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
  • Huntsville police arrest, charge man in connection with bank robbery

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Police have arrested a man in connection with a robbery that took place Thursday at the Woodforest National Bank on University Drive. Authorities arrested and charged 38-year-old Keon Ladell Reed with first-degree robbery. Authorities say Reed entered the bank around 3:25 p.m. brandishing a pistol and demanding money in a written note. Before police arrived on the scene, they say Reed fled on foot. Lieutenant Michael Johnson says Reed was identified through surveillance video and with the assistance of […]

  • ‘Party in the Park’ set to benefit Madison Hospital’s surgery department

    MADISON, Ala. — The Huntsville Hospital Foundation is inviting everyone to come and enjoy a benefit event for Madison Hospital Friday, March 2. The event will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Insanity Skate Park. Attendees will be able to enjoy food trucks, “moonshine” cocktails, music and a live auction. Proceeds from the event will go towards purchasing an additional joint replacement operating table for Madison Hospital’s Surgery Department. According to a hospital official, the hospital experienced a 20 percent increase in […]

  • Etowah County officials urge the community to report suspicious activity

    ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. — In light of the tragic Florida school shooting, Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin and Superintendent Dr. Alan Cosby would like to remind residents how they can report suspicious or concerning activity. “If you see or hear anything that is suspicious or unsettling to you, please do not wait to call or email authorities,” Sheriff Entrekin said.  “We cannot respond to or investigate a threat that we do not know about.” The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office can be reached […]

  • LifeSouth in critical need of O negative blood donations

    LifeSouth Community Blood Centers announced Friday they are in critical need of O negative blood donors. The agency says type O negative blood can be received by all blood types, so having it available for emergencies is essential Anyone 17 or older, or 16 with parental permission, weighing a minimum of 110 pounds and in good health can donate blood. A photo ID is also required. Click here to find a blood drive near you, or call 888-795-2707 for additional information. LifeSouth […]

  • Pelham Police locate missing woman

    PELHAM, Ala. — Pelham Police confirmed that 45-year-old Lisa Holman has been found. They said in a Facebook post that Holman was found alert and was treated by medical professionals. According to a statement released by her family, Holman suffered a few broken bones and other minor injuries from the accident. The full post reads: Needless to say, the last two days have been very emotional for our family; Lisa’s rescue Sunday morning was definitely an answered prayer. Amazingly, she […]

  • Fire reignites at Sir’s Fabrics in Fayetteville, investigation ongoing

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. — Lincoln County officials returned to fight a fire at Sir’s Fabrics in Fayetteville, Tennesse Sunday. Authorities say the fire reignited around 1 a.m. According to the Fayetteville fire chief, the business has been deemed a loss. The chief also said the fire was difficult to fight because of the amount of fabric. “It was part of our history,” said Fayetteville Mayor Jon Law. “It’s a huge, huge catastrophe for us.” The fire first broke out around 6 p.m. Saturday […]

  • YOUR PHOTOS: Heavy rain causes flooding throughout the Valley

    Continuous rain Saturday is causing flooding concerns for many parts across the Tennessee Valley. A flood watch is in effect for north Alabama as well as surrounding areas in Tennessee and Georgia through Sunday afternoon. A flood warning is set to go into effect for the Paint Rock River near Woodville Sunday evening and will last through Monday night. If you come across a flooded road, turn around, don’t drown! Several WHNT News 19 viewers have sent us photos and videos of flooding. […]

  • Cullman County authorities search for missing girl

    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. — The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help locating a missing girl. Authorities say Pennie Dezarae Holland was last seen at an apartment complex on January 5 in Cullman. Holland is originally from the Jones Chapel/West Point area. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office at 256-734-0342.

  • Report: 12-year-old Tennessee girl killed following off road accident

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. — According to a report by the tennesseenewsnet, a 12-year-old girl died Saturday morning after being involved in an off-road accident Friday night. Lawrence County officials say emergency workers were called out to ‘Wheelin’ in the Country’, an off-road park in Summertown, at around 11:30 p.m. Friday. When crews arrived, they found a 12-year-old girl from Fayetteville trapped under an off-road vehicle. According to Lawrence County Sherriff Jimmy Brown, three people were in the vehicle when it apparently rolled over. […]

  • Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman recovering from heart bypass surgery

    According to a post on the Free Don Siegelman Facebook page, former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is recovering from heart bypass surgery. The update posted just before 11 a.m. Saturday by the former governor’s brother, Les Siegelman, went on to say that Don Siegelman underwent surgery Friday. Les Sigelman added, “Don is sitting in a chair, talking & looking great! You would never know the docs had his heart out yesterday. Amazing!” The post goes on to say that Don Siegelman will […]

  • Inmate fatally stabbed at St. Clair Correctional Facility

    SPRINGVILLE, Ala. — The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the fatal stabbing of an inmate that occurred Friday at the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville. According to authorities, the stabbing took place around 11:30 a.m. Authorities say when correctional officers responded to an inmate assault, they found 25-year-old Travis Lamar Wilson with serious injuries. Authorities say Wilson was treated at the scene and taken to an area hospital where he later died. Wilson was serving a 25-year sentence on a 2011 murder […]

  • Lawrence County authorities locate escaped inmate in Courtland

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. — Authorities confirm an inmate who escaped January 30 from the Lawrence County Jail has been located. Corey Leon Orr, 40, was found in Courtland on County Road 284. According to Sheriff Gene Mitchell, a woman that lives on County Road 284 reported to authorities that a man was walking towards her residence limping. She told authorities when he got to her door he turned the knob. That is when she says she told him she had a gun. […]