Jerry Hayes is a television journalist at WHNT in Huntsville, Alabama. He anchors the 6 and 10pm evening newscasts. He joined WHNT in March 1979. Jerry was born in Nashville, Tennessee. While working on his college degree at Middle Tennessee State University, he landed an internship at WTVF, the CBS affiliate in Nashville. After graduation, Jerry was hired as a videotape editor in the News Department. In the fall of 1978, he moved to Huntsville where he was hired by WHNT as a reporter. Within a couple of weeks he began producing and anchoring the weekend newscasts. After working as 10 o'clock co-anchor and then noon anchor, he was moved to the 6 and 10 anchor spot in November 1983. In the last several years, he has also added 5 o'clock anchor to his responsibilities. Jerry has won numerous awards during his journalistic career, the most recent being an Abby presented by the Alabama Broadcasters Association for Best Anchor in 2008 and the Associated Press Television Award for Best News Anchor in Alabama in 2005 and 2006. Jerry has literally been around the world gathering stories for NewsChannel 19. He's reported from the White House and brought stories home from as far away as St.