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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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — This week, Madison County Sheriff Kevin Turner reflected on the successes of his first year in office and addressed what he plans to focus on moving forward. He wants one of those focuses to be the Madison County Jail. Turner said the jail requires a lot of manpower to operate efficiently. “Lights are always on, the engine’s always running,” he said. “We serve 3,000 meals a day in there.” Turner said operations have been more efficient […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Property management for Valley Bend Shopping Mall in Huntsville told WHNT News 19 that they cannot comment about the closing of Portrait Innovations, a photography studio headquartered in North Carolina. The store closed over 100 of its locations across the country at the end of 2019, including one in Huntsville. Customers who paid for portraits and haven’t received them were left with no instruction. Many of those customers still want the products they paid for. One customer […]
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — When you think of hazardous waste, do you think deadly chemicals spewing from a factory? Turns out you might have an array of hazardous materials sitting on the shelves in your home. Hazardous waste can be things like paint, batteries, and expired cleaning supplies. These items are not supposed to be thrown away in the garbage because they can damage the environment and so much more. In August, four very young kittens and their mother were […]
HARVEST, Ala. — An international foundation that strives to bridge inter-religious gaps released a study showing that Evangelical Christian and Muslim relations is the greatest inter-religious challenge in America today. Pastor Jason Parks, senior pastor at Refuge Church in Harvest and Athens, has been appointed by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding to assist in improving the relations between these two religious groups — not just here in north Alabama, but throughout the country. “I think that in our culture today […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – When the potential for severe weather is on the radar, school administrators have to make serious decisions about staff and student safety. For example, this past weekend severe weather swept through North Alabama, causing severe damage to Brindlee Mountain Primary School in Marshall County. Luckily, it was a weekend and no students or staff were hurt. WHNT News 19 talked to Madison City Schools Superintendent Robby Parker about making decisions when it comes to severe weather. He […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — In the event of severe weather, there’s not a lot you can do to prevent damage to your home, but you can take steps to prevent injury to the people and some important items inside it. You can also be ready for what steps you need to take after the storm if there is damage to your home. Find a tornado-safe place: Home with basement – The basement is often your safest bet, if it’s not prone to […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Since November 2018, Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children has been catering to the extremely delicate needs of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit through the work of the hospital’s Infant Nutrition Lab. The NICU has always taken special care to make sure babies are getting exactly what they need. And every baby has different needs! “Some babies need special fortifiers, different caloric intake, different things added to their diet,” explained Amy George with the Huntsville […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — ValleyMLS.com and the Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® (HAAR) reports that there are 988 available homes for sale right now in Madison County. That’s the first time the housing inventory has dipped below 1,000 since the HAAR started recorded inventory date in 1988. This means the area’s buyer pool is higher than the seller pool. “It kind of sounds like it’s a bad situation, but what that means is Huntsville is growing. We’re seeing home prices rise, that’s […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A professional photography studio with a location in Jones Valley has suddenly closed its doors. Portrait Innovations, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, closed over 100 of its locations across the country seemingly overnight. Jacqui Long and her family have had their photos taken there for years without issue. Long had family visiting for the holidays and was looking forward to getting some family portrait’s taken. They had an appointment for the Saturday after Christmas. “We had family […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — As the new year unfolds, a seven-story addition to the Huntsville skyline will continue rising above the downtown campus of Huntsville Hospital. It’s the largest project for the campus in nearly four decades. Huntsville Hospital is the second-largest hospital in the state. It’s busy, it’s also very, very full. “Because we’re full many, many days, it’s hard to go back and renovate old space and bring it back up to the standard we’d like,” said Huntsville Hospital […]
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — A study by the Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® (HAAR), in partnership with the UAH College of Business, finds that locally, Madison County continues to outpace the national residential real estate market. Huntsville appears on a slew of “Top 10” lists for its job opportunities, growing entertainment culture, and diverse economy. As a result, Madison County is also a great place to buy or sell a home. “It’s the perfect storm for people who are coming in […]
TOWN CREEK, Ala. — Monday marks one week since the deadly storms that rocked many parts of north Alabama. Two people were killed in the storms and others were injured. Chase and Keisha Godsey were laid to rest on Saturday. Their 7-year-old son Landen was also injured in the storm but remains at UAB Hospital in Birmingham with severe injuries. Landen’s uncle, Chad Godsey, gave WHNT News 19 an update on his condition. “Landen is a miracle and is improving […]