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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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    Hundreds of campaign signs stolen overnight; Madison County candidates say ‘it’s politics as usual’

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Even if we get through a campaign without mudslinging, sometimes campaign rivalries resemble something more like what you would see on a playground. Late Monday night into early Tuesday morning, volunteers for Bobby Berryhill and David Young’s campaign for Madison County Coroner were working to replace more than 1,000 signs stolen from their campaigns. “Last night we put 500 or 600 out. We went back through this morning and there were no signs out,” said Berryhill. […]

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    Get to know the candidates and boundary lines for Madison County’s new District 53

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  On Tuesday, voters will head to the polls, and on the ballot is a new district Madison County voters need to know about. District 53 was moved from Jefferson County to Madison County due to redistricting in 2012. The new district spans the county north to Kelly Cemetery Road, south to Martin Road, and west to Research Park Boulevard. It encompasses parts of what were once three other districts. Click here to see a map of District […]

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    Parents express concern over Huntsville City Schools’ decision to cut 30 temp employees, including security guards

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Around 30 temporary Huntsville City Schools employees have been let go.   It came seemingly without warning. We received your emails and calls expressing concern, and WHNT News 19 is Taking Action to get answers. The 30 employees are temporary, and work for EPSCO, a company that provides employees to various businesses on a temporary basis. “The district has utilized temporary employees from an employment service on an as-need basis,” said Keith Ward, spokesperson for Huntsville […]

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    Are wasps taking over? Tennessee Valley residents report unusually high wasp activity

    TENNESSEE VALLEY — A concerned viewer contacted us about wasps swarming around her house and neighborhood that are making it hard to go outside. Kym Fredricksen lives in Hampton Cove and says the wasps are so bad she can’t make it to her mailbox without being attacked by the flying pests. When she contacted the WHNT News 19 newsroom, several people here chimed in, saying they had similar experiences all over the Huntsville area. We reached out to Ken Creel with the Alabama […]

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    What you need to know about getting Alabama’s new STAR I.D.

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The December 1, 2014 deadline to get the state’s new STAR I.D. is pushed back to 2016. But, you can still go ahead and check it off your to-do list. The  Alabama Department of Public Safety implemented the STAR I.D. program to comply with the federal REAL-ID Act of 2005. The legislation modified U.S. federal laws pertaining to security, authentication, and issuance procedure in an effort to increase national security. Once the Department of Homeland Security begins enforcing […]

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    Huntsville resident files lawsuit against city of Huntsville over Cabela’s deal

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The city of Huntsville is facing yet another challenge regarding their dealings with sports goods store Cabela’s. Huntsville resident Carl E. Fallin, Sr. filed a “taxpayer’s lawsuit” to block the city’s role in the land deals that are bringing the company here. In a 13 page lawsuit, Fallin accuses the city of concealing the nature of its transactions with Cabela’s site developers. The lawsuit lists contracts and land agreements allegedly made between the city and the developers. […]

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    Reports of domestic violence on the rise, resources for victims are available

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The numbers alone are shocking. In 2013, law enforcement responded to more than 5,500 domestic violence calls in Madison County alone. Huntsville Police Department investigated nearly 4,000 complaints and made 900 arrests in the same year. Despite these numbers, domestic violence is still something many people don`t want to discuss. “It’s one of those things that a lot of people grow up in a home where it`s taboo to talk about it, what goes on in this […]

  • Valley Votes 2014

    Five statewide amendments will be on the ballot Nov. 4th

    (WHNT) – When you step in the voting booth on November 4th, you’ll notice five state amendments on the ballot. Amendment One: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit the State of Alabama from giving full faith and credit to public acts, records, or judicial proceedings of another state that violate the public policy of the State of Alabama and to prohibit the application of foreign law in violation of rights guaranteed natural citizens by […]

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    Judge revokes bond of woman charged in wreck that killed 8-year-old boy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Madison County judge has issued an order to revoke the bond of the woman charged with vehicular homicide, after a subsequent DUI arrest this week. Latonya Haley, 31, was arrested Thursday morning on charges of DUI, speeding, driving without a license, and failure to have registration and insurance. In September, Haley was accused of hitting three children on Highway 72, and leaving the scene. She posted a $60,000 bond two days later and was released.  One of the children […]

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    Huntsville engineer hopes Stoptix automatic brake lamp can revolutionize motorcycle safety

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  It was one too many close calls that got Huntsville engineer Jeff Hammock thinking, “What could revolutionize motorcycle safety?” Unlike driving a car, motorcycle riders rarely press the brake to slow down. So, their brake light gives no indication to the drivers around them when they suddenly reduce their speed. Hammock wanted a brake light that served riders better. “You downshift, you let the motor do it, it`s very natural, very effective, and it sounds great but it`s […]

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    Housing Authority, Huntsville City Schools initiative offers WiFi for low-income students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City Schools, in partnership with the Huntsville Housing Authority, have made it possible for low-income families to get internet access at home for as little as $2 a month. The district launched the one-to-one initiative in 2012, putting a laptop in the hands of every student. The city expanded WiFi service at local rec centers and parks, and this is the next step in improving  accessibility for low-income students. “The housing authority, they work with the […]

  • Homeland Security made 8,000 child pornography arrests in past decade

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Former janitor Jeremy Nelson was charged with four counts of production of child pornography earlier this week. Now the Department of Homeland Security ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement,) the largest investigating agency of child pornography in America, has taken control of the investigation. In the past 10 years, the agency has arrested more than 8,000 sexual predators nationwide. That averages out to about 800 arrests per year and more than 2 arrests per day. Bryan Cox with Homeland Security Investigations says in the […]


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