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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.


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    Judge revokes bond of woman charged in wreck that killed 8-year-old boy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Madison County judge has issued an order to revoke the bond of the woman charged with vehicular homicide, after a subsequent DUI arrest this week. Latonya Haley, 31, was arrested Thursday morning on charges of DUI, speeding, driving without a license, and failure to have registration and insurance. In September, Haley was accused of hitting three children on Highway 72, and leaving the scene. She posted a $60,000 bond two days later and was released.  One of the children […]

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    Huntsville engineer hopes Stoptix automatic brake lamp can revolutionize motorcycle safety

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  It was one too many close calls that got Huntsville engineer Jeff Hammock thinking, “What could revolutionize motorcycle safety?” Unlike driving a car, motorcycle riders rarely press the brake to slow down. So, their brake light gives no indication to the drivers around them when they suddenly reduce their speed. Hammock wanted a brake light that served riders better. “You downshift, you let the motor do it, it`s very natural, very effective, and it sounds great but it`s […]

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    Housing Authority, Huntsville City Schools initiative offers WiFi for low-income students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City Schools, in partnership with the Huntsville Housing Authority, have made it possible for low-income families to get internet access at home for as little as $2 a month. The district launched the one-to-one initiative in 2012, putting a laptop in the hands of every student. The city expanded WiFi service at local rec centers and parks, and this is the next step in improving  accessibility for low-income students. “The housing authority, they work with the […]

  • Homeland Security made 8,000 child pornography arrests in past decade

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Former janitor Jeremy Nelson was charged with four counts of production of child pornography earlier this week. Now the Department of Homeland Security ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement,) the largest investigating agency of child pornography in America, has taken control of the investigation. In the past 10 years, the agency has arrested more than 8,000 sexual predators nationwide. That averages out to about 800 arrests per year and more than 2 arrests per day. Bryan Cox with Homeland Security Investigations says in the […]

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    Breast cancer survivor recounts the mammogram she almost skipped, seizing her second chance

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In August of 2009, Jana Ross was coping with the loss of her job. Busy with an upcoming yard sale, she almost skipped her yearly mammogram. “I almost didn’t go, I`d never had a problem, and so I wasn’t that concerned about it. But I ended up keeping the appointment,” said Ross. A few weeks after the appointment she got a call saying they needed additional tests. Soon she was undergoing a lumpectomy that revealed the breast cancer […]

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    UAH scientists develop early stage cancer detecting nanodevice

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The latest innovation in cancer research is being developed right here in Huntsville. Researchers at the University of Alabama in Huntsville are working on a device that could detect cancer in its earliest stages. In started in 2005 when researchers at UAH’s Optics Building asked the question, “Can we put a very intricate small sensor at the end of a fiber tip?” In the years since, a team of scientists has developed a super-sensitive nanodevice that can detect […]

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    SPOTTED: SLS, Saturn V on CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A seemingly inconspicuous set design choice caught the attention of one Marshall Space Flight  Center employee. Rockets developed and worked on right here in the Rocket City decorate the home of one of Big Bang Theory’s most popular science nerds. Tucked in the background of Howard Wolowitz’s home are models of the Saturn V rocket, Space Launch System, and NASA’s Orion Spacecraft. “We absolutely love programs like that that give the cool factor to science and math,” said Kim […]

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    HEALS, Inc. announces dancers for 8th annual ‘Stars Dancing For HEALS’ fundraising gala

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – HEALS, Inc. has announced the Madison County “stars” who will put on their dancing shoes for the 8rd annual “Stars Dancing for HEALS” gala event. The 2014 Stars Dancing for HEALS are: David Bier, Annette Birchfield, Kevin Campbell, Teresa Foley-Batts, Suzanne League, Landon McLain, Johnny Osborne and Sasha Sealy. They will be partnered with choreographers from Southern Elegance Dance Studio and Madison Ballroom Dance Studio:  Antonio Bernal, Maria Luz B. Bolyard, Jessica Cash, Carlos Colon, Gabriela Gonzalez, […]

  • Governor Bentley cuts ribbon at UAH SWIRLL research facility

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Thursday afternoon, Governor Bentley cut the ribbon for the University of Alabama Huntsville’s SWIRLL building. The Severe Weather Institute – Radar and Lightning Laboratories is a one of a kind research facility, unlike any other in the nation. Researchers at the $7 million dollar facility will focus on studying severe weather, from snow storms, to land falling hurricanes, lightning, and of course, tornadoes. “We set the bar in research once again with this facility,” said Mayor […]

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    Safety apps and products provide extra defense for realtors, college students, and others

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – As Realtors re-focus on safety, many are turning to technology as an extra line of defense. App developers are turning cell phones into personal safety devices. Dozens of apps have come on the market, and local Realtors are putting them to use. “They can be installed on your cellphone and you don`t need to dial a phone number, it`s just an easy button.” said Diane Hasley, a real estate broker and co-owner of Capstone Realty in Huntsville. […]

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    Realtors take precautions to avoid crimes of opportunity

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – On any given day, Realtors are meeting relative strangers in empty homes. It’s a situation that more often than we’d like to imagine turns dangerous. Last year alone there were roughly 1,000 crimes committed against Realtors nationwide, from burglary, to rape and murder. Roughly 70% of those crimes were against women. From 2003 to 2009 there was an average of 75 Realtor deaths per year. These are crimes of opportunity . “Safety has to come first, realtors […]

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    Montview Elementary School teacher recommended for termination after picking student up by her neck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Montview Elementary School teacher accused of picking a student up by her neck, has been recommended for termination. Celestine Leslie says, on August 7th, her daughter was standing in line for the water fountain at the beginning of the school year when P.E. teacher Richard Bragg walked up behind her daughter. Leslie and a teacher who witnessed the event say Bragg then playfully pick the young girl up by her neck. Despite reported playful intentions, the incident left a […]

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