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
  • Investigators ask for help finding stolen truck potentially connected to recent theft ring bust

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a recently stolen truck. Officials believe the theft of the truck is connected to the recent theft ring bust. Law enforcement say a burglary wound up leading them to $150,000 in stolen goods, plus a significant amount of drugs. Anyone with information is asked to call the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office at 256-232-0111.

  • Investigators say burglary led them to drugs, $150k in stolen goods

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala — Two Elkmont men are facing multiple drug charges after investigators say they recovered marijuana, methamphetamine, and over $150,000 worth of equipment that had been stolen across three different states from one of their residences. According to Limestone County Sheriff’s Office, a burglary on August 17 helped lead investigators to the discovery. Investigators say after they discovered a large amount of stolen jewelry along with a stolen John Deere Gator that was hidden on a lot off Yarbrough Road, several […]

  • Sheriff’s office asks for help identifying body found in Tennessee River based on clothing, tattoos

    UPDATE: The Madison County Sheriff’s office has identified the body, thanks to your help. Click for info. MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a body discovered by the Tennessee River on Wednesday. Authorities say the victim appeared to be a 30- or 40-year-old white woman, but they can not be too sure of her age. They described her as being 5’1″ tall and weighing about 110 pounds. She was found wearing […]

  • Village of Promise to host Speaker Series Luncheon

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Village of Promise invites the public to a special luncheon with a purpose in the Rocket City. The organization’s vision is to eradicate generational poverty one neighborhood at a time. The Village of Promise has developed a series of programs that form a pipeline of services for children. They start with early education and follow the students through their schooling, higher education and on to a career. Services include tutoring, mentoring and early childhood education, as well […]

  • AG Steve Marshall joins 15 states in efforts to uphold Trump travel ban

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Attorney General Steve Marshall has joined 15 other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold President Trump’s travel ban. The executive order required a 90-day delay of travelers entering America from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen due to national security concerns regarding those countries. “The President is rightfully exercising his legal authority to restrict the entry of those who may endanger the safety and security of Americans,” Marshall said in a news release.  “The restricted countries […]

  • Madison City, State leaders address concerns about Three Springs after runaways accused of murder

    MADISON, Ala. — Several state and city officials gathered at Madison City Hall Thursday afternoon to give an update in regards to the Three Springs facility. The facility became a topic of concern after two teens staying at the treatment center ran away and are accused of killing a man behind a Publix on County Line Road. Three Springs has reported four runaways from the section devoted to juveniles in DHR custody, and one escapee from the medium security facility run […]

  • Police warn against “For Motion Picture Use Only” money

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur police are warning merchants about some fake money many in the city have received through the mail. It has “For Motion Picture Use Only”printed on the face of the bill. Retailers within the city along with individuals selling items online are being targeted with the phony money. The money could be in all denominations. Anyone that comes across the fake money, supposed to be used “For Motion Picture Use Only,” should contact their local police department.

  • Former Boaz Head Football Coach Eric Whaley ends fight with cancer

    BOAZ, Ala. — The community of Boaz is mourning the loss of one of their own. Former Boaz High School head football coach Eric Whaley ended his fight with cancer Sunday afternoon. Whaley missed the entire 2015 season to undergo treatment and was declared cancer free last June. He returned to coach the Pirates in 2016. He resigned in February after a return of the cancer he had been battling for years.  Whaley originally joined the school’s football staff in […]

  • One killed in single vehicle accident on Highway 72

    ATHENS, Ala. — A man died Sunday evening during a car accident on Highway 72 near Stanley Street. The vehicle was eastbound on Highway 72 when it drifted off the roadway and rolled over several times before coming to rest in the Collins Supply parking lot. The driver was thrown out of the vehicle. First responders transported him to Athens-Limestone Hospital for treatment, but he later died from his injuries. The driver’s name is being withheld as officers work to notify […]

  • New Hope woman killed after crashing into utility pole

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — According to Alabama State Troopers a New Hope woman died during an early morning wreck Saturday. Jessica Leanne Taylor, 42, of New Hope was killed when the 1971 Ford Ranger she was driving left the roadway and struck a utility a pole. Taylor was not using a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred at 2:20 a.m. on Cherry Tree Road six miles north of Huntsville. Nothing further is available as […]

  • Jackson County man dies in early morning wreck

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – According to Alabama State Troopers, a Jackson County man died early Saturday morning after a single-vehicle wreck. Scotty Ray Campbell, 45, of Scottsboro was killed when the 2007 Nissan Murano he was driving left the roadway and hit a tree. Campbell was not using a seat belt at the time and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash took place at 1 a.m. on Alabama 79 at mile marker […]

  • Law Enforcement: Argument over Taco Bell ends with brother hitting brother in the head with baseball bat

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala – An Athens man is under arrest after an argument over a meal from Taco Bell allegedly led him to beat his brother with a baseball bat. Deputies responded to a report of a fight in progress at a home in the 19000 block of Cox Road Thursday evening. After arriving, deputies say 19-year-old Tyler Tarell Dukes told them he and his brother had been in a fight. Authorities say they found his brother bleeding from the head. When […]