Noel began his career at WHNT News 19 as a Multi-Media Production Assistant in November 2017. He currently serves as an Interactive Content Producer and loves every second of it.

A Floridian by birth, he claims Alabama as his home state and Athens his hometown.

Noel is a graduate of The University of North Alabama (ROAR LIONS!) where he earned a degree in communications and outdoor recreation.

When he isn’t writing stories, Noel enjoys exploring the Huntsville area, all things outdoors, reading (at least tries to), and serving at his church.

“I strive to be honest, accurate and fair when it comes to writing. WHNT News 19 has given me the opportunity to help the people of North Alabama, and I intend to give it my all.”

“You shall not spread a false report.” – Exodus 23:1a

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Recent Articles
  • Arab Police: Active search for an ‘armed and dangerous’ man in Lookout Drive shooting

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. — Multiple agencies are searching for a man who they believe is connected to a shooting incident on Lookout Drive on Thursday. Cody Glenn Light has an active warrant out for shooting into an unoccupied vehicle and has further charges pending. Friday afternoon more than seven different agencies, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, search dogs, and the Arab Guntersville SWAT team searched for him near Union Grove Road. Someone placed Light at Pier 69, a Guntersville convenience […]

  • North Alabama students participate in National Student Walkout

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — All across the country, students are taking part in a second National School Walk Out to protest gun violence and demand gun law reform. Only two Huntsville City Schools – Lee High School and New Century Technology – participated in the North Alabama area. According to,  more than 2,600 schools – one in each state – have planned a walkout. On March 14, a month after Nikolas Cruz opened fired at a Parkland school, students came together across the […]

  • Police: Son admits to setting fire that killed his mother, coming back to watch the flames

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. — According to a Morgan County Investigator, Nicholas Clay Lamons confessed to setting his bedroom on fire which led to his mother’s death and two others being hospitalized. Authorities say, during an interrogation the 16-year-old later admitted to starting the fire and leaving the residence.  Nicholas told officers he later returned to the burning home, however, he did not call 911 or make an effort to notify others. Law enforcement say they later found Nicholas in Somerville, asleep in […]

  • Fortune magazine names Nick Saban as one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama Football Coach finishes at number 12 above several notable chief executive officers, authors, entertainers, and even presidents. On April 19, Fortune released its list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.” According to, there are many key factors when it comes to being ‘efficient and effective’; however, the most beneficial trait is unbundling. “Unbundling means disaggregating enterprises of all kinds, from the smallest startups to entire nations,” Fortune said. “It can mean increasing value by […]

  • Investigators: Former Tennessee volunteer firefighter stole donation funds while serving as captain

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — According to investigators, a Lincoln County man faces theft charges after authorities discover donation funds were stolen from the Mulberry Volunteer Fire Department. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Louis Burns was captain of the department during the time of the event. They discovered more than $4,700 were missing from donation funds during January 2017 through June of the same year. The investigation began on March 6, at the request of 17th District Attorney General Robert Carter, after allegations were […]

  • Florence police confirm missing man has been found

    SHOALS, Ala. — Florence police confirm that Christopher Torres has been found and is safe. They thank everyone who helped in sharing the message to find him. Previous Story: A Florence man has been missing since April 14 and officers need your help. Authorities say Christopher Torres, of Park Street,  was last seen Saturday.  Family members and friends add they last made contact with him Sunday, April 15. He is on medication but they are unaware if he has taken them […]

  • Governor Ivey issues flags at half-staff in honor of Barbara Bush

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Governor took to Twitter on April 18 to order flags at half-staff until sunset on Saturday. Barbara Bush passed away on April 17 at the age of 92. This news comes after the family spokesman, Jim McGrath, released a statement of the Bush matriarch not seeking any medical attention – two days before. At the request of @POTUS, I have ordered flags in Alabama to be displayed at half-staff to honor the life of former First Lady […]

  • Harvest-area schools were under ‘lock-out’ as deputies search for murder suspect

    MADISON COUNTY,  Ala. —   Officials with the Madison County Schools system confirm several schools in the area were on “lock-out” on Thursday. Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for a suspected murderer. A representative with the school system tells us a lock-out differs from a lockdown because students are still free to move around the school, but no one was allowed outside for P.E. or recess. The schools are closely monitored anyone who wanted to enter the schools, and they had […]

  • Lane closure scheduled for Huntsville Thursday night

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Utilities Department will close both westbound lanes on Highway 431 at the Governors Place intersection on Thursday, April 12, for valve repair work. The Department says the Water Operations crew will begin at 9:00 p.m. and is expected to last between four to six hours. Traffic will be diverted into the turning lane throughout the closure, according to Huntsville Utilities. Motorists are asked to avoid this area, if possible. Use extreme caution as workers will be […]

  • Road Closure scheduled for Huntsville Thursday Morning

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Officials plan to close Blake Bottom Road this morning, April 12, to replace a transmission pole. The Department says to avoid the area of Indian Creek Road east to Research Park Boulevard.   The Electric Operations crew will begin at 8 a.m. and is expected to last until 2 p.m., later today. Authorities note residents, of the Anslee Farms subdivision, will still be able to get in and out as needed. Motorists are asked to avoid this area, […]

  • Sheriff’s Office: Limestone County receives ‘new’ helicopter at no cost

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — The Sheriff’s Office announced the arrival of the chopper via Twitter, on April 10. Authorities say a grant covered the cost for the former Fort Rucker C-Model helicopter, along with some additional ‘bird’ parts from Fort Hood. They plan to give the aircraft a fresh paint. Our “new” helicopter has arrived and is getting ready for fresh paint! It was acquired at no cost through a grant. — Limestone Sheriff (@LimestoneCoSO) April 10, 2018

  • Road closure scheduled for Madison County Wednesday and Thursday

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Officials will close a portion of Little Cove Road in Madison County on Wednesday, April 11, to Thursday, April 12,  for road repairs. The Madison County Public Works Department says to avoid the area of McMullen Road over to Old Cove Place. Road maintenance will begin at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and is expected to end at 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Please use extreme caution while workers are present.