Alex Stokes joins the WHNT News 19 team as an Interactive Reporter/Producer. The New Jersey native is thrilled to be making the Tennessee Valley her new home.

After studying History and Communications at the George Washington University, Alex went on to intern at WJW in Cleveland, Ohio. She is excited to start a new chapter here in Huntsville and looks forward to getting to know the community!

In her spare time, Alex likes to hike, sing and play golf. She is also a big foodie and is excited to try out some great southern cooking!

If you have a tip, story or just want to say hey you can reach her at alex.stokes@whnt.com.


Recent Articles
  • Governor Ivey creates committee to help achieve ‘maximum participation’ for 2020 census

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — It’s almost that time of the century again.  As we approach the next decade, Governor Ivey made an announcement about the upcoming census and a few important changes. “The 2020 census will be the first to emphasize an online response,” said Kenneth Boswell, director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. It may seem far away, but expect a postcard in 2020 with information on how to complete the census online, over the phone or […]

  • Local non-profit aims to give young men support and guidance through education and life skills

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A Huntsville organization is on a mission to try and help young people reach their full academic potential while giving them guidance and life skills. The program aims to reach young men who are missing a positive male influence in their lives. “When I get older and stuff, I’ll probably like come by and donate,” said student Jaden Austin ‘Real Fathers Making a Difference‘ (R. Fathers M.A.D.) is ‘really’ making an impact in Huntsville. “All of them […]

  • Postal worker finds huge 8-foot snake lounging on Kansas mailbox

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A snake lounging over an Overland Park mailbox was the talk of the neighborhood Friday. Neighbors told WDAF the 8-foot-long snake wrapped itself in the home’s railing and over a mailbox. A postal worker discovered the out-of-place snake during his typical route on Friday. “He did not want to deliver the mail because he was concerned about having a woman come out the house,” David Shepherd said. Shepherd and his wife have lived in town for 40 years […]

  • Improper date marking, bleach stored with food, and moldy ice machine found at restaurant in the Shoals

    Colbert County Fiesta Mexicana 117 US-72, Tuscumbia, AL 35674 Score: 64 Violations: Bleach stored with food and a spray bottle was not labeled. The walk-in cooler was out of temperature. Items in the cooler were not correctly date marked. There was mold in the ice machine. The strainer basket was frayed. Lettuce was rinsed in the hand sink. The manager said most of the violations were fixed that day and a technician came out soon after to fix the cooler […]

  • Counterprotesters expected to dwarf white supremacists in DC

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A day after tensions between police and community activists nearly boiled over on the University of Virginia’s campus, the city of Charlottesville marked Sunday’s anniversary of a deadly gathering of white supremacists with a rally against racial hatred. But some 115 miles (185 kilometers) away in Washington, the principal organizer of last year’s “Unite the Right” event was scheduled to hold a so-called white civil rights rally, and police were preparing for crowds of counterprotesters. Jason Kessler, who […]

  • Sanitizing issues on this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    Morgan County Golden Corral 921 Wimberly Dr. SW, Decatur, AL 35603 Score: 80 Violations: The final rinse temperature in the dishwasher was 152ºF when it should be at least 180ºF. There were numerous dented cans of food. The manager says the cans are gone and someone was working on the dishwasher when we got there. All violations have been corrected.   C&L Restaurant Inc. (Doing business as ‘New China’) 1668 Beltline Rd SW, Decatur, AL 35601 Score: 79 No test […]

  • Madison Police Department seeking law enforcement accreditation, public invited to comment

    MADISON, Ala. — The Madison Police Department will welcome an important visitor Monday. The law enforcement agency is currently seeking validation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. An assessment team is in town to see if they meet certain standards, and hear from the people they serve in a public forum. In the voluntary five-step CALEA process, this assessment is the final major phase before the report is written and given to the board for review. The certification […]

  • Animal droppings and dumpster leaking violations found at local eateries this week

    Limestone County  Exxon 1510 US-72, Athens, AL 35611 Score: 68 Need to make a pit stop? Maybe not at this Exxon. Violations: The inspector found animal droppings. The dumpster was leaking. The drink nozzles and ice maker needed cleaning. The sandwich display case was out of temperature. Cheese at 50º, milk at 47º Spray bottles were not labeled. An employee told us there is a new dumpster, and they are no longer serving sandwiches. The health inspector also told us […]

  • Food held at improper temperatures in this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    Below you will find the violations along with the health inspector’s notes and response from spokespeople from the restaurants. All critical violations were resolved in under a week. Madison County Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que 445 Providence M Huntsville, AL 35806 Score: 84 Violations: ‘Wire baskets frayed. COS (corrected on site). Mgr(manager) removed.’ ‘Establishment using dish machine with no concentration of sanitizer. COS. Mgr repaired the machine.’ Note: The manager said the machine was not broken as the word ‘repaired’ may indicate. […]

  • Failing septic tank, coolers out of temperature on this week’s health inspections

    Limestone County  Donna’s Barn and Cafe 25439 Elkton Rd, Elkmont, AL 35620 Score: 80 Violations: The onsite septic tank was failing. The can opener and ice machine were dirty. Food was held at improper temperatures Tomatoes 47º, lettuce 49º, cheese 50º An employee told us the inspector came during lunchtime and the cooler was being opened to make sandwiches. All violations were corrected and the community spot is serving up homemade food, hosting live music and auctions on the weekends. […]

  • Human rights advocate drives over 2,200 miles bringing school supplies for kids in Uganda

    HUTSVILLE, Ala. — A United Nations agreement between 168 countries, sees education as a right. But for far too many, it is a privilege. They must rely on the kindness of people continents away. Multiple groups here in Huntsville are giving supplies and their hearts to children in Uganda. Dzene (Jenny) Juceviciute is fighting for a basic right. “I have 32 children who call me mom there.” ‘There,’ is Uganda; and like any parent, she wants them and others to […]

  • Grease pooling outside and dirty ice machine on this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    Limestone County  Hard Dock Cafe at Riverwalk Marina 3755 US-31, Decatur, AL 35601 Score: 80 Violations: The ice machine and can opener were dirty. There were no paper towels at the hand sink. The manager says employees use a different hand sink but new hand towels have been put in. She adds that the can opener was hardly used and was thrown out. Nothing touched the ice and the machine has been serviced and cleaned thoroughly. She says all violations […]