Caitlan Dallas joined WHNT News 19 in June of 2016. Originally from the Lone Star state, Caitlan has made her home in Alabama for the last four years, as a student at the University of Alabama. Roll Tide!
Caitlan graduated from UA in May of 2016, with a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication and Film. While in school, Caitlan worked as weekend reporter and producer with WVUA 23 News.
Caitlan is excited to make Huntsville her new home, and is looking forward to becoming a part of the community. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, reading a good book, and watching any and all live music.
Caitlan is passionate about meeting new people and telling their stories. Her love of news stems from her love of talking, so if you see her out and about don’t be afraid to say hello!
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Problem solvers of all levels came together Sunday for the second and final day of a global competition that combines space, with technology and software engineering. The Space Apps Challenge is a world-wide NASA event that puts competitors into teams. “To develop software tools that make it easier to use that data for different operations, like notifying emergency management that the area has updated images of a flood,” explained Mark Becnel. Becnel is one of the coordinators […]
ATHENS, Ala. — There are many people who still have to work on Christmas day, but today the Athens Police Department made the best of it, and spread some Christmas cheer. The officers became more than just officers, they were Santas in blue. Check out the video for the full story. Officer Bobby Hand said they love spending time with kids in the community. “Just getting out, letting them know hey we’re human too. Don’t be afraid to approach us, talk to us, […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –As the holidays approach, your trash cans may be filling up, especially with all that wrapping paper after Christmas. Since Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on a Monday, the City of Huntsville’s trash pick-up will shift by one day. So if you typically have a Monday pick-up, it will be on a Tuesday this time, and so on. The city also knows holiday waste can pile up. For the week after Christmas and that week only, the city […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It’s a bright red truck you can’t miss, and it’s carrying the meaning of Christmas. The United Methodist Church is touring through 22 cities in 16 states. They made a stop in Huntsville on Saturday. The tires have traveled hundreds of miles to give people a cup of cocoa and some conversation. “We’re basically sharing the cheer of Christmas,” explained Marcus Singleton, pastor at West Huntsville United Methodist Church. “We’re going around talking to people, sharing hot cocoa […]
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The future of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is up in the air right now, but Congress holds the key to its renewal. All Kids is the Alabama version of CHIP, and parents are worried about what this means for their families. Heather Vaughn’s two kids have been insured under All Kids for the past seven years. She said sadly, she wasn’t surprised to find out the program was in danger of ending. “There’ a […]
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — All Kids, the Alabama version of the nation-wide Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), is in danger of shutting permanently. All Kids is a program for children from low-income families who don’t qualify for Medicaid, or aren’t covered by their parents work insurance plans. “It’s a huge impact. This really serves a vital need for thousands of families across the state,” said Jim Carnes. Carnes is Arise Citizens’ Policy Project Policy Director. He said this is a […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Sunday’s power outage at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport stranded thousands of people. With it being so close to us, there was some impact felt here in Huntsville. There were no flights going in or out of Hartsfield-Jackson on Sunday, a ripple effect that hit the Port of Huntsville. “There were a lot of cancellations and some diversions that we received as a result of the power outage in Atlanta, but the response here was for our passengers, and […]
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — A Fayetteville, Tenn. couple were returning home from a week in the Bahamas when they got stuck at the Atlanta airport on Sunday. Joy Spencer said she and her fiance landed at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Sunday around 3:00 p.m. They sat on the runway for about three hours, then in their terminal for another three. All they knew was that the power was out. “None of them had flashlights, and we’re walking through a terminal […]
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — One election is finally behind us, but there is another one right around the corner in 2018. Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong is looking ahead to 2018, but he knows there are issues that need to be addressed. “We’ve got to be sure that our elected representatives are working together. Washington could learn something from the Madison County Commission,” he said. Chairman Strong said in his experience, which includes 16 years on the commission, and […]
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Saturday morning the Madison County Republican Men’s Club held their 396th consecutive monthly meeting. Speakers included former U.S. Attorney Alice Martin, and current Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John Mcmillan. Commissioner Mcmillan said he was eyeing a run for governor, but has decided against it. However, for whoever does run he says, “I want to see a governor that will provide some leadership and move us away from the status quo, and address some of the real […]
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Tuesday was a historic election night for Alabama. Members of the Madison County Commission weighed in with their thoughts on the results. As the now lone Democrat on the Madison County Commission, Commissioner Roger Jones said he is ecstatic with this victory. “I told my wife as they announced it, I said listen, I think I hear the late Bob Harrison cheering,” he said. With Doug Jones on his way to Washington, Commissioner Jones said, “I’d like […]
FLORENCE, Ala. — A fire at the home of Trisha Henry in Florence is currently under investigation after authorities found the body of her former boss, who is said to have set the fire, inside the house. Henry and her three children were able to escape with their lives but lost everything else. “I’m just really shocked by this whole situation. It’s really hard to wrap my brain around right now,” said Trisha. Trisha and her children, two girls and […]