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 County gaining 10 deputies this year

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – In August, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office requested $3.8 million from the Madison County Commission. The Commission granted the Sheriff’s Office part of that large request back in September. With help from additional revenue of the Madison County Commission, the Madison County Sheriff’s office is set to hire ten new deputies 2019. “This is the largest percentage of new deputies ever added to the Madison County Sheriff’s department in history,” said Dale Strong, Madison County Commission […]

  • Tennessee Riverkeeper needs your help cleaning up Dry Branch Creek on Monday

    DECATUR, Ala. – On Monday, January 21, Tennessee Riverkeeper staff and volunteers will conduct a litter cleanup along the banks of Dry Branch Creek near the Tennessee River in Decatur, Alabama. In 2019, Tennessee Riverkeeper launched a microplastics campaign to remove plastic and other litter from waterways, while educating the public about this pollution threat. “Scientists determined recently that the Tennessee River is one of the most polluted rivers in the U.S. in terms of micro plastics. It’s polluted by […]

  • County commission chairman discusses government shutdown impact on Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The State of the County Address was a time for reflection on Madison County in 2018 and looking forward to growth in 2019. But, the government shutdown is in day 27 and looms over many people affected by the shutdown within Madison County. “The big thing is, this is hard for our entire country,” says Madison County Commission Chairman, Dale Strong. Although the shutdown is nationwide, the impact is felt even more in Madison County where […]

  • Secretary of U.S. Army visits Redstone Arsenal

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Secretary of the United States Army Mark T. Esper visited Redstone Arsenal this week. As secretary, he’s responsible for all matters relating to the United States Army, including the recruitment, organization, training, equipping, and care of 1.4 million active duty, National Guard, Reserve soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, and their families. The secretary spent time with General Gustave F. Perna, commander of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, two Cross-Functional Team leaders who he says are […]

  • Government Shutdown affecting more than just government workers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It’s been three weeks, and the partial government shutdown is now fully hitting people who don’t even work for the government. Officials with the NACH, North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless, says it’s hitting home here. “We’re seeing more people that are seeking assistance with utilities, assistance with rent and generally it’s our labor people,” stated NACH Executive Director Lineise Arnold. “People who work in restaurants, people that work in hotels, people that work retail.” Arnold says the […]

  • 211 ready to help those impacted by government shutdown

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – If you are impacted by the government shutdown and unsure of where to go and what to do in your time of need, you can call the number 211. Cathy Miller with the United Way of Madison County said potential callers will be told where they may be able to go for help. “They will get a call specialist that will ask for their zip code and what their issue or concern is and they’ll tell […]

  • Church Street project construction causes concern

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The City of Huntsville is working on another road project. The $15.7 million project on Church Street will widen and realign one mile of Church Street from a two-lane road into 5 and 4 lanes. This will begin at Monroe Street in downtown Huntsville and continue north to Pratt Avenue at Hundley Street. The Church Street project will also realign Pratt Avenue to straighten out the “S” curve. Sidewalks are included in this road project, designed to enhance […]

  • Cecil Ashburn detour route causes concern for drivers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The shut down of Cecil Ashburn Drive has caused people to look for alternate routes, and some of those streets are not normally well traveled. Parkhill Road is a residential street that connects Governors Drive and Big Cove. WHNT received phone calls and messages on social media with concerns about a steep drop off in the area so we reached out to the Alabama Department of Transportation to get answers. “We certainly understand the public concern just […]

  • Governor Ivey visited local elementary school

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – As part of her efforts to promote childhood literacy throughout inauguration festivities, Governor Kay Ivey spent her Thursday reading to Pre-K students at Providence Elementary School. During her visit at Providence, Governor Ivey stressed the importance of reading. “The more you read, the more you know, the more you learn,” says Ivey. “Over the past 12 years, Alabama has been ranked as the number one quality Pre-K program in the nation which is something we are incredibility […]

  • Law enforcement around the Valley recognized on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    Across the nation on January 9, citizens take the “L.E.A.D” on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. One deputy in Limestone County says being honored like this happens often in their community. “It happens frequently that people bring us things and leave things for us, from cards to sheet cakes, and you know express appreciation. That really does kind of give a lift to the day,” says Limestone County Public Information Officer Stephen Young. Young says it’s appreciated when citizens try to […]

  • Limestone County Sheriff sworn in- breaks state record for most consecutive terms served

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Mike Blakely has served Limestone County as sheriff for 36 years. On Wednesday, Judge Robert Baker swore Blakely in for his tenth term, which breaks the state record for consecutive terms for a sheriff. “It really is very humbling to, first of all, be elected to public office but when you’ve been elected 10 times and you see people that supported you from day one and still support you that is very humbling,” says Limestone County […]

  • Government shutdown could affect some mortgage applications

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The government shutdown now in its third week. More and more people are finding out it will have an effect on their lives, especially if they want to buy a home. While some people might be looking for those government-backed homes to pull off their dreams, it might take a little longer for certain mortgages to be approved right now. The government shutdown has put delays on both FHA and VA loans. The government is still issuing […]