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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
  • uturn

    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 […]

  • alar msystem

    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 […]

  • Verizon Wireless Gives Back, Prepares Kids For Severe Weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  In the midst of tornado season, one local company wants to make sure north Alabama’s children are prepared. Each month, Verizon Wireless Call Center employees get to break away from the daily grind and do something to make a difference through the Verizon Foundation. Employees have written cards to the troops, made super hero capes for children in Huntsville Hospital and Tuesday they created disaster preparedness kits for kids. Inside each kit is a pack of tissues, […]

  • Tornado Recovery Committee seeks to raise $100,000 to hire full-time case managers

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – After the April 27th tornadoes a group of churches & nonprofits banded together to form the Madison County Long Term Recovery Committee. Volunteers saw the need was overwhelming, but state funds for Disaster Case Management did not arrive until 18 months after the tornadoes struck. Case management was handled entirely by volunteers. Those volunteers eventually had to return to work, leaving survivor families to be handed over to new volunteers each time, often restarting the entire paperwork […]

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    Community Leaders Break Ground on $50 Million Whole Foods Anchored Shopping Center

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Community leaders broke ground on the $50 million Whole Foods Market shopping center development Wednesday morning. City leaders celebrated what they see as the development’s potential to inspire new life on Memorial Parkway. “We’re taking an area that has reached its economic life, we’re taking it down and reproducing a new upscale development,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. The 10,000 square foot Whole Foods shopping center will be built on the northeast corner of Bob Wallace Avenue and Memorial Parkway. Health and lifestyle […]

  • On Sunday, 300 Sunset Avenue was cleared of trees and overgrowth, after years of neglect.

    After pressure from city, property owner cleans up abandoned, overgrown Sunset Avenue home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Neighbors and city leaders frustrated over an overgrown and abandoned home on Sunset Avenue have finally received some relief. Bugs critters, and overgrowth have made the property at 300 Sunset Avenue property a nightmare for neighbors for more than a decade. After pressure from city Councilman Bill Kling, all of the brush was finally cleared away this past Sunday. “Largely because of the news story on channel 19, the city community development office was able to get the property owners […]

  • tent city

    Tent City closed for good, homeless moved to temporary housing and shelters

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Tent City, the homeless camp under I-565,  has officially been shut down. The state Department of Transportation ordered the closure last year. The deadline was pushed back several times. On Friday, there were still 15 to 20 people still living under the overpass, but by Monday afternoon they were all moved out, leaving behind only empty tents and abandoned belongings. Advocate group volunteers drove back and forth from the camp throughout Monday morning, ensuring no one was left […]

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    Tent City closure leaves few long-term solutions for city’s displaced homeless

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Advocates for Huntsville’s homeless, along with aid organizations and law enforcement have been working for months to find a place for the city’s soon-to-be displaced Tent City residents. On June 16th, the people living under I-565 will be forced out of their long-time camp site, under the order of the Alabama Department of Transportation. But relocating around 30 people has proven to be a challenge. While some are happy to stay in a shelter, others found comfort in their Tent City lifestyle. “In every […]

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    Shooting leads councilman to call for security cameras inside skate park

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A weekend shooting has Huntsville city leaders wanting to increase security at a city skate park. Councilman Bill Kling plans to propose installing security cameras inside Lydia Gold Skate Park, after a confrontation led to one man being shot at the park on Sunday. “We want to make sure it`s safe for people to come out,” said Kling. “It’s a good use of the land and it`s being well utilized. We want to make sure it […]