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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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    NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Pay It Forward features Kathy Williams, the president of the New Market Recreation Center. Vandals did a tremendous amount of damage to the center a little over a week ago. “That’s heartbreaking for somebody to do that to our children’s center, you know, that’s somewhere where the kids go to play, to have fun,  you know to keep them out of trouble also, but also teaches them character and teamwork and that sort of […]

  • Pay It Forward: The Hammond Family

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Pay It Forward features a husband and wife who have committed their lives to helping children in need of a loving family. Nikki McElroy nominated Erica and Aaron Hammond because of their willingness to adopt children and give them a loving home. “God laid it on their heart that adoption was something they could do and not only adoption, but adoption for children who are fragile, medically,” said McElroy. The Hammonds already had two biological […]

  • Pay It Forward: Jim Mathis

    ARDMORE, Ala. (WHNT) – Sometimes our Pay It Forward feature introduces us to people who just want to help others, no matter what they need. Sherry Polly says that describes Jim Mathis. “Jim Mathis is always there to help anyone who needs it,” Polly says.  “He mows people’s grass for free, works his garden and gives all the vegetables to his neighbors, takes people to the doctor or anywhere else they need to go, including the grocery store. He never asks for money […]

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    Pay It Forward To Tom Odom

    This week’s Pay It Forward serves two purposes. It helps a community food bank and honors the woman who started it. Nancy Lane wrote to us about Bobbie and Tom Odom and their work with the New Market Food Pantry. “They have been the most amazing couple I have ever known in my life, their hearts are bigger than the whole outdoors.” Bobbie started the food pantry at the New Market United Methodist Church in 1999 after one of the church members […]

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    Body Found After Search in Tennessee River

    MADISON/MORGAN County Line (WHNT) — Emergency crews found a woman’s body in the Tennessee River Wednesday morning. Crews were originally treating it as a search and rescue operation.  The body was found four hours after the initial emergency call. Around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday crews responded to the Whitesburg Bridge, which spans the Tennessee River at the Morgan/Madison county line. Authorities on scene told WHNT News 19’s Robert Reeves a car was found on the wrong side of the bridge, after […]

  • Pay It Forward: Debbie Lukens

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    UPDATE: No Serious Injuries In Wreck Involving Morgan Co. School Bus

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Several students were sent to area hospitals as a precaution following a wreck involving a school bus in Morgan County Tuesday morning. That’s according to Bill Hopkins, Superintendent of Morgan County Schools. Hopkins said a Danville High School student driving a car pulled out in front of a school bus on Danville Road just after 7:00 a.m.  He said the school nurse for Danville High and Middle Schools witnessed the accident, immediately responded to the […]

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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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    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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