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

  • 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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  • 18-Wheeler Crashes Into Church in Lauderdale County, Driver Hurt

    Posted on: 3:04 pm, March 10, 2014, by , and , updated on: 03:47pm, March 10, 2014

    CENTER STAR, Ala. (WHNT) –  An 18-wheeler crashed into Center Star Baptist Church on Monday afternoon.  The driver of the...
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    The 18-wheeler crashed into Center Star Baptist Church about 2:30 p.m. Monday. (Photo: Thomas McCoy, WHNT News 19 Viewer)
  • Coyotes Cause Fear In Florence Neighborhood

    Posted on: 11:22 pm, March 6, 2014, by

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Cheryl Gunnells has lived in Florence for the last five years. She says her life changed...
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  • Florence Police Need Your Help Identifying Store Robber

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, March 6, 2014, by

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Florence police need your help identifying the man you see in these pictures. He’s accused of...
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  • Shoals Residents Concerned With MS Industries Projects

    Posted on: 10:41 pm, March 5, 2014, by , updated on: 12:37am, March 6, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – On Wednesday, the Shoals Environmental Alliance gathered residents to discuss the process of oil-bearing sandstone and...
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  • Lauderdale County Woman Accused of Stealing from Disabled Man

    Posted on: 10:31 pm, March 3, 2014, by , updated on: 05:36am, March 4, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Investigators with the Lauderdale County District Attorney’s office arrested a Florence woman accused of stealing more...
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  • The Shoals Hosts The Alabama Music Hall Of Fame Induction Banquet

    Posted on: 1:14 am, March 1, 2014, by

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Hundreds of music fans gathered to celebrate Alabama music.  This year, the Alabama Music Hall of...
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  • Governor Bentley Visits Florence

    Posted on: 12:33 am, March 1, 2014, by

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley spent the afternoon with business owners in Florence.  It’s a part of his...
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  • Russellville Police Search for Man Accused of Stealing TV

    Posted on: 10:43 pm, February 27, 2014, by , updated on: 08:41am, February 28, 2014

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Authorities in Russellville need your help finding the man you see in this picture. Police say...
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