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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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    Buckhorn High School dedicates Veterans Memorial

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A years-long project finally unveiled. Monday morning, faculty and students celebrated the dedication of the Buckhorn High School Veterans Memorial. “It feels really great as a school and as a community for us to be able to do this for our community,” said student Grayson Lester, a JROTC Cadet Battalion Commander who led the ceremony. “It’s awesome, just really awesome.” The idea for the memorial came about by a former JROTC cadet. More than a year and […]

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    Huntsville City Schools ends contract with FBI consultant who led “SAFe” program

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville City schools consultant who was hired to oversee security and social media monitoring programs will no longer serve the district. The district ended its contract through his firm,T&W Operations. Chris McRae is a  former FBI agent who oversaw security improvements and programs for the district. This is the latest  cut from the school district’s budget. At Thursday’s meeting, Superintendent Casey Wardynski attributed it to increased need for financial flexibility in the district budget. “We have the ability to […]

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    Dowtown Rescue Mission honors Huntsville’s homeless veterans

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – On any given night men and women who have served our country can be found living on the streets. Around 20 percent of the nation’s homeless population are veterans. “We provide a place for them to sleep, get three meals a day, a shower, we do their laundry for them, then we connect them with service organizations that are helping veterans,” said Karey Walker, the mission’s Programs and Missions Director. Friday the Downtown Rescue Mission made […]

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    NEW DETAILS: Toney woman’s boyfriend now charged with capital murder

    TONEY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says a man is now charged with capital murder in relation to a woman found dead earlier this week on Ready Section Road. Investigators have secured a warrant for the arrest of Anthony Bevels.  He is in custody in Fayetteville, Tennessee.  Deputies are working to extradite him back to Alabama to face charges.  He will be held without bond. Bevels is charged in the death of Mary Berryman.  The 35-year-old woman […]

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    Construction, repaving on Highway 72 causes hazard on already congested road

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – What is already a congested, high traffic area is only getting worse. It’s all in the name of improvement, but the amount of road work and construction barriers on Highway 72 east is causing some potential hazards and headaches for commuters. “It’s time consuming and you have to have patience,” said commuter Mary Carlton. “At least I knew to expect it after the first time.” Construction barriers line the westbound lanes from Shields Road to the I-565 interchange. “We’re […]

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    Madison County Sheriff’s Office begins use of body cameras on all patrol deputies

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  Madison County deputies have adopted a new piece of technology to help those who serve and protect. Chief Deputy David Jernigan said the department is now using body cameras as the next step to increase accountability and oversight for their deputies. All 90 of the department’s uniformed patrol deputies wear the cameras clipped to the front of their uniforms. In the field, it’s their responsibility to turn the camera on before every interaction with the public. “That’s […]

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    Hundreds of campaign signs stolen overnight; Madison County candidates say ‘it’s politics as usual’

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Even if we get through a campaign without mudslinging, sometimes campaign rivalries resemble something more like what you would see on a playground. Late Monday night into early Tuesday morning, volunteers for Bobby Berryhill and David Young’s campaign for Madison County Coroner were working to replace more than 1,000 signs stolen from their campaigns. “Last night we put 500 or 600 out. We went back through this morning and there were no signs out,” said Berryhill. […]

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    Get to know the candidates and boundary lines for Madison County’s new District 53

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  On Tuesday, voters will head to the polls, and on the ballot is a new district Madison County voters need to know about. District 53 was moved from Jefferson County to Madison County due to redistricting in 2012. The new district spans the county north to Kelly Cemetery Road, south to Martin Road, and west to Research Park Boulevard. It encompasses parts of what were once three other districts. Click here to see a map of District […]

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    Parents express concern over Huntsville City Schools’ decision to cut 30 temp employees, including security guards

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Around 30 temporary Huntsville City Schools employees have been let go.   It came seemingly without warning. We received your emails and calls expressing concern, and WHNT News 19 is Taking Action to get answers. The 30 employees are temporary, and work for EPSCO, a company that provides employees to various businesses on a temporary basis. “The district has utilized temporary employees from an employment service on an as-need basis,” said Keith Ward, spokesperson for Huntsville […]

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    Are wasps taking over? Tennessee Valley residents report unusually high wasp activity

    TENNESSEE VALLEY — A concerned viewer contacted us about wasps swarming around her house and neighborhood that are making it hard to go outside. Kym Fredricksen lives in Hampton Cove and says the wasps are so bad she can’t make it to her mailbox without being attacked by the flying pests. When she contacted the WHNT News 19 newsroom, several people here chimed in, saying they had similar experiences all over the Huntsville area. We reached out to Ken Creel with the Alabama […]

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    What you need to know about getting Alabama’s new STAR I.D.

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The December 1, 2014 deadline to get the state’s new STAR I.D. is pushed back to 2016. But, you can still go ahead and check it off your to-do list. The  Alabama Department of Public Safety implemented the STAR I.D. program to comply with the federal REAL-ID Act of 2005. The legislation modified U.S. federal laws pertaining to security, authentication, and issuance procedure in an effort to increase national security. Once the Department of Homeland Security begins enforcing […]

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    Huntsville resident files lawsuit against city of Huntsville over Cabela’s deal

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The city of Huntsville is facing yet another challenge regarding their dealings with sports goods store Cabela’s. Huntsville resident Carl E. Fallin, Sr. filed a “taxpayer’s lawsuit” to block the city’s role in the land deals that are bringing the company here. In a 13 page lawsuit, Fallin accuses the city of concealing the nature of its transactions with Cabela’s site developers. The lawsuit lists contracts and land agreements allegedly made between the city and the developers. […]


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