Robert Reeves

The name Reeves has been synonymous with WHNT NEWS 19 since WHNT went on the air in 1963. Robert Reeves has been sharing coffee and breakfast with the Tennessee Valley since 1980.

He started co-hosting Mornin' Folks with his late father, Grady Reeves, in September of 1980. Robert did news, sports and weather during the hour-long show for ten years before the show was put on hiatus after his Dad retired in May of 1991. During that summer, Robert did sports on the weekend news, bringing his unique personal touch to the world of television sports.

Robert was lured away by the call of country music and worked at WQSB radio in Albertville for almost four years while still maintaining a part-time relationship with Channel 19. In June of 1994, Robert was enticed back to early morning television at WHNT. He hosted a form of Mornin' Folks and co-anchored WHNT News 19 This Morning until taking on another role in October of 2006.

Robert now keeps the Tennessee Valley aware of any morning traffic problems and breaking news by doing live reports from all across the "Valley" during WHNT NEWS 19 This Morning.

Robert loves history and tries to integrate interesting facts and stories of whatever area he is in that day. Robert is married to the former Jacquelyn Procter Gray, an award winning author and historian who sometimes appears with Robert on some of the shows. He is proud to be the father of two grown children, Melody and Todd and just as proud to be step-dad to Leslie and Jeff, Jacque's two grown children.

Robert co-hosted the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon for over thirty years and even co-hosted a very popular outdoors program for WHNT, "19 Outdoors," which ran for more than four years.

Robert has been in the Tennessee Valley for nearly 64 years, and although he is the oldest member of the WHNT NEWS 19 News Team, he says he'll probably be the last to "grow up."

Robert is the resident food expert at WHNT, especially Bar B Que, since he has been an actual KCBS certified Bar B Que judge for over 21 years.
If you are looking for the best food anywhere in the Tennessee Valley, Robert can probably aim you in the right direction.

Robert loves people and almost anything to do with the outdoors and would much rather be dressed in shorts and sandals than suit and tie. Robert loves to meet and talk to people, so if you see him out somewhere, please say hello!

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Recent Articles

  • Safe Haven To Hold Fundraiser April 20

    Posted on: 4:34 pm, April 18, 2013, by and

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Safe Haven is a no-kill animal shelter in Scottsboro. Safe Haven will hold a live...
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  • Pay It Forward: Daniel Smith

    Posted on: 10:40 pm, April 15, 2013, by

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Daniel and Kassie Smith are foster parents who have taken their love of children one step further. The...
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  • Pay It Forward: Athens-Limestone Emergency Food & Shelter

    Posted on: 11:40 am, April 9, 2013, by , updated on: 11:45am, April 9, 2013

    TANNER, Ala. (WHNT) – Usually when we get a Pay It Forward nomination, the person doing the nominating is also...
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  • Walk MS Huntsville Apr 6

    Posted on: 3:50 pm, April 1, 2013, by

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Walk MS in Huntsville is Saturday, April 6, at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Watch the interview...
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  • Pay It Forward To Kathy Williams

    Posted on: 10:50 pm, March 25, 2013, by

    NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Pay It Forward features Kathy Williams, the president of the New Market Recreation...
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  • Pay It Forward: The Hammond Family

    Posted on: 10:54 am, March 13, 2013, by , updated on: 11:05am, March 13, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Pay It Forward features a husband and wife who have committed their lives to...
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  • Pay It Forward: Jim Mathis

    Posted on: 12:06 pm, March 4, 2013, by , updated on: 10:41pm, March 4, 2013

    ARDMORE, Ala. (WHNT) – Sometimes our Pay It Forward feature introduces us to people who just want to help others,...
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  • Pay It Forward To Tom Odom

    Posted on: 10:49 pm, February 18, 2013, by , updated on: 10:52pm, February 18, 2013

    This week’s Pay It Forward serves two purposes. It helps a community food bank and honors the woman who started...
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  • Body Found After Search in Tennessee River

    Posted on: 6:23 am, February 13, 2013, by and , updated on: 08:58am, February 13, 2013

    MADISON/MORGAN County Line (WHNT) — Emergency crews found a woman’s body in the Tennessee River Wednesday morning. Crews were originally...
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    Photo by Tim Hanson, WHNT News 19
  • Pay It Forward: Debbie Lukens

    Posted on: 11:27 am, February 12, 2013, by , updated on: 02:42pm, February 12, 2013

    This week’s Pay It Forward features a woman who has made it her life’s goal to help others.  Here’s what...
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  • UPDATE: No Serious Injuries In Wreck Involving Morgan Co. School Bus

    Posted on: 7:46 am, February 12, 2013, by , and , updated on: 09:32am, February 12, 2013

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Several students were sent to area hospitals as a precaution following a wreck involving a...
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    Photo by William Szczepanski, WHNT News 19
  • Teen Driver Goes off Bridge; Plunges into Flint River

    Posted on: 8:53 am, February 7, 2013, by , and , updated on: 06:18pm, February 7, 2013

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — A student on the way to Buckhorn High School went off a bridge and into...
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    Photo by Tim Hanson, WHNT News 19