Ivy is a multimedia journalist for WHNT News 19. She recently graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Journalism and Creative media -Roll Tide!

Ivy is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee so she’s excited to be close to home and her college while doing what she loves most.

Ivy has known she wanted to be a reporter ever since she was ten-years-old. She’s always loved public speaking and telling stories.

“I’m excited to tell northern Alabama’s stories and meet all the great people throughout the area. So far I love everything about Huntsville,” said Ivy.

If you run into Ivy, stop and say hi! She loves meeting new people and is always looking for new places to check out.

If you have a news tip or story idea email Ivy at Ivy.Anderson@whnt.com or follow her on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook at @IvyAndersonTV.


Recent Articles
  • Alabama Fire College recruits become Graduates

    DECATUR, Ala. – Friday afternoon eight men graduated from the Alabama Fire College. One graduate, Jason Veres, says it’s always been a dream of his to save lives. “I’m going to miss it, I really am. It might sound crazy, I mean it was hard work but I am going to miss it. We had really three great instructors that really took pride in their job and teaching us,” said Veres. Those three instructors Veres mentioned taught the recruits about […]

  • Bill to do away with pistol permit requirements going through the Alabama Senate

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A bill to repeal restrictions on carrying firearms, sponsored by Senator Gerald Allen (R-Tuscaloosa) is making its way through the Alabama Senate. The bill will repeal certain restrictions on the carrying or possession of a firearm on some properties or in cars by people with or without a concealed carry permit. Senator Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) said Alabama wouldn’t be the first state to do this. “Several states have taken this step for a voluntary type issuance of […]

  • Alabama lawmakers consider bill stopping local governments from banning single-use plastic

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – As other states work to limit or stop the use of plastic grocery bags, Alabama lawmakers are seeking to stop local governments from banning plastic grocery bags and other single use plastics. Environmental activists like David Whiteside are wondering why this is a debate. “We know that there’s not public outcry or public demand for this bill. So that raises a lot of questions to our public officials – why is this such a priority?” asked Whiteside. […]

  • State lawmakers seek to prohibit communities from banning plastic grocery bags

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama State Senator has proposed a bill to prohibit the banning of the use of single-use plastics for groceries. The bill would keep local governing bodies from banning the use of plastic grocery bags. The language of the bill would keep local governments from adopting or enforcing an ordinance that would regulate the use of any container, either re-usable or single-use, that is “designed for transporting, consuming, or protecting merchandise, food, or beverages from or at […]

  • ‘Energy Greenway’ Opens at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – To kick off Earth Month the U.S. Space and Rocket Center opened a trail that will allow people who use it to learn about renewable energy. This Greenway has been in the works for a while now, but Ruchi Singhal, the Board Chair and Founder of Nexus Energy Center says now that it’s finally open she’s glad it’s been sponsored and is free to the public. “We’ve been thinking about it for a couple of years now,” […]

  • Huntsville’s Islamic Center holds 3rd annual “Meet Your Muslim Neighbor”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville Islamic Center held it’s third “Meet Your Muslim Neighbor” event on Saturday to give the Huntsville community an opportunity to learn more about Islamic culture. One of the Islamic Center’s board members, Deborah Abualrub, says the goal for these events is to show everyone what they stand for and that everyone has a safe place at their center no matter what they believe in. And they hope people will use the event to ask questions […]

  • Madison County family says “great deal” from paving contractor was a scam job

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Monday afternoon a family thought they were going to get their driveway paved for $1,000, but things started to go wrong shortly after the paving company started the job. A white truck pulled into a family’s home in Toney in Madison County. The man in the truck claimed to be with “Pro-Pave” and he said he’d recently finished a paving job down the road and had asphalt left over. So, he offered to pave their entire […]

  • New smart gym opens in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. – Huntsville is ranked as the 33rd most obese and unhealthy city in America, according to WalletHub. The site says cities are ranked according to their obesity rates, access to healthy foods to diet, and by how much people say they exercise. A new smart studio opening on April 1 in Madison hopes to help get the area off the list one day. Tom Palmisano, the owner of The Exercise Coach, says the smart studio is better than […]

  • Security group uses training simulator to prepare people for active shooter and threat situations

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A local security company has opened their Firearm Training Simulator (FATS) to give people strategic training and threat assessment to protect their lives and others. The co-owner of Executive Security Service L.L.C., Tom Taylor, says he started this after he decided there were too many problems in schools and churches with active shooters and not enough was being done about it. “When you experience it, it’s not just run, hide, fight. It’s the real thing. You […]

  • Authorities investigate string of burglaries in Gurley

    GURLEY, Ala. – Eight houses were burglarized Early Tuesday morning. Sergeant James Martin with Gurley’s Police Department says this is not normal. “One man’s laptop and pistol were stolen from his car, multiple wallets were taken and one of Gurley’s Volunteer Fire Department’s vehicles is now gone, along with another gun.” Sergeant Martin says sometimes they’ll have one or two burglaries in the area, but eight is unheard of for Gurley. He says they’re working to find the perpetrators. “We […]

  • Gurley church continuing to move forward after fire

    GURLEY, Ala. – Since Mount Pigsah Seventh Day Adventist Church caught fire Sunday around 2:00 p.m., the church has already begun cleaning up the debris. However, Adele Humphrey, the pastor’s wife, said they’re staying positive no matter how bad the church’s conditions are. “We’re going forth in faith. We’re looking at this as a blessing. What was meant to be evil, God is going to turn into good,” she explained. Although the cause of the fire is still under investigation, […]

  • Freeman Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church celebrates 150 years

    MOULTON, Ala. – Freeman Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church has been serving members since 1930, but their history goes back to July 25, 1869. Timothy Perryman, the pastor of Freeman Tabernacle Baptist Church, said it all started with Moulton Baptist Church. “After the Civil War the blacks in Moulton Baptist Church, at the time, got granted the letter of dismissal to form what we now know as Freeman Tabernacle. In the beginning, it was known as the Colored Baptist Church,” explained […]

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