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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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    Huntsville City School Board to settle lawsuit with Pinnacle Behavioral Health

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville City School Board voted at its meeting tonight to settle a lawsuit with Pinnacle Behavioral Health over a contract dispute. The board has been in mediation with Pinnacle over the issue. The lawsuit, filed in October, alleged Huntsville City Schools needed to pay more than $250,000 in unpaid invoices. The argument between the parties was over what services the school was contracted to pay for. The suit named each board member and argued the school system should […]

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    The U.S. Military marks the end of an era, says goodbye to the Huey

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – The Army is saying goodbye to the Huey helicopter. The aircraft, also known as a UH-1, took its final flight before retirement above Redstone Arsenal on Tuesday. Army veteran James Szilagyi attended the retirement flight. “I cried,” he admitted. “I can’t help it! It’s just something that you hate to see go.” Redstone Test Center pilot Nick Walters rode in one of the choppers as it took its final lap.  “Learned how to fly this aircraft […]

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    Storm recovery begins as sun sets on Rosalie

    ROSALIE, Ala. – The community of Rosalie may be suffering with the loss of life and devastation of homes and businesses, but with help the healing begins. You don’t have to look hard to find the good in the bad situation. “Even though it’s devastation, we’re still here,” said Rosalie Baptist Church pastor Roger Little. “This is not something that is going to knock us down, get us down.” He noted all the volunteers spread throughout the community. People, including […]

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    Homes damaged along Maysville Road, Ryland Pike in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Emergency Management Agency set up a staging area Tuesday night at Madison County High School for anyone who needed shelter. Many in the area lost power, and also had damage to their homes.  The National Weather Service said preliminary surveys show an EF-2 tornado hit the area. If you have storm damage, you can report it to the EMA at the school. People in the Maysville, Central, Ryland areas can go to Madison County […]

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    Team Redstone to launch official app for installation

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Redstone Arsenal’s new mobile app launches Thursday. It’s called Redstone Explorer. It’s the product of a collaborative project by the 2016 Advanced LIFT class, an AMCOM leadership program dedicated to enhancing Team Redstone. Markeeva Morgan, NASA SLS’s Core State Avionics Hardware Manager, was in the class that came up with the idea. “We want to make sure the Arsenal is keeping up with the way people consume information,” he said, noting they decided an app was […]

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    NEW DETAILS: FBI says missile found in New Hope “not live” despite earlier reports, evacuations

    NEW HOPE, Ala. – Residents who were evacuated from a neighborhood in New Hope last night have been allowed to return to their homes.  This, after police found a missile while responding to a fire.  Investigators returned to the scene Tuesday and cleared out of the area just before 2 p.m. The FBI now says the device was inactive, despite earlier reports from police that it was live. “It was inert.  It was not a live device,” said FBI spokesman […]

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    Protect your packages this holiday season

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — With a record peak holiday shipping season expected, it’s likely you’re planning to or have already ordered some gifts online. The National Retail Federation estimates online sales to increase from last year’s numbers between 7 and 10 percent, rising to as much as $117 billion. But some Scrooges may also attempt to cash in. Experts offer some tips for protecting your holiday purchases this year: Consider leaving special delivery instructions. Instead of having the carrier drop the shipment at your […]

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    Experts: Don’t make cybersecurity an afterthought this holiday season

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Experts with the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama urge you to be cautious online this holiday season. Elizabeth Garcia, President and CEO, tells us it’s not uncommon for them to receive an onslaught of concerns and complaints after the new year. Some may fall victim to identity thieves, or scammers, out to make a quick buck on your hard-earned cash. “Who doesn’t want a deal for the holiday season to really make the most of your […]

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    You can sign this banner in Huntsville for grieving school following Chattanooga crash

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A banner on display at Parkway Place Mall in Huntsville will soon be on its way to Woodmore Elementary School in Chattanooga. Mall marketing director, Molly Bell, wanted to do something for the victims’ friends and loved ones. She immediately knew that others in Huntsville did, too. That’s why she had the banner printed, and has markers at the ready for mall patrons to sign it with messages of hope, prayer, and love. “It was a no-brainer to […]

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    Florence couple speaks after salmonella scare, lost ring during new marriage

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Desiree and Martez Cole’s wedding has become the talk of the town in the Shoals. It’s not just because of the beautiful ceremony and reception, in which Martez Cole says he could really feel God’s presence. It’s partly because of what came after they promised to love each other through sickness and health. Nearly 100 loved ones became ill, 22 of them hospitalized and the Alabama Department of Public Health got involved in the days following […]

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    Alabama politicians jockey for likely Sessions Senate vacancy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The reaction to Senator Jeff Sessions becoming President-Elect Donald Trump’s choice for Attorney General began Friday morning. Many of his Republican colleagues, including Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama’s 5th district, say he’s a great pick who would have done well wherever he was placed.  Critics, including Alabama Democrats, question Sessions’ character. In the wake of this Trump decision also comes a scuffle for the seat he’d leave behind, if confirmed. Multiple politicians have come forward, expressing interest […]

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    Madison City Schools to officially begin search for new superintendent

    MADISON, Ala. – Thursday, Madison City Schools Superintendent Dee Fowler sat with the board at the front of the boardroom for the last time. By their next meeting, he will no longer be superintendent. He resigned to take a job with the state. Board members presented him with sentimental gifts, including a name plate, to express their appreciation for the time they’ve spent with him over the years. “I’m embarrassed somewhat,” he told WHNT News 19, “because everything that happened […]