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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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    Friends start funeral and hospital fund for family of hit-and-run victims

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuesday, Chao Bin Zhang stood by the side of the road where he lost his only son. In disbelief, he recounted the fateful incident to a friend. Late Sunday night, his wife and three children were walking along Highway 72, east of Memorial Parkway, when a driver veered off the road and hit the children. The driver then left the scene, and was later arrested. Zhang’s 8-year-old son was pronounced dead at the hospital, his two older daughters were injured. […]

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    Like city leaders before them, council candidates call for Haysland Square revitalization

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – For more than 15 years Haysland Square Shopping Center in South Huntsville has seen a retail exodus. Empty storefronts and parking spots have come to be expected. “It needs some things,” said Linn Brannon, an Arab resident who often travels into South Huntsville to shop and eat with his wife. “It’d be nice to have a little more selection, in restaurants especially” South Huntsville resident Dee Murphy didn’t sparse words, “[It's an] urban jungle, ugly, empty, not […]

  • Stipulations of Carly’s Law keep cannabis oil out of reach for patients suffering from other chronic diseases

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – After the passage of Carly’s Law this spring, Huntsville-raised Itamar Shapira hoped cannabis oil could provide relief for his own debilitating disease. But, he has been denied the treatment at every turn. WHNT News 19 and The Huntsville Times/Al.com have teamed up to share his story and his call to action. In his last year at Vanderbilt University, Itamar Shapira looked forward to a future in biomedical engineering.  He was even accepted to further his studies in Israel. […]

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    Rocket Hatch CO.STARTERS program aims to turn local entrepreneurs’ ideas into action

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville has a hidden community of entrepreneurs and start up business leaders who are struggling to figure out where to turn next. Now, another start up, Rocket Hatch, is seeking them out, to bring innovators together and see where their collaboration can take them. Antonio Montoya is co-founder of Rocket Hatch. “What we`re trying to solve initially with rocket hatch is to get those people out and connected,” said Montoya. There first major effort will bring the CO.STARTERS […]

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    Board members reviewing nearly 100 candidates for Heart of the Valley YMCA CEO

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Heart of the Valley YMCA is looking for a President/CEO who can pull it out of its budget troubles. The application process ended last Friday, after they received nearly 100 applications from interested candidates. “We had a tremendous response,” said Scott Seeley, Chairman of the Board of Directors. The organization has been searching for a new President/CEO since the organization’s former leader retired in July.  now they’re in the home stretch. “We will be reviewing resumes over the next couple of weeks and […]

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    First Stop to hold community fundraiser to “Eradic8 Homelessness”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  It’s been only six weeks since first stop underwent a management overhaul and things are changing fast. “We changed everything from intake and screening process, we`ve seen a huge influx of people come in,” said Clete Wetli, Executive Director of First Stop, an organization helping Huntsville’s homeless. First Stop now has about 270 case management clients, 150 more on their waiting list. Wetli says in the past if someone signed up for services it could be […]

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    Once in office, newly elected school board members face learning curve

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Three members of the Huntsville City School Bard will soon be leaving, to be replaced by three new faces. With this turnover comes a learning curve. In November, there will be more inaugural members on the board than time-tested veterans, like Laurie McCaulley. “They’re the new quorum of the board, which is exciting, but then nervous (sic) at the same time,” said McCaulley, with a chuckle. McCaulley says she came into office with her own misconceptions about […]

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    Huntsville City School Board Races: Two big wins and a runoff

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two Huntsville City School Board candidates celebrated clear victories Tuesday night, while two more head into a runoff. District Two Candidate Beth Wilder snagged 59 percent of the vote against Richard Buchanan’s 41 percent. At a victory celebration, Wilder was overcome by the contributions of her friends, family, and campaign team, as well as the voters who propelled her to a big win. “My team has just been wonderful out every weekend doing all they can to […]

  • A yacht was found capsized at Ditto Landing on Friday morning. (Photo: Daniela Perallon/WHNT News 19)

    UPDATE: Crews still cannot lift 78-foot boat partially sunken at Huntsville’s Ditto Landing

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – UPDATE – Crews are still working to pull a partially sunken yacht out of the marina at Ditto Landing. “The Notorious,” which apparently has quite a history, was first found partially submerged at Ditto Landing in south Huntsville, Friday. Monday evening, crews were able to lift the majority of the yacht out of the water. Workers plan to bring in a third crane Tuesday to help move the more than 200,000 pound boat to land. Crews pumped water and fuel out […]

  • Curse, Inc.

    Huntsville’s Curse, Inc. one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If you’re a self-professed gamer, you’ve probably heard of them. If not, you better get used to hearing their name. Curse, Inc. is one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, and they’re headquarters are right here in Huntsville. Curse, Inc. is growing a media and technology empire in the heart of the Rocket City. “We have a wiki platform, voice communication platform, that is like Skype for gamers.  And, we also have a number […]

  • hpd

    Police Chief: When it comes to military weapons, “It’s not what you have, but how you use it”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Whether it be the use of tear gas, riot gear, or m-raps – nationally people are talking about the ‘militarization’ of the police force. Through the 1033 program the US military has sold more than $5 billion in equipment and property to local law enforcement agencies since 1990. More than 8-thousand agencies have participated in the program. The Huntsville Police Department is not one of them. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have quite the arsenal. Chief Lewis […]

  • NHv

    City leaders say North Huntsville is prime for redevelopment, seek community input

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  City leaders are focusing on the BIG picture, and North Huntsville is part of it. Years-long North Memorial Parkway construction projects are nearly done, housing prices are welcoming to home buyers, and retailers are already moving in. Jordan cites chains like Five Guys, Dunkin Donuts, and Walmart that have moved in to North Huntsville. Jordan also sees potential in areas like the recently bought-out Huntsville Country Club property and the old Disturbia on the corner of Oakwood and the parkway. “We`re […]


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