McKinley Strother joins the WAFF 48 News team quickly transitioning from behind the camera to an on-air reporter. His passion is storytelling—something that has brought him all the way to the Valley.
In 2016, McKinley graduated from Elizabeth City State University (#HBCUPride) in North Carolina. The year prior, he started working as a producer at WTKR-News 3 in Norfolk, Virginia. The best part of his experience was being able to tell the stories of his hometown. Right now, McKinley is most excited to go from behind the computer to out in the community.
McKinley is a self-proclaimed foodie. If you have any suggestions on the best restaurants let him know!! Or the best hot yoga studios—a second love of his.
McKinley made the 15-hour drive from Virginia to Alabama in October 2017 and is excited to call the Tennessee Valley his new home.
Homeowners in south Huntsville are on edge after a couple dozens cars were broken into this week. Reports came from Weatherly Road, Kingsway Road, Woodmore Drive, Dunbarton Drive, Ravenwood Circle, Nadina Drive, and Bailey Cove Road.
The summer drought continues into the beginning of fall across the southeastern portion of the United States. The eastern portions of north Alabama are experiencing some of the worst conditions in the region.
Homeowners on Hobbs Island Road in south Huntsville say they are fed up with speeders constantly zipping down their road. As one of the official detours in the Cecil Ashburn Drive closure, they’ve seen an increase in traffic within the last few months.
Bicyclists in Huntsville are urging city leadership to make the streets safer for all commuters. Following the death of a cyclist Tuesday, they tell 48 News something needs to be done with them in mind.
It’s not rare to find a number of advertisements decorated around a football at a public high school across the country. One sign in particular that mentions President Trump’s famous “Make America Great Again” slogan on a high school football scoreboard is sparking controversy.
Every county in north Alabama is highlighted as showing an increase in flu-related illnesses in the weekly report from the Alabama Department of Public Health. The increase in cases were reported within the last three weeks.
The second chief school financial officer is leaving the Huntsville City Schools system in less than a year. Tina Hancock, the current CSFO, announced her resignation Thursday. Her last day will be Oct. 11.
Progress is underway and a tentative date for reopening is set for Cecil Ashburn Drive in south Huntsville. For the last 10 months, the roadway has been closed for widening and causing nightmares for drivers and business owners.
Dozens filed onto the steps of City Hall in Huntsville with a unified message on climate change. Many in the crowd Thursday night were young people pleading for leaders to protect the planet they plan to grow old on.
A man is behind bars in Jackson County following a domestic altercation that left his wife dead, according to sheriff's deputies. Jeremiah Nix, 32, is being held in the Jackson County jail on a $250,000 bond.
A Jackson County road has been sitting in pieces for months while residents are left stranded. County Commissioners say they do not have the money to fix it and disaster aid money is slow coming into the County.
A major roadway that has been closed for nearly a year will reopen in one month. The Cecil Ashburn Drive project has seen “tremendous progress" and is on schedule to allow two lanes to open in October.
How easy is it for a teen to buy a vape? We found out that with determination it’s possible. Our cameras were rolling Wednesday night when a 17-year-old brought a vape at a Huntsville gas station. Alabama's legal age for nicotine products is 19.
Are your car doors actually locked? For most drivers, locking your doors is such a habit it has become an afterthought. Law enforcement officers across Alabama are now pushing a social media campaign to ensure you remember.