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Ty Watwood is excited to be to be a member of the WHNT News 19 family. He joined the staff in December 2010 as Executive Producer of WHNT News 19 This Morning. Ty is a lifelong resident of Cullman County, and a graduate of Wallace State College in Hanceville and the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He and his family pull for the Crimson Tide!

Before WHNT News 19, Ty worked as a producer for 4 years at FOX6 in Birmingham, and 2 years at NBC13 in Birmingham. While in college, he interned at WHNT News 19.

Ty has been happily married to his wife, Elizabeth, for 6 years. They have an 18 month-old daughter, Madeline. Her favorite show? WHNT News 19 This Morning of course! Otherwise, it has to be Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Ty and his family are members of Hanceville First United Methodist Church, where Ty currently serves as lay leader.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions about WHNT News 19 This morning, send Ty an email. He loves to hear from WHNT News 19 viewers.


Recent Articles
  • Fire destroys a home on Elkton Road in Limestone County (photo by Jeff Gray, WHNT News 19)

    Fire Destroys Home in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Fire destroyed a home in Limestone County early Friday morning.  It was actually the second time fire crews responded to the home within a 24 hour period. Officials on scene at 21607 Elkton Road say lightning struck a gas line Thursday, starting a small fire underneath the home.  About 1:00 a.m. Friday, crews responded again to find that the home was engulfed in flames and roof had already collapsed. According to authorities, the homeowner spent […]

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    New Car Crash Test Ratings – Is Yours on the Good or Bad List?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released new crash test results for small cars in what is called the “small overlap crash” category. These ratings affect your safety and the price you pay for insurance. A total of 12 small cars were tested.  Six are rated good or acceptable.  The other six are rated marginal or poor. The top performers are the Honda Civic 2-door, Honda Civic 4-door, Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and […]

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    Update: Florence Woman Found, Safe

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) — The Florence Police Department says a woman reported missing has been found. Candace Pyland Harrison, 25, was found Wednesday morning. Prior to this, she had not been seen since leaving work at Swamper’s Bar and Grill late Tuesday night. Police say Harrison is safe.

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    President Obama Cancels Visit to Russia Amid NSA Leaker Tensions

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Barack Obama has canceled a visit to Moscow next month for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, an administration official told CNN on Wednesday. The move follows Russia’s decision to grant asylum to classified leaker Edward Snowden, who had been holed up for weeks in the international transit zone of Moscow’s airport since fleeing the United States for Hong Kong and then Russia. Obama confirmed Tuesday night that he still plans to attend a G-20 summit […]

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    Teen Dies After Being Shot, Beaten in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) — A teenager was killed just before midnight Tuesday.  According to Decatur Police, the teen was beaten and shot. It happened at a trailer park on Highway 20, just east of Beltline Road.  Decatur Police say the victim was Jim Uriostegui, 18. Police say officers responded at 11:49 p.m. Tuesday to a call of a fight at Lot 45 of the trailer park.  While en route, officers were notified that shots had been fired.  When officers arrived, […]

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    George W. Bush Hospitalized for Heart Procedure

    (CNN) — Former President George W. Bush, 67, underwent a procedure Tuesday morning to have a stent placed in his heart one day after a blockage was discovered in an artery, according to a statement from his office. In the statement released by Bush’s spokesman, the procedure was “performed successfully,” without complication, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. “President Bush is in high spirits, eager to return home tomorrow and resume his normal schedule on Thursday. He is grateful […]

  • Deadly Wreck Under Investigation in Marshall County

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Alabama State Troopers are investigating a deadly wreck that happened late Sunday night in the Wakefield community. Emergency crews responded just before midnight Sunday to the head-on collision on Highway 227.  When crews arrived, they found that a minivan and SUV had collided.  Wakefield volunteer firefighters had to use heavy equipment to free one driver who was trapped in his vehicle for 45 minutes.  Once freed, he was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital with critical injuries. […]

  • Wreck Involving Huntsville Police Officer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Three people, including a Huntsville Police officer, were involved in a wreck late Sunday night. It happened at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Governors Drive and the access road to South Memorial Parkway.  According to police, the officer was traveling south on the access road when a minivan traveling on Governors Drive collided with the officer’s patrol car. Construction crews were doing bridge work and had huge tarps up, making it nearly impossible to […]

  • Edward Snowden, the man behind of one of the biggest leaks in the history of U.S. intelligence, spoke recently at TED2014. This image is from one of his original interviews revealing secret NSA programs. (Image Credit: CNN)

    NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Leaves Moscow Airport

    (CNN) — NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s application for political asylum has been approved and he has left a Moscow airport, Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told CNN on Thursday. Snowden has legal status in Russia for one year, Kucherena said, but the attorney would not disclose Snowden’s location, citing security reasons.

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    Threat of E. Coli Prompts Nationwide Beef Recall

    (CNN) — A Kansas company is recalling about 50,000 pounds of ground beef products over fears of E. coli contamination. The National Beef Packing Co.’s products , which were shipped nationwide, may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. There have been no reported cases of illness. It is the second incident this summer for the company, which recalled 22,000 pounds of beef in June over concerns of E. coli contamination. The meat in […]

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    Update: Hartselle Shooting Suspect Caught

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Hartselle Police say the suspect in a shooting Wednesday morning at an Exxon gas station is in custody. Lt. Justin Barley said investigators got a tip Amanda Westmoreland Engle was at County Road 1078 in Vinemont.  They caught her there without incident. Police also found a red Ford Taurus in a field about a mile from the home.  She reportedly left the scene in the car. Police say Engle is currently being held in the Hartselle […]

  • Propane Tank Plant Explodes in Central Florida

    (CNN) — Equipment failure and human error likely caused the propane tank cylinders to explode at a central Florida refilling plant late Monday, a fire official said Tuesday. The blasts at the Blue Rhino plant in Tavares injured eight plant workers. Residents nearby saw a pulsating glow in the sky. One Tavares resident Norma Haygood told CNN affiliate WESH it felt like “bombs going off.” The fire is out and authorities are investigating the cause, according to Tavares Fire Chief […]

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