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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!

Email Robert at robert.reeves@whnt.com.

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    Teen Driver Goes off Bridge; Plunges into Flint River

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — A student on the way to Buckhorn High School went off a bridge and into the Flint River Thursday morning. According to authorities on scene, the female student said she swerved to miss another vehicle while traveling on Oscar Patterson Road.  Her truck hit the guard rail, went up over the railing, and nose down into an embankment.  The truck then flipped and ended up in the river.  The drop is an estimated 20 feet. […]

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    Pay It Forward, Allison Tofflemire

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  • Motorcycle Wreck Causes Morning Traffic Delays On Memorial Parkway

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The driver of a motorcycle was injured Monday when he collided with the back of a car. Both the motorcycle and a Nissan Altima were headed north on Memorial Parkway, approaching the I-565 interchange.  Under the 565 overpass, the motorcycle collided with the back of the Altima.  This happened about 7:45 a.m. The motorcyclist was taken to Huntsville Hospital.  It’s not clear how badly he was hurt. Drivers headed north on Memorial Parkway were stuck in […]

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    Family, Four Cats Escape House Fire in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — A home in western Madison County caught fire Tuesday morning.  The home is at the corner of Capshaw Road and Little Road.  An official on scene told WHNT News 19’s Robert Reeves that there are no injuries.  Everyone inside the home was able to make it out safely, including four cats. The fire is believed to have to started around 6:00 a.m. in the attic.  The cause is under investigation.

  • Pay It Forward: Michael Moore

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  • Pay It Forward: Fran Fluhler, Manna House Founder

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Fran Fluhler started Manna House, a 501(c)3 public charity, seven years ago in her garage. Fran says her purpose was to collect food, clothing and personal hygiene items to help people in need.  “We opened the doors to the public just to try to meet a simple need and found out there was a much bigger need than we were aware,” Fluhler said. It has since grown into an organization that helps hundreds of people every week.  Fran may have started Manna House, […]

  • Pay It Forward: Jeff Ernest

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    North Alabama Spay & Neuter Hosts Silent Night: A Phantom Fundraiser

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  • Pay It Forward: Huntsville Animal Services

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  • Pay It Forward: Trinity Roy

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  • Pay It Forward: Ardmore Police Reserves’ Toy Drive

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  • Pay It Forward: Forgotten Felines

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With the coming of cold weather, our thoughts tend to turn to helping the homeless.  That’s what this week’s Pay It Forward is doing — helping the homeless, the four-legged kind that is. Michelle Marron started Forgotten Felines, a 501-C non-profit organization, some years ago with the idea of rescuing feral cats. “Our main mission of the group is to stop the mass reproduction of feral and domestic cats,” said Marron.  “We are talking huge spay and neuter, […]


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