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
  • 16-year-old motorcyclist dies in wreck on Oakwood Avenue in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Police confirm a 16-year-old motorcyclist died in a wreck Friday morning on Oakwood Avenue. Lt. Michael Johnson with the Huntsville Police Department says the teen tried to go around a Tacoma truck traveling westbound on Oakwood Avenue. Police say the teen then hit a Huntsville Utility truck that was in the turn lane waiting to turn left on Grace Street. Investigators say the pickup driver did not have time to avoid the victim and hit him. […]

  • Calhoun Community College welcomes 14 former Virginia College students for 2019 Spring semester

    Calhoun Community College students returned to class for the 2019 spring semester with some new classmates. According to a news release, among the approximately 9,000 enrolled students, 14 former Virginia College students are also in attendance. School officials say another 37 students have submitted applications to attend Calhoun. They add several are working with Calhoun staff to complete the enrollment process. “We are pleased that these students have selected Calhoun Community College to continue their education and career goals and […]

  • Crossville Middle students suspended, teacher says 4 girls caught with alcohol at school

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Four Crossville Middle School students were suspended this week after authorities say a teacher caught them with alcohol in a water bottle. DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said a teacher caught the four girls passing around a bottle in the break area on Tuesday, Jan. 8. After checking the contents of the bottle and the students’ breath, Sheriff Welden said the teacher determined it was alcohol. Crossville Middle’s assistant principal then notified the school resource officer. […]

  • Four men arrested in Atlanta for an armed robbery in Huntsville identified by Huntsville Police

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Police have identified four men connected to a jewelry store robbery over the weekend during a news conference Monday. Police say Nakeel Darrell Davis, 33, Alexander Langford, 25, Tre Michael Smith, 25, and Tyrus Rashad Ray, 22 were arrested hours after robbing  Loring & Co. Jewelry Store on Airport Road just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Lt. Michael Johnson with the Huntsville Police Department said the four men were armed with two guns and a hammer when they […]

  • Meet the first baby born at North Alabama Medical Center in 2019!

    FLORENCE, Ala. — It’s a girl! North Alabama Medical Center welcomed Ellie Anne Aycock shortly after we entered the new year. Sara and James Aycock were overjoyed to meet their first born child. Baby Ellie was born at 12:14 p.m. and weighed eight and a half pounds. According to hospital officials, Ellie came right on schedule. Congratulations to the new parents!

  • Family surprises grandmother with Orange Bowl tickets

    DALE COUNTY, Ala. — Ever since she was a little girl, Linda Vine has been a diehard Alabama football fan. It is a love that she shared with her mother and one that she also shared with her children. Every game the Tide plays, the 68-year-old grandmother sits at home in Daleville to watch and cheer on her team. This year, however, her family wanted her to experience the game a little differently. On Christmas Eve, Vine’s family gathered as […]

  • Christmas parades kick off the holiday season

    Need help getting into the holiday spirit? Multiple Christmas parades are scheduled over the next few weeks. We will continue to update the list as more parades are announced. If you know about a parade in your area, let us know by emailing us at news.department@whnt.com. Colbert County Cherokee – Saturday, December 1 at 2 p.m. Sheffield – Tuesday, December 4 at 6 p.m. Lagrange – Saturday, December 8 at 6 p.m. Muscle Shoals – Tuesday, December 11 at 7 […]

  • Up to 500 million at risk after massive Marriott International guest reservation database breach

    BETHESDA, M.D. – Friday morning, Mariott International said its guest reservation database was breached, potentially exposing the personal information of up to 500 million guests. In September, the hotel chain said it received an alert about an attempt to access the database.  During the investigation, Marriott learned there had been unauthorized access to its Starwood reservation database dating back to 2014. Marriott says hackers copied and encrypted that information. On November 19, Marriott decrypted the information and learned the extent of […]

  • Free spay/neuter services for pets in the 35805 area

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Attention pet owners. If you live in the 35805 area, you can get your furry friend fixed for free. There are no income restrictions. Pets will also receive a free rabies shot with their surgery. All you have to do is call one of the following clinics, tell them you live in the 35805 zip code and request to have your pet fixed. Apollo Animal Hospital 7604 South Memorial Parkway, 35802 256-881-4862 Chase Animal Hospital 1760 Highway […]

  • Lawrenceburg child rape suspect extradited to Tennessee from Scottsboro

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Scottsboro Police arrested a Lawrenceburg man wanted in connection with the rape of a 16-month-old child. A Scottsboro police officer arrested Simon Dean Porter, 33,  Sunday while he walking on Highway 79 near Scottsboro. Porter had an arrest warrant from the Lawrenceburg Police Department for aggravated rape of a child. Police said the incident happened November 10. The child is being treated at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville. Lieutenant Zackie Gant said a person saw Porter, and alerted […]

  • Help protect the homeless from the elements during annual cold weather gear drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — In 2018, north Alabama is “home” to 424 people who have no home. Day and night, rain or shine, homeless people are out in the elements. That’s something most of us can’t imagine, but it’s right in our backyard. The North Alabama Coalition For The Homeless (NACH) kicks off their annual blanket and cold weather gear drive this week. The drive will go on throughout October and the rest of the winter months. They are asking for […]

  • Huntsville alumni chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, NAACP offering rides to the polls

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — In an effort to get as many people as possible to cast their ballots, two Huntsville organizations are teaming up. The Delta Theta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and the Huntsville chapter of the NAACP are encouraging community members to get out and vote by offering free rides to the polls. Anyone in need of a ride should call the Alpha house at 256-536-7104. For a list of sample ballots, click here.