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 alex.stokes@whnt.com.


Recent Articles
  • Dirty equipment and improper holding temperatures found during recent health inspections

    Madison County Applebees 3150 Memorial Pkwy NW, Huntsville, AL 35810 Score: 81 Violations: The health inspector found the following foods at improper cold holding temperatures: Spinach artichoke dip at 46-50F Shredded cheese at 48F Chicken breasts at 45-50F Steak at 47F Shrimp at 52F Black residue was found in the soda nozzles and inside the ice machine. A hand sink was removed without approval from the health department. The bar hand sink was being used to wash cleaning buckets. All […]

  • Improper holding temperatures and flies found during recent health inspections

    Morgan County Shell 915 6th Ave NE, Decatur, AL 35601 Score: 78 Violations: The health inspector found no hand drying towels in the bathroom. Prepared, ready-to-eat food wasn’t date marked. Flies were present, according to the health inspector, too numerous to count. Mapco Mart 1126 6th Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601 Score: 80 Violations: Food was held at improper cold holding temperatures Yogurt 60°F, cheese and sandwiches 50°F. Madison County Clean Plate Recommendation Schlotzsky’s 4319 University Dr, Huntsville, AL 35816 […]

  • Pets on Patios: are they allowed in Alabama?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — With the sunshine and hot weather of summer, many pet owners may want to spend some time with their pets in the great outdoors. But what happens when the owner wants to sit down for a beverage or a meal? More times than not — that pet isn’t welcome. “As it stands right now we don’t allow it because the state doesn’t allow it,” explained Jessica Bowling, event manager for AM Booth’s Lumberyard. Co-owner Jason Sledd of Green […]

  • Huntsville School Board adds new member, approves changes to student policy & resource officer program

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The District 5 seat on the Huntsville City School Board of Education officially has a new occupant. Carlos Mathews was sworn in at the start of Tuesday morning’s working meeting. Matthews voted in the affirmative on all of the matters up for vote along with his colleagues. He says he’s looking forward to working with the team. Board member Michelle Watkins welcomed Matthews to the team, and pointed out that this is the first time two sitting […]

  • WWII veterans reflect on trip to Normandy for 75th Anniversary of D-Day

    This holiday weekend, we honor our country and the lengths taken to protect it. This June marked the 75th Anniversary of the allied invasion of Normandy. There are few left who stormed the beaches on D-Day. With help from Forever Young Senior Veterans, a non-profit organization, four men from north Alabama were taken back to the former battlegrounds along with other surviving veterans to observe the anniversary. “They’d give you anything they could. They’d take a match top cover because […]

  • Food date marked more than a month ago and dirty dishes stored with clean ones

    MADISON COUNTY Maggie Meyers Irish Pub 1009 Henderson Rd NW, Huntsville, AL 35816 Score: 75 Violations:  Employee restrooms highest registering temperature was 95ºF. Paper towels not provided and the hand sink was not accessible due to a pan in the sink. Follow up: The bar hand sink is cleared and accessible. It also has paper towels. The employee restroom’s hand sink hot water is 97ºF (temperature requirement is 100ºF). Sewage was conveying onto the ground from the dumpster. Follow up: […]

  • Improper holding temperatures and cracked containers in this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    Golden Corral 4920 University Dr, Huntsville, AL 35816 Score: 72 Violations: Cracked containers and bins were found. Bleach was stored on a lower prep table with food items. Hot water was turned off at three hand sinks. Paper towels were missing from one hand sink. Cooked ham held under a heating lamp at 100°F. Cooked chicken livers held on the steam table at 118°F. A notice of intent to suspend was issued during the follow-up for not correcting the holding […]

  • No sanitizer in dishwasher and fly in egg wash during health inspections

    Morgan County Camino Real 2504 US-31, Decatur, AL 35603 Score: 80 Violations: There was no chlorine sanitizer in the dishwasher Food was at improper cold holding temperatures Sour cream and refried beans in reach in cooler were at 50ºF Food was at improper hot holding temperatures Tamales 118ºF, steak 109ºF All violations were corrected by the follow up. ________________________________________________________________________ Madison County Logan’s Roadhouse 8994 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL 35758 Score: 79 Violations: A fly was found inside of egg wash […]

  • Dirty and cracked equipment found in this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    China Dragon 100 US-31 B, Athens, AL 35611 Score: 80 Violations: The inspector found damaged fryer baskets. The can opener and ice chute were dirty. Chicken and rice were found at improper temperatures. The restaurant wasn’t keeping proper time records for food. ________________________________________________________________________ Papa John’s 916 US-72, Athens, AL 35611 Score: 85 Violations: The report showed the dish room hand sink was not working. Employees were using cracked equipment. _______________________________________________________________________ Clean Plate Recommendation Moe’s Southwest Grill 1241 Point Mallard Pkwy, […]

  • Flies in the kitchen, dirty drink nozzles on this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    Madison County Las Trojas Cantina 7840 Hwy 72 W, Madison, AL 35758 Score: 82 Violations: Several flies were in kitchen area flying around food. Hot water not reaching proper temperatures The maximum hot water capacity at the dishwashing sink was 104°F. Maximum hot water capacity in the men and women restroom 84°F. Food was at improper temperatures. Raw eggs in the reach-in cooler at 48°F. Mozzarella cheese in the reach-in cooler at 48°F. Corrected by the follow up The manager […]

  • Muscle Shoals recording studio sues Kanye West over song sample

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. — A Muscle Shoals recording studio, that has seen a lot of hit-makers over the years, is suing popular hip hop producer and artist Kanye West. Another artist and two music labels are also involved. The lawsuit concerns sampled portions of a song produced by Fame Studios. George Jackson recorded the song “I Can’t Do Without You” with the sampled element in question. In 2018, rapper and producer Pusha-T released an album that included a song with […]

  • Dirty equipment and improper holding temperatures found during recent health inspections

    Madison County Sakura Sushi & Steak House 12090 County Line Rd P, Madison, AL 35756 Score: 71 Violations: No sanitizer in the dish machine. Rice and shrimp were held at improper temperatures. The soda gun nozzle and the ice maker needed cleaning. Plastic lids were found cracked/broken. Employees weren’t using hand sinks to only wash their hands. No paper towels at hand sinks. All violations were corrected during the follow-up visit. ___________________________________________________ Limestone County Fiesta Mexicana 600 S Jefferson St, […]

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