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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
  • Curse, Inc.

    Huntsville’s Curse, Inc. one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If you’re a self-professed gamer, you’ve probably heard of them. If not, you better get used to hearing their name. Curse, Inc. is one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, and they’re headquarters are right here in Huntsville. Curse, Inc. is growing a media and technology empire in the heart of the Rocket City. “We have a wiki platform, voice communication platform, that is like Skype for gamers.  And, we also have a number […]

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    Police Chief: When it comes to military weapons, “It’s not what you have, but how you use it”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Whether it be the use of tear gas, riot gear, or m-raps – nationally people are talking about the ‘militarization’ of the police force. Through the 1033 program the US military has sold more than $5 billion in equipment and property to local law enforcement agencies since 1990. More than 8-thousand agencies have participated in the program. The Huntsville Police Department is not one of them. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have quite the arsenal. Chief Lewis […]

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    City leaders say North Huntsville is prime for redevelopment, seek community input

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  City leaders are focusing on the BIG picture, and North Huntsville is part of it. Years-long North Memorial Parkway construction projects are nearly done, housing prices are welcoming to home buyers, and retailers are already moving in. Jordan cites chains like Five Guys, Dunkin Donuts, and Walmart that have moved in to North Huntsville. Jordan also sees potential in areas like the recently bought-out Huntsville Country Club property and the old Disturbia on the corner of Oakwood and the parkway. “We`re […]

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    Homeless man launches business, sells his creations at Sidewalk Arts Stroll

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Often talent can be found in places you would not have thought to look. That’s the case of Jack Daniels – not the whiskey – but one of Huntsville’s homeless, and a budding entrepreneur. Each month he can be found at Huntsville’s Sidewalk Art Stroll, selling bracelets. “Jack is an extremely honest guy. Jack is the kind of guy that if he`s eating dinner his peas are here, his potatoes are here, his corn is here. That`s jack,” […]

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    Alabama college students challenge gun policies on campus

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Fresh from their third national conference earlier this month, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is lobbying lawmakers and pressuring administrators to reconsider their policies for the safety of the students. The organization has gained more than 43,000 members nationwide, gaining traction in at colleges across Alabama. The Alabama SCCC Facebook page has more than 500 `likes` and this past January Auburn students marched across campus for the organization’s Empty Holster Protest. But in Huntsville the movement is […]

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    Help available for people suffering from depression

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. In 2012, 16 million Americans suffered a major depressive event. Less than half sought help. “There are some people that understand they are depressed and have depression, but there are a good number of people who fall into the stigma of what mental illness is and are afraid to admit something is going on,” said Chari Herron, a Mental Health Therapist with the Mental […]

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    Nearly 800 farmers tour the Tennessee Valley for the 42nd Annual Commodity Producers Conference

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Ten. (WHNT) – Nearly 800 Alabama farmers are in the Tennessee Valley for some professional development. The owners of Lyons Family Farms welcomed about 150 of those farmers to their farm Friday morning. It was just one stop on a series of 5 tours of North Alabama and South Tennessee farms. Owners discussed their agritourism business and what makes it work for them. It is a business model that appeals to Joe Lambrecht, owner of Oakview Farms in […]

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    Transportation Official: First day of Madison County’s new bus route schedule “unmitigated disaster”

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala (WHNT) – Mass confusion, bus delays, and a lot of angry parents. That about sums up the first day of school in Madison County. Dan Evans, Madison County School District’s Director of Operations, admits the execution of their new staggered school start times and bus routes has not been without its headaches. “I had no allusion that it would be perfect from the beginning,” said Evans. “It`s just going to take time” Since Tuesday, there has been some improvement. Earlier this […]

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    Riots, air-raid alert sirens a part of life, recounts Huntsville student upon return from Israel

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The world waits as a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas holds tight. Like much of the world, Americans have watched the conflict unfold from afar, but one young Huntsville woman returned from Jerusalem just days ago with a first-hand look at this polarizing war. It was a night in June when Skylar Green, a Huntsville High School graduate and Emory University Senior, first heard the sirens wail. “I was with my group, we had actually been at a concert and […]

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    Huntsville Hospital SportsCenter, TOC Sports to offer $10 physicals this Saturday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With everything else going on in your increasingly hectic weeks, fitting a doctor`s appointment in may not be an option. Huntsville Hospital SportsCenter and TOC Sports have the solution you may need. Saturday, August 9th, they will offer physicals at D1 Sports in Jones Valley from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., for just $10. Any middle or high school students are welcome. No appointments are needed. Schools require students have a physical before being allowed to even try […]

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    House on Wilkenson Drive catches fire, woman gets out safely

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A woman got out of her home safely when it caught fire Wednesday. A fire alarm went off around 1:20 p.m. at 132 Wilkenson Drive.  The woman found a fire in the back bedroom and got out. No one was injured, and no one else was home at the time. The Huntsville Fire Department is investigating the cause.

  • Elizabeth Koury (Photo: Homewood Police)

    UPDATE: Missing UAB student found safe in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. – Police confirm a Homewood woman last seen at Huntsville International Airport on Friday has been found. Elizabeth Koury, 20, was found safe at a hotel in Madison.  No foul play was involved, Homewood Police said.  She told police she just needed to get away from home.  She was alone. Prior to this, the UAB student was last seen on Aug. 1 at approximately 1:15 PM in the area of the Huntsville International Airport, according to Homewood Police. Police […]


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