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
  • Roaches in the kitchen and food held at improper temperatures in this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    Madison County Big Chow Grill & Buffet 2230 Sparkman Dr. NW, Huntsville, AL 35810 Score: 72 The inspector found a presence of roaches in several areas of the kitchen. Broken and dirty equipment.  Cracked food bins, dirty can opener blade, and broken wires on fry basket. Residue in the ice machine and tea nozzles. There was no concentration of sanitizer in the dishwashing machine. No verifiable employee health reporting agreement. Food held at improper temperatures During cold holding: cut melons, […]

  • Rebuild Alabama Act adds new registration fee for EV and hybrid drivers

    There’s a new fee in the ‘Rebuild Alabama Act’ for electric and hybrid vehicle owners. Sustainable energy advocates say that while they’re happy to contribute to the state’s infrastructure — the amount of the new cost is unfair. As Alabama gas vehicle owners start to see an increase in their annual spending at the pump, electric vehicle owners will be taxed directly for road use for the first time. “It is somewhat offensive to me for a government agency to […]

  • New granola for kidney failure patients, developed in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — More than 661,000 Americans suffer from kidney failure according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. A Huntsville company is working to help the dietary needs of those patients through a common breakfast snack. A lot of food products you see are geared toward paleo friendly, gluten free, or heart healthy. But Everbloom Health, a company on the Hudsonalpha campus in Huntsville, says there is a need for convenient food options for kidney […]

  • Roaches and dirty equipment found during recent health inspections

    Madison County Golden Star 200 Oakwood Ave NE, Huntsville, AL 35811 Score: 77 Food improperly date marked Presence of roaches in the dishwashing area Approved course not provided to the health inspector _______________________________________ Sonic 14171 Highway 231/431 North, Hazel Green, AL 35750 Score: 81 Health inspector found bare hand contact by employees on ready-to-eat food Employees not washing hands between changing gloves/tasks Dirty ladles stored with clean equipment Dirty ice maker The dirty equipment violation has been corrected according to […]

  • Employees with dirty hands on this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    Madison County Hooters of Huntsville 4729 University Dr. NW, Huntsville, AL 35816 Score: 76 Violations Food was at improper temperatures during cold holding. Raw chicken at 63°F, sliced cheddar cheese at 48°F, and cooked chicken at 48°F. There were broken fry baskets and torn spatulas. Employees were not properly washing hands. One employee was observed washing hands for 2 seconds. One employee was not washing hands when changing tasks and before donning gloves. The temperature and hand washing violations were […]

  • Special Report: The Church Street Story

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – In this day and age, our busy lives and schedules don’t always give us pause to think about the communities we live in or the ground we walk on, and who paved the way for us to be there. At the corner of Church Street and Holmes Avenue, WHNT News 19 found a new home in 1987; but the history of these streets goes back decades. They looked completely different not long ago. Without Church Street and […]

  • ‘The Church Street Story’: How a Huntsville community shaped the city and drove progress

    WATCH THE FULL DOCUMENTARY HERE HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – In this day and age, our busy lives and schedules don’t always give us pause to think about the communities we live in or the ground we walk on, and who paved the way for us to be there. At the corner of Church Street and Holmes Avenue, WHNT News 19 found a new home in 1987; but the history of these streets goes back decades. It wasn’t all that long ago […]

  • NASA Inviting 50 Social Media Users to Watch Rocket Launch

    If you love space and social media, NASA is reaching out to you. For those who want to see a rocket launch but haven’t yet had the chance, the space agency is cordially inviting 50 people with social media savvy to check it out. NASA is inviting a maximum of fifty active social media users to attend the launch of Northrop Grumman’s CRS-11 mission. The mission will carry cargo to the international space station and the astronauts aboard. The launch […]

  • Food temperature issues in Morgan and Madison County

    Morgan County Taqueria El Paisa 1707 Central Pkwy SW M, Decatur, AL 35601 Score: 82 Food at improper temperatures The reach-in cooler temperature was at 55ºF and raw chicken was at 55ºF . Chicken was cooling under the table at 70ºF degrees after the time control limit. __________________________________________ Madison County Meteor Buffet 751 Hwy 72 E, Huntsville, AL 35811 Score: 86 Violations: Food at improper temperatures. Shell eggs at 58ºF, Tilapia 48ºF, Ranch 44ºF, Tartar sauce 45ºF. The items were discarded during […]

  • US Senator Richard Shelby gives 2019 Washington update

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. —  Senior US Senator Richard Shelby paid a visit to the Rocket City Monday morning to deliver the 2019 Washington update for the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce. The senator from Alabama addressed the growth of the FBI at the arsenal, his cautious stance on the formation of a ‘space force’, and the status of the proposed new federal courthouse in Huntsville. Of course, the big topic of the event was on Washington’s progress preventing another government shutdown. […]

  • Lack of food safety certification and dirty drink nozzles found during recent health inspections

    Madison County McDonald’s 11178 County Line Rd, Madison, AL 35758 Score: 81 Drink Nozzles need cleaning. Lettuce 58, cheese 65 (not timed). Corrected during inspection __________________________________________ Sunoco Food Mart 2955 Jordan Ln NW, Huntsville, AL 35816 Score: 81 Violations: Cooked items in walk-in cooler not date marked. (Meat plus Macaroni and Cheese) No available chemical test strips. No proof of a food safety certification. _____________________________________ Morgan County Clean Plate Winner: Let’s Do Lunch 435 Holly St NE, Decatur, AL 35601 Score: 99 […]

  • North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless conducts annual homeless count during cold weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The dropping temperatures Tuesday morning coincided with the annual North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (NACH) ‘Point in Time’ count. The count determines how many people are staying in emergency shelters or on the streets. This year, organizers said many of the city’s most vulnerable will seek shelter from the cold — which can be both an advantage and disadvantage. “The first question we ask is, ‘where did you sleep last night?'” explained Lynn Bullard, a member of the board […]

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