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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
  • first stop

    Internal Audit leads to change in leadership at First Stop, Inc.

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – First Stop, Inc.’s Board of Directors say they didn’t feel the organization was headed in “the right direction.” That led to an audit of services and finances two weeks ago. “All it really was was an assessment and they learned a lot from that assessment,” said Clete Wetli, former chair of the Madison County Democratic Party, and now the newly elected Executive Director for First Stop. “We learned some ways we can improve the organization and improve its […]

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    Huntsville-Madison County EMA seeks to launch online shelter database

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  During severe weather events, WHNT News 19 and the Huntsville-Madison County EMA receives numerous calls from residents wondering where they can go for shelter. “The EMA unfortunately hasn’t kept track of that information because it’s so fluid. Some places will open, some places will close,” said Paige Colburn. Wednesda, Colburn hosted  a Q&A with Madison County church leaders to discuss the ins and outs of running a shelter and the EMA’s goal to launch a website like Shelter Etowah. Through […]

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    Changes to Alabama GI Dependents Scholarship expand benefits to peace-time veterans

    (WHNT) – The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs has announced major changes to its Alabama GI Dependents Scholarship program. The program offers free tuition, textbooks and instructional fees to service members’ dependents at state colleges and universities. Now even more people are eligible. Before this year Alabama veterans` children or spouses could only benefit from the scholarship program if the service member had served during war-time or under “extra-hazardous conditions”. Now, thanks to a law passed by Governor Bentley in March, dependents of […]

  • Tennessee Valley veterans seek out employment at Hiring Our Heroes job fair

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Despite the training and job skills our military veterans acquire during their service, they generally have a harder time finding work compared to other civilians. Hiring Our Heroes, a national effort of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, puts veterans in search of work in front of the employers who need them. “The job search has been kind of rough, but i`m staying positive,” admits Jedidiah Stele, a veteran who was laid off from his job […]

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    Alabama’s expungement law takes effect: People lining up to get records cleared

    (WHNT) – Alabamians with a less-than-perfect past are already lining up to get their record cleared. Drug offenses, theft offenses, burglary charges, disorderly conduct, DUIs, you name it, attorney Mark McDaniel has seen it all. In the months since the law was first passed, McDaniel has already seen clients hopeful to wipe their record clean. So, first things first, who qualifies? The law allows for expungement for: non-violent felony charges it can be granted in the event of a no-bill […]

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    Medical Association of the State of Alabama asks physicians to sign up for Veterans’ Outreach Registry

    (WHNT) – The Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA) has created the Veterans’ Outreach Registry, comprised of private physicians prepared to help veterans across Alabama get care, as VA facilities face months-long backlogs. MASA announced the initiative this week, and is hoping physicians will be quick to sign up. The medical association is going to share the registry with VA administrators, as well as statewide veterans aid groups. Melissa Behringer, Speaker of the House for MASA, says this […]

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    Fireworks can trigger PTSD

    The pops and bangs of fireworks on the 4th of July are a way many people choose to celebrate America’s independence. But for some people, it can trigger frightening memories of combat. Vietnam War Veteran Everett Carter recalls a 4th of July 45 years ago: “I never forget it because some kids in the neighborhood fired off some firecrackers and fireworks late in the afternoon, and it brought it all back,” Carter remembers. “I actually ended up trying to get […]

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    Huntsville School District leaders and its critics optimistic about impending mediation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It didn’t turn out exactly how Huntsville City School leaders wanted, but the sentiment now is to make the most of it. The school system is facing impending mediation with the Department of Justice on the ongoing school rezoning debate. Wednesday morning, the board held a special meeting to talk about the judge’s recent ruling. As it turns out, district leaders believe mediation may be better for the school system in the end, than a ruling in their favor. […]

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    Women’s Center administrators surrender license, but confident they will open new clinic soon

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Monday, the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives voluntarily surrendered its license to operate. The current facility does not meet the newly enacted safety requirements for abortion clinics to operate. However, administrators believe they’ll soon be opening their doors again, in a new location. “The clinic on Sparkman Drive is very close to being compliant already which is why we chose that location,” said Jayme Calhoun, a spokeswoman for Alabama Reproductive Rights Advocates. In April, Governor Bentley signed […]

  • SAF-T-Net app update will allow two-way communication between users and emergency officials

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville, Madison and the county are joining with Baron Services in a Critical Weather Initiative. The initiative centers around Baron Services’ SAF-T-Net weather alert app and a soon-to-be-released update that will involve you in their weather response. Anytime, anywhere, during any type of weather event, the update to the SAF-T-Net app will allow two-way communication between subscribers, city and county emergency officials and WHNT News 19. “Our critical weather initiative takes what the EMAs can do and […]

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    New study finds 3-D mammograms more effective at finding tumors

    The verdict is still out on 3-D mammography. Still, medical centers across the United States are investing in machines that can take the 3-D scans, including the Breast Center at Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children. “With the implementation of 3-D mammography we’re able to use the conventional mammographic views, but instead of acquiring four images, in the same amount of time we’re able to acquire a set of images that allow us to generate a 3-dimensional look into the […]

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    Many Alabama residents still await state tax refund

    (WHNT) – It has been two months since filing day, and many Alabama residents have yet to receive their state income tax refund. This is despite the fact the state department of revenue website says their return should have already arrived. So Alabama taxpayers want to know:  where are their state tax refunds? “They’ve contacted us saying `hey we want to know where it is, we’ve called the state a couple of times asking for information, we’ve gone to the […]