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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
  • Person of interest in custody in Guntersville double homicide investigation

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Police confirm a double homicide investigation and two separate death investigations are underway in the same area in Guntersville. Police were called to Mulberry Street near Hackberry Street around 4:36 p.m. on Friday.¬† Authorities confirm that 74-year-old Marie Kitchens Martin and her great-grandson, 7-year-old Colton Ryan Lee from Huntsville, were found dead at the home. They are investigating their deaths as homicide. Chief Jim Peterson confirms that as of 12:10 a.m. Saturday they have a person of […]

  • Toffee finds new home with family that helped rescue her

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It’s official! Toffee has found a forever home. According to Cheri Mead with A New Leash on Life, a rescuer that helped save Toffee after she fell down a hole has welcomed her into their home. Toffee is also gaining a big brother! Her new family plans to train her to be a therapy dog. It's official, Toffee is adopted and it's as if her story was written… in the stars!! ūüĆü Toffee's parents met when her […]

  • Authorities safely locate 3 abducted sisters from Jefferson County

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirms that all three children have been safely located. Our news partners at WBMA report their non-custodial mother, Derick Irisha Brown, is in custody. In Fairfield where chase ended after a noncustodial mother abducted her 3 children at gun point according to authorities. @abc3340 pic.twitter.com/QdOpUzrSQ4 — Andrew Donley (@Andrewabc3340) July 13, 2018 BREAKING: Derick Irisha Brown is in custody — ABC 33/40 News (@abc3340) July 13, 2018 Previously reported JEFFERSON COUNTY, […]

  • Lyrique Music Productions presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Looking for a way to support local theater?¬† The Hunchback of Notre Dame will be taking the stage starting next week at Lee High School’s Main Stage. You and your family will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the musical. Showtimes are as follows: July 20 -28 at 7 p.m. July 21, 27 at 2 p.m. July 22, 29 at 2:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

  • Police identify man found dead at Budget Inn on University Drive in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville police confirm a man died at Budget Inn on University Drive Friday. Police identified the man as Ryan Baker. Authorities say they responded to the motel just before 10 a.m. on a shooting call. When they arrived they say they found Baker dead in a room. Police have not released the cause of death. Details are limited at this time. Authorities are continuing to investigate. We will update this story as we work to gather more […]

  • Lawsuit filed on behalf of 15-year-old Mae Jemison student allegedly ‘body slammed’ by campus security officer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — An attorney for a 15-year-old Mae Jemison student has filed a lawsuit against a campus security guard and his employer after the guard allegedly¬†“body-slammed” the teen in May while attempting to break up a fight. Steven Franklin Jr. was sent to¬†the Intensive Care Unit after sustaining a severe head injury during the altercation. ‚ÄúThis lawsuit sends a message that school security guards are there to protect the students – not to harm them,‚ÄĚ said attorney Leila Watson […]

  • “Tequila made him do it” 3 adults, 2 juveniles accused of stealing from multiple vehicles in Limestone Co. while intoxicated

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — Three adults and two juveniles have been charged in connection with multiple vehicle burglaries in Limestone County. Limestone County sheriff’s investigators say the suspects told them the spree committed while on a golf cart and captured on camera, was fueled by alcohol and drugs. One of the adults told investigators after he confessed to his role in the burglaries that “the tequila made him do it.” Authorities charged both juveniles, along with¬†19-year-old Cesar Javier Gomez, 18-year-old […]

  • Huntsville bomb squad says ‘no threat’ at Jeff Road Walgreens

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The Huntsville bomb squad has given the all clear after being called to assess a suspicious package Wednesday outside Walgreens on Jeff Road. According to authorities, the bomb squad found newspapers inside the box. BREAKING NEWS: all clear given at Walgreens on Jeff road. Authorities say there were newspapers inside the suspicious 16×18 box. HPD bomb squad investigated with a drone and a robot and found no threat @whnt pic.twitter.com/ssSdqC2Kal — Kristen Conner WHNT (@KConnerWHNT) July […]

  • Resurfacing work expected to cause delays Thursday night in northern Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. —¬† Work on I-65 in northern Limestone County is expected to cause delays due to single-lane closures Thursday night according to the Alabama Department of Transportation. The $3.57 million resurfacing project will cover more than seven miles of I-65,¬†from two miles south of the Thach Road interchange to the Tennessee state line. Work hours will be from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.¬†Speed limits are reduced to 50 mph day and night in these project areas. Drivers are […]

  • Athens man arrested, accused of trying to pull a gun at local church

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. —¬† Authorities arrested an Athens man after police say he attempted to pull a gun from its holster during a church service Sunday. Deputies said it happened while Thomas Zebulun Lewter, 34, was speaking at the pulpit during a service at O‚ÄôNeal Church of Christ. He is charged with making a terrorist threat. The church nestled in a quiet Limestone County community, the only real noise being made Monday afternoon? The hum of a lawnmower. nats “It’s […]

  • Chilton County authorities locate missing Clanton teen

    CHILTON COUNTY, Ala. — The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office confirms¬†Jeffrey Buchanan has been safely found. Previously reported CHILTON COUNTY, Ala. — Chilton County authorities are asking for the public’s help locating 16-year-old Jeffrey Buchanan. Jeffrey was last seen leaving his home in Clanton just after 9 a.m. Saturday. His¬†vehicle is a 2008 Jeep Wrangler with tag #9209AY7. Jeffrey is 5’6″ tall, weighs about 135 lbs and has hazel eyes and brown hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact the¬†Chilton […]

  • No charges filed against man heard making racist and threatening comments in Snapchat video

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Authorities have decided not to charge a man who was taken into custody in connection with a video circulating on social media. The District Attorney’s office will not be filing charges against 19-year-old Christopher Tidmore for filming the video because there was no criminal activity shown in the video that they could charge him with. “One of the issues with the charges that we could have attempted include an absence of any weapons in the video. The […]