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
  • 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 […]

  • Huntsville Walgreens to provide free HIV testing June 27

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — June 27 marks National HIV Testing Day. In an effort to keep you and others safe, select Walgreens locations across the country will provide free HIV testing tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Walgreens at 3997 University Drive in Huntsville will be participating. In addition to offering on-site HIV testing, Thrive counselors will be available to answer questions and to provide information about HIV prevention and treatment.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that […]

  • Help the North Alabama Soccer Coalition pick a mascot

    The North Alabama Soccer Coalition needs your help deciding on a team mascot. Voters have three team names and logos to choose from: The North Alabama SC Tornadoes, The North Alabama SC Gravity, or The North Alabama SC Novas. You can vote online for your favorite here. Fan voting will also be held at each remaining home game.

  • Deputies: Man high on Meth stabbed neighbor, now being held on $50,000 bond

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — Limestone County authorities arrested an Elkmont man they say stabbed his neighbor unprovoked. Deputies said they found Terry Randall Fralix, Jr., walking down Highway 99 covered in blood Tuesday around 8 p.m. after having received a call that a stabbing had occurred. After deputies interviewed Fralix, he was taken into custody. The victim was taken to Athens-Limestone Hospital by a neighbor, authorities said. “The investigators spoke to the victim at the hospital whose injuries were consistent […]

  • Man accused of physically abusing mother in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. — Decatur police arrested a man Monday after his mother accused him of assaulting her. Police received a call about an elder abuse incident on May 30 in the 200 block of Westbury Ct in Decatur. When authorities arrived, a woman told police her son, Christopher Stroupe, had caused her serious physical injury.  After an investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for Stroupe’s arrest. Officers located Stroupe on June 4 and charged him with first-degree elder abuse. He is […]

  • Assisted living residents in Decatur party all night during senior prom

    DECATUR, Ala. — The River City got a new king and queen Thursday night during Westminster Assisted Living‘s senior prom. The theme for the evening was a Starry Night. Family and friends of the seniors were invited to eat, dance and have a wonderful time. The prom was complete with live music, ball gowns and even a picture room. Assisted living officials said its all about making their residents feel at home. “We want them to enjoy their life to […]

  • Old Navy helps Oakwood University choir members after fiery San Francisco crash

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA. — Many Oakwood University choir members and staff lost their belongings Saturday morning after a deadly multi-vehicle wreck involving their tour bus in San Francisco. According to reports, the bus caught fire shortly after the crash. Oakwood University confirmed 18 students and two staff members were on the bus at the time, but no one suffered from serious injuries. The students are part of Oakwood’s Aeolians Choir and were on their way to perform a free concert […]

  • School bus driver fired following incident involving Huntsville City Schools students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — An Apple Bus driver who admitted to skipping stops because of disruptive students was fired, according to a representative from the company. The announcement came during a Huntsville City School Board meeting Monday morning. “Because he did fail to follow the correct protocol, poor student management and controlling kids on the bus, and even deviating from the route, the driver has been removed from Apple Bus permanently,” said Apple Bus General Manager James Akins. The incident took […]

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