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Kristen has been a reporter/multimedia journalist for WHNT News 19 in Huntsville since July 2014.

In May 2012, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rowan University in New Jersey with a B.A. in Communications, majoring in Journalism and with a minor in Political Science. Before that, she was Valedictorian of the Sussex Technical High School Class of 2008 in Delaware.

A Seaford, Delaware native, Kristen most recently worked for WVVA News in Bluefield, West Virginia where she covered Southern WV and Southwestern VA. In that time she earned an AP award for Outstanding Effort by an Individual Reporter. She began there as the Greenbrier County Bureau Chief in July 2012 serving the Greenbrier Valley.

Kristen is passionate about the craft of journalism and excited to continue a new chapter in Huntsville. You will likely find her exploring the city, specifically the great restaurants. She loves a good shoe sale, and appreciates a friendly smile.

If you see her out and about, feel free to say hi! She looks forward to taking action and getting results for you.

Got a news tip? Email her at at kristen.conner@whnt.com!


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    Controversy continues about proposed recreation center campus in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. – There’s controversy surrounding the proposed recreation campus – one of the largest projects Madison has ever taken on and possibly, one of the most expensive. The controversy has to do with the company that will lease the building once it’s built. As proposed, it’s an estimated $23 million project. The city would handle construction on the site near Celtic Drive and then lease the completed building to Fieldhouse, LLC, a company based out of Tennessee. We’re told the company will […]

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    Madison City Schools leaders: budget cuts are planned

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)– Madison City Schools has a deficit to overcome. Superintendent Dee Fowler said that before the board passed a budget amendment earlier this month, the shortfall had reached $2.4 million. He said that school leaders are working on it, and they’ve reduced it by $700 million through energy savings and bond refinancing. But there’s still a $1.7 million dollar deficit to reduce in next year’s budget. He blames the Limestone County tax issue as the main reason for […]

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    Madison City Council takes a stand on residential annexation

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)– City council members said Monday marked a pivotal point in shaping Madison.  Council member Gerald Clark said a decision on annexation, and what it means for future annexations, could affect Madison’s future and its growth. The question became whether to make Madison physically bigger by allowing Limestone County land to become part of the city, or to deny the chance for growth and rely on growth in other ways. The issue stems from a Limestone County ad […]

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    Community of differences stands together to ask Alabama Congressman to rethink his stance on Islam

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)–  Congressman Mo Brooks’ remarks about Islam have leaders and worshippers in Huntsville on edge. He told a radio station, and later reiterated in a statement, that Islam preached (or inspired others to bring about) deaths of homosexuals and others. He has indicated in a statement he will not back down or apologize, although he invites anyone to make an appointment at his offices. That’s just what Aladin Beshir, Community Outreach Director at the Huntsville Islamic Center, plans […]

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    Longtime Huntsville business ‘Ann’s Studio of Dance’ will move to new building

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– A dispute over traffic through the Mayfair neighborhood has plagued Ann’s Studio of Dance for several years – and through several courts. In the most recent ruling, a judge required them to begin a shuttle service for students to alleviate traffic. Ann Brown told WHNT News 19 they’d rather move than break the law. So that’s what they’re doing. Like a dance, the future of Ann’s Studio of Dance is evolving. They’re headed to a building at 2227 Drake […]

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    Injured baseball player returns to the field after near-death experience while batting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Austin Robinson knows he’s a lucky guy. He feels even luckier now he’s back on the baseball field with his Bob Jones baseball teammates – as if nothing ever happened. But something did happen one week ago Tuesday. He was stuck by a ball in the chest, and it knocked his heart out of rhythm. Spectators, who happen to be Huntsville Hospital nurses, rushed to assist him as he lay on the field. One week after that […]

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    Police: driving golf carts down public roads is an “inherent danger”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Police say now that the weather is nice, it’s the time of year they start receiving calls about a certain traffic hazard. They’re noticing more people, including children, driving golf carts down public roads. This is illegal on city, county, and state roads, and Huntsville Police Department’s Sgt. Mark Shahan said it is a disturbing summer trend. “The vast majority of people driving down the roads in the golf carts are kids,” he explained, adding that many […]

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    Virtual Cyber Academy magnet to start in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– By a new Alabama state law, public high schools need to create a policy detailing how they’ll operate virtual schools, by the 2016-17 school year. It’s been a hot issue since the bill was still waiting on passage, as schools work to understand how they will comply. How does this shake out for Huntsville City Schools? A new Virtual Cyber Academy. .@HSVk12 will offer Virtual Cyber Academy as a virtual school option for 16-17 year @whnt pic.twitter.com/c74RJZTmmy […]

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    Annexations tabled while Madison City Council explores curbing growth

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)– While the city of Madison is dealing with the fire chief’s retirement and city council members disagreeing with the mayor, there’s another issue affecting home buyers and sellers that they must address. The city school system is asking for residential annexations to be halted while they handle a funding problem. School board members say the schools are becoming overcrowded and there isn’t enough money to build a new school and eliminate the issue. They passed a resolution asking the city […]

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    Vigil celebrates the lives of 3 found dead this week

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Sometimes it’s the hardest times in life when people come together. After three lives ended too soon on Crestfield Drive Monday evening, but the pain the community feels lives on in their absence. Friends of the family organized the vigil at Mountain Gap School, where the two children Layla and David went to school. “It’s heartbreaking to lose students,” commented Elisa Ferrell, that area’s Huntsville City Board of Education member. She joined the large group gathered to […]

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    Morgan County EMA releases updated water distribution to affected residents

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)– Water distribution has been delayed after plans were originally announced, as the effort continues to get water to people whose tap water has been deemed unsafe to drink by the West Morgan East Lawrence water authority. Morgan County’s Emergency Management Agency posted updated dates and times for where water will be available to those affected: Danville VFD: Friday 9 til noon and 4 til 7, Saturday 9 til noon (or until supplies are gone) Mud Tavern VFD: Friday […]

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    Redstone Arsenal welcomes new Garrison Commander

    REDSTONE ARESNAL, Ala. (WHNT)– Colonel Thomas Holliday, Jr. assumed command of Redstone Arsenal’s garrison Wednesday, in a well-attended ceremony and surrounded by friends, family, and his new teammates. Col. Holliday said in his first interview since assuming command, that Redstone Arsenal already feels like home. “I was born in Alabama, in Opelika, and I was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee,” he explained. During the ceremony, outgoing Col. Bill Marks (Ret.) ended his military career by passing the colors to Col. Holliday. […]

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