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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.

Recent Articles
  • ‘Live, Work, Play:’ Catchy marketing or sustainable developments for Huntsville’s future?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Crews are in the process of tearing down one of the Tennessee Valley’s most iconic malls to replace it with a mixed use development. This trend seems to be taking off all over the Rocket City. Will these residential “eat, play, do” models be sustainable or will their name be mud? It took only 32 years for the once jam-packed Madison Square Mall to become abandoned. “The fact that it was a one, large, commercial use means that as that […]

  • 3 Alabama underclassmen declare for the 2017 NFL Draft

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A trio of juniors on the Alabama football team held a news conference Friday to announce their intentions to leave school early and declare for the 2017 NFL draft. They were joined by head coach Nick Saban. Wide receiver ArDarius Stewart, offensive lineman Cam Robinson and defensive back Marlon Humphrey opted to leave the Capstone early to pursue professional careers. “Each one of these individuals have done an outstanding job of doing the right things, developing careers on […]

  • Lauderdale County jury finds Shannon Johnson guilty of murder

    FLORENCE, Ala. – A Lauderdale County jury found Shannon Johnson guilty of murder Friday morning. The jury took roughly three days to decide his fate bringing an end to a chapter in a nearly 17 year murder investigation. Thursday afternoon, the jury went home about 4 p.m. and returned to the courthouse Friday morning. They have been deliberating since mid-day Wednesday, when Johnson’s murder trial wrapped.  One final witness took the stand and defense attorney Chris Childers made a brief statement […]

  • Alabama A-Day Game set for April 22

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama announced Wednesday that the 2017 Golden Flake A-Day Spring Football Game will be played on Saturday, April 22. Television coverage and kickoff time will be announced at a later date. The annual A-Day Game is the 15th and final practice of the spring and takes place at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Admission will once again be free to the public. More information on A-Day, including additional activities, traffic and parking, will be posted on rolltide.com when […]

  • Jemison guard John Petty named McDonald’s All-American Game nominee

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Jemison guard John Petty is one of 720 high school seniors nominated to play in the 2017 McDonald’s All American Games. Petty, who recently committed to play college basketball at the University of Alabama, is the state’s only representative on the boys’ team. Alabama also had three representatives nominated to the girls’ team, but none from north Alabama. The nominees were announced on Tuesday. This year’s list includes players from 45 states and the District of Columbia who […]

  • Lane Kiffin out as Alabama Offensive Coordinator, Sarkisian to call plays in CFP National Championship Game

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced Monday that incoming offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will assume his duties in advance of the upcoming College Football Playoff National Championship Game. “We appreciate all that Lane has done for our football program over the last three years,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “We sat down following the Washington game and talked about the time demands of managing both jobs, and we recognized that it is best for […]

  • Former Alabama A&M star Robert Mathis retiring after Colts’ season finale

    🎉👍🏿✌🏿🎉😎😢 Love Y'all A post shared by Robert Mathis (@rmathis_the1st) on Dec 30, 2016 at 10:02am PST INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Outside linebacker Robert Mathis announced Friday he will retire following the Indianapolis Colts’ season finale against Jacksonville on Sunday. The former Alabama A&M standout spent all 14 of his NFL seasons with the Colts and his 122 career sacks are a franchise record. At the age of 35 and with his contract about to expire, Mathis said he decided to leave […]

  • Owens Cross Roads man indicted for recording video in Honeycomb Campground bathhouse

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – An Owens Cross Roads man has been indicted on multiple felony charges. John Sumner Gates, 55, is charged with possession of obscene material and aggravated criminal surveillance. Gates is accused of recording a family while they changed clothes at a Marshall County campground earlier this year. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office said in June, a woman and her two daughters were in the bathhouse at the Honeycomb Campground getting dressed. Deputies said one of the daughters […]

  • UNA head football coach Bobby Wallace announces retirement for ‘third time’

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Just days after an appearance in the NCAA Division II Championship game, University of North Alabama head football coach Bobby Wallace announced he is retiring.  He shared the news in a press conference on Tuesday. Wallace has been the Lions’ head coach for 15 seasons. He said his growing family is one of the top reasons why he is retiring for what he calls a third time, noting that he hopes this one sticks. He said he wants […]

  • Fayetteville man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2015 fatal drunk driving wreck

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A Fayetteville man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in the 2015 wreck that killed 19-year-old Toniette Katherine Piccinich. Court records show that 20-year-old Christopher Ross, who was 19 at the time of the fatal crash, entered a guilty plea to charges of manslaughter, assault and leaving the scene of an accident on Monday. The crash happened in May of 2015 at the intersection of Highway 53 and Mastin Lake Road in Huntsville. Officers said Ross was speeding west […]

  • Former Madison County Chief Correctional Officer Steve Morrison dies

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Madison County’s former Chief Correctional Officer has died. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office confirms to WHNT News 19 that Steve Morrison died Sunday. The cause has not yet been released. Morrison officially retired in December, two months after his contract with the county expired. Bolstered by lawsuits and death investigations, the Madison County Commission opted to not renew it. After serving as the interim Chief Jail Commander, Troy Fulk was officially named the new Jail Administrator […]

  • Prayer warriors continue to rally behind 7-year-old Hartselle girl battling brain disease

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – A sweet little 7-year-old girl from Hartselle is in the fight of her life. “We need to storm the gates of Heaven for Kayleigh,” said Jennifer Jones. “Let God know that we’re here and we’re not backing down.” We first introduced you to Kayleigh McClendon this summer. She is battling a disease that affects her brain stem and it is progressing. Tuesday, hundreds of supporters from throughout Morgan County and beyond came together at the Grady & […]