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Melody Briscoe joined WHNT 19 News in May of 2016, as a producer. She is originally from Marshall County, and has family in the Blount County area, as well. Her mother is a retired special education teacher, and her father is a retired brick mason turned stay-at-home dad. Melody also has three younger sisters; one who is a nurse at Huntsville Hospital and two that currently attend Snead State Community College.

Melody knew she wanted to write and produce for television at an early age. She graduated from the University of Montevallo with a B.A. in mass communication. She did a double concentration in print and broadcast journalism. She also attended Snead State Community College, before transferring to Montevallo.

Prior to working at WHNT News 19, she spent two years in Albany, Georgia as a news producer/digital content producer, and before that she worked as a production assistant with ABC 33/40 in Birmingham.

In her spare time, she enjoys science fiction, action and martial arts movies, playing video games, working out, spending time with family and her three dogs! She loves to keep up with all the current Marvel and D.C. movies and television shows! Superman is her favorite comic book character! She also has a green belt in karate, is a retired swim teacher and lifeguard.

Melody is thrilled to be back in North Alabama, and to be telling stories that affect her own community. If you have a story idea for her or just want to send her a “hello,” she would love the email!


Recent Articles
  • New Year’s Day fire in Huntsville displaces five people, two dogs

    HUNTSTVILLE, Ala. – Four adults and one child, along with two dogs, are displaced following an early morning fire in Huntsville. The American Red Cross is caring for them. Authorities said no one was injured. Huntsville Fire Rescue Crews responded to a structure fire on the 3600 block of McVay Street just before 3:00 a.m. on Sunday.

  • Three people displaced in Shepherd Drive house fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Crews responded to a house fire at 2408 Shepherd Drive Tuesday. The fire started just before noon. Four units responded. Authorities said three residents are now displaced due to the fire. The fire is believed to have been coming from the AC window unit in a bedroom. The fire was contained to that bedroom. No injuries have been reported.

  • Mother and son arrested on assault charges following Decatur shooting

    DECATUR,  Ala. –  On Sunday, police responded to a shooting in the 1300 block of Clover Avenue.  Police were able to obtain a description of the two suspects believed to be linked to the shooting, and the vehicles they were in. Officers located their vehicles near Danville Road and Eight Street.  That’s where Eric Dewayne Rogers and his mother Leasie  Ann Hawkins were arrested. Police say Rogers used a pistol to beat one person and shoot another, and then left the scene with his mother. […]

  • Two arrested in Decatur homicide investigation

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur police are investigating after a teen was shot and killed Sunday at 12:03 a.m. Police said a 911 caller stated someone had been shot at 1007 Danville Road South West. When they arrived at the scene they found 19-year-old Braxton Reed Edwards and his brother 23-year-old Cameron Jarod Edwards both shot. Braxton Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene and Cameron Edwards was transported Huntsville Hospital. Braxton Edwards’ body was sent for an autopsy. Darrin Samone Wilkes […]

  • Blue Spring Road shutdown due to vehicle crash

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Blue Spring Road is shut down at Oakdale Ter due to a vehicle crash.  WHNT News 19 is working to gather additional information. Please be careful driving through the area.  Crews are currently working to clean up the area scene.    

  • Crews, helicopter rescue trapped hiker from cliff in northwest Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Fire and Rescue crews helped rescue a hiker stranded on a cliff in northwest Huntsville on Sunday. Officials said the man was hiking through rocky terrain near Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Highway and Jordan Lane when he got stuck. “He had actually got to a point from the bottom up that he couldn’t go any further and he actually couldn’t go down either,” said Capt. Frank McKenzie. “His cell phone actually had died when he was […]

  • UPDATE: Home destroyed by fire in Toney

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Toney Fire & Rescue crews are investigating a fire that destroyed a home on Friday night. The home at 156 Church Street was vacant. Firefighters saw flames when they got to the scene. The Toney Fire & Rescue squad said an engine company laid about 750 feet of supply line to the closest hydrant. That led to the closure of Old Railroad Bed Road for a few hours. It took authorities a few hours to clear […]

  • Air quality alert issued for Madison and Morgan counties Friday

    The Alabama Department of Environmental Management posted an Air Quality Alert for Madison and Morgan Counties on Friday. The alert is for an unusually high concentration of ground-level ozone that may be harmful to young children, elderly, and those with severe allergies or asthma. If you fall into one of those categories, limit your time outdoors in the hottest part of the day. You can reduce the amount of ground-level ozone by limiting driving, filling up fuel tanks after 6 […]

  • Athens man charged with burglary

    ATHENS, Ala. – An Athens man has been charged with burglary.  Police say David Roy Mitchell already had a record when they named him as a burglary suspect. He was arrested for trying to break into an ATM and for vehicle theft days before he was considered for the burglary at High Cotton Arts on East Washington Street. Police  were notified Thursday that a camera bag, two Olympus camera bodies, two camera lens, four data cards, two camera bags and […]

  • Athens police search for armed robber

    Athens police are searching for a man accused of robbing a Regions Bank on U.S. 72 around 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning.     Police say he had a gun and was wearing a ski mask, long sleeve, light colored shirtk and dark pants. No one was injured during the robbery. The man left in a tan Dodge Intrepid last seen on Bolyn Street. Anyone with any information on the robbery is asked to contact Athens Police Department at (256) 233-8700.

  • Decatur woman accused of forging business checks

    DECATUR, Ala. – A Decatur woman has been accused of  forging checks on the job. Mary Ellen Virginia Smith is charged with Theft of Property in the First Degree, and three counts of Forgery in the Third Degree after police said, she had been writing multiple checks without permission from her supervisor at Lovelace Services. The amount exceeded $2,500.00. A representative for Lovelace Services filed a report June 3, and Smith turned herself in Thursday, June 9. She was transported to the Morgan […]

  • Federal jury convicts Army contracting official of filing false taxes

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A federal jury convicted a former contracting official for the U.S. Army at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville of filing a false income tax return Wednesday. According to the  Department of Justice,  after two and half days of testimony, Willis Epps was convicted on one count of filing a false tax return. Epps was in indicted in January of 2013. Before his indictment, he was a contracting official assigned to Army Contracting Command-Redstone.  Epps knowingly omitted $56,250 in […]