Megan Hayes

Megan Hayes joined WHNT News 19 in May 2012 as a producer and multimedia journalist. Born and raised in Huntsville, she is excited to start her career at home in the Tennessee Valley.

Megan is a Grissom High School graduate, and has a degree in telecommunication and film from The University of Alabama. While in school, she worked as a reporter and student anchor for WVUA-TV in Tuscaloosa and Alabama Public Radio. She also worked for the University of Alabama Panhellenic Association as the event coordinator for two years.

Megan always knew she wanted to pursue a career in journalism and work for WHNT. She comes from a family of journalists and grew up with a passion for visual storytelling and the desire to deliver accurate news.

When she’s not at work, Megan loves to cheer on the Crimson Tide football team! She is an avid runner, which makes up for all of the “Friends” episodes she watches at night. She also has a poodle named Charlie, and he always tunes in to WHNT.

Got a news tip or story idea? Send it to Megan! She loves to hear feedback from WHNT viewers. You can also find her on Twitter @MeganHayesWHNT.

Recent Articles

  • Two Teens Shot While Horseback Riding in Marshall County

    Posted on: 8:21 pm, April 13, 2014, by , updated on: 08:24pm, April 13, 2014

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Two teenagers were shot by another teenager with a shotgun while riding horseback on Saturday night,...
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  • Huntsville Animal Services in Need of Towels and Blankets

    Posted on: 4:55 pm, April 13, 2014, by , updated on: 05:03pm, April 13, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Animal Services needs towels and blankets. Donations of clean, used or new, bath and hand towels, and...
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  • STE(A)M Fest at Lowe Mill Draws Thousands, Shows Learning Can Be “Cool”

    Posted on: 7:32 pm, April 12, 2014, by , updated on: 03:13pm, April 13, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Kids of all ages are learning that math and science can be really cool. The first ever STE(A)M...
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  • Blake Bottom Road Back Open, Bridge Complete

    Posted on: 4:28 pm, April 11, 2014, by , updated on: 04:35pm, April 11, 2014

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — There’s good news for people in western Madison County. Blake Bottom Road is now open....
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  • Request for Proposal Phase Coming Soon for Holiday Inn Site

    Posted on: 5:07 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 10:17pm, April 10, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A vacant hotel sits on a prime piece of real estate in downtown Huntsville. The Holiday Inn...
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  • Work Being Done at Former Coca-Cola Plant, Possible Demolition Coming?

    Posted on: 4:07 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 04:08pm, April 10, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Sparks are flying at the old Coca-Cola bottling plant on Clinton Avenue. It looks like some kind...
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  • Complexity Engine: UAH Professors Develop New Academic Search Engine

    Posted on: 10:20 am, April 10, 2014, by

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Two UAH professors are making a name for themselves in the education world. Alabama Launchpad is giving...
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  • Madison County Building Extensively Damaged by Water Leak

    Posted on: 4:57 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 06:22pm, April 9, 2014

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — ‘Office closed due to flooding.’ That’s what the sign reads that is hanging up at the...
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  • City of Huntsville Breaks Ground on Fire Station #19

    Posted on: 4:14 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 06:14pm, April 9, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The City of Huntsville broke ground Wednesday on a new $2.3 million fire station. Fire Station No. 19...
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  • Military Mom Pushes for Concealed Carry on Base: “All he could do was hide”

    Posted on: 8:22 pm, April 6, 2014, by , updated on: 12:13pm, April 8, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The search for answers continues at Fort Hood, Texas, the scene of Wednesday’s shooting rampage. The shooter, Specialist...
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  • Wounded Blue, Inc. Ready to Assist Injured Officer if Needed

    Posted on: 9:17 pm, April 5, 2014, by , updated on: 06:27am, April 6, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) —  An injured officer, a family, and a community continues to heal after an officer-involved shooting early...
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  • 1974 Tornado Outbreak: How Technology Has Changed

    Posted on: 4:41 pm, April 3, 2014, by

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Forty years ago today, the landscape of the Tennessee Valley and surrounding areas was forever changed....
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