Bobby joined the WHNT News 19 team in October 2018 as a digital producer/multimedia journalist. Bobby comes to Huntsville from St. Louis, Missouri, and is excited to be in the Rocket City.
Bobby is a recent graduate of Saint Louis University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in meteorology, with a minor in communication.
During his time at SLU, Bobby served in various capacities on and off the air with SLU-TV, as well as rounding out his media involvement by working with KSLU radio and as Sports Editor with The University News. Between covering weather, protests, sports, anchoring, and even new logos and buildings on campus, Bobby stayed busy, and gained plenty of experience and skills that he is excited to bring to the Tennessee Valley.
Bobby also interned with KSDK in St. Louis, Missouri.
In his spare time, you can usually find Bobby all over town seeing everything Huntsville has to offer, finding new favorite restaurants, and helping make Huntsville a better place to live for everyone.
If you see Bobby out and about, feel free to say hi! In addition to news tips, Bobby is always looking for ways to develop deeper roots in the community. If you have any suggestions, feel free to email him at email@example.com, follow him on Instagram and Twitter: @stilwellwhnt, or add him on Facebook: Bobby Stilwell WHNT.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Thursday, a bill making its way through the Alabama Legislature was re-named in honor of slain Auburn police officer William Buechner. The bill would make the murder of a first responder (such as a firefighter or ambulance technician) a capital offense. Under current state law, only murder of a police officer can be tried as a capital offense. The bill, sponsored by State Rep. Chris Sells, also adds aggravating circumstances for capital charges when the victim is […]
DECATUR, Ala. – The new Vulcan rocket, designed by United Launch Alliance, will be built in Decatur, the company announced Monday. ULA announced the rocket has finished its final design review, and development is still on schedule with the first flight coming in 2021. The design review took a week and the company said Air Force representatives were included as part of its certification program. The company plans to re-use much of the existing Atlas hardware for the first launch […]
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – The Army Corps of Engineers will offer tours of the Guntersville Dam in July. The tours will take place on Saturday, July 27 at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Visitors need to sign up online, and for those over 18, provide their full name, address, phone number, driver’s license, and state of issue. No backpacks or purses will be allowed on the tour, and visitors must wear tennis shoes. For a full list […]
ATHENS, Ala. – Athens Main Street is encouraging families to get the summer started with local shopping, food, and concerts. Fridays After Five provides ample opportunities for locals and tourists alike to dine, shop, and enjoy entertainment in Downtown Athens. On select Fridays through August, local businesses will remain open until 8 p.m. Each Fridays After Five is themed, and this Friday, May 24, is centered around food. Rita’s Italian Ice and A Thyme for All Seasons Cajun will bring […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Have you ever wanted to help pets find forever homes? You’ve got a chance this weekend! Huntsville Animal Services said the shelter is still at capacity, and dozens of homeless dogs and cats are looking for forever homes. Because of this, the shelter is making most animals available for free adoptions on Saturday, May 18. The adoption package included spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations (including rabies), a microchip, city license, collar, and de-worming. The shelter is located […]
Milkshake lovers, rejoice! The Chick-Fil-A peach milkshake is about to make its summer return. The restaurant recently announced the seasonal treat will be back on May 27. The milkshake will stick around until the end of August, but milkshake lovers can still get their fill with several flavors available year-round (while they wait for the peach milkshakes to return again). The restaurant sells the vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and cookies n’ cream milkshakes all months of the year.
Tuesday, the American Red Cross announced it is facing a shortage of type O blood, and it is offering gift cards to donors through June 10. The organization said $5 Amazon.com gift cards will be given to donors as a thank your helping replenish the blood supply. Less than two day’s worth of Type O blood is currently available to emergency rooms, where it is most critical. Type O negative blood can be transfused to anybody, and the Red Cross […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Utilities is once again advising customers to remain vigilant after receiving reports of more scam calls Saturday morning. In a tweet, HU said any call demanding immediate payment to stop service from being cut off is a scam. HU said customers should simply hang up. The utility reminded customers they can always check the status of their account by calling the Customer Information Center at (256) 535-1200 during regular business hours. SCAM ALERT! We are receiving […]
DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – Tuesday, The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office announced over $7,000 was raised for the DeKalb County D.A.R.E. program thanks to a weekend 5K. The Sheriff’s Office announced 180 runners participated, aged 7-86 years old. Brian Bearden finished first in the overall male group and Pam Willingham finished first in the overall female group. In a news release, DeKalb County SRO and Race Coordinator Priscilla Padgett thanked the community for their support, even in poor weather. “I’m overwhelmed […]
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Team Redstone is challenging all members of the Redstone Community to hang with the CSM. In a Facebook post, they announced the community is invited to take a three-mile jog up the mountain with CSM Counts…with eight obstacles along the way. The event is set for 6 a.m. on May 14, with the course starting and ending at Vincent Park The event is free and gym towels will be given to finishers while supplies last.
Several businesses are offering deals to teachers as part of teacher appreciation week, May 6-10. Deals vary by location, so call ahead to confirm if your local restaurant is participating. Arby’s – Administrators and teachers can receive a free sandwich Tuesday, May 7 with a valid school ID. Bruegger’s Bagels – With a valid ID, teachers get a free medium drip or iced coffee with any purchase. The chain is also offering $10 any catering orders over $75 using the […]
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Team Redstone announced plans for the first Rocket City Brewfest, and you have a chance to buy early bird tickets. The event will be held on the Restone Arsenal activity field on June 1, from 3-7 p.m. Early bird tickets are on sale for the event and cost $35. The password to access the tickets is FreeTheHops. Team Redstone said early bird tickets will be mailed no later than two weeks prior to the event.