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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 stop

    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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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    Homeless man launches business, sells his creations at Sidewalk Arts Stroll

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Often talent can be found in places you would not have thought to look. That’s the case of Jack Daniels – not the whiskey – but one of Huntsville’s homeless, and a budding entrepreneur. Each month he can be found at Huntsville’s Sidewalk Art Stroll, selling bracelets. “Jack is an extremely honest guy. Jack is the kind of guy that if he`s eating dinner his peas are here, his potatoes are here, his corn is here. That`s jack,” […]

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    Alabama college students challenge gun policies on campus

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Fresh from their third national conference earlier this month, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is lobbying lawmakers and pressuring administrators to reconsider their policies for the safety of the students. The organization has gained more than 43,000 members nationwide, gaining traction in at colleges across Alabama. The Alabama SCCC Facebook page has more than 500 `likes` and this past January Auburn students marched across campus for the organization’s Empty Holster Protest. But in Huntsville the movement is […]

  • depression

    Help available for people suffering from depression

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. In 2012, 16 million Americans suffered a major depressive event. Less than half sought help. “There are some people that understand they are depressed and have depression, but there are a good number of people who fall into the stigma of what mental illness is and are afraid to admit something is going on,” said Chari Herron, a Mental Health Therapist with the Mental […]

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    Nearly 800 farmers tour the Tennessee Valley for the 42nd Annual Commodity Producers Conference

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Ten. (WHNT) – Nearly 800 Alabama farmers are in the Tennessee Valley for some professional development. The owners of Lyons Family Farms welcomed about 150 of those farmers to their farm Friday morning. It was just one stop on a series of 5 tours of North Alabama and South Tennessee farms. Owners discussed their agritourism business and what makes it work for them. It is a business model that appeals to Joe Lambrecht, owner of Oakview Farms in […]

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    Transportation Official: First day of Madison County’s new bus route schedule “unmitigated disaster”

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala (WHNT) – Mass confusion, bus delays, and a lot of angry parents. That about sums up the first day of school in Madison County. Dan Evans, Madison County School District’s Director of Operations, admits the execution of their new staggered school start times and bus routes has not been without its headaches. “I had no allusion that it would be perfect from the beginning,” said Evans. “It`s just going to take time” Since Tuesday, there has been some improvement. Earlier this […]


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