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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.

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  • JSU embracing underdog roll in first NCAA Tournament

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  • Alabama earns birth in NIT as No. 3 seed

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  • UAH avenges 2016 loss to Barry, advances to Regional Final

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  • UAH ousts Clark Atlanta in opening round of NCAA DII Tournament

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  • Sean White making progress, but still limited at practice

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  • UAH advances to GSC semifinals for seventh time in eight seasons

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  • Deshler and Madison Academy to meet in 4A Girls State Championship

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  • Deontay Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title with TKO

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  • Arab Claims Fifth Straight Wrestling State Championship

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  • Jemison beats Lee, Lauderdale County falls in final day of NW Regional Tournament

    High school basketball playoffs continued around the state on Wednesday. In the Northwest regional tournament at Wallace State, class 3A, 4A and 5A took the court for regional finals. In the Northeast regional tournament at JSU, it was 1A and 7A teams playing for a trip to the Final Four in Birmingham. Check out highlights and scores from the day’s action as three more Tennessee Valley teams punched tickets to states!   NORTHEAST REGIONAL Pete Mathews Coliseum, Jacksonville State University […]

  • Sheffield boys, Tanner girls punch tickets to Birmingham

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