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.
“Somebody kind, who touches your mind, will suddenly touch your heart.” -The Sound of Music
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –A third-grader at Williams P-8 school got a special surprise on Friday when her dad showed up in her classroom– after returning from a 10-month deployment. Emmie Roberson, 8, has always loved watching YouTube videos of soldiers returning home from deployment. “These military parents were coming home and surprising their kids at the school, so I asked my mom if she could ask my daddy if he could do it,” she said. But of course she had no […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Local health professionals are recommending you go get your flu shot sooner rather than later, because cases of the flu are already rolling into local clinics. The Centers for Disease Control recommends people living in the United States get their flu shots by the end of October at the very latest. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still get one earlier or later than that. “Everybody kind of thinks of this really small window that’s the flu, […]
MADISON, Ala. – On Tuesday, Madison residents voted yes to a 12-mill property tax increase that will help Madison City Schools build more schools. The system has been preparing for this for a long time — anticipating that the vote would pass — so they could move forward immediately with building plans. Priority number one for Madison City is to break ground on a new elementary school. The city has been working with architects and construction management companies for a […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Fire officials and police responded to a call of a playground caught on fire late Sunday afternoon. It happened in a housing community near the Cavalry Hill Community Center. Huntsville Fire Capt. Frank McKenzie said the caller told police the fire was set intentionally. “We did have some citizens tells us that someone set the playground on fire, and we’re looking into that, investigating that,” McKenzie said. “It takes some time to talk to people and things […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Six local WWII veterans departed for Europe Friday morning on a “Trip of Honor” that will take them to the areas where they served. “When they left it, oftentimes it was war-torn, it was destroyed, and they didn’t know what their impact was really doing in the grand scheme of things,” said Elaine Oakes, a volunteer with the Forever Young Senior Veterans organization. The organization tries to return veterans to areas where they served, or where there […]
MADISON, Ala. – Police are investigating a string of car break ins that happened overnight Monday and Tuesday in Madison neighborhoods. In one case, a gun was stolen from a vehicle. The thieves left behind no damage and no broken glass. “The majority of them, more than likely, the cars were unlocked,” said Capt. Terrell Cook with Madison Police Department. Investigators said at least one gun was stolen out of a truck. In cases like this, police treat firearms like […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Every three years, Huntsville International Airport personnel participate in a full-scale disaster drill where the public safety team and Huntsville/Madison County emergency teams practice disaster training procedures. The drill, which may involve the simulation of a crashed plane, requires not only aircraft and personnel, but also victims! The airport is calling on community members for 100 volunteers so that the airport public safety team can practice saving individuals from a crashed-plane scenario. “This is a great opportunity […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — September is Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Recovery Month. Individuals from the community interested in taking one step toward their recovery journey, or want to support someone’s recovery journey, are encouraged to stop by a Wellstone office and ask for a “recovery reminder” kit and register for services to begin their registration process. Wellstone will be distributing kits that include a “stronger together” silicone ring and card to remind themselves that they are not […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Huntsville Police Department is now using a technology that can link ballistic evidence used in crimes more quickly to a national database. When processing a crime scene, police consider everything as evidence that could possibly identify an offender. Ballistic evidence is often an important piece of the puzzle. “Ballistics are anything from the bullet, the trajectory out of a handgun, rifle, to any type of casing or bullet fragment,” said Lt. Michael Johnson with HPD. Evidence […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Redstone Arsenal is on the shortlist of potential homes of the Space Command. The Pentagon will announce the new headquarters for Space Command on Thursday, but the exact time and place of that announcement has not been released. “We have a long and rich history supporting the United States in space,” said Kevin Byrnes, the chair-elect for the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Huntsville is host to military and military-supporters heavily committed to different programs in space. […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – There are concerns among members of Huntsville’s Municipal Ice Complex about how as usership increases, the facility is deteriorating. The ice complex has been in need of repairs for years. Now, the city is planning to complete the first phase of a construction project in the coming weeks. But there are other repairs that are desperately needed. Members at the iceplex tell WHNT News 19 they have seen exponential and steady growth in membership and usership over […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The VBC North Hall was filled with hundreds of local business leaders for a Washington update hosted by The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Alabama senator Doug Jones shared the latest on issues like education, NASA, military issues, and other important items that impact our community. Senator Doug Jones started the luncheon by praising the Rocket City’s growth and the growing agencies that fuel it. But he also talked about where he believes Huntsville has room to […]