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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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    VIBE Ready to Offer Upscale Work Space for Professionals in Downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Work outside the office and think outside the box. That idea is now possible thanks to downtown Huntsville’s first co-working space. It’s for business professionals, entrepreneurs, and those just seeking a good cup of coffee and a quiet place to work. VIBE is the newest place for professionals to enjoy the smooth jazz and cool ambiance on the courthouse square. “This is a very unique, sort of a hybrid of meshing an executive lounge with a co-working space,” […]

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    Bike and Build: Group spreads word about affordable housing

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) –  Young bicyclists are rolling through the Tennessee Valley to help with affordable housing efforts through a non-profit organization called, “Bike and Build.” They come from all walks of life. Each member has a different story. “I was working a minimum wage job that I didn’t like, playing music on the side,” said Joel Hardcastle. “It wasn’t exactly satisfying.” “I wanted to have an adventure,” said David Shirk. “I wanted to see the country by bicycle, really get […]

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    UPDATE: Power restored to most Huntsville Utilities customers

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Utility crews haven’t gotten much of a break this weekend as another round of storms caused outages in several areas Saturday night. Huntsville Utilities said thousands of customers were affected by power outages across Madison County due to the storms that came through our area Saturday evening. Here is the latest from Huntsville Utilities as of 2:00 p.m. Sunday:  “After continuous work, starting around 8:30 PM yesterday evening, Huntsville Utilities crews have restored power to all but […]

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    Severe weather expected for Tennessee Valley Saturday evening

    Severe weather is expected throughout the Tennessee Valley Saturday evening. Visit http://www.valleywx.com  for our live blog and the latest updates throughout the evening for your area.

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    Love for Ansley: Fundraising Efforts Underway for Madison Girl

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The north Alabama community is coming together to help a Madison girl and her family get through a tough time. Ansley Abigail Smith is 6 years old and she’s going through much more than an average kindergartner should have to go through. She’s fighting a battle against cancer, stage three rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer in the muscle tissue. Ansley came down with what her parents thought was a typical sinus infection at the end of March. Little […]

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    Taking Action: Your Account is Not Deactivated, Don’t Fall for Credit Card Scam

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — It’s not unusual for you to log onto your banking website and see that your bank has issued a fraud alert. It’s common for banks to do that these days, but it’s making it easier for scam artists to make a fake version. WHNT News 19 is taking action to make sure your pocket book stays safe and out of the hands of thieves. “All of a sudden you’ll hear something on your cell phone and it’s […]

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    Remington Now Looking for Maintenance and Production Team Members

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It’s time to start updating your resume. AIDT is now accepting applications for a Pre-Employment Training program for The Remington Outdoor Company in Huntsville. The United States’ oldest manufacturer of firearms will soon add a facility in Huntsville, bringing more than 2,000 jobs over the next decade. Candidates can apply to positions at www.aidt.edu/jobs. Candidates selected for employment with Remington Outdoor Company through the pre-employment training program will be eligible for ROC group benefits including health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, 401k, tuition reimbursement, FSAs, etc. Only […]

  • State Senate Candidate Explains Idea Behind Photo of Kids Holding Guns

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Kids holding guns – that’s what voters are seeing when they open their mailboxes and pull out a flyer in support of Jonathan Berryhill’s run for Senate. The picture is making the rounds on social media. It features the conservative candidate with his wife and six kids on their farm holding a slew of guns. Berryhill, his wife, and two oldest children are holding real guns. The next two boys have pellet guns and of […]

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    Swim Safety: Preparing for Memorial Day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner.  Many public pools choose this holiday to open up for summer fun. However, a fun day splashing in the pool can turn dark quickly if you’re not paying attention to who is in the water. The CDC says drowning in the second most common cause of accidental death in the United States, and a lot of those cases happen with people close by to the victim. “Parents should be aware […]

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    Taking Action: Business Leaders Concerned About Highway 72 Traffic

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — WHNT News 19 is taking action for concerned business leaders at a shopping center in Madison.  Steven Fleming wrote in to our newsroom and said that he is having issues with traffic flowing in and out of the shopping center his business is located in. The only way to get into the center is through an entrance off Highway 72. There are no turn lanes to get in and a blind spot coming east over the hill makes it dangerous […]

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    SCAM ALERT: IRS Warns Taxpayers of Phone Scam Going Around

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers of a new scam that’s sweeping the nation. This scam starts as a simple phone call. The caller claims they represent the IRS. They’ll ask for a certain member of the household and then they’ll try to trick you into giving out personal information. “A local man called our office and let us know that he got a call from someone with a thick accent saying he was with the IRS and there […]

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    Do You Smell That? Cheeburger Cheeburger Reopening Huntsville Store

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Can you smell that? The delicious aroma of onion rings and cheeseburgers is back in the air on Whitesburg Drive in Huntsville. It’s been six months since Cheeburger Cheeburger posted a sign that said it would be closed until further notice.  Now there’s a new sign up that says the restaurant will open May 12. “We have new employees, new attitude, new management, new cleanliness, new health department score, no tax debt, we’re good to go,” said […]