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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
  • Retired Marine, friend of Chattanooga victim pays respects to fallen brothers in arms

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – WHNT News 19’s Daniela Perallon spoke on Friday with a leader of the East Tennessee Patriot Guard Riders. George Burgan knew both Sgt. David Wyatt and GySgt. Thomas J. Sullivan from their time serving as honor guard for Fallen Service Members. He says the Marines are family and he came to pay his respects to his brothers in arms. “It’s heartbreaking. This is the first chance I’ve had to come down and see the memorial. And it’s […]

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    International Affairs Expert: Iran Nuclear Deal not perfect, but best we could get

    (WHNT) -Politicians on the left and right have made their voices heard about the nuclear deal with Iran. According to who you ask, it’s either a landmark deal or a recipe for disaster. So, who’s right? According to Kathy Hawk, a professor of political science and director of the Global Understanding Initiative at UAH, the deal isn’t perfect, but it may be the best we could have realistically hoped for. “The discussion should really be ‘this agreement or no agreement’. Not ‘this agreement or one […]

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    Same-sex Huntsville couple becomes first to adopt in North Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A south Huntsville couple is celebrating family, and in the process making history. On Tuesday, the Haraways  became the first same-sex couple to adopt in North Alabama. In 2014, Tracy and Ashley Haraway`s lives forever changed, with the birth of twins, Tucker and Archer. With their joy came a sobering realization, only Tracy, the boys’ biological mother, was recognized as the boys’ legal guardian. “[Ashley] needed to know, if anything were to happen to me she was going to […]

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    ASPCA to allow walk-through for people who filed missing pet claims

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – On Saturday, July 11th, the ASPCA will open the doors of its temporary emergency shelter to the public. They will allow people who have filed missing pet claims with the ASPCA to walk-through and see if their dog is among the nearly 300 animals housed in the warehouse. They will be open for walk-throughs from Saturday, July 11th to Friday, July 17th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Friday, one family was already reunited […]

  • A large crowd attended the Lawrence County Commission meeting on July 10 to speak up about the animal shelter issue. (Photo: Daniela Perallon/WHNT News 19)

    Fiery comments at Lawrence County Commission meeting over animal shelter discussion

    MOULTON, Ala. – Lawrence County`s budget woes are nothing new, but frustrations came to a head again Friday morning as community members pointed fingers and demanded answers about the failed county animal shelter. Residents demanded leash-laws, spay and neuter ordinances, and experts even laid out all of the steps the county needs to make in order to run a successful animal shelter. Commission Chair Joey Hargrove says they have a plan to open a legitimate animal shelter, but they won`t use a dime […]

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    West Morgan teen upset after Walmart rejects class ring design featuring Confederate flag

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  A West Morgan High School graduate is caught in the middle of the ongoing Confederate flag controversy. He simply wanted a class ring depicting his school’s “rebel” mascot. On Sunday, Aaron Browder went to Walmart to purchase a class ring within his budget. He’s saved up his graduate money and knew exactly what he wanted. “A basic crest ring, one side being the West Morgan Rebel Mascot, the other with JROTC, a sapphire stone with WMHS around the stone,” […]

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    U.S. Army Materiel Command warns against online scammers posing as servicemen and women

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The US Army Materiel Command has a warning for the public: be wary of people posing as Army personnel online. They will steal photos of actual soldiers, playing on our sympathies and readiness to help our servicemen and women, or join dating sites to take advantage of someone’s affections. “What you see is people posing as members of the military, sometimes our senior leaders, sometimes as an average soldier,” explained Lisa Simunaci, with U.S. Army Materiel […]

  • Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigating vandalism at Hazel Green’s Billy Hunter Park

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating vandalism found at Billy Hunter Park in Hazel Green. The incident is believed to have happened in the overnight hours of July 3 or early-morning hours of July 4. Graffiti marred the ballpark’s signs, gym and concession stand. The markings have already been cleaned up, but it cost an estimated $2,600. This is the second act of vandalism the Hazel Green Athletics Association was forced to clean up in the last year. […]

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    Huntsville Police investigating Sunday night shooting, 18-year-old in critical condition

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police were called to Huntsville Hospital Sunday night after 18-year-old D’Marcus Bibb was shot in front of a home on Elizabeth Street. A spokesman for the department says witnesses say they were standing out on the street when a black car pulled up. Somebody in the vehicle rolled down the window and fired shots. Bibb was shot in the chest and stomach, and is in critical condition. Police say they are following several leads.  

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    UPDATE: ASPCA moves animals from Lawrence County to emergency shelter, Police Chief releases number of animals found

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – Late Friday afternoon, Moulton Police Chief Lyndon McWhorter revealed the exact number of animals that were found at Bobbie Taylor’s property – the former Lawrence County Animal Shelter. He says a total of 316 dogs and cats were located at the property, including several that were already dead, some that have died in the past few days and several still fighting for life at area veterinary hospitals. Earlier Friday, they began the difficult process of removing all […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: The inside of the ASPCA emergency animal shelter in Lawrence County

    MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) – New developments in the ongoing story of Lawrence County’s animal shelter and the allegations of abuse and neglect against former director Bobbie Taylor. The ASPCA began relocating the dogs and cats from Taylor’s home based shelter to a new location Friday. In fact, the first two truck loads of animals left Taylor’s shelter just after noon. With over 300 animals, it’s a process that could take two days to complete. WHNT News 19 first broke the […]

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    Huntsville Police still striving to diversify force, focus on more than just race, gender

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Over the past year, Huntsville Police have increased their efforts to diversify the force. “We strive to build a department through our recruiting efforts that reflects the diversity of the city,” said Police Chief Lewis Morris. That doesn’t only mean racial diversity, but diversity by gender, age, and even education. Morris says despite their efforts, it’s not always easy – or within their control. Chief Morris points to a long, difficult interview process. Recruits drop out, don’t show up, or […]


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