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. — Huntsville City Schools will once again offer a free Summer Feeding Program this year starting June 3,109 and ending July 19, 2019. All children under the age of 18 in the Huntsville area can get a meal for breakfast and lunch this summer– all for free! “We know that children who eat nutritious meals do better throughout the school year, but we want to make sure that they’re being fed throughout the summer,” said Donna West, a […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed off on a bill passed in the state legislature that would ban almost all abortions. The bill does not include exceptions for cases of rape or incest, but does include an exception for if the mother’s life is in danger. Dr. Yashica Robinson, director of the women’s clinic in Huntsville, has been practicing alternative reproductive care, including abortion, for 15 years. “Women are going to have pregnancies, some of them will […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Torch Run for the Special Olympics will travel across Alabama on Thursday, May 16, on the way to Troy University for the 2019 opening ceremonies of the Alabama Special Olympics Summer Games— and law enforcement is recruiting YOU to participate! “Last year we raised just over $30,000 here in Madison County,” said Deputy Trae Black. “That includes our torch run, our cops on top, and our tip a cop events.” The Torch Run starts in Huntsville […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Downtown Huntsville is gearing up for the city-wide celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission by hosting space-themed specials for the next 10 weeks. The countdown will end by Dancing in the Streets on July 19th! Each week May 13 – July 15 week there will be two establishments in Downtown Huntsville that will be offering Downtown Exclusive items to celebrate the Apollo 11 anniversary countdown that will be available for a limited time at […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – There is currently a bill going through the Alabama Legislature that could provide more help for students with dyslexia in Alabama public schools. It’s a bill that would give teachers, students, and parents access to resources about dyslexia and how to recognize it and work with it. Dyslexia advocates say if students who struggle with dyslexia don’t get help until the fourth grade, the majority of them will struggle throughout the rest of their school career. “We […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Oakwood University choir, the Aeolians, will be returning this week from San Francisco. They were there for a concert and were involved in a fiery bus crash Saturday night. They lost all of their belongings but none of the 20 students were injured. One man who was driving an SUV that crashed into the bus did die from his injuries. A spokesperson for the school says the students and staff “are fine,” and so grateful for […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket launched into space for the 11th time Thursday morning. Thousands watched via a live webcast, and admired the technology that will soon send tourists into space. But for a few north Alabama students, they were watching their own handiwork fly into the sky. “We put something into space. That’s not something a lot of people say they did,” said Carson keel, a senior at New Century Technology High School. A team of […]
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The Green Mountain community and the Madison County Commission are discussing potential changes to Madison County Trail access and the possibility of having to pay a fee to enter. Madison County District 3 Commissioner Craig Hill says yes, this is an idea, but only that. Nothing is set and stone and there are plenty of opportunities for this conversation to be redirected. “We know there’s been some people that have been coming in, and some people […]
DECATUR, Ala. — Individuals and school groups dropped by the “Pop Tab Party” at McDonald’s in Decatur Tuesday afternoon to donate aluminum pop tabs. Today’s tab collection directly benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA), which serves hundreds of north Alabama families each year. Members of team “Tabs for Tucker” have been supported by the Ronald McDonald House in their time of need, and now, they’re giving back. “We collected 483 pounds of tabs, and I’m very excited, […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Six names now decorate the Medal of Honor Wall at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in downtown Huntsville. Community and military leaders, neighbors, and veterans gathered at the ceremony Tuesday morning to honor the addition of two names. Both honorees were in attendance. Their actions have been recognized for years, and now, their names will be seen by all who visit. LTC James M. Sprayberry LTC Sprayberry received the Medal of Honor for his gallant actions on April […]
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – This month Governor Kay Ivey announced plans to make I-565 a six-lane interstate. But the state is working with limited funds, which means the “ultimate plan” for I-565 is not yet in reach. Curtis Vincent, an ALDOT engineer for the northern region, says traffic on I-565 needs relief right now. “We’ve been looking at 565 for a couple of years, knowing that we needed additional capacity,” he said. Engineers just had to find a way to […]
ATHENS, Ala. — The current school year is near to coming to an end, but some Tennessee Valley school systems are already making sure everything is in check for the next school year. Athens City Schools want to remind parents/guardians and students that their re-enrollment deadline is May 10, 2019. All students currently enrolled in grades K-11 who plan to attend an Athens City school next year are expected to complete re-enrollment. It may feel repetitive, but school leaders explain […]