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 – johny.fernandez@whnt.com and follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Recent Articles

  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 2 Arrested, Another Sought in Tuscumbia Meth Bust

    Posted on: 2:03 pm, March 21, 2014, by and

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – Colbert County authorities executed a search warrant to a property where a meth operation was discovered....
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  • Florence Police Looking For Couple Stealing Credit Cards

    Posted on: 11:40 pm, March 20, 2014, by , updated on: 11:41pm, March 20, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Florence police are trying to locate the couple you see in this picture. Jason Lewis Kimbrough...
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  • Florence Resturants May See Changes When It Comes To Selling Alcohol Outside

    Posted on: 10:42 pm, March 19, 2014, by

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Odette restaurant opened in November 2013. Executive chief Joshua Quick says management applied for a request...
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  • Lauderdale County Schools to Offer More S.T.E.M. Classes

    Posted on: 10:36 pm, March 18, 2014, by , updated on: 08:58am, March 19, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Starting next school year, Lauderdale County High School students will have the opportunity to take engineering...
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  • UNA Students Learn About Distracted Driving

    Posted on: 10:40 pm, March 11, 2014, by

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Students at the University of North Alabama got a first-hand how distracted driving can lead to...
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