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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
  • 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.    

  • Pilgrim’s Pride in Guntersville resumes operations after fire, gas leak shuts down plant

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — It was business as usual Friday morning at Pilgrim’s Pride in Guntersville after the plant shut down following a fire and a small leak. On Thursday, October 18 employees were evacuated after a fire started at the plant around 5:15 a.m. Firefighters said they were able to put out the flames within 45 minutes. Shortly after the fire was out, Guntersville Police Chief Jim Peterson said there was a small amount of anhydrous ammonia leaking in the […]

  • Diaper and wipe donations top 300,000 during annual Great Diaper Drive

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — In efforts to help give babies in North Alabama a healthy start,Ā WHNT News 19 took action with the Food Bank of North Alabama, iHeart Media Huntsville, Rocket City Mom and Crestwood Maternity Center for the annual Great Diaper Drive. The community came together once again to help local babies in need. Generous people and organizations donated over 202,000 diapers and over 94,000 wipes! More than 76,000 diapers and wipes were donated during our annual Blitz Day […]

  • New fitness center coming to Madison

    MADISON, Ala. — Residents in Madison will have a new place to get fit. Phaze 3 Fitness will be located off Hughes Road near the Madison City Library. An opening date has not been released. According to its website, Phaze 3 Fitness aims to help keep its members active and improve their quality of life by offering a non-intimidating environment. Club amenities include group fitness classes, a cardio cinema room, a smoothie bar, a hot yoga studio and a kid’s […]

  • Man known as the “Piggyback Bandit” charged with harassment of Falkville student

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. — AĀ man from Washington State is at the Morgan County Jail after an alleged string of bizarre behavior across the country led him to North Alabama. Police charged 35-year-old Sherwin Shayegan with harassment for inappropriate contact with a Falkville High School student after a recent pep rally. “After the pep rally, the football team was going to eat and the suspect jumped on one of the football player’s backs,” Falkville High School SRO, Seth Sullivan explained. Sullivan […]

  • Get your steps in during Healthy Huntsville’s Lunchtime Walk with the Arts

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Looking for a way to enjoy the fall weather? Healthy Huntsville may have just the thing. Everyone is invited to take a stroll around downtown Huntsville Tuesday, October 23 as part of a citywide initiative to reduce obesity. The Lunchtime Walk with the Arts will take place at 12:15 p.m.Ā The walkĀ starts at the light sculpture at The Avenue on and ends at the visiting exhibit of 23-foot-tall inflatable illuminated rabbits. For more information on Healthy Huntsville, click […]

  • Efforts continue in North Alabama to collect items for Hurricane Michael victims

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle, residents continue to work to clean up the destruction it left behind. Madison County commissioners are teaming up to collect items for victims in the Florida panhandle. The public is invited to drop off donations at the following locations: DistrictĀ 2 Office at 100 Plaza Blvd, Madison, AL 35758 Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30 8:00 a.m. ā€“ 4:00 p.m. DistrictĀ 3 East Office atĀ 4273 Highway […]

  • Divers pull 2 vehicles from Smith Lake in Cullman County

    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. — Two vehicles were pulled from theĀ Lions Club Landing area of Smith Lake in Cullman County late Thursday, according to authorities. Divers from the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Marine Division assisted in the recovery. “Anytime we are able to locate and remove vehicles from the lake that is a good thing due to chemicals that are in the vehicles,” said Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry. “This is still an ongoing investigation […]

  • Athens man arrested after shooting friend, driving him to hospital, deputies say

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Athens man Monday after an early morning shooting sent another man to the hospital. Deputies responded to the 8000 block of Beechwood Road in Athens around 4 a.m. after receiving a report about a shooting. On their way to the scene, dispatch was informed that the shooting victim, Bradley Moss, was being transported to Athens Hospital by a friend. The driver of the vehicle, Timothy Lunsford, 27, told police […]

  • Best Buy hiring seasonal workers Oct. 17

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Looking to make some extra cash around the holidays? Best Buy is looking to hire seasonal employees at all of their locations across the country. The retailer will be hosting a national hiring fair on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. People looking for seasonal work can apply in-person or onlineĀ for jobs ranging from sales, customer service, merchandising to inventory. Interviews will take place on the same day.

  • Athens grocery store owner refuses to sell Pepsi products with NFL logo

    ATHENS, Ala. — An Athens grocery store owner is taking a stand against the NFL by refusing to sell Pepsi products that bear its logo. A local gas station owner is refusing to sell #Pepsi 20 ounce drinks because they have the #NFL logo on them! The owner explains his decision tonight on @whnt @ 6. pic.twitter.com/1zbor7SbRG — Aaron Cantrell (@AaronTheNewsGuy) October 11, 2018 According to a post on S&Z Grocery‘s Facebook page Wednesday morning, the store will stop selling […]

  • Road closures scheduled Oct. 13 ahead of Alabama A&M Homecoming Parade

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Attention drivers. If you are planning to head to downtown Huntsville this Saturday, you can expect some detours due to Alabama A&M’s annual homecoming parade. The parade is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and will last until 11 a.m Saturday, October 13. Holmes Avenue, Monroe Street, Jefferson Street and Clinton Avenue will all have detours in place during the parade. Drivers in the area Saturday should expect detours and traffic delays as well as large amounts […]