A Huntsville native, Irene loves working in her hometown.
After graduating from Lee High School in 2010, she went off to the University of Montevallo. There she graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Public Relations.
She started at WHNT shortly after graduation as a part-time Production Assistant. From there she went on to be promoted to News Editor. After some time dominating Final Cut X, a position on the web team opened up. She is the newest Interactive Content Producer and absolutely loves it.

Recent Articles
  • Red-tailed hawk shot by arrow, Alabama wildlife group seeks person responsible

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. — The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division is asking for help finding the person responsible for shooting a red-tailed hawk. The bird is currently in the Hartselle area. The division received a report about the impaled bird Sunday. “Most sportsmen make good, ethical choices, and don’t like to see when others choose not to,” the division said in a post on Facebook. A member of the Alabama Hawking Association was unable to capture the injured hawk Sunday for […]

  • Blood donors receive free haircut coupon through Sept. 30

    The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give blood to help maintain a diverse blood supply. To thank you for donating blood through Sept. 30, you will receive a coupon for a free haircut at participating Sports Clips locations. All blood types are needed to ensure that the right blood product is available at the right time for all patients. You can make an appointment to donate by downloading the American Red Cross Blood Donor APP, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, […]

  • James Corden talks Trash Pandas

    With a name like the Rocket City Trash Pandas, Madison’s new minor league baseball team was bound to be recognized on a national level. Thursday night on the Late Late Show with James Corden, Corden commented on the name during his news of the day segment. You can find the full clip below. After thousands of submissions and months of voting, Trash Pandas turned out to be the dominant favorite Wednesday.  It received 45 percent of the votes in the second […]

  • Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts return to Krispy Kreme the first Friday of every month!

    If you needed another reason to love Fridays, Krispy Kreme is making them a little sweeter. For the first Friday of every month, starting September 7, Krispy Kreme will have Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts available for purchase. To find a list of participating locations, click here. View this post on Instagram Everyone loves Fridays, and everyone loves chocolate. So we’re bringing Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts back the first Friday of every month! See you on September 7. A post shared by Krispy […]

  • Jazz in the Park returns to Huntsville this weekend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Mark your calendar! Jazz in the Park returns to Huntsville this weekend! Starting September 2, Big Spring Park will be filled with music every Sunday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. through the end of the month. Jazz in the Park- Huntsville is a collaboration between the City of Huntsville Office of Multicultural Affairs and Magic City Smooth Jazz. The free concert series aims to promote jazz and help build community. Food trucks will be on site. […]

  • Athens-Limestone County Public Library offering free yoga classes to patrons

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — Need help getting through the work/school week? Starting September 6, the Athens-Limestone County Public Library will offer yoga classes to their patrons for free! “Yoga cures nothing, but it helps everything,” said yoga instructor Kerry Porter. “Yoga is a system which works on the body, mind, and emotions simultaneously via two main mechanisms: breath and attention.” The classes will take place every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to about 6:30 p.m. People in almost any physical condition are welcome […]

  • Huntsville Animal Services offers free adoption special to find dogs, cats forever homes

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Due to an overwhelming number of animals, the Huntsville Animal Shelter is offering a free adoption special during the last week of August. The ‘Dogs and Cats Days of Summer’ adoption special will take place starting Monday, August 27 through Saturday, September 1. The shelter encourages everyone to visit the shelter and take home a new family member. They add there is currently no more space for any other pets. This special rate includes the same benefits […]

  • UA Athletics Department announces $600 million plan to improve athletic venues

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama Athletics Department announced a major renovation plan for Crimson Tide athletics Thursday. During the announcement, athletics director Greg Byrne unveiled the Crimson Standard, a $600 million plan over 10-years that will provide the environment necessary to recruit and train the best student-athletes. “Our core values also begin with the commitment to the total support of the educational, athletic and personal development of all student-athletes,” said Byrne. “We have been on the forefront in investing in student-athlete […]

  • Marshall County jail escapees recaptured

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Authorities in Marshall County said all five inmates they say escaped from the county jail early Tuesday morning are back in custody. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says Brian Eugene White, Baldemar Davila, Benjamin Cameron, Adam Dean and Damon Dempsey escaped between 5:30 – 5:45 a.m. Dean and Dempsey were caught before 7 a.m. in Guntersville, according to the sheriff’s office. Davilla and White were captured at a home in Altoona Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Cameron was caught […]

  • Online petition calls for Chick-Fil-A on U.S. military bases

    A new petition on Change.org is calling to bring Chick-Fil-A to U.S military installations. Emily Carby started the petition about two weeks ago. She speaks highly of the restaurant, calling it, “one of the most wholesome, happy and beloved fast food chains to exist in America today.” In the petition, Carby asks all military members, base workers and retirees to come together to bring the eatery to military bases. She says it would, “give base personnel better access to healthier choices, […]

  • New mosaic made from leftover ‘Eggbeater Jesus’ tiles set to be displayed in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. —  A new mosaic with a lot of history will soon be displayed at the Huntsville/Madison County Public Library. Leftover tiles from the iconic Cosmic Christ mosaic at First Baptist Church, affectionally dubbed Eggbeater Jesus, were used to create a mosaic skyline of the city during Panoply this year. “I’d like to thank all those people who came by our tents at Panoply who came and helped us build this mural,” said First Baptist Church’s Senior Pastor Travis Collins. “After […]

  • YOUR PHOTOS: Class is in session!

    Wednesday marks the first day of school for hundreds of students in north Alabama. We want to celebrate the start of the new year by sharing your “Back to School” photos. There are multiple ways you can share your photos with us. You can tag us on Twitter and Instagram or send them through Facebook. You can also submit your pics through the WHNT News 19 app or email us directly at photo@whnt.com. Check out these great pictures we’ve received so far! […]