Laura Christmas

Laura Christmas is a Multimedia Journalist for WHNT News 19. A Florida native, Laura attended the University of Florida and will always be a Gator at heart. While attending UF Laura reported and produced for a NPR affiliate, Florida's 89.1 WUFT-FM; a PBS affiliate, WUFT-TV; and ESPN 850 WRUF. Laura also anchored local news updates for NPR's Morning Edition. She also completed a concentration in Political Science.

While still at UF Laura started reporting for WGFL-TV/WNBW-TV, a CBS/NBC affiliate in Gainesville. That job turned full-time after she graduated from UF in December 2012.

Laura is proud to call the south home. She grew up in a small town in Central Florida and enjoyed the experiences that afforded her. She was homeschooled for ten years before attending a public high school and then UF.

When she isn't finding stories in Marshall, DeKalb and Jackson Counties Laura enjoys being outdoors, especially on Lake Guntersville. She enjoys reading, particularly historical novels and works on the Supreme Court.

She is thrilled and blessed to be able to find and share stories that matter in the Sand Mountain Region and to be a part of the WHNT News 19 team.

Recent Articles

  • Scottsboro Police: School Lunchroom Worker Tried to Sell Pills to Narcotics Agents

    Posted on: 11:02 am, April 14, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:33pm, April 14, 2014

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) – A school lunchroom worker in Scottsboro faces drug charges. Michelle Allen, 54, worked in the lunchroom...
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    Michelle Allen (Photo: Scottsboro Police Dept.)
  • Local Family Reacts To State Representative’s Comments On Interracial Adoptions

    Posted on: 7:18 pm, April 13, 2014, by , updated on: 07:27pm, April 13, 2014

    DEKALB CO., Ala. (WHNT) — A recent comment made by State Representative Alvin Holmes has some Tennessee Valley families taking a...
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  • Train vs. Car in Madison on Shelton Road

    Posted on: 9:03 pm, April 12, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:01am, April 13, 2014

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison Police officers were on the scene of train accident, shutting down Shelton Road completely at...
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  • Board Approves TVA’s Plan To Spray Guntersville Reservoir

    Posted on: 6:28 pm, April 12, 2014, by , updated on: 04:20pm, April 13, 2014

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The Board designated to govern the aquatics weeds spraying in the Guntersville reservoir approved the TVA’s plan...
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  • Some DeKalb Co. Residents Upset Over Barron’s Trial Delay

    Posted on: 5:07 pm, April 12, 2014, by , updated on: 06:32pm, April 14, 2014

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The trial for former state Senator Lowell Barron has been delayed while the Court of...
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  • Jackson Co. Commission Amends, Approves Retirement Incentive Plan

    Posted on: 5:13 pm, April 11, 2014, by , updated on: 10:36pm, April 11, 2014

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) –  A unanimous vote puts the Jackson County Commission steps closer to eliminating a nearly one million dollar...
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  • Roller Knights In Arab To Close For Good

    Posted on: 5:40 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 08:49am, April 11, 2014

    ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) — Roller Knights in Arab is going out of business, and rink owners say the closure is...
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  • Son of Albertville Mayor Dies of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Posted on: 3:58 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 06:15pm, April 10, 2014

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man has died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a home on Martling Road in Albertville....
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    Nick Honea was found dead in the garage of his home on Martling Road. (Photo: Laura Christmas/WHNT News 19)
  • Marshall County Unemployment Rate Increasing

    Posted on: 5:58 pm, April 6, 2014, by , updated on: 10:42pm, April 6, 2014

    MARSHALL CO., Ala. (WHNT) — The unemployment rate in Marshall County has continued to rise over the last two months, but...
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  • Huntsville Police Say Man Woke Up To His Girlfriend Stabbing Him

    Posted on: 9:36 pm, April 5, 2014, by , updated on: 09:40pm, April 5, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Huntsville police say a woman is facing a domestic violence charge after police say she stabbed...
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  • Marshall County Leaders Take First Steps In Selling Former Pilgrim’s Building

    Posted on: 5:50 pm, April 4, 2014, by , updated on: 06:37pm, April 4, 2014

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Marshall County Leaders are taking the first steps to sell the building Pilgrim’s in Boaz...
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  • DeKalb Co. Notification System Used For The First Time In Thursday’s Storms

    Posted on: 5:34 pm, April 4, 2014, by , updated on: 09:31pm, April 4, 2014

    DEKALB CO., Ala. (WHNT) — The storms that hit the Tennessee Valley Thursday night gave DeKalb County EMA officials a...
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