Madison Neal joined the WHNT News 19 news team in November 2018 as a multimedia journalist/reporter. Madison is from Blount County, Alabama and is thrilled to make Huntsville her new home.

Madison is a graduate of Troy University where she earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While at Troy University, Madison was an anchor, reporter, and producer for TROY TrojanVision News.

In her free time, Madison enjoys staying active outdoors and volunteering within her community.

If you run into Madison, don’t be afraid to say hello! Share your story ideas with her at madison.neal@whnt.com and follow her social media!


Recent Articles
  • Madison to study if Clift Farm should be annexed into the city

    MADISON, Ala. – A portion of the Clift Farm Development off Highway 72 in West Madison County is set to open in the spring of 2020. Madison Mayor Paul Finley says whether or not the city will annex the 550-acre mixed-use development is up in the air. “No decision has been made at any point now,” says Madison Mayor Paul Finley. Finley says it could be over a year before the city of Madison decides whether or not they’ll annex […]

  • North Alabama Out of the Darkness Walk

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- Hundreds gathered at Ditto Landing in south Huntsville Sunday afternoon in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. North Alabama’s Out of the Darkness Walk is a place for people to come together to remember those lost to suicide, make connections with local resources, and raise awareness for suicide prevention. “We have several organizations whose sole purpose is to help people become more aware of the need for suicide prevention and to provide ways to intervene if […]

  • Friends mourn mysterious death of Huntsville FBI employee

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Close friends of Kathleen Miller are grieving the 60-year-old Huntsville FBI forensic photographer’s unexpected death. A multi-agency law enforcement criminal investigation into Miller’s death is ongoing in North Carolina after she was found dead in the Nantahala National Forest on Monday. Gail Jones has been friends with Miller since the two were in middle school. “Kathy was a beautiful person,” said Jones. “She was fun-loving, very smart and very creative.” Jones tells WHNT News 19 Miller grew […]

  • New changes are coming to the ACT test in 2020

    MADISON, Ala. – More options are coming for students looking to improve their ACT score. Starting next year, students who have taken the test will be able to retake individual sections rather than the entire exam. Madison City Schools Superintendent Robby Parker said he is excited about the new changes coming to the ACT test in 2020. “There is no more high stakes test than the ACT for our students,” said Parker. The ACT test has five sections: Reading, English, […]

  • Tattered American flag at McGuckin Park to be replaced

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Earlier this week we showed you an American flag at McGuckin Park that was tattered and torn. After our story, a Huntsville man reached out to us with one goal in mind, replacing that flag. “It looked terrible, and I just couldn’t stand by and let it look like that,” said Lee Owens of HD Owens & Son Contractors. Lee Owens said when he saw the condition of Old Glory at McGuckin Park, he had to do […]

  • Madison City road projects underway

    MADISON, Ala. – If you drive through the city of Madison, it seems to be that no matter what route you take, road construction is everywhere. “We’re late to the game in increasing our road capacities, but it’s because we grew so fast,” said Madison City Engineer Gary Chynoweth. The city of Madison has several road projects underway. “Were just now reaching the point where we are feeling like we can begin to catch up,” said Chynoweth. Hughes Road will […]

  • New elementary school coming to Madison

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison City Schools is building a new elementary school. The vote to accept a bid for site prep comes only four weeks after the 12 mill ad valorem tax increase was passed. The new elementary school will be located off Wall Triana Highway just north of the Kroger. The school district approved the lowest of three bids for mass grading to Stanley Construction for a little over $1.1 million. Superintendent Robby Parker says building a new elementary […]

  • Sheffield woman celebrates 105 years of life

    SHEFFIELD, Ala. – Nearly 100 people gathered at a home in Sheffield Sunday afternoon to celebrate 105 years of life. The special celebration recognized Polly Averhart as a staple in the community. “She has a keen mind and a kind heart. She’s good for the community and you see the whole state of Alabama is recognizing her,” said VFW Auxillary 8640 President, Mary Stevens. Averhart was given a key to the city of Sheffield, a resolution from a state senator, […]

  • Alcohol sales start for Alabama A&M University football games

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- Alabama A&M University celebrated homecoming with a new addition at Louis Crews Stadium, the ability to buy alcoholic beverages inside the stadium. The school made the announcement Monday that alcohol would be sold at today’s game against Texas Southern. Alabama A&M Homecoming is a week full of festivities that bring the community together. “It’s a great time with a very powerful and positive atmosphere,” says alumni Ellis G. Foster Jr. The sale of alcohol at A&M games is […]

  • Morgan County Commission argues local online sales tax law for schools is unconstitutional

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Alabama Education Association is suing the Morgan County Commission for withholding portions of online sales tax revenues from local school systems. The Morgan County Commission is arguing that the law directing how the local portion of the online sales tax is to be allocated is unconstitutional. “The Morgan County Commission has decided not to follow the law,” says Hartselle City Schools Superintendent Dee Dee Jones. State legislators decided this year that online sales tax in […]

  • Local vape store reacts to first vape related death in Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – State health officials confirmed Wednesday that an East Alabama man has died due to a vaping related illness. There have been 17 vaping related deaths across the nation as of October 2, including one in Alabama. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 800 cases of lung injury or vaping related illness have been reported in 46 states with 19 cases under investigation in Alabama. Eco Smoke general manager Vic Vergara says his store was […]

  • Pick your own apples at historic Apple farm in North Alabama

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala.- It’s Fall, which means it’s apple picking time at Scott’s Orchard in Hazel Green. Will Scott’s great-great-grandfather started the farm back in 1901 with growing apples and pecans. Now, they grow apples and peaches and press their own cider. Will says despite the dry conditions this year, crops have been good. He says there are plenty of apples ready for picking. “We had probably the best peach crop that I have ever seen. All the apples reached […]

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