I’m from Greensboro, North Carolina. In fact, my mom, dad and brother are all natives of the Tarheel state.

We moved to Huntsville when I was in the third grade, because my father got a job with the Army Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal.

I grew up during the heyday of the work developing America’s first missiles, and the Saturn 5 program at Marshall Space Flight Center.

One of my best memories is the way the whole town shook when they tested the Saturn 5’s main engines in the mid-60’s.

I graduated from Huntsville High School and then went to Auburn, where I majored in Journalism, with minors in speech, English, and history. After graduation, I started work in Anniston at a small TV station that no longer exists, WHMA.

In May of 1977, my family moved back to the Rocket City, and I took a job as Sports Director at what was then called Action News 19.

In late 1999 I started making the transition from sports to news at WHNT News 19. I’ve been Senior Reporter, and Special Assignment Reporter, and now I’m the co-anchor of our week day morning news.

Among other things I also do our “Leadership Perspectives” interviews that are posted on WHNT.Com every Friday, and can also seen on our Sunday morning news.

I also do our “Defending America” reports that highlight the work in the north Alabama aerospace and defense community as well as what happens on Redstone Arsenal both in defense and at Marshall Space Flight Center.

My wife Sue is the Office Manager for Retina Services of North Alabama. I have two sons. Chris works at Huntsville Hospital. My other son, Wes, is married with two sons. His family lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee and he works at Caterpillar-Financial in Nashville.

You may see me from time to time, riding my bike on the the streets, and roads of north Alabama.

I collect first edition books, and my wife and I are modest collectors of art…especially by local artists.

I may be from North Carolina, and my wife from Atlanta, but we both consider Huntsville our home town.

Recent Articles
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    Marshall Space Flight Center & Shuttle program a huge part of Redstone Arsenal’s history

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Working to win World War II and making the missile that ended the Cold War.  That’s enough history for most any place.  At Redstone Arsenal, you can add putting men on the moon, and designing the most complex machine ever built. The old timers will tell you, a Saturn V launch was something to see.  The huge rocket would slowly head to space, as it took Apollo astronauts to the moon. “And when you think about the number […]

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    Redstone Historian: Berlin Wall fell because of the success of the Pershing II

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – There’s history, and then there’s history, and Redstone Arsenal has a lot of both.  The Saturn V moon rocket certainly changed the world, but then again, so did the Pershing missile. The Pershing II missile system was a bit of a monster.  It could fly 1,800 miles to a target and get very, very close to it. “Ten yards, maybe better,” said Col. (Ret.) Tom Brown, former Pershing Program Manager at Redstone. The Pershing was the natural […]

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    Looking back: President Kennedy gave workers at Marshall Space Flight Center a world-changing mission

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Redstone Arsenal will celebrate its 75th birthday in the next few days.  In the beginning, it was 60 square miles of cotton fields.  Now, it’s a hub of military and space expertise that really isn’t matched anywhere in the world. This week, we continue our look back at moments in the base’s history.  One of the most important ones actually happened in Texas. It’s strange if you think about it.  At one moment, thousands of men and […]

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    The Redstone Test Stand helped Huntsville make history

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Seventy-five years is a long time.  In the case of Redstone Arsenal it’s not really the years, but rather the important things that have happened on the base in those three-quarters of a century. As part of WHNT News 19’s celebration of Redstone’s 75th anniversary, we look back on the namesake missile. The Redstone test stand is on one of the quieter roads at Redstone Arsenal.  It really doesn’t look like much, but it’s one of […]


    Defending America By Keeping Track Of Everything

    Every major industry, from autos to airplanes uses computer software to keep track of parts, processes and work. “We use that same capability to manage the overhaul and repair of military equipment,” says Josh Call the Army Materiel Command Chief of Business Process Development. AMC manages 17 repair and manufacturing shops.  The work for the facilities is more complicated than on the civilian assembly line. “In one building they can be building and repairing five different kinds of combat vehicles […]

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    AMC musicians at Redstone honor those who have served

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Practice is common for the musicians in the Army Materiel Band.  Most any day you can find musicians in large groups and small working with their instruments.  That certainly applies to the half-dozen who play the trumpet. If you ask them which musician matters most, they have no doubts. “Well the trumpet player, obviously. I like playing the trumpet. We play all the melodies,” says Specialist David Dorfman. To listen to the trumpeters when they’re playing […]


    Defending America The Redstone Test Center Way

    The Javelin is a staple of the battlefield for American Soldiers and Marines. It’s used by numerous U.S. Allies.  It’s a shoulder fired, fire and forget weapon.  That means a soldier can launch Javelin at an enemy tank, and then immediately change positions, while the missile is on its flight. The Javelin works as advertised, and the Redstone Test Center has a lot to do with that. “Really, if you look at it from a taxpayers perspective, we’re looking to […]

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    “The Avenue” is coming soon, and so is “The Church Street Purveyor”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Mark it down: “The Avenue” will be finished this fall. That’s according to the developers, Charlie and Sasha Sealy.  Their $35 million project is going to be a big addition to Huntsville’s downtown. “I think it’ll be significant. It’ll be 197 residential lofts, so… about 300 people living here. You know, on a full-time basis, energizing  the streets and bringing more people downtown. And I think it’ll increase the energy and vibrancy down here,” said Charlie. The […]

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    “The Avenue” Coming to Huntsville

    “The Avenue” is a $35,000,000 development coming to downtown Huntsville.  Co-developer Charlie Sealy says it should have a definite impact on what most people consider the city’s heart. “I think it will be significant. It will be 197-residential lofts. So, about 300-people living here. You know on a full-time basis, energizing  the streets,and bringing more people and more foot traffic,” says Charlie. Bringing more people to Huntsville’s downtown has been a goal of city leaders for decades.  It’s a dream […]

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    Defending America with the dream job

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – The Shadow is one of the Army’s best unmanned aerial systems. Soldiers and Marines are flying some 400 of them worldwide. Every successful flight owes something to Bic Green. He’s been part of Shadow testing since the program’s beginning. He is the external pilot for Shadow tests at Redstone Arsenal. “If something is not quite right, or didn’t go right they go back to my basics, flying it with the stick, getting it back down on […]

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    Boeing testing visual data technology that could help predict the future, and protect us

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Boeing is the world’s largest maker of airplanes, but in this competitive world the factory line for “Big Blue” can always get more efficient, and safer. “Protecting the future is all about looking at the art of the possible. Trying to anticipate the needs of the company before they’re even needs,” said Steve Swaine, the Director of Research and Technology for Boeing in Alabama. Swaine is talking about a strange-looking video screen where objects, people and chairs for […]


    Defending America by building a Forward Operating Base (FOB)

    In Vietnam, safety for soldiers at a forward base meant sandbags, barbed wire, and heavily armed guards being as watchful as possible.  Technology has changed things from then to now. At Redstone Arsenal, there is a five-acre replica of a Forward Operating Base, a FOB, just like you’d find right now in Afghanistan.  From the warning signs to the concrete barriers in the exterior parking lot, to the thick, and tall walls made of sand-filled HESCO barriers — the replica […]