Bobby joined the WHNT News 19 team in October 2018 as a digital producer/reporter. 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, follow him on Instagram and Twitter: @stilwellwhnt, or add him on Facebook: Bobby Stilwell WHNT.

Recent Articles
  • New Hope loses power Saturday afternoon

    NEW HOPE, Ala. – Huntsville Utilities crews were called to a second power outage Saturday. According to a tweet, power was lost around 1:20 p.m. from Hobbs Island Road south to Johnson Avenue. Crews restored power around 1:30 p.m., but HU didn’t confirm if the two outages were connected. UPDATE: Service has been restored to the majority of customers in this area. Huntsville Utilities Electric Operations is still on site performing maintenance and inspections. — Huntsville Utilities (@HSVUtilities) September […]

  • Huntsville Utilities responds to power outage in Owens Cross Roads

    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. – Crews responded to a power outage Saturday afternoon in Owens Cross Roads. According to a tweet from Huntsville Utilities, the outage stretched from Wilson Mann Road south to the Marshall County Line and from Highway 231/431 east to 431 South. The cause of the outage was unknown, but the majority of customers had power restored by 12:52 p.m. As of 12:52pm, service has been restored to the majority of customers in the previously reported area. […]

  • Fire crews battle Rogersville barn fire late Friday night

    ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – Multiple fire departments were called to a barn fire in Rogersville Friday night. According to a Facebook post from Rogersville Volunteer Fire Department, crews were called to the barn at 11:27 p.m. On arrival, crews saw the barn completely engulfed by flames. Crews were at the fire within eight minutes and got the fire under control within 15 minutes. Rogersville sent five trucks to the fire and crews from the Anderson, Center Star Volunteer Fire Departments responded, […]

  • “Very Threatening” Social Security Scam targeting Madison County residents

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office said a Social Security scam was targeting residents Saturday morning. According to a Facebook post, scammers were making “very threatening phone calls” from (325) 400-4828, a number registered to Abilene, Texas. The Sheriff’s Office said the scammers claim they are with the Social Security Administration and have multiple warrants for the victim’s arrest. When the victim returns the call, the Sheriff’s Office stated the scammers ask for the victim’s name and […]

  • North Alabama city voted best suburb in the state for home ownership

    MADISON, Ala. – If you own a house in Madison, you own a house in the best suburb in the state. According to Niche, Madison was the best suburb in the state when it came to schools, housing, appeal to families with an “A+” ranking in those categories. The city also scored high marks in several other categories. Commute: B Cost of Living: B+ Diversity: A Health & Fitness: B+ Jobs: A- Outdoor Activities: B+ Weather: B+ The city only […]

  • Delta operating additional relief flights in Bahamas

    Delta Air Lines announced Monday it will operate two additional relief flights to assist with recovery in the Bahamas. Delta 9994 will take off from Marsh Harbour at 10:30 a.m. and land in the Bahamian capital, Nassau, at 11:10 a.m. Delta 9995 will follow the same flight path, taking off at 2:20 p.m. and landing at 3 p.m. The company said its first scheduled relief flight, also Delta 9994, took off Sunday from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, loaded with 4,700 pounds […]

  • Unique, first-of-its-kind Tennessee coaster combines rails and ziplines

    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies, get ready for the thrill of a lifetime! Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park is bringing a unique, first-of-its-kind cable-to-rail roller coaster to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The hybrid coaster combines traditional roller coaster rails with ziplines, allowing riders to wind, drop, and soar through the air. The entire coaster sits 80 feet above Lumberjack Square, and riders hit 15 mph on the 1,000-foot-long ride. The ride also includes an […]

  • Huntsville Ghost Walk makes spooky return

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Spooky season is off to an early start in Huntsville. That’s because the Huntsville Ghost Walk opens Friday, September 6. Every Friday and Saturday night, groups gather outside the Harrison Brothers Hardware Store and set off for spooky tours in the Twickenham Historic District, Old Town Historic District or Haunted Downtown. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Harrison Brothers or the night of the tour. Adult tickets will set you back $10, while kids 12 and […]

  • Scam calls continue across North Alabama, here’s how to stay safe

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It’s an all too common occurrence these days: Your phone rings and you pick it up expecting it to be a friend or loved one because that’s the number that pops up on your screen. Then it turns out not to be someone you know, but a scammer trying to get your personal information and your money. “Your power will be cut off.” “Your computer has a virus.” These are just two of several tactics potential scammers […]

  • Furry friends find foster homes ahead of Dorian

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Get ready to have your heart melt; nearly all pets at a Jacksonville animal shelter are going to foster homes ahead of Dorian. In a Facebook post, the Jacksonville Humane Society said their Storm Troopers stepped up in a “tremendous” response and opened their homes to take care of the pets. The Humane Society said their staff will take care of the pets left at the shelter, mainly those with special medical needs.

  • Category 5 Hurricane Dorian makes record-tying landfall in Bahamas, moving west toward Florida’s Atlantic coast

    At 12:45 p.m. Sunday, the National Hurricane Center confirmed Hurricane Dorian made landfall in at Elbow Cay, Abacos in the Bahamas. The NHC said to expect wind gusts over 220 mph, storm surges of 18-23 feet, and some waves even higher. The 12:45 statement reads as follows: ...CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 5 DORIAN MAKES LANDFALL ON ELBOW CAY IN THE ABACOS... Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft and satellite data indicate that Dorian has made landfall at 1240 pm […]

  • Alabama Department of Revenue suspends fuel export tax, cites Hurricane Dorian

    ALABAMA – The Alabama Department of Revenue has temporarily suspended a tax on gas exports from the state. In the executive order, which was signed Friday, Revenue Commissioner Vernon Barnett cited the ongoing preparations for Hurricane Dorian as well as relief efforts after the storm. Fuel transport companies and anyone assisting with relief efforts by transporting fuel out of Alabama will be exempted from the export tax through the end of September. The full text of the executive order suspending […]

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