Christine Killimayer joined the WHNT News 19 team in July 2010 as half of the brand new sports department.
She comes to the Tennessee Valley from Las Vegas, where she worked as a multimedia sports journalist for the Greenspun Corporation. Prior to that, Christine was a sports anchor and reporter at KTKA in Topeka, Kan.
A native of Latrobe, Pa., Christine graduated from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with a degree in broadcast news.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama High School Athletic Association reported Thursday that the Deshler High School football team violated AHSAA eligibility rules. It says the school self-reported the violation. As a result, Deshler has been fined, placed on probation for one year and order to forfeit one varsity football game. The AHSAA said Deshler played an ineligible student in violation of the “Transfer Rule,” specifically the “Bona Fide Transfer Rule.” The school must forfeit all contests its team won in […]
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – For nearly 30 years, Southern League baseball was a hit in north Alabama. The Huntsville Stars first took to the field in the Tennessee Valley in 1985, but in 2014, the Rocket City’s team got pulled. “I hated to see us lose baseball and I did feel like there needed to be some time and the right person, and the right people involved in this, a new ballpark that would be attractive to fans,” said Mark […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10 to 24. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease combined. It is incredibly hard to comprehend any young person dying by suicide, which is why JacQuan Winters has struggled ever since his 11-year-old sister, Kristen Amerson, killed herself. “She was full […]
Warning: The following story may contain material some find to be graphic or triggering. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Every 98 seconds, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. Chances are, it has happened to someone in your life and you may not even know it. It happened to one of our friends, an employee at WHNT News 19. Loni Cleve said she needs to tell her story. She wants sexual assault victims to know they are not alone. She also […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Tommy Battle traveled nearly 900 miles across the state of Alabama on Tuesday in his last-minute push to earn the Republican nomination in the gubernatorial primary race. He still came up short. “I have no regrets,” Battle told the supporters at his campaign watch party at the EarlyWorks Children’s History Museum in downtown Huntsville. “Even if I knew a year ago that this was going to happen, that this would be the end result, but I knew that […]
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The first day of spring did not offer the best cleanup conditions in Limestone County on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop volunteers from helping in the Ardmore area. Less than 24 hours after a tornado ripped through parts of Ardmore, family members, friends, neighbors and strangers rolled up their sleeves ready to work. At the Rhinehart’s home on Lambert Road, crews from nearly 10 churches throughout the Tennessee Valley were in their front yard helping to […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Adolescent depression is increasing at an alarming rate. Researchers say as many as one in five teenagers suffers from clinical depression, and untreated, it is the strongest risk factor for suicide behavior. WHNT News 19, along with the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, is taking action to arm parents with the knowledge to spot depression warning signs in teenagers and the confidence to talk about it. The daily pressures teenagers face are enough to put them on edge. “It’s […]
TENNESSEE VALLEY, Ala. – You can try to ignore it, but it is not going away. The Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” provides an unflinching view of teen suicide. It is becoming increasingly popular among middle and high school students, but it is also forcing families and educators to have crucial, albeit uncomfortable conversations. The streaming site’s most popular show tells the story of a high school girl who kills herself. She leaves behind audio tapes blaming others she said played […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – WHNT News 19 is Taking Action to help you get answers to your legal questions with our annual Legal Action Line. More than two dozen attorneys with the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association volunteered their time to field your legal questions on Tuesday. “We were able to kind of direct them to lawyer referral services and things like that, and hopefully, make a difference,” said attorney Clay Martin. From injury claims to will issues, the lawyers helped callers take what […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The up-and-coming mixed-use development MidCity Huntsville aims to transform not only the old Madison Square Mall site, but the way north Alabamians shop. “The future of retail is a mix of entertainment, food and beverage, along with traditional shop-like retail,” said Huntsville Urban Development Director Shane Davis. “People want to do more than just shop when they come to a venue.” Included in that mix, an 8,500 seat outdoor amphitheater. But now, the city of Huntsville is […]
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – This Thursday marks six years since the unprecedented tornado outbreak of April 27, 2011. Over the last year, community members in Lawrence County worked to raise funds to help properly memorialize the victims in their county. On Sunday, that mission became a reality as the monument was unveiled. “It really means a lot to us that they’re doing this memorial for everyone in the county that lost their lives,” said Emily Reeves. Nearly six years ago, an […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A new extended-stay hotel at Bridge Street Town Centre is now ready for you to check-in. For nearly two years, crews have been working to breathe new life into the Westin Huntsville. What they created, is a first-of-its-kind establishment. The Element Huntsville is essentially a hotel within a hotel. The new extended-stay model is under the same roof as the Westin and is the first “dual property” complex in the country. The first floor of the hotel […]