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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!

Recent Articles
  • Madison County Jail CERT team members avoid potential security risk during last week’s snow

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)– When the going on the roads gets tough during a snowstorm, some of Madison County’s toughest law enforcement get going. They set in motion a plan to run the jail. “We have to be prepared to bring in officers, staff, to be sure the jail still functions like it’s just a normal day,” said the jail’s Corrections Emergency Response Team supervisor, Sergeant Christopher Love. When snow gets as heavy as it did last week, many people […]

  • Some medical offices stay open even during winter weather, saving lives through essential treatment

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Many of us like to hunker down during a snowstorm, bring out the blankets, and make a fire. Medical personnel might not all have that luxury though. For dialysis clinics like Fresenius Medical Care, it’s often a matter of life or death for patients that they find ways to take care of patients. Patients experiencing kidney failure need regular treatment three days a week. “If they miss a treatment, it can be detrimental to them,” said charge nurse […]

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    UPDATE: Teenagers identified in ATM fraud scheme, another device found in Florence

    KILLEN, Ala. (WHNT)– The Federal Bureau of Investigations and Secret Service are assisting  Killen Police in a suspected multi-state ATM fraud scheme. At the SunTrust Bank in Killen on Saturday night, police busted two teens trying to skim information from the drive-thru ATM. They identified the 15-year-old and 16-year-old Monday. Killen Police Chief Brian Hammond said the investigation spans three states: Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. In Killen, no customers are in jeopardy from the scheme. He said the offenders attached two separate devices […]

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    Suspect in deadly shooting near Somerville Post Office turns himself in

    SOMERVILLE, Ala. –  Authorities said a deadly shooting happened at a residence near the Somerville Post Office Monday around 4 PM. Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin said Chad Anthony Lorance, 32, of Hartselle was shot once and killed at a residence on Broad Street in Somerville, near the post office. Later Monday evening, deputies issued a warrant for Bryan Crow.  Crow turned himself in to Sheriff Franklin just after 10 p.m. Monday. There had been a multiple-agency effort across state lines on […]

  • THAWING YOUR HEART: Athens Police come to the rescue during storm

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT)– Police in Athens came to the rescue Friday night into Saturday morning as drivers were stranded on the interstate and Highway 72. While people in the Athens community opened their doors to help, officers drove people to safety. A basketball team from Georgia was one of their biggest roadside rescues. “We got a call that there were 50 to 100 people walking down [the interstate],” said Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson. “We sent quite a few cars […]

  • As winter shows Tennessee Valley its worst; the Valley’s people show their best

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT)– Interstate 65 may have been essentially a parking lot Friday, but Saturday it was all about recovery. Roads opened up late in the morning and emergency responders continued to warn drivers to be careful upon venturing out again. Police and tow teams worked to get abandoned vehicles off the roads. The Best Western in Athens was packed with stranded drivers Friday night and into Saturday morning. “The old saying, there was no room at the inn,” said the […]

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    Baptist church leader “agrees to disagree” with Madison Baptist Association over same-sex marriage

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– After a local Baptist minister at Weatherly Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville performed the first same-sex marriage in Madison County, the Madison Baptist Association is getting involved. Dr. Ellin Jimmerson, who works as Minister to the Community of the church, told WHNT News 19 the day before the historic weddings that she believes God is love. She said she believes this applies to same-sex couples, too, and it’s part of her calling to perform same-sex marriages as well […]

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    Family’s barn burns in Elkmont, animals saved

    ELKMONT, Ala. (WHNT) – A barn was destroyed by fire in Elkmont on Tuesday morning.  The animals got out safely, though. Elkmont and West Limestone firefighters responded to put out the fire on Leggtown Road.  It started about 9:45 a.m. Elkmont Fire Chief Michael Carter said the family’s house has some damage to the siding.  They believe the barn may have caught fire from a heater inside.

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    Winter weather impacts some arrivals, departures at local airports

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If you or a loved one will be flying today or tomorrow, be aware the winter weather around the U.S. may impact you.  Some arriving flights at Huntsville International Airport have been delayed or cancelled throughout the evening and into the morning. Some flights out of Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta are cancelled. That impacts flights into Huntsville. Check Arrivals and Departures on Flyhuntsville.com. Runways there were more soggy than anything Monday afternoon, but operations crews at […]

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    School Closings & Delays: Monday, February 16

    The following school closings and delays are for Monday, February 16.  Click here for local business closings and delays. Alabama A&M University - Alabama A&M University will delay opening Monday to 10 a.m. because of the possibility of freezing rain early in the morning. Athens State University – Closing at 6:00 pm tonight Boaz City Schools – Classes are cancelled for Boaz City Schools on Monday Calhoun Community College – Closing at 6:45 pm on Monday Cullman City Schools – 12-month employees report […]

  • Advocates meet to fight for changes in Alabama’s mental health care system

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– The North Alabama Coalition for Mental Illness is all about inspiring change in the state’s mental health care system. Many of the people in the group are advocates, or in some way affected by mental illness. They began on Facebook, and now, they’re having meetings at the Grateful Life Community Church. Their next meeting is on March 15. Sunday, there were hardly enough chairs for the group that came out to share their concerns, and ideas for […]

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    One person shot following an altercation in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WHNT) – One person was shot during an altercation in Huntsville early Saturday morning. Police say they arrived on the scene at the 4900 block of Cotton Row around 4:45 AM Saturday. Investigators believe the incident began as attempted robbery. The victim told police they opened the door to find a man demanding money, and the two began fighting over a gun. During the fight, the victim was shot in the forearm. Police say the offender fled the […]


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