DeLena Delano joined the WHNT News 19 team in February of 2019 as a Multimedia Production Assistant and moved to the web team as a Digital Content Producer in June of 2019. She became a Digital MMJ in December as well. She is originally from Marbury, Alabama, and moved to Huntsville after getting married in December of 2018.
She is a recent magna cum laude graduate from Jacksonville State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in drama. During her time at Jacksonville State, she interned at WEAC TV24 in Oxford. She is a Zeta Tau Alpha alumna.
In her spare time, DeLena loves exploring the Tennessee Valley, spending time with her friends and family, and visiting new places with her husband.
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MADISON, Ala. – The field is ready and Thursday night the lights turned on for the first time at Toyota Field, the home of the Rocket City Trash Pandas. Now, they need to build the Toyota Field employee team. LET THERE BE LIGHT!!!!!😀January 16, 2020, the lights at Toyota Field are turned on for the first time!!🗑️🐼⚾️😀 pic.twitter.com/f7EK9AX5t4 — Rocket City Trash Pandas (@trashpandas) January 16, 2020 The Double-A minor league team announced Friday they will hold a job fair […]
COURTLAND, Ala. – A benefit singing to raise money for the victims of the December 16 tornado in Town Creek was held on Saturday at Courtland Baptist Church. The event, for the Lovett, Johnson, and Godsey families, began at 6 p.m. and over 100 people were in attendance. It was hosted by Courtland Baptist Church, Courtland Methodist Church, and Harmony Methodist Church. The XXXtremes were the opening entertainment and several other singers performed as well. Over $19,000 was raised to […]
MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – One person is dead and two others are hospitalized after a multi-vehicle wreck in Lacey’s Spring, according to authorities. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the area of Highway 36 and Talucah Road around 5 p.m. on Saturday. Deputies have responded to a multi-vehicle wreck with entrapment in the area of Hwy 36 and Talucah Rd. Use caution or avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/jj8Aq9RCWE — Morgan County Sheriff's Office (@morgan_sheriff) January 4, 2020 Senior […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Operation Christmas Cleanup was underway Saturday morning at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville and Madison City Schools’ stadium. The Solid Waste Disposal Authority partnered up with Operation Green Team to collect cardboard, electronics, and live Christmas trees Saturday morning. They wanted to give people a place to recycle their trash made over the course of the holiday season. “The very bottom of that pyramid is actually landfilling or disposal. So we’re trying to get higher on the […]
Two star players for the Alabama Crimson Tide have announced that they will enter into the 2020 NFL Draft. Jerry Jeudy announced on Saturday afternoon on Twitter that he will not return for his senior season of football at Alabama and will instead enter into the 2020 NFL Draft. BREAKING: Alabama star wide receiver Jerry Jeudy is going to forgo his senior season and is heading to the NFL 🏈 An incredible college career for Jeudy he’ll kill it in […]
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Authorities said one person was hospitalized after a single-vehicle wreck in Albertville on Saturday afternoon. The wreck happened on Solitude Avenue, west of Buchanan Road. Albertville Police and Albertville Fire & Rescue responded to the scene.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Hospital welcomed the first baby born at their facility in the new year on Wednesday. The baby is a girl named Priscilla Ferguson. She was born around 11 a.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Priscilla’s father, Preston Ferguson, was excited that his baby girl was born this month. “I’m glad that my baby came, she waited for me, you know I wanted her to come in January, she came right in January, because I’m born […]
DECATUR, Ala. – Dozens of people jumped into the Tennessee River for the annual Polar Bear Plunge to kick off the new year. The event was hosted by the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama and lasted from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the Pier near the Hard Dock Cafe in Decatur. T-shirts were available to buy, and all proceeds went to Meals on Wheels & More of Morgan County. Free hot chocolate was also available to […]
FLORENCE, Ala. – The North Alabama Medical Center (NAMC) welcomed the first baby of 2020 at their facility at 1:44 a.m. A Facebook post by the NAMC announced that the baby’s mother, Amanda, went to the North Alabama Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon after she went into labor. Amanda was in labor for nine hours, according to the post. NAMC said Stellie Ren was born weighing 9 pounds, 5 ounces. “I couldn’t wait to meet her,” said Amanda. “It was […]
FORT BRAGG, N. C. – Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division were deployed to Iraq on New Year’s Day, according to a Facebook post by Fort Bragg. The post showed that as the rest of the country is celebrating the new year, the soldiers were being deployed. The post asked for people to “please keep them and all of our service members in your prayers.”
TOWN CREEK, Ala. – Town Creek Police Chief Jerry Garrett has created a GoFundMe to support the December 16 Town Creek tornado victims. The page is titled “Lovett/Johnson/Godsey Disaster Relief.” An EF-2 tornado went through Town Creek on December 16. It was one of seven tornados that touched down in North Alabama, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville. The page said the tornado “took three families by surprise – killing two parents leaving their 9-year-old son behind while […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — On Monday, friends and family members of fallen veterans honored their loved ones by placing holiday wreaths on each military grave. For the last 11 years, Wreaths Across America has been a way to honor the fallen heroes of Alabama. This year, it comes after the death of Joshua Kaleb Watson of Enterprise, who died after a Saudi national opened fire at Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. During the ceremony, Gov. Kay Ivey joined Gold […]