Alex Stokes is an Anchor/Reporter at WHNT News 19. The New Jersey native moved here a year ago and is grateful to be serving the people of the Tennessee Valley.

After studying History and Communications at the George Washington University, Alex went on to intern at WJW in Cleveland, Ohio.

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

Recent Articles
  • Rodent feces and sewage in the kitchen during health inspections

    Madison County Taqueria Toros Bravos 2713 Patton Rd SW, Huntsville, AL 35805 Score: 75 Rodent feces were found in the flour container. Follow Up: No contaminated food found. There was no concentration of sanitizer in the dish machine. Follow Up: The dish machine had a chlorine sanitizer level of 100 ppm (parts per million). The handwashing sink was blocked with a whisk. Corrected on Site: Removed by an employee. There was a presence of fresh rodent feces found in storage. The […]

  • Unwashed hands and flowing sewage on this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    Morgan County Mi Hacienda Mexican Restaurant 404 6th Ave NE, Decatur, AL 35601 Score: 79 There was bare hand contact with ready-to-eat food. Hands were not washed when changing tasks. There were no chlorine test strips provided when requested. The dishwasher chlorine sanitizer was at  0 ppm (parts per million) at the time of the inspection. The can opener blade needed cleaning. The manager did not want to comment. __________________________________________ Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen 1827 Beltline Rd SW, Decatur, AL 35601 […]

  • ‘HOPE’ group provides safe space for parents who’ve lost a child

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Losing a child is something no one can quite imagine until it happens. For those going through the immense pain and grief that comes with such a traumatic event, it can be hard to talk about the loss. A well known Huntsville based organization is hoping to help those parents by bringing them together. The seats in a circle in a room at The Caring House on Longwood Drive are the start of a hopeful conversation around a painful […]

  • Drivers experience easy commute during first day of Cecil Ashburn shutdown

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The city of Huntsville has been preparing for the shutdown of Cecil Ashburn and the traffic adjustments that come with it. Monday morning it finally happened and while police and the school system worked to make things run smoothly — the real test was up to the commuters. “Today was a test run,” said Amanda Corrigan who normally commutes on Governors. With Cecil Ashburn shut down until November, many were curious to see how the added traffic on […]

  • Food debris issues at Madison County restaurants

    Madison County Logan’s Roadhouse 8994 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL 35758 Score: 83 Salads were held in the reach-in cooler at 52ºF and on the prep table at 63ºF. Cracked containers found in the kitchen. Dirty knives and pans found in storage with food debris on them. The cracked items were discarded and the dirty items were washed.   We have a repeat offender. In early November we reported the Logan’s Roadhouse on Madison Blvd. in Madison had a score of 80. […]

  • Safety precautions in place, ideal weather for annual Decatur ‘Polar Bear Plunge’

    DECATUR, Ala. – It’s time for an annual tradition in Decatur once again. The ‘Polar Bear Plunge’, when people take the cold waters of the Tennessee River to bring in the new year, is Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 at noon. Entering the new year making a splash goes back decades in the River City. But before people leap from the docks at the Decatur harbor, organizers are making sure that safety is top of mind. This year they say, if you […]

  • Sanitizing issues on this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    Madison County Mei Wei Asian Cuisine 309 Pelham Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35801 Score: 80 Two hand sinks were not accessible due to items inside and in front of hand sinks. The highest registering temperature at the hand sinks in the restrooms was 97ºF. Follow up: The manager removed all of the items from and in front of the hand sinks. The highest registering temperature in the restrooms was 102ºF. During cold holding, raw chicken was at  57ºF, 47ºF and 52ºF, […]

  • Food at improper temperatures leads to Notice of Intent to Suspend permit for one Madison County restaurant

    Madison County Beauregard’s UPDATE: As of 12/20/2018 Beauregard’s has a score of 91. 3310 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL 35801 Score: 81 A chemical bottle with bleach inside was not labeled. Follow Up: Manager labeled bottle. During preparation, raw shrimp was left out for an hour at 59ºF and raw fish was at 57ºF. Follow Up: The manager put the shrimp and fish back in walk-in cooler on ice to make sure it got back down to 41ºF. The manager made […]

  • Ashtray on prep table and dirty ice chute in Limestone County restaurants

    Limestone County Weston’s Wings 29901 Jones Ave, Ardmore, AL 35739 Score: 78 A dog was in the building. The health inspector said it was the owner’s dog and there was no indication that it was a service dog. The can opener needed cleaning. An ashtray was on active prep table. The restaurant was closed all day and we were not able to make contact. All violations were corrected. __________________________________________ McDonald’s 26862 Main St, Ardmore, AL 35739 Score: 85 Violations: Food was […]

  • Morgan County Sheriff-Elect Ron Puckett prepares to take office

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. — In less than a month, Morgan County will have a new sheriff. Sheriff-Elect Ron Puckett is a familiar face — serving as the Hartselle police chief and with the department for near 30 years. The people of Morgan County spoke. “It’s a privilege to and an honor to serve the citizens of Morgan County,” said Puckett. Puckett will still be Hartselle police chief until Friday, December 28 and will hold the title of sheriff starting January 15th. “It’s […]

  • Huntsville makes its Bollywood debut Friday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville’s Bollywood debut is only four days away! Over the summer, an Indian romantic drama chose our neck of the woods to come and film for six weeks. On Friday, ‘Zero,’ a Bollywood film with a space twist, will hit theaters. Aside from featuring “The King of Bollywood,” Shah Rukh Khan, there’s a big reason to watch. “Huntsville, Alabama is part of one of the biggest movies ever made,” emphasized Bill Billions, President of the Bill Billions […]

  • Former associate to the late President Bush reflects on his legacy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The burial site of the late George Herbert Walker Bush opened to the public over the weekend. It’s where one Huntsville man who worked with the 41st president intends to pay his respects in the near future. It all started with a phone call in 1987. “He called me on a Sunday morning a long time ago,” recalled Malcolm Thomas, a former associate of the former president. After mentioning mutual acquaintance Jean Sullivan, who was the committeewoman […]