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 bobby.stilwell@whnt.com, follow him on Instagram and Twitter: @stilwellwhnt, or add him on Facebook: Bobby Stilwell WHNT.


Recent Articles
  • New car wash already giving back to Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A new car wash is already making a splash in Huntsville. Shine Time Super Wash, located at 2707 University Drive, will host a grand opening celebration on Friday, July 19. Customers will receive a free car wash from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday, and in return, the car wash will encourage customers to donate to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s Miracle Bash event and the NICU at Huntsville Hospital for Women […]

  • American Red Cross hosting blood drives across North Alabama

    The American Red Cross announced Tuesday it was facing a critical blood shortage and is in need of donors to help replenish the blood supply. Due to the July 4 holiday, 450 fewer blood drives than normal were organized last week. In turn, 17,000 fewer donations were recorded than what the Red Cross said is necessary to keep up with patient needs. The Red Cross stated they have less than a three-day supply of most blood types and less than […]

  • Expert carver highlights Linger Longer artist pop up in Mentone

    MENTONE, Ala. – Artists will be “popping up” at the Linger Longer Pavilion in Mentone every first Saturday through October. For July, Don Highfield will be the featured artist. The Little River Arts Council, host of the Linger Longer Pop Up Art Series said Highfield, a carver, started carving in 1995 at a horse carving school in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Horsin’ Around. He carved his own horse, stayed on as a volunteer instructor, and carved Olivia, a female ostrich at the […]

  • Arkansas family opens fireworks stand to pay for daughter’s wedding

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Fireworks are a 4th of July favorite, and while many people run fireworks stands for extra income, an Arkansas family has set one up to pay for their daughter’s wedding. “Weddings are not cheap,” Heath Bryant told KFSM. This is Bryant ‘s first time to sell fireworks but come August, he’ll be the father of the bride. “We love fireworks, and this will help us pay for a wedding,” Bryant said. Bryant’s daughter Sarah Ashley was a […]

  • Outdoor Alabama hosting photo contest

    Do you have any amazing pictures of Alabama’s beauty that you want to showcase across the state? If not, you have plenty of time to get some for a contest hosted by The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The Outdoor Alabama photo contest will be open for entries through October 31, and anybody with pictures taken in Alabama can enter. The contest, in its 15th year, added a new category this year: Find a Refuge. Photos in this […]

  • Listeria concerns prompt fresh vegetable recall from Trader Joe’s, several other retailers

    Growers Express announced a recall Sunday, affecting fresh vegetable products sold at multiple retailers across the county, including the states of Alabama and Tennessee. The company said affected products could potentially be contaminated with listeria, but no illnesses have been reported. Products in Alabama were sold at Trader Joe’s locations throughout the state, along with locations in Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee. Affected products include: 10.5 oz packages of Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash Spirals with lot number 190614-403565 and a best […]

  • NASA developing GPS system…for the Moon

    We all use GPS every day. In fact, if you’re reading this story on your phone, you’re reading it on a GPS receiver. The system works well on Earth, but what if it was used beyond Earth? Well, NASA announced a plan Friday to take the technology and use it…in space. The agency announced a team is developing a special receiver to pick up location signals from all 24 to 32 satellites. GPS could be used for the Orion spacecraft, […]

  • Burritt on the Mountain named Attraction of the Year

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Huntsville attraction has bragging rights after being named “Number 1.” The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association named Burritt on the Mountain the 2018 Attraction of the Year. On a Facebook post, Burritt said they were recognized for their “hard work and contribution to North Alabama’s $2.7 billion tourism industry.” Burritt thanked their fans, saying, “We simply couldn’t be number one without our many fans and supporters. You are the reason we are here!”

  • Local events and discounts aplenty during Armed Forces Week

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Armed Forces Week is right around the corner, and the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce has a week full of events to celebrate. Monday, June 24 Proclamation Signing – 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce Auditorium Mayor Tommy Battle, Team Redstone, the Chamber of Commerce, and veterans representatives will participate in a ceremony commemorating the significance of the Armed Forces Concert in the Park – 6:30 p.m. at Big Spring Park The Maneuver Center of Excellence […]

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for several North Alabama counties

    The National Storm Prediction Center has put most of North Alabama under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 p.m. Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan Counties in Alabama are in the watch, but all of North Alabama should stay weather aware throughout the day Saturday, as a few storms have already produced hail and some wind damage. A few storms have already moved across North Alabama, with a few reports of hail and wind in Northwest […]

  • Huntsville Utilities working to restore power after Friday’s storms

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Utilities is working to restore power after Friday’s storms. Just before 8 a.m. Saturday, the outage map showed power was still out in several parts of West Huntsville, Madison, Owens Cross Roads, and Hazel Green, as well as other parts of Madison County. The utility said crews worked overnight Friday to restore service, but the daylight will allow restoration efforts to move faster, since crews will be to assess damage easier. HU added crews will work […]

  • Dr. Steven Leath out as Auburn University president

    AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn University will soon have a new president. The university announced Friday Dr. Steven Leath is leaving the University. In a statement, Wayne T. Smith, president pro tempore of the Auburn University Board, said he appreciated Leath’s leadership. “Dr. Leath arrived with vision and enthusiasm to take Auburn to the next level. We’re grateful for his dedication and commitment as Auburn made strides as a world-class public university. We wish Steve and Janet all the best.” During […]

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