DeLena Delano joined the WHNT News 19 team in February of 2019 as a Multimedia Production Assistant and moved to the web team as an Interactive Content Producer in June of 2019. 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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FLORENCE, Ala. – There is nothing stopping this couple from celebrating another year of marriage. Last Wednesday Richard suffered a heart attack and was taken to the North Alabama Medical Center. He was rushed to the cardiac cath lab and had two stents put in. Richard wanted to make sure that he and his wife would be able to celebrate their upcoming 60th wedding anniversary. After brainstorming and a little help from the medical staff, Richard planned a special surprise […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama A&M held a ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Thigpen Residence Hall. “The students are just excited, they all want to come over and see what the new renovated building looks like. And this represents the template of what we intend to do with our other residence halls that we keep on the campus,” said Andrew Hugine Jr., President of Alabama A&M. The building is named after Placidia Emily Thigpen, who was a graduate of Hampton […]
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – A generous donation will now allow the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to buy a second receiver that will help locate individuals with a disability who have an increased risk of wandering off. According to a Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post, a member of the community donated $1,500 to Project Lifesaver on August 17. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office previously told WHNT it uses receivers when locating a missing person and can find the person quicker […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Prepare to find a temporary alternate route if you regularly use Church Street. Church Street, from Monroe Street to Wheeler Avenue, will close Tuesday, August 20 through Friday, September 6 to continue work on the road improvement project. All businesses will remain accessible. For more information, contact the Traffic Engineering Division at 256-427-6850. To stay up to date on all city road improvement projects and alerts, visit Roadwork Updates.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office joined in on the new challenge that is taking over the Internet. Deputies posted this video of the ‘Git Up’ Challenge Monday afternoon. The video already has over hundreds of views.
DECATUR, Ala. – A WWII ship will dock in Decatur in just a few short weeks. The USS LST will dock on the Tennessee River at 701 Market Street NW from August 28 to September 3. According to the Alabama Tourism Department, the LST 325 served in WWII on the beaches of Normandy, as well as in the invasions of Sicily and Solerno. After 75 years of operation, she is now the last fully functional WWII configured LST. The cost […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A woman is in the hospital with serious injuries after firefighters rescued her from a house fire in Huntsville. Huntsville Fire and Rescue said the fire happened around 12:45 a.m. Sunday at a house on Cable Street, south of Sparkman Drive. Captain Frank McKenzie said the woman was trapped in the house and firefighters were able to locate and rescue her around 1 a.m. Officials reported the fire was out about 20 minutes later. McKenzie said the […]
It’s happy dance time for Auburn University students as The Princeton Review’s 2020 rankings are released. According to The Princeton Review’s rankings released this week, Auburn ranks number one nationally in the ‘happiest students’ category. The rankings are released annually as part of The Princeton Review’s “Best 385 Colleges” rankings list. The Princeton Review surveyed 140,000 students at 385 schools, and the survey included 80 questions about academics, university life, and their fellow students. Students who took part in the […]
ATHENS, Ala. – Serve up some support this July for a wonderful cause. County for a Cure is hosting the 3rd Annual Mud Volleyball for a Cure tournament Saturday, July 20th, at Swan Creek Park to help the American Cancer Society. This Volleyball tournament has an 8 person team minimum with at least two females required on the playing court. The last day to register is July 15, but teams that register by July 8 will receive a free shirt. […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Downtown Rescue Mission is continuing to expand its service efforts across Alabama. The nonprofit’s eighth and newest thrift store will be located at 1946 Winchester Road in Huntsville. The grand opening will be held Friday, July 12th from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. All customers and guests will receive free hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, and door prize opportunities. Customers shopping on Friday and Saturday will receive discounts of 15 percent off new furniture, 25 percent off […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Don’t miss an ‘out of this world’ night complete with space-themed cocktails. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Yellowhammer Brewing are hosting the Rocket City Summer Fest at Yellowhammer’s Lost Highway Bierhall, Monday, July 15th from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. This intergalactic evening will consist of themed cocktails, Space Camp Trivia, acoustic music with Aaron Bradley, and more. Attendees are encouraged to wear space-themed attire. General admission tickets are only $30 and include two drink […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Step up and serve families of North Huntsville at SERVE Day 2019. SERVE Day will be Saturday, July 13th at the campus of Victory World Outreach Church from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Volunteers will serve tailgate style food for the community and host games for all ages starting at 12:00 p.m. Organizers are looking for volunteers to cook, facilitate the fun, help with activities, paint faces, play music, take pictures, and show love. Organizers are also […]