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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.


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    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office hopes you can help them identify the man and vehicle seen in these surveillance pictures. Investigators believe he is part of an elaborate ATM “cash out” scheme. The Sheriff’s office says it appears personal information is being recovered from skimmers attached to ATMs and gas pumps. People are taking that information to generate cards. Investigators say the offender is traveling throughout the country making withdrawals from various ATMs. Two of those […]

  • Huntsville Innovators discuss downtown culture’s past and future

    WHNT News 19 partnered with AL.com and Downtown Huntsville Inc. to put on a series of online panel discussions about innovations in Huntsville. The panel topics ranged from tech to food and beverage. We spent an hour and a half at AL.com’s downtown offices with some of Huntsville brightest thinkers for the conversations, which  were part of the celebrations surrounding the fifth year of LIT, a digital light experience in downtown Huntsville.

  • LIVE BLOG: Day 1 of SEC Media Days as Texas A&M, LSU, and Kentucky take the stage

    ATLANTA Ga. – It’s day one of SEC Media Days from the Omni Hotel and Resort in Atlanta, Georgia. Today we will hear from Texas A&M, LSU, Kentucky and SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. WHNT News 19 is on site and will bring you exclusive coverage on air, online, and on our mobile app throughout the week. A hot topic today is former Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher who is speaking at his first SEC Media Days on behalf of […]

  • SEC Media Days Monday Recap: Fisher talks pressures for upcoming season; Orgeron talks QB

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Day one of SEC Media Days at the College Football Hall Of Fame in Atlanta is in the books and one of the biggest stories today is Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher, Coach Fisher has a bunch of pressure on him heading into the season especially after he signed the highest contract in college football history, but Fisher is not comparing himself to the rest of the pack. “When you get good in your program, you […]

  • 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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