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 on WHNT.com ever since.

Born in Michigan, Erin grew up in the Quilt Capital of the World, Paducah, Kentucky and has called the Tennessee Valley 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.

If you have any ideas, comments or concerns, feel free to email her at erin.dunbar@whnt.com.


Recent Articles
  • Bojangles’ new Pimento Cheese makes its menu debut

    A southern staple is now on the Bojangles’ menu. According to a news release, Bojangles’ added “melty, cheddary Pimento Cheese with a peppery kick to its signature menu items” on Monday, July 29th. New menu items include the Cajun Filet Biscuit with Pimento Cheese, the Pimento Cheese Biscuit, and an option to add Pimento Cheese to any other menu item for a limited time at participating restaurants. Bojangles’ pimento cheese is made with three types of cheese, diced pimentos, creamy […]

  • Give blood and get an Amazon gift card

    The American Red Cross is experiencing a blood shortage and they need your donations. The Red Cross is thanking those who donate between July 29th through August 29th with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card. Amazon donated $1 million dollars to help with the campaign. Currently, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of most blood types available and less than a two-day supply of type O blood. You can schedule an appointment to give now by activating Amazon’s Alexa […]

  • Senator Shelby announces FAA funding for Alabama Airports

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Airports in Alabama are getting some upgrades. U.S. Senator Richard Shelby announced that six airports in Alabama will receive a total of $14,344,107 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. Huntsville International Airport is receiving $10.4 million in grant funding to rehabilitate a runway and an apron, to reconstruct taxiway lighting and airfield guidance signs, and to rehabilitate and construct a taxiway Five other airports in Alabama also received grants that total just below $4 million dollars. Chilton […]

  • Costco membership cards have gone digital but not for gas

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Costco Wholesale is stepping up their game. The wholesale club announced updates to its app which includes a digital membership card. Costco members can now use the app to show their membership when they walk in the door. This update is available for apple and android devices. Although the digital feature will help in the store, it does not work for gas. The company posted on Instagram that the pumps aren’t set to read the card so the […]

  • Video shows Julio Jones ask 10-year-old amputee to be honorary captain of the Falcons

    D’Eric Sadler will serve as the Falcons’ honorary captain when the Atlanta team faces the Washington Redskins in an NFL preseason game on August 22nd. Who is D’Eric Sadler? D’Eric Sadler isn’t a member of the Falcon’s staff or even a player; Sadler is a 10-year-old amputee with huge dreams of playing football. He lost his right leg to complications at birth and uses a prosthesis but he never complains. On Tuesday, D’Eric visited the Falcons at their training-camp practice. […]

  • Officials highlight importance of pet safety during hotter days

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A  Sheriff’s office in New Jersey took to Facebook with a post reminding dog owners of safety during the summer’s heat. The post, shared by Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, has a photo of an outdoor dog shelter with a thermostat that reads about 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  The post goes onto say ‘This is NOT shelter from the heat. This is a “heat box'”. Officials say it is important to remember your dog does NOT enjoy laying in […]

  • All aboard to celebrate the city of Madison’s 150th Birthday

    MADISON, Ala. – A big celebration is rolling into the Madison this weekend. The 2019 Business Expo and Kids Day kicks off on Saturday, July 27th at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate 150 years of the beautiful city of Madison. The theme of this special event is ‘Madison Depot 1869’ and will be held at the Hogan YMCA off Hughes Road. As a special tribute to the past, organizers are doing a mini reenactment of the Humphreys-Hughes Drug Store annual chicken […]

  • A New Leash on Life is running low on pet food and they need donations

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A local animal rescue in Huntsville is running low on pet food and they’re asking for your help. A New Leash on Life took to Facebook to ask for both cat and dog food donations. The post said the Lodge and Tails adoption center is full of hungry animals. If you want to donate, you can either purchase food to drop off or make a monetary donation. You can order food on their Amazon wishlist or shop […]

  • W.C. Handy Music Fest kicks off in the Shoals

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – Grab your dancing shoes and make your way to the Shoals. The 2019 W.C. Handy Music Festival is taking over the Shoals area starting on Thursday, July 18th and lasting thru Sunday, July 28th. According to organizers, the festival showcases music at locations throughout Northwest Alabama, including parks, restaurants, stores, libraries, museums, art galleries, sidewalks, parking lots, and lawns. The festival also features athletic events, plays, music classes, car shows, and even more. This free to attend […]

  • Decatur Animal Services hosting its first “Clear the Shelter” event August 17th

    DECATUR, Ala. – Take home a forever friend this summer. Decatur Animal Services is hosting a “Clear the Shelter” event for the first time on Saturday, August 17th. Clear the Shelters is a national event series. Since 2015, over 250,000 pets have been rescued as part of the initiative. All full-priced animals will be available at the following rate reductions: Large-Breed Adult Dogs – 50% Off Cats – 50% Off Kittens & Puppies – 25% Off Small-Breed Adult Dogs – […]

  • Group ‘Alabama’ to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Musicians Hall of Fame

    The group ‘Alabama’ is one of the biggest acts in country music history and they’re about to receive a major honor. Tuesday, the Musician’s Hall of Fame announced the band from Fort Payne will receive the first-ever “Lifetime Achievement Award. WTVF reports that Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, and Randy Owen will share the honor. Other inductees this year include the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and the Muscle Shoals Horn Section. The ceremony will be held on October 22nd at the Schermerhorn […]

  • Facility dog program ‘Canines for Coping’ launches at Huntsville Hospital

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Getting well is about to be a little less ‘ruff’. The Women & Children Center at Huntsville Hospital just launched a facility dog program called ‘Canines for Coping’. The new program features Asteroid, a professionally trained facility dog, to serve pediatric and adult patients. Asteroid is described as lovable golden retriever that will bring comfort and support to patients. Asteroid provides services based on medical goals. This lovable dog can also be present during procedures and can […]

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