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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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    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 […]

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    Big Spring Park overrun with ducks, Animal Services moves them to new home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Big Spring Park is over capacity. Ducks and Geese are taking over. “About every two years this breed of duck, the Muscovy, populates so beautifully that it becomes a problem. There’s just too many there,” explained Karen Sheppard, with Huntsville Animal Services. For the past two weeks Huntsville Animal Services has been rounding up Muscovy ducks, and moving them to private ponds in Madison and Morgan counties. The plan is move anywhere from 70 to 80 ducks, […]

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    Madison City leaders look to turn around U-turn law

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Have you ever made a U-turn driving through Madison? If so, you’ve been breaking the law. But here’s some good news for you lawbreakers, city leaders are looking to do away with the 22-year-old law that bans all U-turns in the city. “I`ve lived here 14 years and probably the first 12 years I did U-turns and didn’t even know it was illegal,” said Mayor Troy Trulock. “We have recently been going through our ordinances and […]

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    TAKING ACTION: Easy steps to prevent security system “false alarms”

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – In 2013, Madison County Sheriff`s deputies and volunteer fire department emergency responders were called out on more than 1,200 false alarms. Most due to faulty systems, bought for a low price. They are often the cause of false alarms due to dying batteries, aging programs, or faulty sensors. ( “Excessive ‘False Alarms’ causing strain for Madison County Sheriff’s deputies and volunteer firefighters”) There have been situations where  deputies have run more than 24 false alarms to the same […]


    Excessive “False Alarms” causing strain for Madison County Sheriff’s deputies and volunteer firefighters

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – When a fire alarm goes off, or someone dials 911, first responders drop everything and go. But an increasing number of false alarms are sending volunteer fire fighters and Sheriff’s deputies out on calls that turn out to be nothing. There have been situations where  deputies have run more than 24 false alarms to the same location in the span of only 48 hours. First responders say it is a growing problem that distracts deputies and volunteer fire […]


    Community Health Initiative awards half a million dollars in grants to area non-profits

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Community Free Clinic in Huntsville was one of this years’ biggest recipients of the Community Health Initiative grant. The committee awarded half a million dollars in grants to 14 area non-profits, Thursday morning. The clinic was among its top recipients, receiving $100 thousand. The money will help the clinic continue to provide free medical care and medication to Madison County’s uninsured. “We keep them out of the emergency room. Emergency rooms are expensive health care,” said […]

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    Crisis Center of North Alabama celebrates opening of transitional house for domestic abuse victims

      HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Nancy Archuleta knows, too well, the physical and emotional pain of domestic abuse. “It was very difficult because I was in that turmoil that says you stay in the marriage for the children,” recalled Archuleta. But one day, everything became clear. “I came home and I found my son beaten, I realized at that point that there is no such thing as staying in a relationship for the children.” On Thursday, Archuleta, along with Crisis […]