Noel began his career at WHNT News 19 as a Multi-Media Production Assistant in November 2017. He currently serves as an Interactive Content Producer and loves every second of it.

A Floridian by birth, he claims Alabama as his home state and Athens his hometown.

Noel is a graduate of The University of North Alabama (ROAR LIONS!) where he earned a degree in communications and outdoor recreation.

When he isn’t writing stories, Noel enjoys exploring the Huntsville area, all things outdoors, reading (at least tries to), and serving at his church.

“I strive to be honest, accurate and fair when it comes to writing. WHNT News 19 has given me the opportunity to help the people of North Alabama, and I intend to give it my all.”

“You shall not spread a false report.” – Exodus 23:1a

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Recent Articles
  • WATCH: Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa prays with boy battling brain cancer

    CITRONELLE, Ala. — A 10-year-old boy got the surprise of a lifetime on Friday, October 30, from his favorite football player – Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. #SidStrong Sid Hobbs, of Citronelle, is battling brain cancer for the second time. Our news partners at spoke with family members and they said the first time he was diagnosed with brain cancer was eight years ago. Since his second diagnosis, a Facebook page – titled SidStrong – was created and has been updating […]

  • Wall collapses, hospitalizes 5 Oakman High School football players

    PIKE COUNTY, Ala. — Several football players are in the hospital Friday evening after a wall collapsed onto them at Pike County High School. Oakman High School Principal Patrick Gann told ABC 33/40 that five football players were in the visitor’s side locker room at PCHS when the brick wall fell on them while sitting on a bench. Following the incident, the principal left for the hospital. The players underwent MRIs and CAT Scans, according to 33/40. Oakman High School Coach […]

  • Newly issued state licenses, non-driver IDs to feature 8 digits beginning Dec. 1

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) announced Monday that all newly issued licenses and non-driver IDs, effective Dec. 1, will now have eight digits. The additional digit will be added due to the state’s growing population, according to ALEA. However, licenses containing seven numbers will not be affected. If you have any questions or concerns, please call ALEA at 334-242-4400. View this post on Instagram The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) soon will add a digit to […]

  • Congressman Mo Brooks wins re-election

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Congressman Mo Brooks (R) will serve another two years as the U.S. Representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district. This election victory marks his fifth House race win. Brooks defeated opponent Peter Joffrion (D). “Well it’s a humbling experience when the people of a state or country decide that you are the one who’s best suited to represent them in an elected position, in this case people of the Tennessee Valley sending me back to D.C,” Brooks said. “I […]

  • Ainsworth fills vacant Lieutenant Governor seat

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The vacant Lieutenant Governor seat will now be governed by Will Ainsworth (R). Ainsworth defeated his opponent Will Boyd (D). “No other state I’d rather live in,” Ainsworth said after results came in. “We have the greatest state. There’s so much opportunity. The next four years are going to be a lot of fun.” Ainsworth is the current state representative of the 27th district. Ainsworth’s message ran on faith, family and traditional conservative values. In June 2018, Ainsworth […]

  • Huntsville Police investigating shooting on Harden Avenue

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Two people are in the hospital Tuesday after a shooting on Harden Avenue, according to the Huntsville Police Department. HPD says the incident was domestic related. The identities of the victims have not been released. However, police say a male and female were involved. The male is in critical condition. The female is expected to be ok. We are working to gather more information. Please check back for updates! Huntsville Police are working a shooting on Harden […]

  • Night time storms cause damage in North Alabama, November 5

  • Hartselle Police searching for missing 16-year-old girl

    HARTSELLE, Ala. — Authorities are searching for a missing 16-year-old girl. Hartselle police say Madison Auen hasn’t been home since October 29 and her family is asking for help. If you have any information that can help, please contact Investigator Reynolds at (256) 751-4916 or email him

  • Traffic accident involving a vehicle and a train caused delay in downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. —  The Huntsville Police Department had to warn drivers to avoid the Church Street area in downtown Huntsville Friday. An accident between a vehicle and a train was reported on the road between Dallas Avenue and Cleveland Avenue. Huntsville police say the driver was attempting to make a U-turn on the tracks when the train struck the vehicle. Authorities say the driver has non-life threatening injuries. Our Redstone Federal Credit Union Downtown Camera showed where the train had […]

  • Lieutenant Governor candidate Will Ainsworth’s wife injured in skeet shooting accident

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Lieutenant Governor candidate Will Ainsworth tweeted Tuesday afternoon that his wife, Kendall, was injured in a gun accident. In an official statement, the Republican nominee explained the injury happened during a family event – skeet shooting. She was taken to the hospital for her injury, which required staples.  Ainsworth said the emergency room doctors predicted a full recovery and she was released. “Through God’s grace and the intercessory prayers of thousands of family members, friends, and supporters, the […]

  • Rex Reynolds ‘races’ for children in NASCAR Foundation voting competition

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A Huntsville man is one of four finalists for the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award – a NASCAR Foundation program. Rex Reynolds has been an avid NASCAR fan for more than 40 years, but his passion is geared toward helping children, according to the foundation’s website. As a former member of the Boys & Girls Club, Reynolds has served 13 years on the North Alabama Corporate Board and continues to serve and help recruit volunteers. Due to his commitment […]

  • Stolen vehicle chase ends in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — A man is in custody after authorities say he led several agencies on a stolen vehicle chase Saturday. The Huntsville Police Department says Steven Houston Van-Bibber II was arrested and charged with the following: Theft of Property Receiving Stolen Property Attempting to Flee and Elude Police Reckless Endangerment Possession of Drugs A spokesperson with HPD says the chase began in Huntsville after two officers spotted an orange Chevrolet Avalanche at  Kroger near Oakwood Avenue and North […]

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