Johny Fernandez

Johny Fernandez joined WHNT News 19 in October of 2013 as a multimedia journalist/reporter. Johny is a New Jersey native. He was born and raised in Passaic County, New Jersey, but is no stranger to the South. He lived in Orlando, Florida during his teenage years. Johny's passion for news developed when he was a junior in high school. He had the opportunity to shadow a news reporter for a class project and from then on, he was hooked!

The son of Peruvian immigrants, Johny is a graduate of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcasting. He is fluent in Spanish. While at Southeastern, he interned with Fios 1 News in New York City, Telemundo Tampa and WTVT FOX 13 in Tampa, Florida. After graduation, Johny was chosen as a top 20 finalist to compete for a spot as a Junior Reporter for Fox News Channel.

Johny is excited to start his reporting career here in north Alabama. He will be covering the Shoals area. If you see him around town don't hesitate to stop him and say hi. He's always excited to meet new people and is looking forward to exploring the Shoals and Huntsville. Feel free to send him an email – and follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Recent Articles

  • Shoals Man Wanted in Connection to Meth Investigation

    Posted on: 1:39 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – Colbert County drug agents are searching for a man wanted in connection with a meth investigation....
    Read More ›

  • First Baptist Church Center Star Cleans Up After 18-wheeler Crash

    Posted on: 11:31 pm, April 9, 2014, by

      CENTER STAR, Ala. (WHNT) – Close to a month ago, an 18-wheeler crashed into the First Baptist Church Center...
    Read More ›

    The 18-wheeler crashed into Center Star Baptist Church about 2:30 p.m. Monday. (Photo: Thomas McCoy, WHNT News 19 Viewer)
  • Shoals Families Remember Homicide Victims

    Posted on: 10:30 pm, April 8, 2014, by , updated on: 09:22pm, April 8, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT)  – People waited patiently to enter the gym at the United Methodist Church in downtown Florence. The...
    Read More ›

    040814 VICTIM FAM
  • Hillshire Plant Closing May Create Opportunities For Current Employees

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, April 4, 2014, by , updated on: 08:22pm, April 4, 2014

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Hillshire managment met with employees Friday morning to deliver the news of the Florence plant...
    Read More ›

    (Photo: Carter Watkins/WHNT News 19)
  • Florence Police Continue Search for Bank Robber

    Posted on: 10:09 pm, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 08:07pm, April 3, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Take a close look at this picture. Florence police need your help identifying the man you...
    Read More ›

  • Construction On Highway 43 Scheduled To Be Done By Fall 2014

    Posted on: 11:02 pm, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 08:44pm, April 2, 2014

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Driving on Highway 43 can be a headache for Killen residents. “I know everyone around...
    Read More ›

    US 43 PIC
  • Florence Changes Utility System to Automatic System

    Posted on: 11:49 am, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 09:35pm, April 1, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) -  The city of Florence is changing part of its utilities system to an automatic system. The...
    Read More ›

  • Muscle Shoals Woman Finalist In Health Mart Champions Of Care Challenge

    Posted on: 11:11 pm, March 31, 2014, by

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala (WHNT) – It’s a place dedicated to mending broken hearts. The Healing Place helps children and their...
    Read More ›

  • Local Movie Goers React To Noah

    Posted on: 1:27 am, March 29, 2014, by

      FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) -  It’s one of the most anticipated Hollywood blockbusters of the year. “Noah” is based on...
    Read More ›

  • Shoals Area Crimestoppers: Tuscumbia Police Need Help Locating Burglar

    Posted on: 7:53 pm, March 27, 2014, by , updated on: 06:59pm, March 27, 2014

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuscumbia Police believe the man you see in the picture below is responsible for burglarizing the Trading...
    Read More ›

  • Dogs On The Loose In The Shoals

    Posted on: 10:39 pm, March 26, 2014, by

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a statement that is true to some. Dogs are man’s best friend. But that...
    Read More ›

  • Tuscumbia Couple Needs Help Locating Stolen Items

    Posted on: 11:03 pm, March 25, 2014, by , updated on: 12:34am, March 26, 2014

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – Max Todd and his wife live in Tuscumbia. They’re snowbirds who spend winters in Florida. This...
    Read More ›