store, he said the truck was gone. According to the Giles County Sheriff’s Department, the 18-wheeler was hauling two pallets of about 1300 vials of Octagam, a medication used by cancer patients with […]