Chris joined WHNT News 19 in January 2016 as a Reporter/MMJ after working more than a year as a Producer and Assignment Editor at WTVF-TV, the CBS affiliate in Nashville, TN. While at “NewsChannel 5,” Chris was nominated for a Midsouth Regional Emmy for producing Winter Weather Team Coverage for the massive southern snow storm of 2015.
Chris began at the station 7 months before he graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Mass Communications. During his college years, Chris was highly involved with MT10 News, the student-run newsroom at MTSU, where he served as News Director, Reporter, and Anchor. One of his favorite stories in college was about the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, which featured an interview with Tennessee’s Lieutenant Governor, who made controversial comments about Muslims in America. Excerpts from Chris’s interview were featured in major newspapers, internet articles, and radio newscasts across Tennessee. He’s also a proud brother of Kappa Alpha Order, Delta Lambda Chapter and grew up in beautiful Clarksville, Tennessee.
When Chris isn’t “Taking Action, Getting Results” for the Huntsville community, you can usually find him enjoying the outdoors. Chris developed his love for nature from his family, who took him hunting, fishing, kayaking, and hiking since he was old enough to walk. Chris also loves rooting for the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators, and his beloved alma mater – the MTSU Blue Raiders! As for local teams, he’ll definitely check out several Huntsville Havoc games, but if you’re waiting to hear if he’s an Auburn or Alabama fan – he says “no comment.”
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The funeral service for Dr. Sonnie Hereford III was held Tuesday. The retired physician and civil rights pioneer helped integrate Huntsville City Schools. Hereford died on Thursday, July 7. “It is true that he has left footprints, not only here in the Tennessee Valley, but across the nation. We are here today standing on his shoulders. His shoulders of courage, his shoulders of perseverance,” says Alabama A&M University President Andrew Hugine. “He can’t march anymore,” says Sonnie Hereford IV […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – It may be years before we truly know the economic impact of the Toyota-Mazda facilities, but in just a few months, it could make up a pivotal component of the Republican primary for Alabama Governor. Toyota took the stage, front and center, Wednesday in Montgomery. But there was a side act – that may take up more limelight as we inch closer to the Governor’s race Republican Primary featuring Governor Kay Ivey and Huntsville Mayor Battle. “This […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and Limestone County Commission Chairman Mark Yarbrough found themselves returning to something they’ve been doing together a lot lately – sitting down to talk business. Only this time, it was to answer questions from reporters about the major announcement that Toyota-Mazda chose Huntsville for a $1.6 billion plant location. “We’re going to be doing something very special there that’s not being done anywhere else in the U.S. You’re going to have two car […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The proposed Toyota-Mazda manufacturing facility will be in Huntsville, even though the plant is located over the county line, in Limestone County. The original 1,200 acre TVA mega site is in the portion of Huntsville that extends into Limestone County, off Powell Road. Huntsville leaders have now disclosed, the TVA mega site will have to be expanded to house the $1.6 billion facilities that will bring 4,000 jobs to the area. Work to land the joint venture […]
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – Dozens of fans braved the rain and cold on Tuesday morning to welcome the Crimson Tide players back to Tuscaloosa. But even though the Tide took center stage, a young man in elementary school stole some of the limelight. The phrase “age is just a number” usually refers to those defying odds later in life. In this case, it refers to the detail in which some of the youngest Tide faithful know their sport, 10-year-old Jackson Way […]
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Just before 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Crimson Tide rolled back into Tuscaloosa, greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of supporters. Almost like Mother Nature’s version of confetti, rain fell from the heavens, when the Tide returned. “Holler for them, let them know we`re proud of them,” explained Abby Simpson, one of the die-hard fans that stood in the rain to greet the team. The Simpson family decided to brave the elements for a chance to say, thank you. […]
GADSDEN, Ala. — A fire destroyed the home of a woman who accused U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct. Tina Johnson is one of several women who came forward with allegations against Moore. Arson investigators in Etowah County say they have a person of interest, and at this point, don’t believe the crime has anything to do with Roy Moore or the allegations made against him. This is what remains of Tina Johnson's house. She was one of the […]
MADISON, Ala. – Thursday night the Madison City Council announced it’s expecting a licensing agreement with Ballcorps, LLC later in January. Ballcorps, LLC became the owners of the Mobile BayBears in November. BREAKING: City of Madison anticipates a license agreement with Ballcorp LLC (owner of Mobile BayBears) later this month. MiLB and MLB would also need to approve the agreement. @whnt — Chris Davis WHNT (@ChrisDavisMMJ) January 5, 2018 “We will work with Ballcorps and eventually come up with […]
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The University of Alabama has punched their ticket to Atlanta and the National Championship Game. The Tide rolled over the Clemson Tigers 24-6 Monday night in the Semifinal round of the College Football Playoffs. The rematch was 358 days in the making. Since the stunner in the final minutes of last year’s National Championship game, the Crimson Tide has been longing for revenge. Call it New Orleans voodoo, or superior game planning – either way – […]
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Alabama’s backup punter, like the rest of the team, is competitive and wants to win the Allstate Sugar Bowl – but his family is fighting a much more important, consequential battle. When WHNT News 19 first introduced you to Bob Jones grad Mike Brenier, he was playing for Eastern Illinois under a scholarship. Then, he got word his mother’s cancer was back. He decided to walk away, for love, not the game. Brenier thought his playing […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Each Christmas, you undoubtedly get gifts that were incredibly nice thoughts, but will only collect dust in your closet for months – maybe even years. For that reason, and many others, a local WWII veteran, Warren Schmidt, decided to forgo all gifts from his family this year, all in the name of a good cause. “I would rather they use the money they would buy gifts for me to donate to Forever Young,” says Schmidt. Forever Young […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Each city has its symbol, but few tower as high as Huntsville’s. “When you think of NYC, you see the Statue of Liberty. When you think of St. Louis, you see the Arch. How many cities have a lunar vehicle as their benchmark?” Between the Alabama Bicentennial celebration and the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the Space and Rocket Center will undoubtedly be the backdrop of countless events. “What we want to do is completely refurbish […]