Hello, Huntsville! I started working at WHNT News 19 as a full-time producer in July of 2016.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications and Film from The University of Alabama in May 2015. While at UA, I spent the Summer of 2013 interning at WHNT. It was an excellent experience for me, and really helped shape my interest in the television news industry. Immediately after I graduated, I spent a year producing the news in Evansville, Indiana for WEHT/WTVW.
When not working, I can be found catching a movie, playing video games, or following my favorite sports teams — chief among them, the Arizona Coyotes, the Arizona Cardinals, and of course my Crimson Tide.
MADISON, Ala. – A car fire shut down parts of Madison Boulevard late Tuesday night. Firefighters say it happened in the westbound lane of Madison Boulevard near Celtic Drive. Authorities arrived at the scene around 11:45 p.m. They say the driver and passengers were able to get out safely. Firefighters estimate the flames took about 45 minutes and 800 gallons of water to extinguish. Crews on scene had to divert westbound traffic, and close eastbound traffic down to one lane […]
MADISON, Ala. – A portion of Interstate 565 is back open this morning after crews cleaned up a single-vehicle wreck. Paramedics took the driver to Huntsville Hospital for treatment. Officers say the wreck happened just before midnight near the Wall Triana Highway exit. Investigators believe the woman’s SUV left the westbound lanes, barely missed a guardrail, and hit a pole. It took rescue crews roughly 15 minutes to get her out of the vehicle. The driver had non-life-threatening injuries. Crews […]
AUSTIN, Texas — Another explosion in an Austin neighborhood injures two people Sunday night. It happened in a suburban neighborhood known as Travis County, in the southwest part of the city. The two victims are in their 20s. Police Chief Brian Manley has issued a warning to residents to be on the lookout for any suspicious packages in the area, and not approach them. This is the fourth explosion in Austin in a month. While the most recent explosion isn’t […]
Today is March 14th, otherwise know as National Pi Day! It’s an annual celebration of the mathematical constant, π. In math, pi (π) represents the mathematical ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Because it is an irrational number, it has an infinite number of decimals, but it’s most often noted as 3.14 — its first three digits. If you were curious, the National Pi Day official website has expanded it to a million places. But many observe the […]
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 21-year-old Hilinski was discovered in his apartment after he didn’t show up for practice Tuesday. A rifle “was recovered next to Hilinski and a suicide note was found,” according to the Pullman Police Department. “We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Tyler’s passing,” Washington State coach Mike Leach said in a statement. “He was an incredible young man and everyone […]
MERIDIANVILLE, Ala. — A farmers market in Meridianville has an interesting take on the scarecrow. Reed’s Farmers Market on Highway 231 has made a large black bear scarecrow in front of the shop. On their Facebook page, they’ve posted several photos of the “bearcrow”. The bear was built with several bales of hay. One post says it took nearly two weeks to create. The “bearcrow” is available for photos. The Facebook page also says it’ll soon have a friend — […]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — This Saturday is homecoming weekend for the UAB Blazers football team, and the players will be wearing specialized jerseys of children’s hospital patients. The Children’s Harbor at Birmingham’s Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children provides children with serious illnesses and their families with treatment and activities. It provides those services at no cost. The team tweeted out the names of the children who each player will represent on Thursday. A section of Legion Field will be reserved for […]
AUBURN, Ala. – The 12th-ranked Auburn Tigers throttle the Georgia Southern Eagles in their home opener, with a score of 41-7. Running back Kerryon Johnson led the way offensively, carrying the ball 16 times for 136 yards and a touchdown, before leaving with an apparent leg injury. Kam Martin and Jarrett Stidham also scored rushing touchdowns. Transfer quarterback Jarrett Stidham was 14-for-24 for 185 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception thrown in his debut. Auburn travels to Clemson next […]
Alabama State Troopers need your help in a nationwide contest. The American Association of State Troopers’ annual Best-Looking Cruiser Contest started Friday. Everyone is encouraged to “like” the photo of ALEA’s 2017 Ford Police Interceptor sedan using the link on the agency’s Facebook page. The photo that receives the most “likes” will be featured on the cover of the AAST’s 2018 calendar. The top 13 states’ photos also will be included in the calendar. Alabama came in fourth place back in 2014 […]
MADISON, Ala. – A man has been booked into the Madison County Detention Center on multiple child sex-related charges. Jail records Randy Kellen Cody, 32, was booked into the jail Saturday night. Cody faces three charges total: Sexual Abuse of a Child Less Than 12 Years Old, and two counts of First Degree Sodomy. Bond for the three charges totals $150,000.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The 2017 NFL Draft wrapped up Saturday afternoon, and the state of Alabama was well represented. NFL teams drafted 10 players from the University of Alabama and four from Auburn. One of those was Auburn defensive back and New Hope native Rudy Ford. He became a sixth round draft pick to the Arizona Cardinals. Alabama State, South Alabama and Troy also had players that were drafted. North of the state line, the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt […]
Huntsville, Ala. – Huntsville fire crews are responding to a large fire just off of Old Madison Pike. Multiple fire units are on scene. Smoke can be seen from I-565. Huntsville Police have closed both east and west bound lanes to traffic. Dollar General next to Pepsi in @huntsvillecity … Thank you First Responders! #iHeartHSV … Video soon on Facebook page pic.twitter.com/4xl23SOgGc — EQB View (@EqbView) April 24, 2017 Stick with WHNT News 19 as we search for more details.