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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
  • historic home

    Historic Huntsville estate to be sold to highest bidder this weekend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – More than 7,000 square feet of Huntsville History is up for sale. The oldest remaining timber-frame house in Huntsville’s Old Town neighborhood goes on the auction block this weekend. At first glance, you can tell the Old Town Estate is impressive. But beyond the front door is a glimpse into Huntsville’s history. The 5,600 square foot main home at 111 Calhoun Street was built in 1857. Today, it boasts several modern additions and updates, but original features remain: columns in […]

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    Teachers get first-hand experience of career tech training at Summer Technology Institute

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Tennessee Valley teachers are getting first hand experience in technical career fields. J.F. Drake State is hosting their 10th annual Summer Technology Institute which puts teachers in the classroom. “Our concept is to make sure they fully understand the expectations we have of their graduates as they come to us,” explains John Reutter, Dean of Research and Planning. On Monday, teachers visited ADTRAN to see the types of jobs available for students who follow a career tech path. Tuesday, […]

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    Huntsville Fire Special Response Unit trains for high-risk rescue situations

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  The call may not come every day, but when it does. Huntsville Fire Department’s Special Response Unit has to be ready for any high-risk situation.  This week, the 70-unit team is going through training to keep their skills sharp. The special response unit gets called out on high risk events – like a structural collapse, trench rescue or a HAZMAT situation. If you get lost on a hike, they’ll most likely be the ones to come rescue […]

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    Summer Engineer Camp teaches life skills, team work, and the joy of competition

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.  – The champions have been announced and the wires and wheels have been put away. Friday, Huntsville City Schools students wrapped up the 4th annual Summer Engineering Camp for Robotics. Nearly 500 students spent the week developing, programming and testing their robots before the competition Friday. “We are trying to show them the engineering, the design process all the steps it takes to make that robot. The trouble shooting, the programming, teamwork, team building skills,” said Tania Cowart, a parent […]

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    First responder warns against ‘needless’ deaths after 3 unrestrained drivers killed in May

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We’ve all seen the signs, the “click it or ticket” commercials, and maybe even rolled our eyes at the dinging of a car alarm reminding us to buckle up. It’s all too easy for these reminders to fade into the background, and that’s when you put your own life at risk. “It’s not hard to do, it doesn’t take a lot of energy, or brains, to me it’s a common sense factor,” said Don Webster,  Chief Operating […]

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    Butler High School’s last graduating class proud of their legacy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – For the last time Butler High School Seniors clad in Rebel green and gold walked across the arena floor toward their graduation. This year, the room is filled with excitement, eagerness, and bit of sadness. They are the last graduating class of Butler High School. “It’s a big thing. It’s like making history,” said graduate Kaitlyn Hopkins. “I’m sad this is the last graduating class but I’m glad,” said Taquavius Jordan.” Graduates like Jordan come from a long […]

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    Huntsville Police seek new way to keep crime out of multi-family communities

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police are hoping to launch a new program to keep criminals out of communities. It’s called the Gold Star Property program and if approved would help property owners make changes to keep their properties crime free. Whether it’s loitering, drugs or violence, HPD hopes to provide answers for struggling communities. The department is currently awaiting certification for the national Gold Star property program, that has already seen success in 44 states. “We sent six of our officers to have them certified […]

  • Principal moves & discussion on gifted program at tonight’s Huntsville City School board meeting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville City School board met Thursday for the final time of this current school year, which ends Friday. In addition to agenda items including the budget and digital sign additions at several schools, the board had a quick public discussion about some principal moves.  The board also listened to concerns about changes to Huntsville City Schools’ gifted program known as S.P.A.C.E. “One of those things that keeps coming out is there is a reduction in pull-out […]

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    For the first time in 7 years, the proposed education budget could increase funds for teacher supplies

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The state education budget is well on its way to a vote this week.  Among the proposals are increases focused on the classroom – like the first increase to the teacher supplies budget in seven years. It’s a big deal for teachers, who often spend hundreds of dollars out-of-pocket for their classroom on small things, like crayons, pencils, and glue sticks. “Whatever the classroom needs, I’ll just get it,” said Kimberly Massey, a Kindergarten teacher at Jones […]

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    Family says Huntsville man injured in trooper-involved shooting suffered from mental illness

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville man was injured in a trooper-involved shooting Friday morning on Old Madison Pike, just off Interstate 565.  This happened after the trooper pulled over the man, Jonathan MacKovjak, for going 100 miles per hour eastbound on the interstate, according to troopers. Trooper spokesperson Curtis Summerville said MacKovjak, 38, exited I-565 east on Old Madison Pike.  The trooper walked up to the car and made contact with MacKovjak, asking for his driver’s license.  MacKovjak started […]

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    Police body cameras a matter of consideration for Huntsville leaders, but residents demand action

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – North Huntsville leaders want city leaders to act now. Thursday night, they took a stand for body cameras, urging the council to take action before it’s too late. “I have 2,424 citizens’ [signatures] asking our mayor and city council to arm our police with cameras. This is from your citizens,” said T.C. Johnson, with the North Huntsville Community United for Action. One after the other, Johnson, Huntsville area NAACP President Alice Sams, and a string of north Huntsville leaders […]

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    Madison County ranked among worst counties in the U.S. for income mobility

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Location is more important than you may think. That’s according to a Harvard study that found Madison County is one of the worst counties in the U.S. for income mobility. Especially for the poor. Job creators are moving in, 21st century schools are being built, and students and schools across the county are nationally recognized for their achievements, but researchers say there’s little impact on low-income families. Madison County ranks 14th worst out of 2,478 counties for income mobility. […]


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