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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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    Police: Body found in Marshall County pond

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)– A law enforcement source confirms a body was pulled from a pond in Marshall County on Saturday. The pond is located near Moon and Otinger Road close to Douglas in Marshall County. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is handling the case. Marshall County Coroner Marlon Killion says the body has been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for autopsy and to get a positive identification.

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    AAMU to hold candlelight vigil for 3 student shooting victims Monday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Saturday, 3 Alabama A&M University students were among 7 injured in a shooting at a Panama City spring break beach house party. The university has announced on its Facebook page that a candlelight vigil will be held Monday on the Quad at 7 PM. University president Andrew Hugine, Jr. and the Student Government Association are involved in its planning. “When one bulldog falls, we all fall. So it’s like, when one’s hurt, we’re all hurt. Because we […]

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    Officer-involved wreck shuts down Huntsville road for several hours

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville police officer was involved in a wreck that shut down two major roads for several hours early Saturday morning. The officer was taken to Huntsville Hospital after police say a drunk driver hit his cruiser. The accident impacted Jordan Lane and Mastin Lake Road while police investigated the scene. Police tell WHNT News 19 the driver of the Lexus, a 31-year-old female, appeared to be intoxicated. She was taken to Huntsville Hospital where she was […]

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    Truck slams into guard rail on Morgan County bridge

    SOMERVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– One person was injured in an accident between a truck pulling a flatbed trailer and an 18-wheeler on Saturday.       It happened on Highway 36 between Hartselle and Somerville near the intersection with Hobb Ward Road around 4:30 PM. Troopers on the scene said the 18-wheeler struck the trailer and hit the guard rail, one wheel of the truck dangling over the stream below. This blocked traffic in both directions for more than an hour. […]

  • Children learn about agriculture, safety at event in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Fire and EMS crews responded to the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center Saturday. Thankfully it was all make-believe, a demonstration organized by the Tennessee Valley Women in Agriculture for their Family Farm and Fleece Day event there. The event showcased arts, crafts, animals, and agriculture-related businesses in the area. But the demonstration of a mock farm accident was an important part for organizer Margaret Mazikowski to feature. She wanted the children present to learn about farm safety, and […]

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    Busy convention season means booked Huntsville hotels; could a new hotel be in the future?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– The Symposium on Child Abuse this week, and the AUSA Global Forces Symposium next week make for a busy Rocket City. This time of year is a big one for conventions, and the City of Huntsville has worked hard for (and is glad to) have them. But it also means hotels across Huntsville and Madison County are booked up for the next few weeks. “It means a great economic boost for Huntsville, which is a great thing,” said Jessica […]

  • Family says officer-involved shooting last week in Lawrence County could have been prevented by better mental health care

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – After a police-involved shooting last week in Lawrence County that led to Shane Watkins’ death, his sister Yvonne Mote says it could have been prevented. She explained Shane hadn’t “been in his right mind” that week because he suffered from mental illness. “Before he got his illness… he was a happy, caring person,” she said as she remembered him. “He was never violent. He’s never been a violent person, ever.” She claims he did not charge […]

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    UPDATE: Madison County shooting investigation may have connections to TN

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- The Madison County Sheriffs Department has confirmed a shooting with connections to Hazel Green. Deputies said a man was shot multiple times in the upper torso Saturday night.  Deputies are investigating the location of the initial shooting because the victim was dropped off at the McDonald’s in Hazel Green shortly after. Sunday, deputies said that victim may be connected to a shooting that occurred in Lincoln County, Tennessee that same night. Madison County Sheriff’s deputies are now working with Lincoln County authorities on […]

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    Team Redstone: Potential for loud booms to last for next 3 weeks

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT)– Redstone Arsenal garrison officials say beginning March 23 and lasting through April 10, you can expect loud booms from the installation. It’s a result of “routine operations,” according to a media release. Officials added that things like cloud cover and other atmospheric conditions can impact how loud the booms can be. They assure that “every effort will be made to minimize the noise.” “As a leader in development and testing of explosives and rocketry components, we […]

  • Clinton Row celebrates anniversary with pop-up fashion show, food trucks and fun

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– The Clinton Row retail project and business incubator celebrated its anniversary Saturday. General Manager Katie Mosby summarized, “It’s all about making downtown the place to be.” It’s been a year since the old Downtown Storage building became Clinton Row, and local business owners began creating shops in the old storage units. The anniversary party was the time to celebrate its year of growth. “It’s been a great year for Clinton Row, and all of the businesses here […]

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    Police respond to accident in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT)– Police are on the scene of a 2-vehicle wreck in Decatur. It happened after 3 PM near the bridge at the 3700 block of Highway 31 North Saturday. Dispatchers say the Southbound lanes are blocked while the accident is cleaned up. WHNT News 19 is tracking down more information about this story. Refresh the page for the latest.

  • Huntsville- Madison County CVB launches new Twitter handle

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– It’s not just a hashtag anymore. As of Wednesday, @MeetHuntsville is a new Twitter account. The Huntsville-Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau created the account to pique meeting planners’ interest in the Rocket City and surrounding area. “We have a staff who’s going to be assigned to the account and they’re going to look for new meetings and associations that are happening and see if Huntsville would be a good fit for that,” said Jessica Carlton, marketing manager […]


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