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
  • Eating recovery community coming to Huntsville in 2020

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Nationally acclaimed eating recovery community, Alsana, is set to open their fourteenth location in Huntsville. Alsana will offer an eating disorder treatment program for adults 18+ with a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The integrative program will provide a continuum of care as clients progress through the stages of recovery. The word Alsana is derived from Latin roots meaning “all” or “total health”. The program is centered on a client’s full well-being, […]

  • Madison County Metro Jail hiring corrections supervisors

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Metro Jail needs 22 corrections supervisors to be at full staff. Chief of Corrections Chad Brooks says the sheriffs office is continuously hiring. The county has enough funding to employ 175 correction supervisors. Jail administrators say it’s always their priority to keep a full staff in the jail, but it’s been years since it’s happened. They are looking to hire individuals who are passionate about serving the public, who treat people with dignity […]

  • Alabama A&M Student Government remembers fallen students at vigil

    NORMAL, Ala. – Students and families joined the Alabama A&M Student Government Association to remember fallen students – Franky Banks, Graduate Student Deloi Cook, and Javaon Ousley with a prayer vigil on the campus quad. Student Government representatives say it is important for the friends and families of their lost Bulldogs to understand they are not alone in their grieving. “God makes no mistakes. I just want everyone to be at peace eventually. It’s a hurtful experience, it’s painful to […]

  • Hundreds in Huntsville gather to help Not One More Alabama “End Heroin”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- Hundreds of community members joined Not One More Alabama for the annual End Heroin HSV Walk at Big Spring Park in Huntsville on Saturday. NOMA is an all-volunteer Huntsville-based non-profit organization founded in 2016 by individuals who realized their knowledge and support is valuable to others impacted by the disease of addiction The purpose of End Heroin Huntsville, to provide support for those impacted by addiction, celebrate those who have found recovery and remember those who lost their […]

  • Madison County hires new corrections officers to ensure safety and cut down overtime costs

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Metro Jail has hired and trained 18 new corrections officers this year. The jail is funded by the County Commission to have 175 correction supervisors but administrators say the jail is rarely fully staffed. Jail administrators say it’s always their priority to keep a full staff in the jail, but it’s been years since that has happened. They say there are various reasons for the revolving door cycle of hiring corrections officers. Madison […]

  • Madison County Commission discusses priorities and budget for new year

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Commission met today to discuss the list of priorities for the coming year. The one thing the county spends the most money on, is a necessity, but also a hurdle for the commission to clear. Of the 58 million dollar general fund, over 30 million goes to the sheriff’s office. Commission Chairman Dale Strong says revenue is growing, but the county still has to carefully consider how to spread out the rest of […]

  • New study ranks Madison City Schools as 2nd best school system in Alabama

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison City Schools received high rankings in Alabama and America in the 2020 Best Schools NICHE education study. The Madison City Schools District was listed as the 2nd best school system out of 137 in Alabama and 46th out of over ten thousand districts nationwide. The district includes 11 schools and over 11,600 in enrollment. “I’ve been in Madison for 31 years, and I believe we have the best kids, parents, and teachers in the state, and […]

  • Deadline to sign up for Phase 2 of Madison County Recycling program Wednesday at Midnight

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Officials with Solid Waste Disposal Authority are still working out kinks after nearly 65,000 people have signed up for Madison County’s new recycling program, switching 18-gallon bins out with 95-gallon carts. Solid Waste Disposal’s Executive Director Doc Holladay says their contract with the company Republic ended July 31st. There is no longer anyone to service the 18-gallon bins. “Anybody that didn’t know that those bins were no longer going to be serviced, I apologize for that. […]

  • Local group raising funds to build second universal playground in the state

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The Cove Universal Playground committee of the GrowCove Civic Organization has started fundraising to build the state’s second universal playground. In 2018, the city of Huntsville obtained a 10-acre property on Taylor Road. The property will be used for a new recreational facility with gymnasiums, fitness rooms, and athletic fields. The committee’s goal is to build the inclusive playground adjacent to the rec center. Jessica Berkholtz is a part of the committee. She believes the Cove […]

  • Police warn parents of new ways online predators reach children

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- Do you know what your children are doing online? Many parents think they’re on top of it, but more dangers are lurking in innocent apps, and even video games than you may realize. Statistics show one out of every five teens has been in contact with a child predator online. Predators are no longer just using popular social media apps like Facebook and Twitter to lure their victims. Police say they now use popular messenger apps and even […]

  • Cecil Ashburn Drive road construction on track for two lanes to reopen

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- Seven months down, at least two more to go until drivers can access Cecil Ashburn drive in Huntsville. Crews are continuing to make headway on the road that connects Jones Valley and Hampton Cove. Kelly Schrimsher with the City of Huntsville says workers are on schedule to reopen two lanes of Cecil Ashburn to traffic in October. “The mayor made it clear in the very the beginning that he wanted it on time, on schedule, as fast as […]

  • Madison City changes timing of traffic signals to accommodate for heavy traffic

    MADISON, Ala. – The City of Madison is changing how light signal timing operates on most of the major thoroughfares throughout the city. “Our traffic volume continues to increase but our pavement doesn’t,” said Director of Engineering Gary Chynoweth. City engineers say a solution to traffic concerns is coordinating signal timing to help traffic flow on Madison Boulevard, County Line Road, Hughes Road, Wall Triana Highway, Sullivan Street, and Madison Pike. “We’re trying to sequence them so that in the […]

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