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.


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    Police ask drivers to avoid Interstate-565 near Exit 9

    MADISON, Ala. — Madison Police ask drivers to avoid the area of I-565 at Exit 9 due to traffic accidents. Accidents in the east and west bound lanes on I-565 have tied up traffic. The west bound wreck on I-565 near the Madison Boulevard exit involved a vehicle hitting a guardrail. Two ambulances transported patients from the scene. No word yet on the extent of their injuries. A chain reaction crash involving multiple vehicles in the east bound lanes led to another […]

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    UPDATE: Missing Cullman man found

    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala– Patrick Dewayne Carr’s sister has confirmed he was found. Previously reported Cullman County Sheriffs’s Office has confirmed Patrick Dewayne Carr was reported missing after being released from incarceration a week ago. Carr, 36, is a convicted sex offender and served his sentence at the Limestone County Correctional Facility. He was released January 13. According to his family, he was on his way back to Cullman County after his release. They are concerned for his safety. Carr is a […]

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    Hazel Green man dies following car accident Saturday night

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — A two-vehicle accident Saturday night claimed the life of Trevor Alan Zastrow, 21. According to the release, the crash occurred at 11:35 p.m. on Winchester Road one mile north of Huntsville. Zastrow was killed when the 1997 Honda he was driving struck a 1993 Ford pickup. Zastrow was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue […]

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    Huntsville Utilities joins Leadership Perspectives to talk about a requested rate increase

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — If you’re a Huntsville Utilities customer, the Huntsville City Council will soon make a decision that could cost you. Huntsville Utilities supplies power to all of Madison County, which means a requested rate increase will impact nearly 350 thousand people. Council members are expected to vote on the proposed rate increase before the end of the month. This week on Leadership Perspectives, Huntsville Utilities President Tony Owens and Chief Financial Officer Ted Phillips visited to explain why […]

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    Huntsville Utilities working to restore power in northwest Madison County and City of Madison

    Huntsville Utilities is responding to a power outage in Northwest Madison County and the City of Madison. The outage reaches from Pine Grove Road south to US Highway 72 and from Old Railroad Bed Road east to Jeff Road. Crews have been dispatched and service will be restored as quickly as possible. The cause of the outage is unknown at this time. Madison Police are asking drivers to avoid the intersection of Wall Triana and Highway 72 due to an […]

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    Irish Pub coming soon to Downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Keegan’s Public House is set to open its first location in Huntsville. According to our news partners at AL.com, the Irish restaurant will open before St. Patricks Day on 200 Westside Square, Suite 60, near the Madison County Courthouse. The eatery will offer traditional pub fare including bangers and mash along with classics such as grilled cheese sandwiches. An official opening date has not been set, but the site is expected to open before spring. The restaurant […]

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    Chip Lindsey named new offensive coordinator at Auburn

    The nine day search to replace Rhett Lashlee is over. Gus Malzahn named Chip Lindsey the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Auburn Saturday. Auburn’s latest hire is from the Tennessee Valley. Lindsey graduated from Bob Jones High School. Lindsey served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arizona State this past season, and Southern Miss for two years before that. “I’m excited to welcome Chip Lindsey to the Auburn family,” Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said. “I have […]

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    Firefighters respond to early morning Harvest fire

    HARVEST, Ala. — An early morning fire in Madison County has left one family thankful the fire didn’t reach their home. The fire happened on Periwinkle Street in Harvest around 4 a.m. Saturday. It consumed an RV, garage, and two vehicles. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze before it caused damage to the house. A couple inside the home was able to make it out safely thanks to a neighbor alerting them about the fire. No injuries were […]

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    Limestone County Sheriff’s Office arrest man accused of multiple vehicle burglaries

    LIMESTONE COUNTY — Limestone County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a man Thursday for multiple vehicle burglaries that occurred during high school basketball games between December 20 and January 5. According to the release, the burglaries occurred at Clements High School, Ardmore High School, and Tanner High School. James Darrel McDaniel, 46, is charged with seven counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle and one count of receiving stolen property. He is currently held in the Limestone County Jail on […]

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    Florence Police need help finding missing male

    FLORENCE, Ala. — Florence Police are asking for help finding Casey L. Curry, 23. Curry is a white male, 5’9″ tall, with brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen Thursday. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Florence Police Department at 256-760-6610.

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    Stand Up Live to open its doors January 26

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Alabama’s newest comedy venue, Stand Up Live, will be open for business January 26th. Christopher Titus, best known for his FOX show “Titus”, will be the opening performer. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here. “This club is going to surprise a lot of people,” said Andrew Dorfman of Stand Up Live, “We are pushing the boundaries of what to expect from not only a comedy venue, but a night out in Huntsville. We […]

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    Beauregards to join newly completed Winchester Commons

    Huntsville, Ala. — Beauregards will be the newest addition to the recently completed Winchester Commons. The restaurant was voted best wings in Huntsville from 2013-2015. Beauregards will be joining later this year, leaving only one space remaining in the development. Winchester Commons is currently home to Great Clips, Victoria Nails, and Wilson’s Cleaners.