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
  • Old Navy helps Oakwood University choir members after fiery San Francisco crash

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA. — Many Oakwood University choir members and staff lost their belongings Saturday morning after a deadly multi-vehicle wreck involving their tour bus in San Francisco. According to reports, the bus caught fire shortly after the crash. Oakwood University confirmed 18 students and two staff members were on the bus at the time, but no one suffered from serious injuries. The students are part of Oakwood’s Aeolians Choir and were on their way to perform a free concert […]

  • School bus driver fired following incident involving Huntsville City Schools students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — An Apple Bus driver who admitted to skipping stops because of disruptive students was fired, according to a representative from the company. The announcement came during a Huntsville City School Board meeting Monday morning. “Because he did fail to follow the correct protocol, poor student management and controlling kids on the bus, and even deviating from the route, the driver has been removed from Apple Bus permanently,” said Apple Bus General Manager James Akins. The incident took […]

  • Huntsville Animal Services offering $5 ‘Derby Days’ adoption special

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — In an effort to help dozens of cats and dogs find a forever home, Huntsville Animal Services is offering the public a $5 adoption special. The ‘Derby Days’ adoption special will start April 22 and last through May 4. Restrictions may apply to some pets. The adoption package includes spay or neuter surgery, rabies, and other vaccinations, a microchip for pet identification, city license, collar and deworming. The shelter is located at 4950 Triana Boulevard. Hours are […]

  • 4-year-old boy injured in lawn mower accident in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — A 4-year-old boy is being treated for cuts to his leg and foot injuries after a lawn mower accident Sunday afternoon, according to Limestone County authorities. Deputies said the person using the lawnmower didn’t see the boy run behind the mower. The child was flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office and the Oak Grove Thach Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene on McKee Road. The boy’s condition is unknown […]

  • Panoply road closures to start Monday, April 22

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Head’s up, drivers! Police will begin closing several streets in downtown Huntsville Monday, April 22 ahead of Panoply. Panoply begins on Friday, April 26 runs through Sunday, April 28. Street closures for the annual festival will start at 8 a.m. April 22. All roads will reopen April 29 no later than 5 p.m. The street closings are as follows: Monroe Street at the south side of the exit from the circular drive of the VBC Ticket Office.  […]

  • Alabama A&M sets 9:00 p.m. curfew after campus fight, arrests

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — A new campus-wide curfew is in effect at Alabama A&M after a fight on campus, according to school leaders. In a statement to WHNT News 19, AAMU spokesman Jerome Saintjones said an altercation happened Tuesday night between two people. Saintjones added no weapons were involved and that AAMU took steps to ensure that safety and order were maintained on campus. One parent tells WHNT News 19 several students were arrested, including her son whose car was […]

  • Shakalaka in Huntsville closes after over four years

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — After nearly five years in Huntsville, the area’s first trampoline arena closed its doors for good Sunday night. The 26,000-square-foot indoor trampoline park in the Huntsville West Shopping Center opened in July 2014. In their Facebook post Sunday night, the community was encouraged to go to Shakalaka and get their last jump in.

  • United Way of Madison County to recognize volunteers during appreciation week

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The United Way of Madison County wouldn’t be able to help as many people as they do if it weren’t for the kind hearts of their many volunteers. That’s why leaders at the organization want to take some time to thank them for all their hard work. Starting March 8, the United Way of Madison County will celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week. Community Impact Director Cathy Miller says all of the work volunteers have done is estimated to […]

  • Two Men and a Truck’s ‘Movers for Moms’ aims to provide essential items to local mothers in shelters

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Two Men and a Truck® is once again the driving force behind Movers for Moms®. The 2019 campaign officially begins March 18th and will run until Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12. During that time, essential care items will be collected for mothers living in domestic abuse or homeless shelters. In the Huntsville area, more than 60 partners are participating in the effort, including businesses, organizations, schools and churches. The donations will be distributed by Two Men […]

  • FEMA assistance available for Lee County tornado survivors

    LEE COUNTY, Ala. — People that were affected by the deadly tornadoes in Lee County are asked to contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency to register for assistance. Funds are available for Lee County homeowners, renters, and business owners. If you have a homeowner’s policy, file your insurance claim immediately before applying for disaster assistance. Get the process started quickly. The faster you file, the faster your recovery can begin. Survivors of the March 3 tornadoes can register online, by […]

  • Bentley Animal Hospital offering $20 pet microchip special during month of March

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A Huntsville animal hospital is offering a special price on microchipping during the month of March to help ensure you’re reunited with your furry friend if they ever get lost. For $20, Bentley Animal Hospital will microchip your pet, no matter where you live. Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required. The event is sponsored by No Kill Huntsville. The hospital is located at 5025 Memorial Parkway. You and your pet can walk-in to take advantage […]

  • Looking for a job? The Morgan County Correctional Facility is hiring

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. — The Morgan County Correctional Facility is looking for people to fill open positions as detention officers. The starting pay is $11.65 and benefits include health insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and a state retirement plan. Dental, vision and life insurance plans are also available. The minimum age to apply is 18 and they must pass a background check along with psychological and physical examinations. Interested applicants must be willing to work day or night 12-hour shifts, […]

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