Erin Dunbar joined the WHNT News 19 team in August 2018 as a Multimedia Production Assistant. In November 2018, she was promoted to Interactive Content Producer and has been providing social media updates and web stories to the Tennessee Valley ever since.

Born in Michigan, Erin grew up in the Quilt Capital of the World, Paducah, Kentucky and has called north Alabama home for 9 years. Erin graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and has been pursuing a career in Journalism since 2017.

In her free time, Erin enjoys playing with her Anatolian Shepherd, hiking, traveling, and checking out local craft brews.

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Recent Articles
  • Alabama Outdoor Adventurer kicks off 2020 State Park Challenge

    (WHNT) – Calling all nature and outdoor enthusiasts! Alabama Outdoor Adventurer announced they’re doing a photo scavenger hunt as the 2020 State Park Challenge. The challenge starts on January 16th and ends on July 31st. Participants must visit 15 of 19 Alabama State Parks and post a required photo to their Facebook page. Each Facebook post must have the name of the park, a description of your visit, and two hashtags:  #2020ALStateParksChallenge and #AlabamaOutdoorAdventurer. Posts must be “public” and not […]

  • Birmingham Zoo donating $10,000 to help wildlife impacted by Australian fires

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham Zoo announced Wednesday they are donating $10,000 to help save wildlife affected by the fires in Australia. According to a release from Birmingham Zoo President and CEO Chris Pfefferkorn, the donation will come from the zoo’s conservation fund and will be donated to the Zoo and Aquarium Association, Australasia. “Birmingham Zoo has deep compassion for the tremendous loss of Australian wildlife, ecosystems and for the people affected by the ongoing bushfire devastation. We are concerned […]

  • Census in Decatur is hiring 2,500 people

    DECATUR, Ala. – The U.S. Census Bureau Decatur office is hiring 2,500 people in the next 60 days. The positions available include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen. The pay is $20.00 to $22.00 an hour. Hirers say that successful applicants will play a critical role in ensuring everyone in Decatur is accurately counted in 2020. Click here […]

  • Frontier Airlines adding flights, restarting nonstop service from Huntsville to Denver

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Frontier Airlines is adding more services at Huntsville International Airport. The airline announced in a press release that they are adding a Wednesday flight to and from Orlando in June. Currently, flights are offered on Mondays and Fridays. Frontier is also restarting its nonstop service to Denver on May 1st.  Nonstop flights to Denver will be weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, according to the press release. “We’re excited to continue our success in Huntsville by offering […]

  • 2nd annual Firetrucks and Forklifts returns to The Camp

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Bring the whole family out to check out the important vehicles that keep us safe and build our cities. Firetrucks and Forklifts is returning to The Camp for the second year. Attendees can explore fire trucks, police cruisers, forklifts, dump trucks, excavators, and so much more. Organizers say that attendees might be able to touch buttons in the vehicles. This free event is on January 18th from noon to 4:00 p.m. Huntsville Police Department, Huntsville Fire & […]

  • CollegeCounts Scholarship now accepting applications

    (WHNT) –  If you’re thinking about enrolling at an Alabama college or university, don’t let money get in the way. The CollegeCounts Scholarship is now accepting applications. In order to be eligible, the applicant must be a high school senior, or a first-time college freshman beginning school in the fall of 2020. Applying students also must be US citizens, an Alabama resident and have plans to enroll in an Alabama institution. The student must also demonstrate a financial need, have […]

  • YOUR PHOTOS: Storm Damage around the Tennessee Valley January 11

    Many across the valley experienced heavy rain and strong storms Saturday. Here are viewers’ storm damage photos you sent to us. Don’t forget you can always send in your weather photos by tagging @WHNT on Twitter or by submitting your photos via our website, Facebook, Instagram, or by emailing

  • Beaks and Barks return to the Huntsville Botanical Garden

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Attention bird and dog enthusiasts! Beaks and Barks is returning to the Garden. Starting on January 18th and through February 29th, the community is invited to bring dogs and binoculars to the garden EVERY DAY. Organizers say this season is the best time to bring some binoculars on your dog walk to see the diversity of local and migrating birds. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society consider the Garden to be a birding […]

  • U.S. Space and Rocket Center offers weekend of free admission to teachers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The U.S. Space and Rocket Center wants to thank teachers for all their hard work with free admission to the museum. On Saturday, Jan. 18th through Monday, Jan. 20th, educators and one guest can get free admission to the USSRC museum. Organizers say ALL educators at public schools, private schools, and homeschools of any grade level (daycare – pre-K – post-secondary – graduate level) are welcome. Librarians are also included.   Teachers must provide school identification at […]

  • Skate around the ice with the Huntsville Havoc Jan 5

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Lace-up your skates and hit the ice with your favorite hockey team. On Sunday, January 5th, Skating in the Park is hosting an afternoon of family-friendly fun with the one and only Huntsville Havoc. Attendees will have the chance to skate with their favorite players. The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. The rink is located at 300 Church Street by the Huntsville Museum of Art.

  • All 3 South Texas congressmen vote against border-wall funding in House spending bill

    McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) — All three South Texas congressmen voted Tuesday against a House appropriations spending measure for 2020, which includes $1.375 billion for new border wall infrastructure on the Southwestern border. The three South Texas Democrats, U.S. Reps. Filemon Vela, Vicente Gonzalez and Henry Cuellar were among 138 House members who voted against the measure, which was passed by 280 members. Read Tuesday’s final vote count here. Cuellar, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, opposed the measure […]

  • Experience the ‘Spirit of Christmas Past’ in the Twickenham district

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Twickenham Historic District will host its 41st annual Spirit of Christmas Past Homes and Luminary Tour. This walking tour is on Saturday, December 14th from 5:00-8:00 PM. Organizers say the tour features the sights, sounds and smells of the season as you visit 4 private homes, the Weeden House Museum and First United Methodist Church. There will also be special music provided by Chase Creek Strings in the Weeden House and the Hawthorne Conservatory and Prevailing Winds Flute […]

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