Jordan Dafnis joined the WHNT News 19 team in January of 2019. She comes to us from the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix, Ariz.
She is very excited to now call the Tennessee Valley her home.
Before WHNT News 19, Jordan worked as a one man band for PBS Arizona where she covered a variety of stories including wildfire protection initiatives up in the high country and Senator John McCains memorial service.
Jordan graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
Outside of Journalism Jordan has a passion for health and wellness, the outdoors and dance.
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – According to the non-profit Darkness to Light, about one in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. But there is something all of us can do to protect those that can’t protect themselves. The National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville offers a training class called Stewards of Children and they encourage everyone who cares about children in our community to come and learn how to protect them from sexual abuse. During the two and a […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A California man with a passion for paragliding is taking the sport to all 50 states. His goal is to raise $50,000 for local charities. Harley Milne is calling it the 50 X Challenge Paramotor tour. “For me, it’s about inspiring people to do something good to help others in general and just in recognition about trying to do this tour across the whole country,” he said. In each state he wants people to see what he’s […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Growth in downtown Huntsville has exploded in the past few years. New real estate is constantly popping up and annual events seem to get bigger every year. Downtown Huntsville is evolving at the speed of light. A couple of weeks ago the Mars Music Hall wasn’t even open. Friday it hosted an award ceremony celebrating the growth of Huntsville. Chad Emerson, the president of Downtown Huntsville Inc., says they are excited about the city’s growth. U.S. News […]
DECATUR, Ala. – As we head into the new year, the Limestone, Madison and Morgan County economic development organizations are taking several different approaches to fill jobs. This initiative is part of Launch 2035. Members of the Decatur – Morgan County Chamber of Commerce say that even though many high school graduates enroll in college, there is still a good chunk of students that aren’t sure what direction they want to go. So one of their recruitment strategies is to […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – People come from all over the world to visit Maple Hill Cemetery, and now they have a new reason to stop by. A tree was given a second life after it was turned into a unique piece of art. Joy McKee is the director at Maple Hill Cemetery, and the masterpiece was her idea. “I think this is probably the only carving of a tree you know, it was a wonderful tree,” McKee said. “I hated to […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville International Airport is in the running to be named the best small airport in the country, but they need your help to make it happen. The airport was nominated by a panel of experts as one of the USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice 2020 Small Airports in the United States. There are twenty other airport nominees from around the nation. Huntsville International is the only airport from Alabama that was nominated. Now voters decide who […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – As we head into the new decade the Tennessee Valley is continuously growing. With the growth comes the need to fill open jobs. With a wide range of opportunities, it can be a challenge to recruit the needed skilled workforce. There are several different approaches coming together to get jobs filled. People are moving in from out of state to work, but there is also a need for local skilled workers. Drake State Community and Technical College […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It’s the season of giving and according to the most recent report from the Alabama Department of Public Health and The Center For Disease Control Alabamians are giving each other the flu. Statewide influenza-like illness is at 5.66%, which means the flu is actively circulating. According to the report, one in 18 individuals are visiting their doctor for a flu-like illness. And significant flu activity has been reported throughout all North Alabama counties. The good news is […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – As people spend time with friends and family, many first responders sacrifice their Christmas holiday to help keep us safe. Madison Fire and Rescue is one of the many agencies working on the holiday. They made the most of the day by cooking up some good food. Firefighter Latasha Coleman joined the crew in November. Today was her first time cooking and she made gourmet shrimp and grits. “I recently just got out of rookie school in […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The holidays are a joyful time for many, but for those dealing with grief, they can be a time of great sadness. Whether it’s the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or any other circumstances… this season can be tough. Counselor Aaron Shaffer said that grief can be the loss of anyone who has been important to your life. “But there is also something called complicated grief. It’s when you’ve lost a relationship […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – For many first time parents, raising a child can be intimidating. The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) wants parents to know they are not alone and there is support available. They offer free parenting classes that discuss a range of topics from conflict resolution to child development. The classes are open for any first-time parent. It’s a six-week course and the group meets every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the NCAC. The building is […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The preteen years are usually a time when students often worry just about themselves, but on Friday students at Sparkman Middle School put a focus on giving back. 80 students at Sparkman Middle School partnered with the Liberty Learning Foundation to create and present a variety of service projects. One service project was about people giving back by donating warm clothes. “We’re donating socks to the less fortunate since it’s getting colder and they are more vulnerable […]