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Maxie grew up in a military family. She lived in Georgia, two different towns in Germany and a suburb of St. Louis before her family moved to Madison as part of BRAC in 1998.

As a graduate of Auburn University, Maxie started at WHNT News 19 as a part-time production assistant. She worked her way up to being a supervising director before making a change to the content side of news. Several years of producing newscasts helped Maxie find her passion for the interactive side of things.

Now, Maxie is the Digital Executive Producer. She helps to manage WHNT.com in addition to the station’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest accounts.

If you have a news tip or a suggestion for the digital side of WHNT, feel free to email Maxie at maxie.gardner@whnt.com.


Recent Articles
  • Parents arrested in connection with death of Hazel Green infant

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the parents of an infant found dead over the weekend in Hazel Green. Porsha Dawn Bole and Joshua Lee Foster both face charges of Aggravated Child Abuse in Madison County in relation to the death of their 11-month-old daughter. They are each being held on a $60,000 bond. The investigation began in the area of 496 Ready Section Rd. and Brier Fork Rd. according to officials Investigators with the […]

  • Help local babies! Host a “Diaper Shower” with these creative ideas

    The Great Diaper Drive is here! And we’re hoping you’ll once again help us keep local babies clean and happy. Our annual effort continues to make a huge impact in the Tennessee Valley. It spurred the formation of The Diaper Bank at the Food Bank of North Alabama — a first ever bank for disposable diapers and wipes in the Tennessee Valley. This year, we hope to get even BIGGER results. WHNT News 19, Rocket City Mom and iHeartMedia Huntsville are […]

  • Man killed in Huntsville Shooting identified

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have identified the man killed in a shooting late Sunday night. Investigators say Carvell Goodlow, 20, of Detroit, Michigan died Sunday night at the Westlake Apartment Complex. They say he died from an apparent gunshot wound. Investigators with the Major Crimes unit are currently conducting a homicide investigation. Huntsville Police have not announced any arrests in the case.

  • WHNT to air Texas A&M vs. Alabama Pregame Show Saturday

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Saturday, the Aggies of Texas A&M will travel to Tuscaloosa to face (1) Alabama on the gridiron. The Crimson Tide is a huge favorite in the game. Texas A&M has one loss this year; a loss to (3) Clemson. Meanwhile, Alabama has dominated their opponents. WHNT News 19 will air a pre-game show from 1:00 to 1:30 pm. Immediately afterward, watch CBS Sports’ College Football Special until 2:30 p.m., which is kickoff time for Texas A&M and […]

  • Auburn University releases first depth chart of 2018 season

    AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn University has released the official depth chart of the season. The athletic department did so right before Head Coach Gus Malzahn’s news conference today. Auburn kicks off the season against Washington on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Here’s the Depth Chart: Offense: QB:  Jarrett Stidham Malik Wilis Joey Gatewood Cord Sandberg RB: Kam Martin JaTarvious Whitlow HB: Chandler Cox Spencer Nigh Harold Joiner TE: Jallen Harris Tucker Brown John Samuel Shenker WR: Darius Slayton Shedrick Jackson WR: […]

  • Huntsville Fire & Rescue and Huntsville Police arrest 2 for Friday afternoon fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Firefighters say two juveniles have been arrested for arson in a fire that started Friday. Firefighters responded to the fire just before 5:00 Friday afternoon. They arrived to find heavy smoke and flames from the building, and were able to determine the stairway was engulfed in flames. At the time, we learned two people had gotten out of the home safely and there were no other injuries reported. Huntsville Fire and Rescue officials say the house […]

  • Decatur Police investigate early-morning shooting

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police are looking for the person who shot a man on Courtney Drive Thursday morning. Police say the victim is expected to make a full recovery. Emergency crews responded to the 300-block of Courtney Drive around 2:30 this morning. They arrived to find Donny Loyd Aldridge, 38, with a gunshot wound to his arm. Paramedics rushed Aldridge to Huntsville Hospital for treatment. Decatur police tell us no one is in custody for this crime.

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  • Deputies in Lawrence County, Tennessee investigate murder-suicide

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. – Deputies in Lawrence County, Tennessee say they are investigating a murder-suicide involving a man, his step-father and his mother. Investigators say they responded to a home on Rebecca Road in Loretto. They arrived to find two men dead and a woman wounded from a gunshot wound. A post by the Sheriff’s Office says further investigation determined James Netherton, 32, shot and killed his step-father, Albert Dotson, 66. They say he then turned the gun on his […]

  • ‘Capital Murder While Under a Life Sentence:’ Man charged in Guntersville triple murder faces 3 new counts

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – A grand jury indicted Jimmy O’Neal Spencer on seven counts of of Capital Murder, adding three to the original four counts officials arrested Spencer on several weeks ago. Spencer is accused of killing three people in Guntersville. Investigators say Spencer killed Marie Martin, her seven-year-old great-grandson Colton Lee, and her neighbor Martha Reliford. He was originally arrested Spencer on four charges of Capital Murder. Those charges included two counts of Capital Murder During a Robbery, and one count […]

  • Swim for Melissa offers fun for children, raises money for babies in need

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – For 13 years, children across Huntsville have jumped in the pool to raise money for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children. This year was no different! Most of the children have been raising money all summer for the Swim for Melissa event. “The best part of all is they know why they’re here,” says Amy George. “Their parents have talked to them about it, they show up and they […]

  • Authorities identify man shot, killed in Madison County driveway, police search for person of interest

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of a man killed in a shooting as Cedrick Lipscomb, 36. Authorities responded to a shooting call on Turtlehill Drive in northwest Madison County around 9:30 Thursday morning. Emergency crews arrived to find Lipscomb dead in the driveway. Authorities identify a person of interest as Jumar Sims, 34, in this case. Sims is described as being 5’10” tall, weighing 220 lbs. and driving a 2013 grey Nissan […]