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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.


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    COLD CASE ARREST: Man charged in 2009 Madison County murder

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office confirms to WHNT News 19 that Clarence Fearn has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of his stepfather, George Woodard, Jr. Woodard was shot and killed in 2009. According to WHNT News 19 archives, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department had a person in custody in connection with the shooting on September 30, 2009. Investigators said Woodard was shot in the head in his driveway. He died there. Woodard’s home […]

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    No more food trucks for Boeing employees until safety concerns are addressed

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  No more delicious taco lunches for Boeing employees. On-On Tacos food truck announced on its Facebook page Monday that it will no longer run lunch service at The Boeing Company.  The owner of the business told WHNT News 19 that Boeing’s safety committee will no longer allow vendors to come on campus if they use propane. On-On Tacos uses a propane grill, but the owner is willing to make changes so the truck doesn’t lose Boeing’s business. “We service about 75 to […]

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    UAH student found dead in student housing building Sunday afternoon

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Ray Garner, Chief of Staff and Director of Community Relations at UAH confirms a University of Alabama in Huntsville student died Sunday afternoon at Charger Village, a student housing building on the UAH campus. Garner told WHNT News 19 preliminary investigations indicate that no foul play was involved. UAH identified the student as Benjamin Thomas Hall, 19, of Madison. Hall’s cause of death has not been released yet.

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    Ed Buckbee reflects on moon landing anniversary, looks ahead to future missions

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Flying 69 miles above the far side of the moon, out of contact with Earth and a world-wide audience holding its collective breath, Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin fired their lunar module’s main engine for 30 seconds to begin the first piloted descent to the moon’s surface. It was July 20, 1969 – 45 years ago Sunday. Hundreds of people gathered at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville to reflect on the monumental […]

  • Boeing employees spend Saturday working to clean up Lincoln Village area

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Dozens of Boeing employees will sleep pretty well tonight. Volunteers spent all day today helping with projects at Lincoln Village and Lincoln Academy. It’s part of Boeing’s annual global month of service to give back to the local community.   “One of the priorities is to power wash,” said Tony Jones with Boeing. “As you can see, it needs a little help. We’re putting on a deck over here behind one of the houses that actually […]

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    Todd Towers gets new look to feel more at home in downtown

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — If you’ve driven down Greene Street in downtown Huntsville lately, you might have noticed some work going on at Todd Towers. In February, the Huntsville Housing Authority hired a construction company to wrap the 100-unit apartment building with a modern brick and stucco facade. The building was having some issues with rainwater so architects said the exterior will now be somewhat of a rain coat. It will help it blend Todd Towers blend in better with its […]

  • SEC Media Days: Auburn fans look to the future

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s only July but college football is in the air.  Monday marked the beginning of SEC Media Days in Hoover. Auburn was the first team in the spotlight, answering the heavy questions from the media.  And where there’s a head football coach, there are plenty of fans who come from all over just to catch a glimpse of their favorite team leaders. The Wynfrey Hotel was crawling with Auburn fans hoping to see the man they […]

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    Bad behavior in the SEC, fans sound off on Nick Marshall’s absence from SEC Media Days

    HOOVER, Ala. (WHNT) — It’s a college football circus in Hoover this week for SEC Media Days. The Auburn Tigers took the stage first today. In light of a recent citation, Head Coach Gus Malzahn decided to replace quarterback Nick Marshall in the interview lineup. “I would have loved to have seen Nick but I understand Coach Malzahn’s change of heart in deciding to leave him home and I think leaving him at home today was probably a very good […]

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    Auburn fans see nothing but hope for next season

    HOOVER, Ala. (WHNT) — Monday was the first day of the media frenzy surrounding college football. Fans from all over came to the 2014 SEC Media Days in Hoover just to catch a glimpse of their favorite head coach or favorite football player. Auburn University kicked off the four-day circus early Monday morning. “Last season was unreal, unbelievable all the way to the Rose Bowl,” said Ann Rutledge. “It was just a great season and we are looking forward to […]

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    HCS board member cancels “Citizens Work Session” for Monday night

    (HUNTSVILLE, Ala) — School Board Vice President Laurie McCaulley has canceled the Citizens Workshop for Monday night scheduled at Butler High School. The decision comes after U.S. District Court Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala took aim at the Huntsville School Board, stating that a proposed Citizens’ Workshop could “cause problems down the line.” Haikala accused McCaulley and the board of “engaging in conversations that will hamper the court’s efforts in this case.” McCaulley believes it all came down to a misunderstanding of her true intent. “I […]

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    Rep. Mo Brooks sounds off on current immigration crisis

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Tensions over the immigration crisis don’t seem to be easing up anytime soon. There have been numerous protests in parts of the country about undocumented men, women, and children coming into the U.S. The Obama administration wants Congress to act and supply funding for those illegally crossing the border. However, the president is getting strong push back from republicans like Representative Mo Brooks. Brooks said the president needs to take responsibility, and find a cheaper solution to the problem. “It […]

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    Lowe Mill expanding, looking for feedback on how to attract out-of-towners

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — If you’re in the Huntsville area, you’ve probably heard of Lowe Mill, the historic textile mill converted into an arts center. It’s a hot spot for locals, but leaders at the arts facility are ready for the mill to be recognized on a national level. They want to know what you think is the missing piece of the puzzle. Lowe Mill is huge. There are more than 100 working artists in the facility, but that number is […]