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
  • 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, […]

  • Calhoun Community College offering free 5-week CDL driver training program

    DECATUR, Ala. — On the job hunt? Calhoun Community College wants to help. Thanks to a $26,500 grant by the Alabama Craft Training Board, Calhoun is able to provide a free five-week training course that will prepare students to obtain a construction industry commercial driver’s license (CDL). “Students enrolled in the course will learn to operate trucks pulling trailers such as lowboys, dump trucks, and concrete mixing trucks. Upon successful completion, students will receive a Class A or B automatic […]

  • Cullman Police search for robbery suspects

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Police are searching for two people who they say robbed a Chevron early Thursday morning. Police say the crime happened around 2:50 a.m. at the Chevron station near the intersection of I-65 and Hwy 278. Police say one suspect robbed the cashier and stole from the business while the other unsuccessfully tried to steal the store’s ATM. The cashier was assaulted and treated on the scene according to authorities. Police say the duo was driving a […]

  • UAH police search for suspected Peeping Tom

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Campus police at the University of Alabama in Huntsville are asking for help to identify and locate an accused ‘Peeping Tom.’ Officials say the male was seen looking into windows on the first floor of the North Campus Residence Hall (NCRH) on Jan. 20, 21 and 22. Anyone who sees him or knows who he is is asked to contact the dispatch center at 256-824-9596.

  • Kid Rock heading to Alabama for Rock The South festival

    The lineup for Rock The South continues to grow. Festival organizers announced Thursday morning on Facebook that Kid Rock will be performing. This year, the festival will take place at a new location in Cullman on from May 31- June 1. Other performers set to take the stage include Florida Georgia Line and Brooks & Dunn alongside Mitchell Tenpenny. Rock The South will continue to reveal more artists every morning at 7 a.m. on their Facebook page. For more information […]

  • Grab your paintbrush and explore the basics of watercolor in February

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Looking for a good creative outlet? A local artist is offering a watercolor course he’s sure you’ll enjoy. “Even if you can’t ‘draw a straight line’ and have never painted anything, you would benefit from this class,” said instructor Dennis Fakes. During the course, participants will explore many aspects of watercolor – starting with the basics of art: drawing, form, color, design, etc. Classes will be held at the Huntsville Art League on Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 […]

  • Hollywood stars suit up for Space Camp in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — James Corden decided to change things up for the Late Late Show and headed to the Rocket City with the stars of Lego Movie 2 to give them an out of this world experience. Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Will Arnet suited up in flight suits and secretly visited the Space and Rocket Center to attend space camp. The Lego Movie sequel focuses on invaders from outer space wrecking everything in Bricksburg. Emmet, who is voiced by Chris […]

  • 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 […]

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