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
  • UPDATE: Huntsville Utilities working to restore scattered power outages in Madison County

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A power outage in Northeast Huntsville stretches from I-565 east to Bankhead Pkwy / Toll Gate Rd and from Oakwood Avenue south to Wells Avenue. Service was interrupted in Northeast Huntsville when high winds blew a tree into service lines near the intersection of Clinton Avenue and Grayson Street. Service was restored to that area at approximately 12:45 a.m. Utility crews also worked two large outages in the Harvest-Monrovia area. The first outage occurred just after midnight when […]

  • Downtown Huntsville Inc. presents inaugural ‘Paddle the Canal’ event

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The first ever ‘Paddle the Canal” event took place Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23 in downtown Huntsville. Kayakers raced down the canal that goes from Rotary Plaza, just next to the Embassy Suites hotel, to Thrasher Memorial Fountain and back.  The event was a time trial race and some kayakers finished in less than two minutes and thirty seconds! Experts and novices competed over the two-day event, some racers in costume.  There were also free concerts, food […]

  • At least 20 boats damaged following dock fire on Lake Guntersville

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Fire crews battled a dock fire on Lake Guntersville for hours Saturday night. The call went out Saturday morning around 12:30.  No injuries have been reported. The fire happened near The Pointe  and the Top O’ The River restaurants on Lake Guntersville. “A lot of property and a lot of money went up in flames tonight,” said Guntersville Fire Chief Bryan Waldrop. Chief Waldrop said about 20 to 23 boats were lost in an overnight fire at […]

  • General Gus Perna discusses his role in the Army Materiel Command

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The commanding General of the Army Materiel Command, Gus Perna, says soldiers always have to be ready. He says when he found about a past deployment for a unit he was commanding, he had to act quickly. He and his soldiers had to be ready. General Perna and Steve Johnson sat down to discuss the massive support system needed for our soldiers in this week’s Leadership Perspectives interview.

  • Crews restore power in west Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Utilities has restored power in west Huntsville. The power outage had previously affected the Jetplex industrial area from James Record Rd south to City of Triana and from Glenn Hearn Blvd east to Zierdt Rd. The outage was caused by equipment failure as a result of the heavy rains that passed through the area on Saturday.

  • Attention book lovers! ‘Reader Riot’ in Downtown Florence is an event you wont want to miss

    Downtown Florence will soon be buzzing with book lovers and famous authors. Reader Riot will be taking place at various locations across the city including UNA’s campus, churches and of course the library. The two-day event will be April 28-29 and is being hosted by the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library. There are 18 featured authors and poets slated to attend including R. L. Stine, Melanie Benjamin, Tim Crothers, Frank X Walker and many more. There will be film screenings, book sales, and […]

  • Wall Triana Hwy at Cottonwood Drive back open after traffic accident

    MADISON, Ala. – A portion of Wall Triana Hwy previously blocked due to a traffic accident early Sunday morning has been reopened. According to the Madison Police Department, Wall Triana Hwy at Cottonwood Drive is now accessible. The accident occurred at Park Meadow Drive and Wall Triana Hwy just after 6 a.m.

  • 19th Hole: How to improve your posture

    Director of Hampton Cove Steve Mack shares tips on better posture.

  • Hwy 231 at Agua Drive reopens after traffic accident

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The area of Hwy 231 at Agua Drive has been reopened after a traffic accident according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities ask for drivers to continue to drive safely.

  • Cullman County authorities capture escaped inmate in Mississippi

    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Deputies have captured Christopher Williams, an inmate who walked off from a work release detail at Live Haul Products Thursday afternoon. He was located and arrested in Belmont, Mississippi. “We have been following leads on the suspect from almost the moment he walked off and we were constantly getting tips on his location and in the end this suspect could not outrun the deputies actively in the field searching for him” said Sheriff […]

  • Alabama A&M postpones spring football game and Junior Day due to weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Because of potentially severe weather Saturday, Alabama A&M has postponed their spring football game. The Maroon & White game has been rescheduled to Sunday at 2 p.m. The Junior Day program has also been moved to Sunday at 2 p.m. Registration for the program will begin at noon.  

  • March for Babies & Run for Babies for Madison County cancelled due to weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Due to weather conditions, officials with the March for Babies and Run for Babies for Madison County have decided to cancel the fundraiser. The event was scheduled for Saturday, April 22 at Charger Park in UAH. There is no word yet on when the event will be rescheduled. WHNT will update you with the latest on this event as more information becomes available.