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Taylor Tannebaum joins the WHNT News 19 Sports Team as the new weekend anchor/reporter. She’s excited to be in the Tennessee Valley!

Taylor’s love for sports began before she could even walk, talk or play ball. Taylor was born and raised in South Florida. Her father worked in the sports memorabilia industry so her family held season tickets for the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, and Florida Panthers. She’s a die-hard fan unlike many fair-weather fans in Miami! Taylor played soccer growing up and was a lock-down cornerback for her high school flag football team. No, this wasn’t just powderpuff…it was real, gritty football!

Taylor realized her love for television at a young age after visiting the local station in Miami. When she found out she could combine sports and TV for a career, she was sold.

Taylor graduated from Florida State University in 2013 and began her broadcasting career right here in sweet home Alabama! She covered the Wiregrass as the weekend sports anchor/reporter at WTVY in Dothan. She’s already learned firsthand that college football means everything in the South and she’s excited to continue covering Alabama and Auburn. She’s also looking forward to covering the other great schools in the area as well as some of the best high school athletes in the state. And did somebody say hockey?!

Taylor loves getting to know people so if you have any story ideas or just want to say hey, email her at Taylor.Tannebaum@whnt.com. You can also follow her on Twitter, @TaylorTannebaum and on Facebook, Taylor Tannebaum WHNT.

Recent Articles
  • History made: No. 1 overall seed Virginia falls in first round of NCAA Tournament

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.- Who is UMBC and where on earth is it located? That was a question many college basketball fans had to Google when the NCAA Tournament bracket was announced. But No. 1 overall seed Virginia found out the hard way on Friday night. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County pulled off the biggest upset in tournament history by knocking off the Cavaliers 74-54 in the first round. Before Friday night, a 16-seed had never beaten a No. 1 seed. […]

  • Kentucky ends Alabama’s run in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – When Alabama met Kentucky on Saturday at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, not even Collin Sexton could save the Crimson Tide from the boys in blue.  After a miracle win over Texas A&M and a comeback victory over rival Auburn, the Tide fell to the Wildcats in the SEC Tournament semifinals 86-63. Alabama trailed by 10 points at halftime after shooting just 31.8% and notching eight turnovers in the first half.  Meanwhile in the second half, […]

  • UAH hockey earns playoff berth with big win on Friday night

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (UAH Sports Information)- The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team has clinched a spot in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over visiting No. 15 Bowling Green on Friday night at the Von Braun Center in the first game of a two-game series. UAH improves to 11-20-2 (10-15-2 WCHA), while BGSU dips to 19-10-6 (16-6-5 WCHA). Turning Point – With the score knotted at 2-2 with two minutes to go in the […]

  • Seven Tennessee Valley teams punch tickets to state on Tuesday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- AHSAA basketball regional tournaments continued on Tuesday and seven teams from the Tennessee Valley picked up wins to advance to the state tournament in Birmingham. In class 7A at the Northwest Regional, the Sparkman boys and girls both defeated Hoover 70-63 and 55-54 respectively to punch a ticket. In 6A, the Hazel Green boys beat Austin 44-41 while the Hazel Green girls dominated Minor from start to finish, 60-11. R.A. Hubbard topped South Lamar 69-65 to advance to […]

  • Former Decatur standout Tanner Burns shines in Auburn debut

    AUBURN, Ala. (AL.com)- Tanner Burns hardly looked like a freshman making his college debut Sunday, though he admitted he was nervous as one would expect. The Auburn rookie right-hander tossed five scoreless innings while striking out six — and worked out of a no-out, bases-loaded jam in his final frame of work — to guide the Tigers’ to a 3-0 win at Plainsman Park and a season-opening sweep of Longwood. “I was a little nervous in the ‘pen — actually, […]

