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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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    New search camera gives Huntsville Fire & Rescue responders safe access to hazardous areas

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It can save time, manpower, and lives. The newly acquired SearchCAM 3000 changes the way Huntsville Fire and Rescue can respond when searching small or hazardous areas for potential victims. “Before we’d have to rely on us going up to the pile and yelling and hoping someone answered us back,” said one firefighter as he demonstrated how the SearchCAM works. “Right there I see something that could be a potential article of clothing, a shoe, a […]

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    STEM education gives girls new outlook on their futures

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuesday, Liberty Middle School 7th grade girls got hands-on experience and a new outlook on their futures. With men dominating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, local educators want to get young girls interested in STEM. The “Expanding Your Horizons” field trip to Sci-Quest let girls get hands on experience. “It sort of opened my eyes because I just thought ‘science, oh, that`s hard and kind of boring,’ but now knowing what they’ve done it`s pretty interesting,” […]

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    Madison City Schools buses prepped for freezing temperatures

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – This past winter Madison City Schools was one of the lucky districts that didn’t face too many cold weather problems. “I think last cold snap we had to jump off one bus. So out of 63 [buses] that’s pretty good,” said Bobby Jackson, the district’s Transportation Director. Regardless of past, they’re not getting lax as temperatures drop.  A common problem with diesel fueled vehicles, like buses, is when it gets too cold the fuel congeals. Jackson says they use an additive […]

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    Local dentist offers free dental screenings for McNair Junior High students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With a reminder to brush and floss, many McNair Junior High school students sat down in a dental chair for the first time in their lives. Monday, 150 students received free dental screenings as part of a partnership between Huntsville City Schools, Premiere Dental, and McCants Consulting. “Some of the kids [came in] saying they don`t floss, they don`t brush. I even had a student say `I`m in a lot of pain but I haven`t been to the dentist. […]

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    State Board of Education sets goals and priorities for upcoming years

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -The state board of education has long dealt with a tight budget. This fiscal year, members are taking a new approach to how they plan their finances and education goals. State leaders in education said the state needs to set its sights long term. “That has been missing a lot in Alabama politics, not just in education but in a lot of our decision making throughout the years,” said Alabama State Board member Mary Scott Hunter. For the […]

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    Open Enrollment for Obamacare exchange begins this Saturday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Open enrollment through the Affordable Care Act’s health care exchange begins this Saturday, Nov. 15 and runs through Feb. 15. It is a shorter enrollment period than in the exchange’s inaugural year. This year north Alabama will again have health care navigators like Cathy Rice to help you understand the enrollment process, whether you’re renewing, changing plans, or signing up for the first time. “For several months we’ve been going out into the community into small […]

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    Pictures: 663rd Engineer Company returns home to large crowd at Huntsville Int’l Airport

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Nearly 80 soldiers returned home Wednesday to a large crowd at Huntsville International Airport. Family members and friends stood waiting with signs, flags and banners to greet the 663rd Engineer Company. The unit deployed to Afghanistan for six months. The unit has 142 members in all.  Of the group, 76 are from north Alabama. For the past nine months, they’ve worked with the Afghan National Army. “A lot of the things we did was train Afghan […]

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    Five brothers recall serving during Vietnam War

      HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In the 1960s, one Decatur family sent five boys off to war. Now, every year those men can be found in the same spot at the Huntsville Veterans Parade. James Miller volunteered for the Marines in 1966. He was followed by his brother John a year later. Brothers Leo, Willie, and Thomas were soon drafted. John followed a year later. “I didn’t volunteer for the Army, but I volunteered to go to Vietnam,” said Leo. “All my […]

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    State asks 20,000 taxpayers to take “identity quiz” to prevent tax fraud

    (WHNT) – With tax fraud on the rise, the state department of revenue is hoping an “identity quiz” will help them sort out the last of this year’s delayed tax returns. Since mid-summer WHNT News 19 has received calls from people frustrated that their tax refund still hadn’t arrived. The delays were caused by the state’s implementation of new tools and increased manual reviews to detect possible tax fraud. But if you still haven’t received your refund, you could be getting a […]

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    Buckhorn High School dedicates Veterans Memorial

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A years-long project finally unveiled. Monday morning, faculty and students celebrated the dedication of the Buckhorn High School Veterans Memorial. “It feels really great as a school and as a community for us to be able to do this for our community,” said student Grayson Lester, a JROTC Cadet Battalion Commander who led the ceremony. “It’s awesome, just really awesome.” The idea for the memorial came about by a former JROTC cadet. More than a year and […]

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    Huntsville City Schools ends contract with FBI consultant who led “SAFe” program

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville City schools consultant who was hired to oversee security and social media monitoring programs will no longer serve the district. The district ended its contract through his firm,T&W Operations. Chris McRae is a  former FBI agent who oversaw security improvements and programs for the district. This is the latest  cut from the school district’s budget. At Thursday’s meeting, Superintendent Casey Wardynski attributed it to increased need for financial flexibility in the district budget. “We have the ability to […]

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    Dowtown Rescue Mission honors Huntsville’s homeless veterans

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – On any given night men and women who have served our country can be found living on the streets. Around 20 percent of the nation’s homeless population are veterans. “We provide a place for them to sleep, get three meals a day, a shower, we do their laundry for them, then we connect them with service organizations that are helping veterans,” said Karey Walker, the mission’s Programs and Missions Director. Friday the Downtown Rescue Mission made […]


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