Christine joined the WHNT News 19 team in July 2016. She works to keep you in the loop and entertained on the web and on the air. She is an American-Canadian who loves lip balm, kickboxing, Jurassic Park, and lake life.
After spending four years at The Loveliest Village On The Plains, Christine began her post-grad career as a freelance news and production assistant for CNN in Atlanta. She has written and produced international and domestic stories, including a report on an archaeology project in the Ur region of Iraq and a feature piece on an Atlanta-based acupuncturist.
Christine was raised an Army brat and thrives in an ever-changing environment. Her interest in broadcast news stems from a combined passion for the performing arts and genuine conversation.
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A Rideout Road undercut and backfill construction project will cause temporary changes in traffic patterns for those going northbound on Rideout Road July 24 through August 31. The right lane, northbound Rideout Road, from just south of the traffic light at the Redstone Gateway intersection to the ramp of I-565 will be intermittently closed. Traffic engineers are adding a lane so that traffic is compatible with the expanding business growth at Redstone Gateway. The closed lane will […]
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Sparkman High School students, staff, and parents can anticipate a lot of changes when they return to campus in three weeks. Many of these changes are already complete, but some are still a work in progress. And with progress, comes growing pains. A new fine arts center, new classrooms, and a band area at SHS are coming at a price tag of $17,000,000. In the meantime, that construction will affect parking for the upcoming school year, […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — This weekend Huntsville is host to the Twinless Twins Support Group International Conference, where only twins who have lost their true other half, their twin, participate each year. The twins who attend all agree on one thing: “Once a twin, always a twin.” “I felt like I was always part of a we, and I was having to learn to be just me,” said Lea Eriksen, twin to Eve. Twinless Twins travel internationally to the Twinless Twins […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Cummings Research Park maintains its reputation as a research-driven defense and technology hub, but the city is reshaping the future of its over 8,000 acres of space. This master plan begins with developments like Watermark Apartments, which officially opened Tuesday. “It’s the first time we’ve had apartments inside Research Park,” said CRP executive director Erin Koshut. “So we’re excited about having that and the amenities associated with that.” As companies in Research Park continue to retain and […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The city of Huntsville is growing and changing every day. There are several ways to view and research history, but as our great city builds up, we’re given the opportunity to look down and discover our true roots… in the bricks we’re built on. Yes, the bricks. “The idea and the building, the making, the laying, the history of the city, then I realized….it was all about bricks,” Carol Codori said. Codori is a member of both the […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Holly Ray, the managing attorney for Legal Services Alabama, says that Alabama law rules that if a property has provided air conditioning as an amenity it has to be maintained in good repair like any other part of the property. Unfortunately, when summer comes around, it appears that not all property managers take this law seriously. “It works for probably one day, it usually cuts off that night, it does not come back on for probably a […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – As the weather warms, experts say you may not realize how easy it is to endanger your pets. Just like humans, pets can die of heat stroke. We talked to Karen Buchan of Huntsville Animal Services about how to keep animals safe in the heat. She provided these guidelines to keep your pets safe this summer: Always provide plenty of fresh, clean water for animals and plenty of shade when outside of the house. Bring pets inside during the […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — After having their flight canceled and not getting any assistance, Patti Hood and her husband want to share their experience booking with Silver Airways with other travelers. The Hoods nailed down a deal last march with Silver Airways by booking a flight to Orlando for their 30th wedding anniversary celebration. They don’t travel often and they had big plans for this trip. “Visiting some friends in the villages, going over to crystal river to swim with the […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – There’s nothing like a sno-cone during the dog days of summer, but a local Tropical Sno location has a problem on their hands. According to a social media post, the picnic tables they have outside of their trailer were recently stolen. Owners say they move the trailer every night to a secure location and they leave the picnic tables in the parking lot. For many years, they have never had a problem with tables being removed. Children […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A few recent black bear sightings in the Huntsville area have prompted the spread of some basic safety guidelines when it comes to bear encounters. Most people are usually excited about seeing wildlife, until the wildlife comes into their space. “They’re looking for trash, they’re looking for old food,” said Marcus Garner, and Urban Regional Extension Agent with Alabama A&M. Wildlife is abundant in north Alabama: coyotes, foxes, skunks, deer, and even black bears. “If you’re walking […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon to celebrate the armed forces at the Von Braun Center Wednesday. Veterans were honored, as well as the ever-growing relationship between Redstone Arsenal and the community. “The City of Huntsville was really born out of the relationship with Redstone Arsenal and the growth on the arsenal, which became the space program along with just plain military,” said Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Lynn Collyar. And whether we realize it or […]
MADISON, Ala. – Police have revealed that a shooting on Saturday morning in Madison may have been a result of heavy alcohol consumption and gun mishandling. Madison Police were called to a home on Mattie Court at 4:15 a.m. and found one victim with a gunshot wound. Life-saving measures were performed at the scene and the victim was transferred to Huntsville Hospital in critical condition. Police say 21-year-old William Alexander Eckstein had three friends visiting the home he shared with […]