Jordan Dafnis joined the WHNT News 19 team in January of 2019. Born in California, Jordan grew up in the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix, Arizona and is very excited to now call the Tennessee Valley her home.
She is a recent graduate from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. During her time at the Cronkite School Jordan was a reporter, anchor and weather reporter for Cronkite News on Arizona PBS.
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – They say books train your imagination to dream big. Well, kids like Madisyn Marshall are reaching for the stars thanks to the reading, writing, speaking and business training they are getting at “Every Child Has a Story.” Nine-year-old Madisyn Marshall is one of six kids about to become published authors. Her book is about her dream. ” My book is about me running for president in 2044 and 2048.” Marshall said the writing process was pretty simple […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Healthy Huntsville and Mayor Tommy Battle held a bike ride event to promote a more healthy and active Huntsville. “It’s really fun just to ride around and feel the air,” said Participant Meredith Pommerenck. Meredith and many others joined in on the tradition with Mayor Tommy Battle and biked a 4-mile trail around downtown Huntsville. “It started off 11 years ago our bike community was talking about what we needed to work more with the bike communities […]
DECATUR, Ala. – As summer settles in and school lets out, children will be heading outdoors. If your child is planning to take their bike on a ride, the Decatur Police Department wants to make sure they do so safely. “We really want to drive home that we really want kids to practice safe habits during the summer, especially when they are on their bikes,” said Emme Long with the Decatur Police Department. Being safe will pay off. Through Project […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A good craftsman knows that having sharp tools is essential to creating a masterpiece, and as we age, experts say it’s a good idea to keep our own tools sharp too. “As you get older your grip gets a bit weaker so that something you can hold on too,” said Chuck Vogel. At the Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center, you can find Joseph Palazzo and many others doing just that. “It’s fantastic, it gives people an extension of […]
MADISON, Ala. – The father of Madison murder victim Luke Pratt wants people to know his son was more than just a victim of a violent crime. “I don’t know if it’s really sunk in yet I mean this morning I woke up and surprisingly enough I guess the service yesterday really gave me some peace,” said James Pratt. The 21-year-old’s father said it is still hard for him to believe. “You know when you read these things about people […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It’s the perfect time of year to take a trip to the great outdoors. But as you seek adventure, Land Trust of North Alabama also wants you to take precautions. Here are some hiking safety reminders from Land Trust of North Alabama to help you and your family remain safe while hitting the trails. Let someone know where you’ll be hiking and/or bring a friend. Not only will having someone with you help keep you safe, but it’s […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Barbecuers at Whistle Stop know that all good things take a little extra time. In fact, they say the key to a winning rack of ribs is to cook slowly, taking their time and finding the perfect piece of meat to serve for the judges. According to Leonard Hill, Chef for Leo Wyld Child Catering, there’s one type of meat the judges look for. “We only want the dark meat side because that’s what the judges like,” […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Studies find during the summer months, kids aren’t as active as they are during the school year. One study found children now spend more than seven and a half hours each day in front of a screen. The YMCA wants to change the statistic and hosts several events with a goal to get kids active. Mary Stroud loves to dance and hopes to one day dance on Broadway. By breaking it down on the dance floor, she’s not […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Panoply Arts Festival has been a Huntsville tradition for 37 years. With more than 100 artists, musicians and unique things to discover, Alabamians experience something new every year. However, one unique story can be found in booth number 55. Susan Coe, a former engineer, said she wanted to try something new. “I used to be an engineer and I was able to leave that early and I wanted to try something new,” she explained. “The choice […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with autism in the US. Melody Crane from the Riley Center says April is not just a month to raise awareness for the developmental disorder. “Many people understand it as an urgent public health concern,” she said. For families who have children that are diagnosed, it can seem like the life that they imagined is gone. “All your hopes and dreams that you […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala, – Saturday, two state representatives hosted an event to get kids excited about science, technology engineering, and technology. The event called 4G stands for girls, guys, gigabytes, and gadgets. Students ages 8 to 18 had the opportunity to take part in hands-on learning in STEM at the place where STEM comes to life, The U.S. Space and Rocket Center. The students were introduced to Engineering (Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, and Robotics), Physical Sciences (Energy), Computer Science (Application Development), Biology/Genetics […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Saturday, volunteers from Two Men and a Truck and Downtown Rescue Mission were at Kroger collecting donations of essential items for Movers For Moms. Movers for Moms is a campaign to collect essential items for women and children staying in domestic abuse or homeless shelters on Mother’s Day. These simple items that many people use without a second thought daily can make a big difference to women and children staying in Owen’s House. Tonia Camardella with Downtown Rescue […]