School Delays across the Tennessee Valley

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.

Favorite quote:
“Somebody kind, who touches your mind, will suddenly touch your heart.” -The Sound of Music


Recent Articles
  • Madison County JROTC honors vets with “Veteran’s Day Salute”

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The Madison County High School JROTC program celebrated veterans Thursday by hosting their annual honor walk and ceremony. The “Veterans Salute” ceremony is entirely organized by the cadets. Veterans were invited from various community organizations, churches, and family connections to come share stories, have lunch, and socialize with current cadets and students. Two of the cadets, who happen to be siblings, are graduating next year and are preparing to go into the military themselves. They said […]

  • Local animal rescue center receives national recognition, plans to expand

    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. – The Hunter Stephenson Felines and Canines Rescue Center (FCRC) is receiving national recognition for its work in north Alabama. The center is the first of its kind in the country — taking animals from overcrowded shelters where they’re in line to be euthanized and transporting them to shelters in northern U.S. cities where there’s room for them. The center has saved the lives of 3,922 animals to date. The FCRC is being recognized for everything […]

  • District attorney urges public to respect investigation system, process

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — In the aftermath of the Madison officer-involved shooting that killed 39-year-old Dana Sherrod Fletcher, some are demanding answers beyond what has already been shared by officials. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation, and officials say they have seen the body camera video from several officers’ cameras of the shooting, but so far, they have said they will not release the video publicly. The Huntsville/Madison County NAACP wants to provide the opportunity for the public […]

  • Renters of closed apartments say they didn’t get timely notice

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Brooks Apartments complex on Governor’s Drive near Stovehouse has been sold. Residents have been told they have to move out. One woman, Keosha Mason, tells WHNT News 19 she has to be out by tomorrow but was only notified earlier this week. She came home Tuesday morning to a letter on her door that she says she was not expecting. “I flipped it over, read it, and I broke down in tears,” she said. The letter […]

  • Grass on Toyota Field will be carefully tended to for the next six months

    MADISON, Ala. — The Trash Pandas have already figuratively planted roots in the hearts of future Rocket City baseball fans– but they’ve also literally planted roots in they’re future home, Toyota Field. Trash Pandas CEO Ralph Nelson said finishing touches are coming together every day. “Some of the things that teams worry about when they’re leading up to opening day, we don’t have to worry about because they’re going to be done five or six months in advance,” he said. […]

  • Nearby business owner said family of man shot and killed by Madison police appeared to be living out of a van

    MADISON, Ala. — Police confirm the man shot by officers in front of Planet Fitness Sunday night is 39-year-old Dana Sherrod Fletcher, and police were in the area to check out what a 911 caller described as a “suspicious person.” People who work in this strip mall say that Fletcher and his apparent family, a woman and a young girl, were in the area often, and it appeared they were living out of a van regularly parked in the business […]

  • Trial period for two new traffic laws ends this month, enforcement starts November 1

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Starting November 1, Alabama drivers will be ticketed for two new traffic laws they may only have been warned for in the past. The anti-road rage law and back-seat seat belt law went into effect September 1, but had a 60-day trial period. “You want to give the public time to get accustomed to that particular law, so we put in a trial phrase, or a free phase so to speak,” said Alabama state trooper Curtis Summerville. […]

  • BBB urges caution about mysterious cards & coupons being sent to women around the country

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Women across the country and some here in North Alabama are receiving what appear to be handwritten cards congratulating them on their pregnancy, packed with gift cards to various motherhood related websites. The thing is, a lot of the women aren’t pregnant and don’t know the person that card is from. Julia Cherry with the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama says it’s a deceitful marketing strategy that isn’t new. “When you get anything in the mail […]

  • Charity calls on community to donate toys for the children of fallen heroes

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – For four years, the Fallen Heroes charity has focused on direct relief for heroes and their families. “Fallen Heroes is representative of anybody that has put themselves on the line to serve either the country or their community,” co-founder Warren Reppond said. The Cullman-based charity started by offering chartered bow fishing trips to disabled vets and first responders. The group has also hosted special events for Gold Star families. But this Christmas they want to focus […]

  • Madison City Schools earn top marks on annual state report card

    MADISON, Ala. — Madison City Schools earned straight A’s for the third year in a row on the state report card issued by the Alabama State Department of Education. The assessment gave Madison a grade of 96 overall, up from 92 last year. All 11 Madison City Schools also received an A for the third consecutive year, with numerical scores improving in all but one school, which only fell form a 99 to a 98. Only eight out of 137 school […]

  • Randolph students experience traveling weather lab

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Western Kentucky University’s on-campus weather service, White Squirrel Weather Team, travels with a mobile unit for outreach and education as well as helping with on-site weather-related decision making. Students at Randolph School were rotated through stations focused on severe and tropical weather, weather versus climate, and storm chasing. Students asked engaging questions about how storm chasers avoid getting hurt, why water vapor is important and how do you know where a tornado is headed? “I have been […]

  • Urgent Care clinic says some patients already positive with flu

    MADISON, Ala. — The Madison Chamber of Commerce partnered with ApproXie Urgent Care of Madison on Tuesday to provide flu shots to anyone who wanted to be vaccinated. During flu season, outbreaks can start happening as early as October, and the earlier you get your vaccinations, the better. ApproXie Urgent Care said they’ve already had several patients positive for flu this season. “Flu is potentially, you know, it can cause death among people,” said family nurse practitioner Heather Howard. “Not […]

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