McKinley Strother

McKinley Strother


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.

Recent Articles by McKinley

  Family sues Franklin County Schools, administrators over alleged racial discrimination

  ’Something needs to change’: Family blasts Huntsville Hospital ER wait times

  Commission chairman questions number of school systems in Marshall County

  Court documents detail how 2 men got away with $90K in gift cards

  North Alabama Chick-fil-A employee serves up kindness during weekend storms

  School leaders make decision on Brindlee Mountain Primary School

  Family: Huntsville mom murdered by ex-boyfriend who was harassing her

  Huntsville couple stuck inside Birmingham VA hospital for hours during lockdown

  Local wine shop owners fear closure with possible tariff on the way

  Cold case: Death of Lt. Col. Alonzo McGhee remains unsolved after 7 years

  Lawrence County NAACP plans meeting to discuss fate of R.A. Hubbard

  Woman killed in Lauderdale County floodwaters

  People of different faiths celebrate the holidays in the Valley

  Athens City Council approves pay raise for council, mayor

  North Alabama family on board Carnival cruise ship collision

  Tornado research program based in Alabama gets budget doubled

  Huntsville City Council approves pay raises, insurance for deceased employees’ families

  Family survives second tragedy of the year: fire & tornado

  Storm ravages Monrovia neighborhood; dozens step up to help

  ’It never gets easy’: Family of previous fallen Huntsville officer talks grief, healing process

  Christmas spirit fills a recovering downtown Moulton

  Lawmakers introduce bill they hope will help new parents

  Lincoln County roadway to close for landslide repairs

  State trooper shares travel safety tips ahead of holiday weekend

  First students to integrate Huntsville schools meet for the first time

  ‘We have to abide by the law’: Lawrence County superintendent responds to fears over closure of R.A. Hubbard High School

  'It feels like a nightmare’: Family remembers mother killed in bus crash one year later

  Nonprofit hosts donation drive after death of homeless man in Huntsville

  Family of homeless man found outside Huntsville gas station believe he died in the cold

  Lawrence County bridge repairs expected to bring in thousands in revenue