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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
  • taxpix

    State tax refund delays expected to be minimal this year

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Last year the Alabama Department of Revenue implemented a system to prevent tax fraud, and it worked. The state prevented $20 million from being issued on fraudulent returns.  But in their efforts, they also caused a massive backlog. “We had too many filters in place and were getting too many false positives,” said Julie Magee, State Revenue Commissioner. This year the process is far more efficient, and demands far fewer manual reviews.  But the state has run […]

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    Alabama State Parks working on contingency plan to close 15 parks, including some in north Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Budget cuts in Alabama are affecting many departments. As state legislators battle it out in Montgomery, state departments are warning employees of major cuts if the money doesn’t come. The latest potential victim is Alabama State Parks.  WHNT News 19 spoke with Kim Nix, spokesperson for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, on Tuesday.  Nix confirmed if legislators take funding away, there will be an emergency plan implemented to close a number of parks in […]

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    ‘Kicking 4 The Cure’ event raises funds, awareness for pediatric cancer research

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuesday the Sparkman Senators faced the Bob Jones Patriots. But it was not any ordinary soccer match. While on the field there was a rivalry, on the sidelines there was a common cause.  Sparkman High School hosted “Kicking 4 the Cure” – an event aimed at raising awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research. Each year the annual event has raised money for cancer research, but this year event organizer Christie Ross turned the focus to […]


    Future of halted ATRIP road projects remains unclear

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Amid Friday’s celebrations over the County Line Road I-565 interchange, questions remain about two other major road projects put on the back burner by the state. It all started when Senator Bill Holtzclaw put up a billboard reading “Governor Bentley wants to raise your taxes. I will not let that happen. Semper Fi.” In retaliation, John Cooper, Director of the Alabama Department of Transportation, pulled funding for two road projects in the senator’s district. On Friday, Cooper stood among the crowd […]

  • Lavanya Aburri

    AAMU community remembers life and accomplishments of Lavanya Aburri

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Lavanya Aburri was a young woman friends and colleagues described as smart, compassionate, and selfless. Thursday the Alabama A&M University community paid tribute to her memory. “She had a lot of compassion for others. She would never say no if somebody came to ask her for help,” said Aburri’s major adviser and friend, S.R. Mentreddy. “She was very much into life.” Aburri came to the United States to follow her passion for research. After completing an MS in […]

  • First responders had to cut a chain-link fence to access a fire hydrant during an early-morning fire on Monday.

    First Responders ask for community cooperation in emergency situations

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Outside of city limits, responding to an emergency takes a village. “Generally different fire departments have areas they respond in. Occasionally we have mutual aid and automatic aid agreements with some of the surrounding departments, which gets us in route to their locations and they in turn help us when we need their help,” explained Captain Russ Kennington, with Madison Police. His department has an automatic response agreement with Monrovia Volunteer Fire Department. Whenever Monrovia VFD gets […]

  • Pickled Pink

    “Pickles with a Purpose” help provide outlet for students to report drinking, drugs, and bullying

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – At lunch time on any given day of the week, you’ll find Dallas Mill Deli packed with locals breaking away from the daily grind. It’s also where you’ll find a row of cleverly named pickles up on a shelf. They’re pretty unassuming, until you learn not what’s inside them – (sweet pickles, spicy watermelon pickles, jalapeno pickles) – but what’s behind every jar of Pickled Pink pickles. On the back you’ll see a statement that Pickled […]

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    Old Madison Pike Bridge project nearing the home stretch

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When construction started on the Old Madison Pike bridge in 2013 we were told it would take about two years to complete. Which, for drivers taking the daily detours, can feel like eternity. Viewers have reached out to WHNT News 19 asking what’s the deal with the project. We reached out to ALDOT Regional Engineer Johnny Harris. “[We’re] probably 90% complete, we’re just waiting for the bridge to be finished so we can start the final […]

  • Reading

    Advocates draft “Dyslexia Bill of Rights” to raise awareness, improve education

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Parents and educators are shining a light on an issue that, in the past, has often been overlooked in education: dyslexia. The “Dyslexia Bill of Rights” calls on local education agencies to recognize dyslexia has a significant impact on a child’s education and their future. Denise Gibbs, Director of Scottish Rite Foundation Learning Centers, is at the forefront of this effort. “Often times children are struggling and unlike children with other kinds of issues or […]

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    Authorities identify Alabama A&M student found in Hazel Green pond

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison County Sheriff’s deputies continue to investigate a case involving an Alabama A&M University student found dead in a pond on Walker Lane Wednesday. Thursday, deputies identified the student as 27-year-old Lavanya Abburi, who enrolled in AAMU’s PhD program in plant and soil science in spring 2014.  She was a native of India.  Investigators met with her parents Thursday morning. “The entire Alabama A&M University family is grieved by the untimely death of Lavanya, who […]

  • Rob Holland flying the Window World MXS-RH, an all carbon fiber, competition–ready, single-seat aerobatic airplane designed and built by MX Aircraft

    Veterans could win a ride with an aerobatic flyer at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airshow

    (WHNT) – One aerobatic flyer is offering the chance of a lifetime to Alabama’s veterans — the opportunity to experience his aerial flips and turns first hand. Aerobatic flyer Rob Holland will give a ride to one veteran as part of his Hero Flight Program at the Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show. The flight will likely be held Thursday night at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport. Nominations for the Tuscaloosa Regional Airshow have now closed. They will announce the winner Tuesday afternoon. You can […]

  • Harper Lee (Image: CBS News)

    Alabama officials end investigation into Harper Lee’s condition, release of second book

    MONROEVILLE, Ala. — An Alabama official says a state agency closed an inquiry into whether the deal to publish Harper Lee’s upcoming novel involved financial fraud. Some in Lee’s hometown of Monroeville questioned whether the 88-year-old “To Kill A Mockingbird” author was capable of consenting to the second novel’s publication. A longtime friend says she is mostly deaf, blind and in poor health.Alabama Securities Commission Director Joseph Borg said Thursday his agency reviewed the matter at the Department of Human […]


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