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
  • Huntsville police take over investigation of deadly officer-involved wreck in Madison

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A wreck on Saturday on Wall Triana Highway and McCrary Road left one 92-year-old woman dead. Madison Police said they were on the scene of a wreck, but one of the cars involved in the wreck was a Madison Police Officer’s vehicle. Because of that, Huntsville Police Department had to step in to complete the investigation. Huntsville Police Department’s spokesman Lt. Michael Johnson says so far nothing abnormal has turned up from the investigation. “There was in […]

  • Marshall County Sheriff Phil Sims provides jail improvement updates

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – Since Sheriff Phil Sims took office in January, he’s been making changes to the Marshall County Jail with a goal to make it safer for the incarcerated. “On the outside of the building we’ve put up new metal and Constantine wire to keep stuff from coming in to cut down on contraband,” said Sheriff Sims. The sheriff’s office also installed more than 40 new cameras inside and around the jail. Sims says his deputies now have […]

  • Protests for prisoners in Limestone Correctional Facility rang out on the facilities visitor day

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Ever since the Department of Justice released a report saying Alabama’s prisons were violating the 8th amendment, momentum has built in the Alabama Department of Corrections through the federal DOJ’s investigation. Several hunger strikes have caught the attention of those outside the state prisons, and some local and national prisoners’ rights and abolitionist groups have come together to help speak for the incarcerated. On Saturday they held a protest outside of the Limestone Correctional Facility to […]

  • Marshall County Sheriff still cleaning up after the past administration spent $15,000 in ‘dish soap and toilet paper’

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – It’s been an ongoing tradition for Alabama’s sheriffs to leave a mess for the next sheriff to fill their position. Six months after becoming Marshall County’s sheriff, Phil Sims says he’s still dealing with issues created by the previous administration. Last Wednesday our news partner AL.com reported that nine out of ten new sheriffs who won elections against sheriffs who had been around for years said their predecessors’ last minute actions negatively impacted the office. Sheriff […]

  • Multiple injuries reported in van crash in Montgomery

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a van has overturned on U.S. Highway 231 and Sanders Road in Montgomery, Alabama. Alabama state troopers say multiple people were taken to area hospitals after a van crashed on U.S. Highway 231 around 11:00 a.m. Monday morning. The single-vehicle crash happened near Sanders Road. Authorities say 11 people were in the van. Nine of those people were hospitalized, some of them with serious injuries. We know one passenger underwent surgery and is now […]

  • ‘My Lake Guntersville’ campaign kicks off to keep the lake healthy and safe

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – The Water, Environment and Tourism Foundation, also known as “W.E.T.” has started a campaign called ‘My Lake Guntersville’ in hopes to remind people who visit or live near Lake Guntersville to protect and preserve the area. They’re raising money for studies to reduce the risk of Asian Carp threatening the Lake’s ecosystem and the money will help plan for strategies on how to reduce erosion. Matt Arnold, president of Marshall County’s Economic Development Council, says the […]

  • 9 hurt after passenger van crashes in Montgomery

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ala. – Alabama state troopers say multiple people were taken to area hospitals after a van crashed on U.S. Highway 231 around 11:00 a.m. Monday morning. The single-vehicle crash happened near Sanders Road. Authorities say 11 people were in the van. Nine of those people were hospitalized, some of them with serious injuries. We know one passenger underwent surgery and is now in stable condition. At first the van was believed to be a church group, but state […]

  • Alabama House Minority Leader calls for comprehensive prison reform plan

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It’s no secret that Alabama’s failing prison system is in need of major reform. After the Department of Justice released a report in April stating Alabama’s prisons were violating the Eighth Amendment, the Governor indicated she was preparing a plan to build three large men’s prisons. She still hasn’t released her plan, but political analysts say it would be in the Governor’s best interest to garner support on her plan before calling a special session. Alabama’s House […]

  • Tommy Tuberville makes first public appearance after announcing he’s running for U.S. Senate

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville made his first appearance after announcing he was running for the U.S. Senate at the Marshall County Reserve Car Show. He says he chose to spend his Saturday with the people of Marshall County because the people of Alabama are why Tuberville got out of football and into politics. “I want to go help, and help the people of this state and this country, and this is the best way […]

  • AL House Minority Leader: 2019 ‘worst session’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Some Alabama lawmakers are breathing a sigh of relief following a controversial few months. The 2019 legislative session is mostly in the books and Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a number of bill into law. Some of those laws and decisions have caught the attention of the entire country. Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels says the session started in tumult as the Governor urged lawmakers to pass a steep gas tax increase. Daniels believes the move […]

  • Governor Kay Ivey signs Alabama’s medical marijuana bill into law

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – WHNT News 19 has learned Governor Kay Ivey signed Senate Bill 236 into law. Deputy Press Secretary for Communications for Gov. Ivey Gina Maiola told WHNT News 19 she signed the bill into law Monday afternoon. She had until 11:59 p.m. to sign it. The bill seeks to create a commission to study the effects of medical marijuana and renew Carly’s law, which allowed children with seizures to legally use cannabis oil. It passed the House 80-19 […]

  • Governor Kay Ivey signs medical marijuana bill that a local family says will change their lives

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey signed Senate Bill 236 Monday afternoon, which has given hope to one family with a three-year-old daughter battling Leukemia. Lauren Phillips says her daughter, Mia was diagnosed with Leukemia last July and after being put on six or seven different medications, she was still in pain. So after doing some research and asking doctors, Phillips was able to find a place to order CBD oil. “She just didn’t have her energy because the medicines […]

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