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Kristen is a reporter/multimedia journalist for WHNT News 19 in Huntsville, hired in 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. She began her time at WVVA as the Greenbrier County bureau chief in July 2012 serving the Greenbrier Valley.

Kristen is passionate about the craft of journalism and excited to begin 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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  • redstone arsenal

    Financial strain means changes for The Summit at Redstone Arsenal

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT)– The Summit At Redstone was once a very popular dining facility at Redstone Arsenal. But Garrison Commander Col. Bill Marks says lately, business hasn’t been booming. “We were losing literally hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past three years,” he said. The Summit doesn’t get supplemental funding from the Army. Marks says it must sustain itself. But the problem is, it hasn’t been able to garner enough patrons to break even during certain meals. He […]

  • Impressive Christmas light display in south Huntsville a dream come true for creator, tradition for area families

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Standing tall, a castle rises out of the darkness at 7826 Horseshoe Trail in Huntsville. Dr. John Higginbotham designed it. “A man’s home is his castle, and obviously Santa’s home is his castle,” he said of the display, modeled to transform his home into a Christmas castle. Santa sits on the front porch. Nearby, a carousel turns and the Polar Express chugs on. It’s part of his Christmas village. Little houses line Higginbotham’s driveway, each with a […]

  • Stringfield Road fire

    Crews battle fire on Stringfield Rd. in pouring rain

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Huntsville fire crews responded to a fire on Stringfield Road around 9:45 p.m. Monday. Firefighters arrived to find a shed engulfed in flames. No one was injured and firefighters say no pets were inside the home. They are still working to determine what caused the fire.

  • Christmas cheer for 350 area children from inner-city Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– 350 children gathered at the old West Huntsville Elementary School for an annual Christmas party Sunday. It was put on by Friends of 400, a Christian nonprofit that serves people in inner-city Huntsville, in partnership with Huntsville West. With the party came large gift bags for each child. The gifts were made possible through donations from area churches and volunteers coming together in support. “It’s just a way for us to give back to the community. We’ve been given much, and we […]


    UPDATE: Man arrested, charged following pursuit through Huntsville neighborhoods

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police tell WHNT News 19 they have a man in custody following a pursuit in north Huntsville. The accused is named Montez Holt. Police charged him with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to deliver cocaine. More charges relating to the pursuit are expected in the case. The car chase began at Mallory Avenue and LaSalle Road, and took police up and down through the streets of several north Huntsville neighborhoods in the area of Blue […]

  • MUST SEE VIDEO: Brazen shoplifter caught in the act

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– The owner of Mint Julep Market has taken to Facebook and YouTube to help catch a shoplifter. UPDATE: Someone returned the stolen purse on Monday, Dec. 15. Police are investigating a lead. Store surveillance cameras caught the whole thing, including a decent angle of the alleged shoplifter’s face. In a brazen act, the woman appears to take a purse, stuff it into her own bag and get away with the theft. “We could not believe it,” said Hillary Dunham, […]

  • Police offer advice to keep your home safe while you’re out of town

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Before you rush out the door to hit the highway this Thanksgiving, Huntsville Police urge you to slow down and think. Police said there are some things you can do to prevent burglaries in your car and home while you’re out of town, if you take time to do them. Many of these tips are a common-sense approach, but cannot be stressed enough, said Captain Thomas Presley, the Huntsville Police Department Administrative Bureau Commander. “Make sure you notify family […]

  • Wounded Blue nonprofit aids police officers

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)– Madison nonprofit Wounded Blue, Inc. was formed to aid wounded police officers. Freda Muncey, its founder, explained, “As I walk [my husband, Madison Police Chief Larry Muncey] to the door and he walks down the driveway, I just pray that God will hold him in the palm of His hand.” She knows the risks law enforcement face on the job. But she’s also familiar with what happens when things go wrong. She and her husband started Wounded […]

  • Police urge you to use caution when playing with air guns

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– After a 12-year-old boy was shot by a police officer in Cleveland, it has been determined he was using a realistic-looking air gun and not a real one as officers first perceived. This calls into question safe use of airsoft weapons. Police in Huntsville tell WHNT News 19 there is often confusion when people use airsoft guns in public because of this. The air guns don’t take real bullets and often come with an orange tip, but those can be re-painted […]

  • moore, tony

    One arrested following violent incident between brothers in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– 1 man was arrested after an incident between brothers at a home on Vining Street in Huntsville. Jail records indicate Tony Moore, 42, was booked into the Madison County Jail just before 6 PM Sunday night. According to Huntsville Police, Moore and his brother were involved in a verbal and physical altercation there Sunday afternoon, in which Moore pulled a knife and threatened his brother with it. The brother responded by firing a shotgun, but police will not […]

  • International Space Station

    Huntsville connection to Italian astronaut aboard International Space Station

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– A Soyuz spacecraft has safely docked at the International Space Station, beginning the Expedition 42 Futura mission. It transported an American and Russian astronaut, as well as Italian Samantha Cristoforetti. She’s a flight engineer with the European Space Agency. But before all of that, she attended Space Camp at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville in 1995. Cristoforetti told the crowd gathered at her induction into the Space Camp Hall of Fame last July that […]

  • CrimeScene police

    Huntsville Police investigate robbery that ended in car crash

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Huntsville Police are looking for three men who they believe were involved in a Sunday evening robbery. Police say two unknown black males went to a home on the 2700 block of Mastin Lake Road and once they got inside, robbed the homeowner and his son at gunpoint. They attempted to drive away, but when police arrived they found the wrecked car a block north of the home. No injuries were reported to authorities. Investigators found stolen […]


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