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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 responders had to cut a chain-link fence to access a fire hydrant during an early-morning fire on Monday.

    First Responders ask for community cooperation in emergency situations

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Outside of city limits, responding to an emergency takes a village. “Generally different fire departments have areas they respond in. Occasionally we have mutual aid and automatic aid agreements with some of the surrounding departments, which gets us in route to their locations and they in turn help us when we need their help,” explained Captain Russ Kennington, with Madison Police. His department has an automatic response agreement with Monrovia Volunteer Fire Department. Whenever Monrovia VFD gets […]

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    “Pickles with a Purpose” help provide outlet for students to report drinking, drugs, and bullying

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – At lunch time on any given day of the week, you’ll find Dallas Mill Deli packed with locals breaking away from the daily grind. It’s also where you’ll find a row of cleverly named pickles up on a shelf. They’re pretty unassuming, until you learn not what’s inside them – (sweet pickles, spicy watermelon pickles, jalapeno pickles) – but what’s behind every jar of Pickled Pink pickles. On the back you’ll see a statement that Pickled […]

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    Old Madison Pike Bridge project nearing the home stretch

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When construction started on the Old Madison Pike bridge in 2013 we were told it would take about two years to complete. Which, for drivers taking the daily detours, can feel like eternity. Viewers have reached out to WHNT News 19 asking what’s the deal with the project. We reached out to ALDOT Regional Engineer Johnny Harris. “[We’re] probably 90% complete, we’re just waiting for the bridge to be finished so we can start the final […]

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    Advocates draft “Dyslexia Bill of Rights” to raise awareness, improve education

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Parents and educators are shining a light on an issue that, in the past, has often been overlooked in education: dyslexia. The “Dyslexia Bill of Rights” calls on local education agencies to recognize dyslexia has a significant impact on a child’s education and their future. Denise Gibbs, Director of Scottish Rite Foundation Learning Centers, is at the forefront of this effort. “Often times children are struggling and unlike children with other kinds of issues or […]

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    Authorities identify Alabama A&M student found in Hazel Green pond

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison County Sheriff’s deputies continue to investigate a case involving an Alabama A&M University student found dead in a pond on Walker Lane Wednesday. Thursday, deputies identified the student as 27-year-old Lavanya Abburi, who enrolled in AAMU’s PhD program in plant and soil science in spring 2014.  She was a native of India.  Investigators met with her parents Thursday morning. “The entire Alabama A&M University family is grieved by the untimely death of Lavanya, who […]

  • Rob Holland flying the Window World MXS-RH, an all carbon fiber, competition–ready, single-seat aerobatic airplane designed and built by MX Aircraft

    Veterans could win a ride with an aerobatic flyer at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airshow

    (WHNT) – One aerobatic flyer is offering the chance of a lifetime to Alabama’s veterans — the opportunity to experience his aerial flips and turns first hand. Aerobatic flyer Rob Holland will give a ride to one veteran as part of his Hero Flight Program at the Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show. The flight will likely be held Thursday night at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport. Nominations for the Tuscaloosa Regional Airshow have now closed. They will announce the winner Tuesday afternoon. You can […]

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    Alabama officials end investigation into Harper Lee’s condition, release of second book

    MONROEVILLE, Ala. — An Alabama official says a state agency closed an inquiry into whether the deal to publish Harper Lee’s upcoming novel involved financial fraud. Some in Lee’s hometown of Monroeville questioned whether the 88-year-old “To Kill A Mockingbird” author was capable of consenting to the second novel’s publication. A longtime friend says she is mostly deaf, blind and in poor health.Alabama Securities Commission Director Joseph Borg said Thursday his agency reviewed the matter at the Department of Human […]

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    Madison Road projects halted in retaliation to anti-tax billboard

    MADISON, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Transportation Director (ALDOT) halted two major road projects because of one lawmaker’s public stance against a tax hike plan, according to ALDOT Director John Cooper. It all stems from the billboard pictured above. Senator Bill Holtzclaw rented it to express his opposition to Governor Bentley’s tax proposal. The billboard space is located along Highway 72 in Madison. According to Cooper, now the widening projects for Highway 72 and Jeff Road are on hold. Cooper […]

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    Former FBI agent says disconnected cultures breed fear instead of understanding

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It started with a 911 call. A resident in the Madison neighborhood reported seeing an unknown man walking around and allegedly “peering” into garages. So the resident reported it. He followed the oft-recited charge: “If you see something, say something.” But when does that natural suspicion become something more? Former FBI Special Agent Dana Gillis knows the difference it can make when people reports suspicious activity or something that seems wrong and out-of-place. But Gillis says in our […]

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    Opponent of same-sex marriage ruling cites scripture as only ‘truly valid law’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Amid the cheers and congratulations, there has been a vocal opposition to the same-sex marriages performed this week. While laws may change, many Alabama Christians are sharing why their views are steadfast. Just scroll through the comments on the WHNT News 19 Facebook page and you’ll see the disparity. Many cheer what they see as a step toward equality, while others pray for a state whose future they believe is grim. “The judge’s ruling basically threw out […]

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    Closure of Alabama Psychiatric Services impacts homeless and at-risk community

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The impending closure of Alabama Psychiatric Services has impacted around 30,000 patients across the state — among them, the homeless and at risk. Clete Wetli, Executive Director of First Stop, says their mission is to help Huntsville’s homeless transition into stable, independent living. That sometimes means helping them get psychiatric care. Now Wetli worries the closure of APS threatens to derail positive steps many formerly homeless residents have made toward that goal. “APS is one of the service […]

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    Huntsville City leaders announce next phase of $60 million Martin Road expansion

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – As one road project wraps up, another is set to begin. Wednesday, Huntsville leaders announced another multi-million dollar project to begin next year. The city has completed the first portion of a $60 million, multi-phase project, expanding a portion of Martin Road primarily on the base. They are now gearing up for the rest of the Martin Road expansion. Martin Road will become a five-lane highway between Redstone Arsenal and Glen Hearn Boulevard near Huntsville International Airport. Every day, around 43,000 vehicles […]


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