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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
  • 2 men injured in Madison County wreck

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. —  Authorities said two men were hospitalized following a wreck in Madison County Tuesday morning. The wreck happened around 5:45 a.m. at Memorial Parkway and Bob Wade Lane. HEMSI spokesman Don Webster said one man was taken to the hospital in serious condition. He said the second man suffered from non-life threatening injuries. Huntsville police temporarily closed southbound lanes on Memorial Parkway while crews worked to clear the road.

  • Governors make friendly bet on Alabama-LSU game

    Alabama Governor Kay Ivey accepted a bet from Louisiana’s governor ahead of the Crimson Tide’s matchup against LSU. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards took to Twitter Friday morning to offer up some fresh Louisiana seafood if LSU lost. Gov. Ivey responded shortly after and said she would send a basket of Priester’s pecans. She added she looks forward to having a good fish fry when “the Tide Rolls in Bryant-Denny tomorrow.” Alabama and LSU face off Saturday, November 9 on […]

  • Free Six Flags Over Georgia admission for veterans Nov. 9-10

    AUSTELL, Ga. – To say thanks to the men and women who have served in the armed forces, Six Flags Over Georgia is offering veterans free admission. The park will be hosting Veterans Appreciation Days Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10. During this weekend, veterans and disabled veterans will receive one free ticket with a valid Military ID card or DD214. They can also purchase an unlimited amount of additional tickets for family or friends at 50 percent off per […]

  • Halloween costume collection Nov. 3 benefiting the Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Don’t let those costumes go to waste after Halloween! The Planters NUTmobile and Mr. Peanut himself will be collecting costume donations Sunday, November 3 outside Kroger located on 2110 Oakwood Avenue. The collection starts at 11 a.m. and will last until 4 p.m. They ask that costumes be in mint condition. Donations will be given to the Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre.

  • Two men indicted in Madison County beheading, suspected drug cartel murders

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — A grand jury indicted two men on capital murder charges in the June 2018 killings of a Madison County woman and her granddaughter. Court documents show Yoni Martinez Aguilar and Israel Palomino were indicted Friday in the deaths of 49-year-old Oralia Mendoza and her 13-year-old granddaughter, Mariah Lopez. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office identified a body found on June 7 at 166 Lemley Drive in Owens Cross Roads as Mariah Lopez. Shortly after, Lopez’s grandmother was reported missing. […]

  • Lee High Theater invited to perform on international stage, but they need help getting there

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Lee High School’s theater program is asking for help to fund what they consider the performance opportunity of a lifetime. According to their GoFundMe page, the American High School Theater Festival selected the program out of hundreds of applicants to perform at the “world’s largest arts festival.” The 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe takes place over the span of three weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland during the month of August. The theater’s booster club set a goal of $25,000 […]

  • 15K pounds of food donated to Food Bank of North Alabama

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Thanks to a major donation Monday, the Food Bank of North Alabama can now provide thousands of meals to people in need. Walmart, Bimbo Bakeries USA and Tyson Foods partnered with Feeding America to donate 10,000 pounds of chicken and 5,000 pounds of bread to the food bank. According to its website, Feeding America provides food to millions through a network of 200 member food banks. To make a donation to the food bank or to […]

  • “Ugly produce” subscription service helps reduce food waste, expands to Alabama

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that we waste 30 to 40 percent of our food supply in America. Food waste comes in many forms. It can spoil during transport, be damaged by insects, or wasted by individual consumers. A lot of food doesn’t make it to store shelves because it doesn’t look picture perfect. A new food delivery company hopes to do their part to reduce that number and save you money at the same time. Misfits Market founder […]

  • Huntsville High School student arrested after making threat to students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Huntsville Police Department arrested a student after a threatening message was sent to student’s phones, according to authorities. Lt. Micheal Johnson said the student AirDropped the threatening message to students. Police said the 14-year-old was arrested for disorderly conduct and is being investigated for the threat. Police also said the threat was not found credible. Huntsville High School’s principal notified parents Thursday of a threat made against the school, assured them that it has been handled […]

  • How to make Halloween safe for all trick-or-treaters

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — As you stock up on Halloween candy this season, keep in mind not every princess and superhero can enjoy sugary sweets. To help ensure every child can enjoy trick-or-treating, a nationwide movement is offering alternatives for kids with food allergies. The Teal Pumpkin Project is simple. All you have to do is place a teal pumpkin outside your home to indicate you have non-food treats available. One family in Huntsville says they have done this for two […]

  • Scam callers targeting Huntsville Utilities customers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.– Heads up, Huntsville. Scammers are once again trying to swindle you over the phone. Huntsville Utilities has received reports of scam callers targeting their customers. They said scammers appear to be focusing on churches and businesses, but some individual customers have reported they were also contacted. According to reports, customers received a pre-recorded message from a number appearing as ‘Huntsville Utilities’ on their caller ID. The recording states the customer is going to be cut off due to […]

  • Crime Stoppers offering $20,000 reward for credible information in search for Kamille Mckinney

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The search continues for 3-year-old Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney. Kamille was last been seen at a birthday party Saturday night on October 12 in Birmingham. Two people of interest in her disappearance have been arrested on unrelated charges. There were conflicting reports from authorities and family members that Kamille had been found safe, but Birmingham police clarified shortly later that she was still missing. Birmingham police and city leaders gathered for a press conference Wednesday to once again […]

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