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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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    24 years later, Huntsville Fire Chief remembers responding to the Dallas Mill Fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  On July 24, 1991, the Historic Dallas Mill caught on fire. It created a blaze that many remember to this day, including Huntsville Fire Chief Mac McFarlen. On that day McFarlen served as a driver engineer. “I remember the alarm. At that time I was a driver engineer. On that shift I was driving the truck out of fire station five,” recalled McFarlen. “When we arrived, the fire was well underway. It went really, really fast. Burning on multiple floors. […]

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    First Stop, Inc. has no shortage of food this summer, instead asks for monetary donations

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WHNT) – First Stop, Inc. has no shortage of food, clothing, and things for their clients. This summer, what they really need is money. “We provide a lot of services our grant money simply does not cover,” explains Executive Director Clete Wetli. The organization pays out nearly $1,000 on utilities every month. “Huntsville Utilities called asking if we had a water leak, but we didn’t! It’s because so many people get showers here when they can`t get showers somewhere else, […]

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    How to sign up for free and reduced lunch programs in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Last year Huntsville City Schools took a new approach to free and reduced lunch. “The US Department of Agriculture, State Department of Human Resources, State Department of Education, and Huntsville City Schools started qualifying areas based on census data,” explained Superintendent Casey Wardynski. That means in certain qualifying schools breakfast and lunch are always free to every student. In Huntsville, there are 12 schools that do not qualify for this program. Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary Hampton Cove Elementary […]

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    Huntsville Superintendent updates community on various issues in meeting at Grissom

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Curiosity and concern packed more than 100 people into the A.V. Room at Grissom High School on Wednesday. The two-plus-hour, standing-room-only meeting organized by the civic group Huntsville South focused on the school system’s new consent decree, along with its implementation. Superintendent Casey Wardynski also discussed the progress of the new schools, detailing both Whitesburg P-8 and Grissom High for those in attendance. He has been meeting with community groups all summer long, primarily answering questions […]

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    Clinton Row artist seeks public input for downtown mural project

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville artist Christina Wegman spends her days interpreting Huntsville landmarks as whimsical abstract scenes and putting her own spin on commissioned portraits. She works out of her studio at Clinton Row in the Downtown Storage building, and now she`s embarking on a new challenge. The owner of the building has asked her to liven up the side of the building with her art. “The alley way is kind of unused, and the windows have been sealed over a […]

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    Two men standing guard in front of Huntsville’s Armed Forces Career Center

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Two Huntsville veterans are standing guard at the Armed Forces Career Center on University Drive. The men showed up Monday morning.  Huntsville Police have been by to check on them but left. The men say they plan to be out there all day today, and will return throughout the week and further on until the law is changed to allow military recruiters to be armed. Two Huntsville Veterans providing security at the local armed forces career center […]

  • Retired Marine, friend of Chattanooga victim pays respects to fallen brothers in arms

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – WHNT News 19’s Daniela Perallon spoke on Friday with a leader of the East Tennessee Patriot Guard Riders. George Burgan knew both Sgt. David Wyatt and GySgt. Thomas J. Sullivan from their time serving as honor guard for Fallen Service Members. He says the Marines are family and he came to pay his respects to his brothers in arms. “It’s heartbreaking. This is the first chance I’ve had to come down and see the memorial. And it’s […]

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    International Affairs Expert: Iran Nuclear Deal not perfect, but best we could get

    (WHNT) -Politicians on the left and right have made their voices heard about the nuclear deal with Iran. According to who you ask, it’s either a landmark deal or a recipe for disaster. So, who’s right? According to Kathy Hawk, a professor of political science and director of the Global Understanding Initiative at UAH, the deal isn’t perfect, but it may be the best we could have realistically hoped for. “The discussion should really be ‘this agreement or no agreement’. Not ‘this agreement or one […]

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    Same-sex Huntsville couple becomes first to adopt in North Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A south Huntsville couple is celebrating family, and in the process making history. On Tuesday, the Haraways  became the first same-sex couple to adopt in North Alabama. In 2014, Tracy and Ashley Haraway`s lives forever changed, with the birth of twins, Tucker and Archer. With their joy came a sobering realization, only Tracy, the boys’ biological mother, was recognized as the boys’ legal guardian. “[Ashley] needed to know, if anything were to happen to me she was going to […]

  • On Friday, one dog was reunited with his family| Courtesy: ASPCA

    ASPCA to allow walk-through for people who filed missing pet claims

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – On Saturday, July 11th, the ASPCA will open the doors of its temporary emergency shelter to the public. They will allow people who have filed missing pet claims with the ASPCA to walk-through and see if their dog is among the nearly 300 animals housed in the warehouse. They will be open for walk-throughs from Saturday, July 11th to Friday, July 17th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Friday, one family was already reunited […]

  • A large crowd attended the Lawrence County Commission meeting on July 10 to speak up about the animal shelter issue. (Photo: Daniela Perallon/WHNT News 19)

    Fiery comments at Lawrence County Commission meeting over animal shelter discussion

    MOULTON, Ala. – Lawrence County`s budget woes are nothing new, but frustrations came to a head again Friday morning as community members pointed fingers and demanded answers about the failed county animal shelter. Residents demanded leash-laws, spay and neuter ordinances, and experts even laid out all of the steps the county needs to make in order to run a successful animal shelter. Commission Chair Joey Hargrove says they have a plan to open a legitimate animal shelter, but they won`t use a dime […]

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    West Morgan teen upset after Walmart rejects class ring design featuring Confederate flag

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  A West Morgan High School graduate is caught in the middle of the ongoing Confederate flag controversy. He simply wanted a class ring depicting his school’s “rebel” mascot. On Sunday, Aaron Browder went to Walmart to purchase a class ring within his budget. He’s saved up his graduate money and knew exactly what he wanted. “A basic crest ring, one side being the West Morgan Rebel Mascot, the other with JROTC, a sapphire stone with WMHS around the stone,” […]


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