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

  • Marshall County Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Raping Two Girls

    Posted on: 12:16 pm, March 24, 2014, by and , updated on: 02:55pm, March 24, 2014

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - A Marshall County man who was found guilty of raping and sodomizing two girls in Feb has been...
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    Colton Hall
  • Wishes Come True: Marshall County Family Gets Trip Of A Lifetime

    Posted on: 11:40 pm, March 23, 2014, by

    GRANT, Ala. (WHNT) — A Marshall County family is getting the trip of a lifetime, with every reason to celebrate....
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  • UPDATE: Huntsville Police Investigate Sunday Evening Homicide

    Posted on: 10:02 pm, March 23, 2014, by , and , updated on: 09:43pm, March 24, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Huntsville police are working to find out the details surrounding a homicide that happened late Sunday...
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  • UPDATE: Missing Man Found In Cullman County

    Posted on: 2:44 pm, March 23, 2014, by , updated on: 02:59pm, March 24, 2014

    GUNTERSVILLE, Al. (WHNT) — Guntersville Police say a man missing since Thursday has been found. Police say  27-year-old Jonathan Eugene...
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    Jonathan Eugene James
  • A Sweet Vermont Tradition

    Posted on: 2:06 pm, March 23, 2014, by

    SHELBURNE, VA. (CBS) –A celebration of sugar in the first week of spring brings one Vermont community together. David Palmer...
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  • Florence Will Start Preparing For Bicentennial Celebration This Year

    Posted on: 8:50 pm, March 22, 2014, by , updated on: 08:51pm, March 22, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) — The city of Florence will be celebrating its 200th birthday in 2018 and while that’s a...
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  • Moment Of Silence Held At Birmingham-Shuttleworth International Airport

    Posted on: 8:12 pm, March 22, 2014, by , updated on: 08:14pm, March 22, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) — Passengers and employees at the Birmingham-Shuttleworth International Airport paused for a moment of silence Saturday afternoon...
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  • Jackson Co. Commission Discuss Partial Road Closure In Pisgah

    Posted on: 4:40 pm, March 22, 2014, by , updated on: 11:24pm, March 22, 2014

    JACKSON CO., Ala. (WHNT) — The Jackson County Commission is discussing the pros and cons to shutting down part of...
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  • Jackson Co. Commission Proposes Retirement Incentives To Help With Budget Issues

    Posted on: 4:31 pm, March 21, 2014, by

    JACKSON CO., Ala. (WHNT) — The Jackson County Commission is proposing a new plan to help eliminate its budget deficit....
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  • TVA Officially Announces Plan To Fully Treat Invasive Weeds In Guntersville Reservoir

    Posted on: 4:20 pm, March 21, 2014, by , updated on: 06:56pm, March 21, 2014

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The TVA officially announced its plan to temporarily manage the invasive weeds in the Guntersville...
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  • Officials Respond To Marshall Co. House Fire

    Posted on: 7:32 pm, March 20, 2014, by

    MARSHALL CO., Ala. (WHNT) — Officials responded to a house fire near Boaz Thursday afternoon. It isn’t clear what started...
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  • Parents Concerned About Issues At Woodville School

    Posted on: 3:36 pm, March 20, 2014, by , updated on: 04:08pm, March 20, 2014

    WOODVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Some parents are concerned about what they call issues at Woodville School, one including students bringing...
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