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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
  • 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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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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    Rocket City Chili Cookoff draws crowd, goes green

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)–A Huntsville event pitted chili creators against one another Saturday, and it was all for a good cause. The 5th annual Rocket City Chili Cookoff downtown raised money to support the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC.) More than 30 teams brought their A-game, competing for the best traditional and non-traditional chili recipes. Catherine Courtney, NCAC Development Director, said, “One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the NCAC. So we help children and families here in Madison County who […]

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    UAH adding more parking as plans to break ground on new Student Services building move forward

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The University of Alabama in Huntsville will undergo some changes over the coming months. Madison Hall, built in the 1960’s, will soon be torn down to make way for green space and a parking area. The demolition is expected to begin in a few weeks, but the process of preparing the site has already begun. In Madison Hall’s place will rise a new Student Services Building, to be built a few hundred feet back from where […]

  • Plans unveiled for Academy for Academics and Arts in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– For the first time, designs for the Academy for Academics and Arts new building in Huntsville have been made available for public viewing. Director of Operations Jeffrey Wilson presented them to the Huntsville City Schools Board of Education. The magnet school will be housed in the former and soon-to-be rennovated Ed White Middle School building, with some additional structures added and the front of the building set to receive a facelift. “We are bringing forth the best […]

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    Redstone Arsenal officials discuss Army’s response in West Africa

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) — Teams from the Army Materiel Command, headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, are coordinating the shift of supplies to West Africa. The AMC is setting up the infrastructure, including roads, power supplies, and water capabilities for bathing, that will support soldiers and medical aid workers. “We needed the ability to have them get into the country, move them around, and provide them sustainment capabilities,” said Andrew Kim, AMC Command Surgeon. Efforts are concentrated in Liberia so far. […]

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    Madison group designing, fabricating toys for children in need this season

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)– Santa’s elves at MindGear Labs in Madison are designing and soon, actually building toys for the Christmas season. Sunday, they were busy making final prototypes of the toys they had designed using software and creativity. “For the kids who maybe don’t know where their parents are or are facing serious illness, we wanted to give them something that showed time and effort,” said Rob Adams, a managing member at the lab. Some volunteers, like Eric Beshears, are […]

  • Doctor recalls his role in helping the injured after the 1989 Airport Road tornado

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Twenty-five years later, Dr. John Higginbotham remembers the Airport Road tornado on November 15, 1989, as if it just happened. “My memory of that day was so strongly imprinted it literally seems like yesterday,” he said. Higginbotham was at his office on Airport Road when the tornado tore its way through the area in a fury. “It’s like somebody turned on a blender outside and everything started going by horizontal, with a loud roar,” he recalled. He said the […]

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    2 cars collide on Winchester Road in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- 2 cars collided on Winchester Road close to the Blue Spring Road intersection in Huntsville Sunday evening. The Eastbound lanes of Winchester Road were closed while crews cleared the scene. They have since been reopened. Police say one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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