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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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    Taking Action: Addressing safety concerns during downtown Huntsville growth

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Every week, hundreds of people flock to downtown Huntsville to enjoy everything it has to offer. However, there are concerns when it comes to street safety, specifically on Church Street. Many wonder if it’s possible to make the area friendly for both pedestrians and vehicles. There are multiple crosswalks in the area but people don’t always choose to use them. The speed limit in the area is posted as 35 miles per hour. It doesn’t sound […]

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    U.S. citizenship classes coming soon: Can you pass the quiz?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The first day of school is just around the corner, but we’re not talking about algebra and geometry. Weatherly Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville is getting ready to teach a free class for people preparing to take the biggest test of all, the American citizenship test. The citizenship class is offered along with classes for people learning English as a second language. The course runs on the same schedule as Huntsville City Schools. When kids head […]

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    Huntsville Police investigate shooting, man hospitalized

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police Officers are investigating a shooting that happened on Seminole Drive and Vernon Avenue Saturday afternoon. “I heard at least six or seven shots go off and so I didn’t see who or what was doing the shooting or who even got shot,” Resident Wilma Latimore says. Police cars were scattered throughout the area in front of her home near Seminole Drive and Vernon Avenue Saturday afternoon. Officers worked to process the scene, which is […]

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    Former Lowe Mill workers reunite, enjoy the unveiling of a new mural

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Most of us know Lowe Mill as an arts center in Huntsville, but before it was one of the biggest private arts facilities in the country, it was a textile mill. Former mill workers got together on Saturday for the “Second Annual Workers Reunion.” It was a time for the workers to tell stories, look at old photos, and reminisce about the years they spent making boots for soldiers during the Vietnam War. “Here we have a […]

  • NEW DETAILS: Man charged in stepfather’s 2009 Madison County murder

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says Clarence Fearn has been arrested and charged in connection with the 2009 murder of his stepfather, George Woodard, Jr. Fearn was arrested Tuesday, according to Sgt. Brian Chaffin.  Investigators discussed the arrest with Woodard’s family earlier this week, and they expressed relief at the news. Sgt. Chaffin did not discuss the specifics of the case.  He said the case isn’t closed — they are still talking with people and added […]

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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 […]