  • Tennessee Valley basketball teams continue journey to state on Saturday

    AHSAA basketball regional tournaments continued around the state on Saturday. Below is a list of how Tennessee Valley teams fared in the semifinals of the Northwest Regional and Northeast Regional. The winners move on to play in the regional finals later this week with a trip to the state tournament in Birmingham on the line.   Northwest Regional-Wallace State, Hanceville 4A girls: Danville 49, Good Hope 39 4A girls: Deshler 61, Priceville 42 3A girls: Colbert County 80, Carbon Hill […]

  • Arab wins sixth straight wrestling championship

    HUNTSVILLE – Thompson High School junior Gabe Hixenbaugh captured the fourth state wrestling championship of his prep career Saturday to spark Thompson High School to the Class 7A state wrestling title at the 63rd AHSAA State Championships held at the Von Braun Center. The Warriors of Coach Sean Weltzin totaled 120 points to claim the crown. Central-Phenix City finished second with 93 points and Oak Mountain was third with 84.5. Oxford, coached by Matt Hicks, posted 203 points to win […]

  • Columbia, Lee among Tennessee Valley teams advancing to regionals

    AHSAA Basketball Sub-Regional Playoffs Boys Sub-Regional Results  CLASS 1A South Sub-Regional J.F. Shields (13-10) 61, Florala 48 Linden (11-11) 62, Brantley (14-9) 52  Georgiana (27-3) 72, Marengo 59  Houston County 72, McIntosh (11-9) 45  Central Sub-Regional Ellwood Christian (24-6) 69, Winterboro 59 Cornerstone 69, Notasulga 46 Wadley 72, Westminster-Oak Mountain 63 Talladega Co. Central  (13-13) 71, Maplesville (8-14) 46 Northeast Sub-Regional Cedar Bluff (19-10) 64, Appalachian (19-5) 57   Sacred Heart (19-10) 109, Lindsay Lane (23-6) 67 Decatur Heritage (27-3) 63, Spring Garden […]

  • Hazel Green, Lee girls among several Valley teams advancing to AHSAA basketball regionals

    AHSAA Basketball Sub-Regional Playoffs Girls Sub-Regional Scoreboard (All games are Monday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted) CLASS 1A South Sub-Regional J.F. Shields (18-2) 54, Kinston (12-11) 21 Linden (16-11) 53, Georgiana (16-3) 35 Marengo 66, Brantley 62 Pleasant Home (24-5) 72, McIntosh (8-11) 33 Central Sub-Regional Isabella (22-3) 68, Winterboro 64 Westminster-Oak Mountain (16-5) 60, Notasulga 33 Loachapoka 53, Sumiton Christian (12-16) 24 Talladega County Central (22-9) 70, Autaugaville (4-14) 50 Northeast Sub-Regional Cedar Bluff 60, Coosa Christian 47 […]

  • Sparkman varsity cheerleading wins world championship

    ORLANDO, Fla.- Sparkman High School is bringing a title back to the Tennessee Valley. This weekend, the Senators competed in the National High School Cheerleading Championship down in Orlando. On Sunday, the varsity squad was crowned World Champions in the Small Coed division. This is the first time the team competed in the World School Cheerleading Championships, but one opportunity is all they needed. It is the program’s 13th cheerleading title. A big congratulations goes out to head coach Lisa […]

  • UAH and UNA wrap up storied rivalry on hardwood

    FLORENCE, Ala.- All good things must come to an end including the rivalry between the UNA and UAH. The two teams meeting on Saturday for likely the final time as Gulf South Conference rivals as the Lions prepare to make the move to Division I next year. The UNA men roared past UAH with a convincing 87-80 win to complete the season sweep of the Chargers for the first time since 2008-09. UAH was hot in the first half, hitting […]

  • A National Signing Day full of firsts for Gus Malzahn at Auburn

    AUBURN, Ala. (AL.com)- For the first time in Gus Malzahn’s tenure as head coach, Auburn did not finish with a top-10 recruiting class. Auburn, which signed nine players on National Signing Day to up its class total to 24 for the 2018 recruiting cycle, was outside of the top 10 in each of the major recruiting services’ team rankings, including a No. 12 overall finish in the 247Sports Composite team rankings. Auburn did not sign a single five-star prospect this cycle, […]