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.
Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday that all non-essential businesses must close at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28 until at least Friday, April 17. People who work/own businesses that fall into that category are getting creative to continue reaching customers.
Businesses across the country are balancing a lot amid state-issued health restrictions like whether they will be able to stay open. A Huntsville-based flag company decided to make changes that will keep employees staffed and paid.
The Alabama Department of Labor confirms issues with its unemployment phone and online system as thousands try to file claims. Right now, the phone service directs you online where that process results in an error screen.
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Kay Ivey expanded state health orders to include the closure of preschools and child care centers across the state. This measure is in place until at least April 5.
When President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency, he said it is important to lean on telehealth to reduce our risk of transmitting COVID-19. The service allows you to virtually “see” a doctor instead of going into the office.
Repairs on Highway 231 in Lacey’s Spring will take at least a year, according to ALDOT officials. They presented their plans for the road at a community meeting Thursday night. The busy highway has been closed since mid-February after a landslide.
Voters in Madison County have narrowed down the playing field for the District 6 commission seat to incumbent JesHenry Malone and newcomer Violet Edwards. The pair will now head to a runoff election March 31.
At a press conference in Madison County Thursday, Alabama Department of Public Health officials advised people they do not have to buy masks right now. However, shelves are empty across the Tennessee Valley as buyers rush to get their hands on masks just in case.
A broken hand, a threatening note and claims that administrators aren’t doing anything about it. Three Huntsville City Schools parents spoke out to put an end to “a consistent and incessant problem” in the school system.
Some people who live in Madison want city leaders to hear them like they’ve heard a nearby business’ alarm constantly ringing overnight. The alarm at the Chick-fil-A on Highway 72 goes off several times a month, sometimes for hours. According to residents, there has never been a crime - just a false
At least a dozen people are stranded by floodwater that started to rise well over two weeks ago. The intersection of Highway 101 and County Road 406 in Lawrence County is underwater, and it has no where to go.
Officers are investigating a two-car crash Tuesday that pushed a car off an embankment, right into a creek upside down in east Limestone County. Now, neighbors are asking commissioners to make this "dangerous" intersection safer.
The Huntsville City Council discussed the future of the city’s relationship with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Thursday. While in the midst of contract negotiations, the big question for many council members is the contract length and impact on customers.
A Jackson County road remains in pieces one year after it buckled during constant rainfall. County commissioners blame a slow process obtaining state and federal funds. Residents who live there say they feel left in the dark.