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Daniela Perallon is an Emmy award winning Reporter for WHNT News 19. She joined the team in December of 2011. She has reported extensively on city government, as well as local elections and education issues throughout the Tennessee Valley.

In 2014, Daniela received her first Midsouth Regional Emmy for her work on the collaborative project "Boys & Girls." The 30 minute special told the story of the wonderful work and service done by the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama.

She started her career as a reporter/producer for WEHT News 25 in Evansville, Indiana.

Daniela is a proud alum of the University of Florida (Go Gators!). There she reported and produced news for WRUF Sports Radio 850 and Florida's 89.1 WUFT-FM. She also reported for WUFT-TV.

Before starting her professional career, Daniela interned at WUSA9, Washington D.C.'s CBS affiliate.

In her spare time, Daniela can often be found adventuring around the Tennessee Valley. She has a love for still photography, politics, good food, and her adorable dog Olive and nomad cat Sly Barth.

You can usually catch Daniela on air Monday-Friday evenings at 5, 6, & 6:30.

Feel free to email her with your story ideas, feedback, or just to say hello! You can also find her on Twitter @DanielaPerallon.

Recent Articles
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    Sparkman students launch Change.org petition called “We Are Sparkman”

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – “We Are Sparkman.”  That’s the rally cry among students, faculty, and many in the Madison County community.  They are speaking out against a new Monrovia High School, and speaking up for their school. Friday, WHNT News 19 spoke with students in Sparkman High School’s journalism class where they are working on their next issue of the Crimson Crier.  Within its pages, students are speaking out against the negativity expressed about their school. Outside the walls […]

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    Number of vaccinated students down in Madison, up statewide

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) –  Every day nurse Bonnie Davis treats students in Madison City schools. And over the years she`s seen more and more students exempt from state vaccination policy. In Alabama, students are required by the state to get a series of vaccinations, but parents can seek exemptions for religious or medical reasons. In Madison City Schools, about 40 students have gone without vaccinations this year – almost double what Davis remembers from previous years. Davis says there seems to […]

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    TAKING ACTION: Easy ways to protect yourself against building fraud

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – While we want to believe people will do the right thing,  there are some waiting to abuse that trust. The days of being able to make a handshake deal are long gone. Randy Cunningham, Director of the City Inspector’s Department, has seen it time and time again. But he says there are three keys to ensure you’re not hiring someone just out to steal your money: Document everything. Have a contract for the work that’s proposed before allowing anybody […]

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    As art community thrives, expect to see more local art in public spaces this year

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville has long had a thriving arts community, but over the past few years, participation and presence has grown exponentially. “Look at the Arts Council membership, Lowe Mill’s thriving operations and all the peripheral arts activities, the activities Downtown Huntsville, Inc supports and promotes, and just our Arts and Entertainment Districts and the variety of musicians performing through the community,” said Allison Dillon-Jauken, Executive Director of the Arts Council. Dillon-Jauken says Arts Council membership has more than doubled […]

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    UAH named “Center for Excellence” in Cyber Security

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security praise your cyber security program, it must mean you’re doing something – well, a lot of “somethings” – right. The University of Alabama Huntsville is one of just 77 universities nationwide able to tout that they are a “center for excellence” in information assurance and cyber security. It’s a recognition program leaders have worked hard for. ‘Dr. Sam Yoo that works in our computer and electrical engineering department was […]

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    Health officials: This year’s flu vaccine isn’t working

    NEW YORK (AP) – As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. Health officials say a new study shows it’s only 23% effective. That’s one of the worst performances since the government started tracking how well vaccines work a decade ago. The best flu vaccines were 50 to 60% effective. This year, the vaccine doesn’t include the specific virus that is making most people sick. Early in the season, officials warned the vaccine probably would not […]

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    Calhoun Community College’s Huntsville campus temporarily closed due to water problem

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – All classes at the Huntsville campus of Calhoun Community College will be cancelled until 4:00 p.m. Wednesday due to water problems. All students with classes which begin at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday or later should report to class as normal unless notified otherwise. The school originally closed the campus for just one block of classes at 11 a.m., but they extended the closure after noon. The Decatur campus is not impacted.

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    Displaced resident stays hopeful after fire destroys home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – By Thursday morning all that was left of a late night blaze at Imperial Garden apartment complex was frozen rubble. Between meetings with landlords and insurance agents, displaced residents like James Case came to survey what was lost, and salvage what they could. “You just gotta start over,” said Case. “I just thank God nobody was hurt.” Case moved into the apartment a mere week ago. Fortunately, he says, he had renter’s insurance. Management at Imperial Garden apartments […]

  • As temperatures drop, don’t forget about your pets

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It sounds like common sense: when it’s freezing outside, bring in your pets. But every year Karen Sheppard, Director of the Huntsville Animal Services, meets people who don’t have a clue. “A lot of people think because dogs and cats have fur they aren’t in any way affected by the weather. No. They get cold just like we do,” said Sheppard. Every winter, animal services finds dogs frozen to death, and others suffering from frostbite on their ears […]

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    Limestone County home vandalized with racist graffiti

      LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Terry Turner was ringing in the new year with her granddaughter Wednesday evening when a crash at the front of her home startled her. She was in the back bedroom of her home when three windows in the front of the house were broken by heavy rocks. Frantic, she dialed 911 and slipped out the bedroom window with her granddaughter into her back yard, fearing that people were in her home. When Limestone County Sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found […]

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    Walmart stores bring more than convenience to rural Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Walmart stores have been popping up all around Huntsville and Madison County, but all stores are not equal. In rural Madison county, the stores are obviously convenient. “I think it`s going to be a quality of life issue where people have time to run and shop real quick, get what they need, go back home and not have to drive 5 or 10 miles to get where they normally have to,” said Phil Vandiver, District 4 […]

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    Holiday season giving may be over, but philanthropy needed more than ever

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – After the Huntsville City Council approved the fiscal year 2015 budget, Mayor Tommy Battle acknowledged items conspicuously absent in their discussions: Non-profit funding. He wrote in a letter: “Throughout the budget process, we met with a number of non-profit organizations seeking financial assistance from the city. We viewed outstanding presentations and listened to impassioned stories of need. Budget constraints, however, were unforgiving this year.” The mayor then implored people to up their own charitable giving for a […]


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