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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 officials say visitor ID scanners at gate ‘absolutely worth it’

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) — Last year, WHNT News 19 told you about a plan to implement scanners at each gate to Redstone Arsenal, aimed at speeding visitor entry inside. It involves scanners at each gate so guards can check visitors’ IDs right there, instead of sending them to the Redstone Visitor’s Center to get badges for entry. That plan took effect at the beginning of April. We checked in with Arsenal officials to see how it’s going. Col. Bill […]

  • Organizers: first ‘Human Foosball’ tournament in Huntsville a success

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT )– Human Foosball has come to Huntsville. Here’s how it works: people act like the foosball “players” you see on the table game. They can’t let go of bars they’re holding that are set up in a line. Instead, they use their bodies and feet to move a ball toward goals on either side of the field. It’s an effort from Downtown Huntsville, Inc. and the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy. For them, the event is a fun […]

  • Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army meet in Huntsville, tour Redstone Arsenal

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT)– This week is the Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army annual conference. This time, it’s in Huntsville. As part of the conference, the CASAs toured Redstone Arsenal and meet with senior Army officials. They’re business and community leaders who have been appointed by the Secretary of the Army to their roles and now serve as the bridge between the Army and the community. Each state has at least one CASA. Joe Fitzgerald represents North Alabama […]

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    UPDATE: Woman dies from injuries following rollover wreck near Littleville

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama State Troopers say a Russellville woman died from injuries she received from a rollover crash on Highway 43 near Littleville. Officials say 31-year-old Crystal Nichole Carey of Russellville was a passenger in the SUV, she died at the hospital on Monday. Carey was one of two people taken to the hospital by helicopter from the crash scene. Investigators said the SUV left Highway 43, struck and embankment and flipped into a patch of trees. […]

  • Chamber of Commerce issues Request for Proposals to update Research Park master plan

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Cummings Research Park is hailed as one of the world’s leading science and technology business parks. But leaders say it’s time to give it an upgrade. They’re working to improve cultural factors like its marketing, collaborative engagement, and feel as well as its physical factors, like zoning, land-use, and connectivity. “The dynamics of the market have changed, so the question is, ‘How do you maintain the integrity of what’s there… the uniqueness of what’s there, but also refresh […]

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    Seventeen people arrested in Athens roundup

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT)– Friday, a team from the Athens Police Department and Limestone County Sheriff’s Office began Operation Spring Fling 2015. Spring Fling 2015 included a list of 35 arrest warrants, investigators say, and as of Friday night 17 people were taken into custody on a total of 26 charges. The other 18 will be listed in a database as “wanted”, police say, until officers are able to find them. The team involved in the roundup also conducted two search […]

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    Madison County detention officer arrested, accused of sneaking drugs into jail

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — A detention officer was arrested, accused of sneaking drugs and other contraband into the Madison County Detention Center, Sheriff Blake Dorning said in a press release. Jacquenette Allen, a detention officer, has been arrested and booked into the jail she’s sworn to protect. This time, she found herself behind bars, charged with promoting prison contraband in the second degree. Detention Center Chief Steve Morrison tells WHNT that Allen had been sneaking marijuana in individual packages […]

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    Madison Square Mall tenants wait for word about property’s future

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– As WHNT previously reported, it’s out with CBL Properties at the Madison Square Mall. They have closed on the sale of the property to The Grove, Huntsville LLC,  a new company that was licensed April 17 according to the Secretary of State records. They are working with RCP Companies in the$5 million purchase, a spokeswoman confirms. For many people who make their living at the mall, the sale raises a lot of questions. “How much time do we have left?” […]

  • Madison County Sheriff’s Office begins voluntary law enforcement accreditation process

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has launched an effort to earn accreditation through CALEA, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. It’s a voluntary process. And it’s kind of expensive because it’s so training-intensive, said Lieutenant Chad Brooks, but “it’s just a matter of getting better,” he said. The department has begun the first phase of the three-year process: self-assessment. They’re looking deeply at their own policies to make them stronger, said Brooks, by […]

  • Fallen HPD officer’s family reacts to Benito Albarran’s death

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Benito Albarran’s prison suicide in Jefferson County brought out a new wave of emotions from many in the Tennessee Valley. None came stronger than those affecting the Golden family in Lincoln County. Albarran was convicted of killing Huntsville Police Officer Daniel Golden in 2005. He was on death row at the William Donaldson Correctional Facility after a jury found him guilty of shooting the officer at point-blank range. “He made definite choices, Albarran did, to end […]

  • Church leaders reflect on progress after tornado destroyed their building a year ago

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT)– A slab of concrete and stone is all that remains of the former Grace Falls Church in Fayetteville, Tennessee. In a tornado on April 28, 2014, the church was destroyed. It was just a pile of rubble next to its foundation the next Sunday the congregation came together to worship there. Today, the church is being rebuilt. It was a tough choice, but one the congregation wouldn’t change. “We just really felt that this is the community […]

  • Morgan County storm shelter, new fire hall open Saturday

    MORGAN CITY, Ala. (WHNT)– The Eastern end of Morgan County now has another storm shelter. This one is just behind the new Brindlee Mountain Volunteer Fire Department building in Morgan City off Highway 231. It’s called the Morgan City Community Tornado Shelter. “We’re just glad to have it. We’ve never had [anything] in this area before,” said fire chief Tommy MacPherson. He tells us a FEMA grant paid for 75% of the storm shelter’s cost. The fire department paid for […]


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