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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
  • Police say rumors of gun at Fort Payne pep rally are unsubstantiated, extra officers assigned to ease concerns

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Investigators looking into gun rumors at a Fort Payne High School pep rally say there is no evidence to prove the rumors true. Police say there were two stories going around social media. One claimed someone took a gun to the school’s last pep rally. The other talked about someone planning to take a gun to the upcoming rally. They don’t believe either to be true. Police said there has not been an official complaint or […]

  • Possible unmarked graves behind south Huntsville business leads to investigation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A dig is underway in south Huntsville after police were notified of possible unmarked graves behind a business. Lieutenant Michael Johnson with the Huntsville Police Department said crews with Tennessee Valley Archeological Research started digging behind the 24-Hour Laundromat on South Parkway Tuesday morning. The Alabama Historical Society is overseeing the work. If graves are discovered, Johnson said the graves will either have to be fenced in and remain on the property or they can be moved […]

  • Grab your sneakers and help support Merrimack Hall’s arts program during annual 0.12K run!

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Registration is now open for the second annual Rocket City Microthon! Not a runner? Not a problem!  Everyone is welcome to participate in the 0.12K run! Proceeds benefit Merrimack Hall‘s special needs arts program. Hundreds of runners helped raise $20,000 for the program last year. This year’s race takes place Sunday, Sept. 22 at Campus 805. At 2:15 p.m., runners will start from the grass at Stright to Ale and end at Yellowhammer Brewing. Once you cross […]

  • Keep track of stories that matter to you on the WHNT News 19 app

    WHNT News 19 is always working to make your experience on our news app better.  Our latest update lets you follow and receive new developments on specific stories that matter to you. First, make sure you have signed up to receive notifications through the app. Go into the app menu and tap on ‘Alerts’. You’ll then be able to pick and choose which alerts you want to receive. After that, go back to the home page and find the story […]

  • $10 back-to-school adoption special at Huntsville Animal Services

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Animal Services is offering a special Back-To-School $10 adoption fee for cats and dogs at the shelter. The special starts Monday, August 5, and ends Saturday, August 10. The shelter has plenty of dogs, cats and kittens to choose from. The adoption fee includes spay or neuter surgery, rabies and other vaccinations, microchip for pet identification, city license, collar and deworming. Huntsville Animal Services is located at 4950 Triana Boulevard. Hours are Monday through Friday from […]

  • Madison Police hiring school crossing guards

    MADISON, Ala. — The Madison Police Department is looking to hire crossing guards to serve the school system. Uniforms and training will be provided. Responsibilities include: Escorts children across streets at designated hours during the school term. Responsible for turning on school crossing signs at designated intersections, or turning on/off school zone lights. Monitors and directs vehicular traffic Maintains discipline among school children when they are approaching a street intersection or crossing the street; Stops and starts traffic to permit […]

  • $5 special on dogs 40 pounds and over at Huntsville Animal Services

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — How much is that doggy in the window? Only $5 if it weighs at least 40 pounds at Huntsville Animal Services. Their Dog Week special started Monday and lasts through Saturday, August 3. According to Karen Buchan of Huntsville Animal Services, there are about 110 animals at the shelter. All adoptions include a microchip for pet identification, the spay or neuter deworming for parasites, vaccinations and city license. The shelter is located at 4950 Triana Boulevard. Hours are […]

  • Bad Daddy’s Burgers in Huntsville seeking to fill 100 positions ahead of September grand opening

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A new burger joint opening in Huntsville is looking for up to 100 people to join their team! Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is expected to open its doors in September. This will be their first location in Alabama and 37th nationwide. “This is a huge moment for the entire Bad Daddy’s family, to break into the Alabama market and introduce the people of Huntsville to our insanely delicious, award-winning burgers,” said CEO Boyd Hoback in a press […]

  • Back-to-school start dates for Tennessee Valley students 🍎

    Students in the Tennessee Valley will head back to school soon with some starting as early as August 1! Check out when your child returns to class in the list below. Colbert County Colbert County Schools – Thursday, August 8 Muscle Shoals City Schools – Thursday, August 1 Sheffield City Schools – Wednesday, August 7 Tuscumbia City Schools – Tuesday, August 6 Dekalb County DeKalb County Schools  – Wednesday, August 7 Fort Payne City Schools – Wednesday, August 7 Franklin County […]

  • T-shirt sales to help preserve North Alabama’s natural resources

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Listen up nature lovers! You can help support the protection of North Alabama’s natural resources and look good while doing it. Land Trust has partnered with Green Pea Press and local designer Hadley Russ to create t-shirts available for the community to purchase. All proceeds will go towards supporting Land Trust of North Alabama’s mission. The shirts are $20 and range from small to 2XL. Adults can pick between two colors: natural and mint. Kids can pick […]

  • Urgent Care for Children opening in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. — A new pediatric urgent care clinic will open its doors to serve families in Madison in fall 2019. Urgent Care for Children will be located at 8490 Hwy 72 West near Balch Road. The clinic serves children ages 0-21. Appointments aren’t necessary and walk-ins are welcome. If you would like to reserve a time to bring your child in, you can do so online. Hours are Monday-Friday 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 10.m. to […]

  • Update your bookshelf during Decatur Library’s used book sale

    DECATUR, Ala. — In need of a good read? You may want to check out Decatur Public Library’s Friends of the Library Used Book Sale Room. Everything in stock is half price during the month of July. The hours for the Book Sale Room are Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday the hours are 10:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays the room closes from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for stocking. For more […]

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