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

  • 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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  • Alabama Farm and Poultry Expo Expected To Bring In Large Crowds

    Posted on: 4:42 pm, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 07:22am, April 4, 2014

    BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT) — Marshall County leaders are gearing up for an event they say will be good exposure for...
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    Alabama Farm and Poultry Expo
  • Missing Tennessee Man’s Body Found In Jackson County

    Posted on: 10:23 am, April 3, 2014, by

    STEVENSON, Ala. (WHNT) — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says a missing Tennessee man’s body was found in Stevenson. A missing...
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  • Marshall County Organization Offering Free Tax Prep

    Posted on: 4:33 pm, March 31, 2014, by , updated on: 04:40pm, March 31, 2014

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  If you need help preparing your taxes for this year a non-profit group in Marshall County is...
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  • Mold And Structural Issues At Valley Head School To Be Treated This Summer

    Posted on: 3:23 pm, March 31, 2014, by , updated on: 03:27pm, March 31, 2014

    VALLEY HEAD, Ala. (WHNT) — DeKalb County school officials say they plan to completely address the mold and structural issues at Valley...
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  • ‘Navigators’ Work To Help Tennessee Valley Residents Enroll In Health Care Coverage

    Posted on: 7:22 pm, March 30, 2014, by , updated on: 11:06pm, March 30, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Several people across the Tennessee Valley are working to answer questions and get residents who qualify signed up for health...
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  • Guntersville Residents Get A Lesson On Cold Water Safety

    Posted on: 8:29 pm, March 29, 2014, by , updated on: 08:39pm, March 29, 2014

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Officials are working to educate the public on the dangers of cold water, and best practices...
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