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.
Every year under the Accountability Act, schools in Alabama are placed on the failing schools list based on their average scores from a state mandated test. In Lawrence County, R.A. Hubbard High School is the only school on the failing list.
The family of Betty Jo Russell remembered her by releasing balloons at her grave site Thursday. One year ago, Russell was one of two killed in a bus crash in Tunica, Mississippi. The bus was traveling from Huntsville to Fitz-Tunica Casino when it overturned on an icy highway.
As with any report card, there is always fear of what grades you’ve earned. For several district 1 in Huntsville this year, they had nothing to worry about. In one year, almost every school in the district saw growth -- some jumping 20 points.
In speaking to the nation, President Donald Trump said ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “died like a dog.” Well, in actuality, it was a dog that played a key role in the operation. The K-9′s name has not been released, but already has people talking
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.