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
  • Woman airlifted to hospital after single vehicle crash on Hwy 72

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Authorities responded to a single-vehicle wreck with entrapment Saturday afternoon in the area of 2800 Hwy 72, after the vehicle hit a utility pole. Police say a woman was rescued from the vehicle and was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital in critical condition with non-life threatening injuries. According to police, the wreck blocked westbound lanes between Dug Hill and Ryland Pike. Authorities have since reopened Ryland Pike. No word yet on the cause of the crash.  

  • Decatur Police team up with animal services to help find animals forever homes

    DECATUR, Ala. — Decatur Animal Services along with some help from Decatur police are spotlighting a few puppies and kittens in need of loving homes. Jennifer Wingo, secretary to Police Chief Nate Allen, and Officer Heather Atchley enjoyed spending time with a few lively litters Friday morning. This week’s “Law Paws” includes multiple puppies and kittens. Puppies Rollie & Chenelle are two-month-old boxer puppies. They’re at the perfect age to be trained and are exceptionally attentive. Rollie and Chenelle love […]

  • Roy Moore delivers Keynote Speech at GOP Freedom Gala

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The Madison County Republican Executive Committee held their 2nd biennial Freedom Gala: A Celebration of Freedom at the Jackson Center in Research Park on Thursday. Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore delivered the Keynote Speech. Organizers say the event was expected to be the largest gathering of Republican officials, supporters, and patriots in North Alabama, and it showcased the influence of North Alabama within the Republican Party.

  • Local mail carrier indicted, accused of feeding meatballs with nails in them to neighborhood dogs

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — A Madison County mail carrier accused of feeding dogs meatballs with nails has been indicted. Susanna Burhans was charged with aggravated animal cruelty back in June. She’s accused of feeding meatballs with nails in them to dogs during her mail route.  Ed Glover, a homeowner in New Hope, said he found one of the meatballs on the ground by his mailbox. After inspecting it, Glover said he found multiple nails inside. Glover became worried about his dog Missy and took her […]

  • Huntsville police search for 14-year-old runaway

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville police are asking for the public’s help locating a 14-year-old runaway. Police say Danielle Faith Bryant ran away during the end of September. Danielle is said to be 5’8″ tall and weighs about 125 pounds. Investigators are asking anyone who has had contact with her to please call Huntsville Police at 256-722-7100.

  • Decatur police search for missing 14-year-old girl

    DECATUR, Ala. — The Decatur Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a young girl they say never arrived at school today. Authorities are looking for 14-year-old Irma Maria Diego-Gomez. Irma was last seen in Decatur, before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, when she left for school. Police said that when Irma did not arrive home in the afternoon, it was discovered that she never arrived at school. Irma is a Guatemalan female and is reported to be under 5″ tall, […]

  • Priceville authorities arrest man believed to have connection to multiple burglaries

    PRICEVILLE, Ala. — Priceville police confirmed that Wesley Dean Bibb is currently in custody after he was located at a hotel in the Cullman area. Bibb is currently being transported back to Morgan County where he will be held on Burglary and Theft charges. Previous story: The Priceville Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a man they believe to be behind multiple burglaries in the area. According to police, they say they responded to two separate burglary calls on […]

  • State Troopers investigate child struck by vehicle in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — State Troopers are continuing to investigate a single-vehicle wreck after they say a female child was struck Sunday afternoon. According to ALEA’s Twitter page, they say the child was struck on AL 99 in Limestone County. Authorities say she was transported to an area hospital for treatment. They say her injuries appear to be non-life-threatening. Trooper are investigating a single car crash where a minor child pedestrian was struck on AL.99 in Limestone Co. near the lauderdale co […]

  • Albertville authorities search for missing 17-year-old girl

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. — Albertville authorties are searching for a teenager they say has been missing since Monday. Argelia Fernanda Pena Rojas, 17, is 5’5″ tall and weighs about 120 lbs. Authorities say she was last seen at her home early on October 2. Rojas is an Albertville High School student and is thought to be in the Crossville area. Anyone with information is asked to call the Albertville Police Department at 256-878-1212.

  • AG Steve Marshall joins 14 others in fight to keep historic cross on display in Florida

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Attorney General Steve Marshall joined a coalition of 14 state attorney generals supporting the City of Pensacola, Florida’s right to keep a historic cross at a public park on display. A news release from the Alabama AG’s office says Marshall filed an amicus brief Tuesday with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the City of Pensacola’s appeal of a June 19, 2017, lower federal court ruling ordering the city to remove a Latin cross from Bayview Park. “The large cross in Pensacola’s Bayview […]

  • Huntsville police confirm 2 shot at Jet Pep

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville police confirm two people were shot at the Jet Pep on the corner of University Drive and Church Street Saturday night around 8 p.m. According to police there was a large crowd in the parking lot and an argument ensued. Police say during the argument shots were fired by multiple individuals. One of the victims was transported from the gas station to Huntsville Hospital. The second victim drove himself to his home on the 400 block […]

  • Rainsville man arrested, charged with attempted murder

    RAINSVILLE, Ala. — After responding to a shooting during a bonfire in Jackson County Saturday night, police arrested and charged a Rainsville man with attempted murder. According to police two people got into a fight which resulted in one of them being shot. Police say the altercation may have been over a girl. An unidentified 18-year-old victim was flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. Shawn Dale Brown, 21, was identified as the suspect behind the shooting and was found hiding nearby […]