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
  • Annual ‘March for Babies’ held at Hudson Alpha in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Saturday, May 4th, hundreds of people gathered at Hudson Alpha in Huntsville to March for Babies. Their mission is to raise money for March of Dimes, an organization dedicated to expanding programs and educating medical professionals to make sure that moms and babies get the best possible care. March of Dimes also advocates for policies that prioritize their health and funds research to find solutions to the biggest health threats. They also want to support moms through […]

  • Meet the founders of Twickenham Fest

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Twickenham Festival is a chamber music festival focused on sharing classical music with the community. Twickenham Fest will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year and there are a few things people might not know about the event and how it began. Co-founders Susanna Phillips and Matthew McDonald are both North Alabama natives with a passion to share their love of music through free community concerts. Meet Susanna Phillips Alabama-born soprano Susanna Phillips, recipient of The Metropolitan […]

  • Hughes Road set to be widened

    MADISON, Ala. – Hughes Road in Madison will be getting an upgrade, but the timeline is still up in the air. Madison city leaders say Hughes Road will be widened to accommodate growth. The first phase will be from Plaza Boulevard to Eastview Drive. “Madison is growing exponentially and because of that, we have to keep up with the roads. That’s paramount to get people to and from work,” says City of Madison Communication Specialist, Samantha Magnuson. Hughes Road is […]

  • Murder trial in Morgan County faces complications

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The confession of a former Decatur Police officer that he stole evidence in an unrelated case could create enormous difficulties for the prosecution in an upcoming capital murder trial. Jonathan Lowery is a former crime scene technician for the Decatur Police Department. He is listed as a witness in the trial of Joseph Cowan, a 24-year-old charged in the 2015 shooting deaths of Josh Davis and Antonio Hernandez. Morgan County District Attorney Scott Anderson disclosed the […]

  • Capital murder trial in Morgan County delayed

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – Morgan County Circuit Judge Jennifer Howell issued an order on Wednesday delaying a Capital Murder trial set to begin Monday. Joseph Cowan, 24, is charged with two counts of capital murder in the 2015 shooting deaths of Antonio Hernandez and Josh Davis. Joseph Cowan’s lawyers filed for the delay after an unusual announcement by the Morgan County District Attorney Scott Anderson. Anderson said in a hearing that former Decatur police officer and evidence technician, Johnathan Lowery, […]

  • Defense argues capital murder suspect is innocent with an alibi for the time of the shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A man accused of killing a Huntsville teenager was slated to face a judge Wednesday, and he showed up with an alibi that could change the course of the case. Last month, 19-year-old Austin Rich was shot and killed at the Brixworth Apartment Complex near Bridge Street shopping center in Huntsville. Police believe the shooting took place during a robbery. Authorities arrested Demorris Lauderdale a week later and charged him with capital murder. Defense attorney Greg Varner […]

  • Licensed massage therapist gives tips on how to spot an illicit massage parlor

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala.- The Alabama Attorney General shut down four massage parlors in North Alabama. Officials say the parlors were a front for a human trafficking enterprise. Gena Rawdon owns Madison School of Massage Therapy and says there are three things people need to watch out for when going to a new place for a massage. Back or side entrance with a lock on the front entrance Parking for customers behind the building or part of a larger parking lot […]

  • Planting flowers as part of Hope Grows for pediatric cancer awareness

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- Patients of St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children and members of the Huntsville Junior Garden Club planted spring flowers to help raise awareness about pediatric cancer. Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children is home to one of only eight St. Jude Children’s Research hospital affiliate clinics in the nation. The event on Saturday was part of the Hope Grows initiative. “Spring is a great time to plant flowers. The kids love to get […]

  • Patients impacted by multi-state opioid take down searching for answers

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Three Madison County doctors are facing serious charges after a federal opioid takedown, and it’s leaving some patients concerned for what’s next for their medical treatment. WHNT News 19 has had people reach out concerned about where to get their medical records and who to call. The U.S Attorney prosecuting these cases says the Department of Justice thought about that before they charged Dr. Celia Lloyd-Turney, Dr. Marshall Plotka, and Dr. John Cimino. U.S. Attorney Jay […]

  • Proposed bill would help Alabama breweries expand and specialize brews for certain locations

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A bill introduced in the Alabama House of Representatives will make it easier and more affordable for breweries to expand. “It gives everyone the opportunity to expand their footprint. It’s a win for the consumer because not only will they be able to enjoy their beer in Huntsville, and maybe next year they can enjoy it at the beach,” says Rocket Republic’s Warren Ward. Ward says distributors are taxed differently than independent breweries and this bill would […]

  • Check out the view on National Lineman Appreciation Day

    DECATUR, Ala. – April 18 is National Linemen Appreciation Day. Decatur Utilities is recognizing the men and women who build and maintain the city’s electric system. “When we get called in, we know people are out. It’s our passion to get them on as soon as we can, as safe as we can. It’s one thing that you’re bred into being a lineman,” says Hayden Dye, who is a lineman for Decatur Utilities. In a profession that often gets overlooked,Dye […]

  • Madison County Commission approves Wayne Road and Old Monrovia intersection improvements

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The intersection of Wayne Road and Old Monrovia is known for being a headache for drivers to navigate. Today the Madison County Commission joined together with the City of Huntsville to start an improvement project at that intersection. “If you’ve gone through that intersection much, you know it’s a crazy intersection,” says Phil Vandiver. Madison County Commissioner Phil Vandiver says to fix the terrible intersection, they will be adding turn lanes and leveling the road to make […]

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