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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 Home in Morgan County

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Volunteer firefighters worked throughout the early morning hours Wednesday to put out a house fire on Leslie Willis Road in Morgan County. The fire was reported to authorities at 11:00 p.m. Tuesday.  Volunteer firefighters from Brindlee Mountain and Florette responded.  The first fire crew to respond could see the fire from two miles away. The family who lived in the home was away at the time.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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    Gov. Bentley Appoints Jim Bennett as Secretary of State

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) — Governor Robert Bentley has appointed former Secretary of State Jim Bennett to his old position. Bennett will replace current Secretary of State Beth Chapman, who last week announced her resignation to work in the private sector. “Jim is a dedicated public servant,” Governor Bentley said in a news release.  “He was a trusted member of my cabinet where he served as Labor Commissioner until his retirement in 2012.  Having previously served as Secretary of State, Jim […]

  • WHNT News 19 Wishes Pauline DiPierdomenico a Happy 105th Birthday

    WHNT News 19 This Morning Wishes Pauline DiPierdomenico a happy 105th Birthday.

  • Madison Police investigate following a hit-and-run involving a bicyclist. (Photo by Tim Hanson, WHNT News 19)

    Madison PD Searching for Person Who Hit Bicyclist, Kept Going

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — Madison Police are asking for the public’s help to find the person who they say hit a bicyclist early Monday morning on Madison Boulevard. The bicyclist, 20-year-old Richard Claus, is in the hospital with several broken bones and facial cuts. The collision happened at approximately 3:30 a.m.  Claus was riding his bike west on Madison Boulevard between Research Boulevard and Hughes Road.  Police say the driver hit the person and kept going. Police say Claus was […]

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    Armed Robbery at Sonic in Florence; Police Looking for Suspect

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) — Police are looking for a man who robbed a Sonic in Florence early Monday morning. According to Florence Police, the robbery happened at 12:30 a.m. at the restaurant located at 2650 Helton Drive.  Police issued a “be on the lookout” alert for a 6 foot tall African American male weighing 150 pounds.  Police say the suspect was wearing a gray hoodie and was armed with a long gun. If you have any information on this crime, […]

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    Cullman City School Board Selects New Superintendent

    CULLMAN, Ala. (WHNT) — The Cullman City School Board has chosen its next superintendent.  In a meeting Wednesday morning, board members announced an intent to hire Dr. Doreen Griffeth of Marietta, Georgia.  Griffeth currently serves as an area assistant superintendent in the Cobb County, Georgia school district. Griffeth was chosen over two north Alabama educators: Dr. Sandra Spivey, current Director of Secondary Instruction for Madison County Schools  and Dr. Ronald Snow, principal at Austin High in Decatur.  The Alabama Association […]

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    Florence Police Arrest Stabbing Suspect

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) — Florence Police have arrested a stabbing suspect.  Kevin James Goins, 28, is charged with 1st degree assault.  Goins is accused of stabbing a man early Friday morning at a home on Hermitage Drive. The male victim’s name has not been released.  He is in ECM Hospital receiving treatment, and his condition is not known. According to police, Goins fled the scene following the incident.  He was arrested a short time later by the Florence PD K9 […]

  • Man Shot, Robbed in North Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police are looking for a suspect who robbed and shot a man at the Hillside Village Apartments overnight. An individual called 911 about 1:30 Thursday morning to report a man was knocking on their door, saying he had been shot.  Emergency crews responded, and when the crews arrived, they found a man lying in the breezeway on the first floor. The victim told police the suspect was wearing a black t-shirt, camouflage shorts, and a […]

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    Update: Police Charge Man with Leaving Scene of Deadly Hit-and-Run on Highway 67

    PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Police have arrested and charged James Collins with leaving the scene of a deadly hit and run on Highway 67 near I-65. The wreck happened about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday. 45-year old Mark Montgomery was on his way to work early this morning. As he approached the pilot travel center on Highway 67 in Priceville, an 18-wheeler pulled onto the highway in front of him. His motorcycle wound up wedged under the front of the truck. Montgomery was […]

  • Huntsville Police are looking for a woman who broke into Sabghi's Jewelers early Thursday morning. (photo by Jeff Gray, WHNT News 19)

    Burglar Hits Huntsville Jewelry Store Twice in One Week

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A woman busted into a jewelry store early Thursday morning, stealing watches and necklaces.  It’s the second time the store has been burglarized within the past week. Police responded just after 3:00 a.m. to Sabghi’s Jewelers on south Memorial Parkway.  Officers discovered a busted window, searched the building and surrounding area, and did not find anyone.  Once the owner arrived he found two broken jewelry cases – one with watches and the other with necklaces. The […]

  • Dr. Tommy Bice announces the list of failing schools. (Photo: Alabama Department of Education)

    Alabama Superintendent Releases List of Failing Schools

    Click here to see the list of failing schools. There are 10 in north Alabama.

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    Decatur, Madison Co. Educators Among Finalists for Top Job in Cullman

    CULLMAN, Ala . (WHNT) — The list of finalists for the next superintendent of Cullman City Schools is out.  Two of the five finalists are from North Alabama. The Alabama Association of School Boards search committee is recommending five people as possible replacements.  None of the candidates are currently serving as a superintendent in another school system. Dr. Sandra Spivey, Director of Secondary Education for Madison County Schools Dr. Donald Snow, Principal of Austin High School in Decatur Dr. Craig […]

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