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.”

If you have a news tip for Chris, feel free to reach out to him on social media, or email him at chris.davis@whnt.com. You can follow him on Twitter @chrisdavismmj or on Facebook.


Recent Articles
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  • Secret Santa brings joy to a Huntsville family rocked by recent crime

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A happy update on a story we first shared Monday night. Viola White was at work Monday morning, when she found a missed call on her phone.  It turns out, her house was broken into while her young children were home. White knew something was wrong, when she saw a missed call from her kids. That call essentially shattered White’s sense of safety. “I was at work from the girls and somebody was really actually in the […]

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  • Roy Moore emails supporters, alleging voter fraud took place in Special Election

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – In an email to campaign supporters, Roy Moore alleges multiple “reports of voter fraud and other irregularities at polling locations throughout the state.” Moore’s email does not give any additional details into what those fraud allegations may consist of. The email goes on to say “My campaign team is busy collecting numerous reported cases of voter fraud and irregularities for the Secretary of State’s office.” Moore’s email went on to solicit money to help them raise money […]

  • Secretary of State predicts a Senate recount could cost up to $1.5 million dollars

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Roy Moore’s campaign has said on multiple occasions that they want the election to be certified before they consider conceding the race. After that happens, there could potentially be a recount. If the difference between Jones and Moore is less than half a percentage point, the state would pay for the recount, but if it’s greater, Moore’s campaign would have to request and pay for it. The check would be a big one. “We estimate that it […]

  • Alabama State Auditor and Roy Moore supporter weighs in on Senate results

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  • The Final Push: Doug Jones and Roy Moore make their final pitch to voters

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  • Longtime educator, Mary Jane Caylor announces she will run for Huntsville City Council

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Former Huntsville City Schools Superintendent and Alabama State School Board member Mary Jane Caylor has announced she’s running for Huntsville City Council, District 2. Caylor made the announcement Monday on her personal Facebook profile, saying: “Today I am excited to announce my candidacy for District II on the Huntsville City Council. I was born and raised in our community and have spent my life in public service. I would cherish the chance to continue serving our community […]

  • President Trump stumps for Roy Moore just over the Alabama state line

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  • What Madison wants in a minor league baseball stadium may be too expensive

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  • Doug Jones campaigns with his wife, prominent Alabama women in Cullman

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Coming to Cullman was a homecoming of sorts for the Doug Jones campaign, but not for the candidate himself. Doug Jones’ wife Louise is from the area and she spoke for the first time since the race began. “He has been driven by his values, and justice and calling of public service,” Louise told the crowd. Louise Jones was one of three women who spoke at the Jones event, entitled, “Women Wednesdays.” Lilly Ledbetter and former Alabama First […]

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