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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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    Shooting leads councilman to call for security cameras inside skate park

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A weekend shooting has Huntsville city leaders wanting to increase security at a city skate park. Councilman Bill Kling plans to propose installing security cameras inside Lydia Gold Skate Park, after a confrontation led to one man being shot at the park on Sunday. “We want to make sure it`s safe for people to come out,” said Kling. “It’s a good use of the land and it`s being well utilized. We want to make sure it […]

  • According to neighbors, 300 Sunset Avenue has been vacant for nearly 15 years.

    City leader looks to clean up overgrown and abandoned Sunset Avenue home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  A court order ended a two year battle between the city of Huntsville and a Five Points home owner, and now city leaders are feeling emboldened. Councilman Bill Kling has set his sights on another overgrown home that he and neighbors say is a public nuisance “It’s terrible,” said Butch Rogers, a Sunset Avenue resident. “I think it`s devaluing our property. It`s a home for rodents and other wildlife and creatures.” The house has been vacant for 15 […]

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    Governor Bentley talks education, healthcare, and jobs at annual Alabama Update luncheon

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Governor Robert Bentley knows it isn’t all good news in the state. But at the Alabama Update luncheon at the Von Braun Center, Wednesday, he assured some good things are happening in Alabama with the resources available. Bentley jumped right in listing the state’s successes over the years. The first topic: Pre-K education and the legislature’s role in its continued growth state-wide. “[The legislature] has helped us increase by $10 million the last three years our Pre-K program, which is graded as  number […]

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    Huntsville apartment complex building condemned due to water leaks and fire hazards

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Families have been forced out of their homes after officials condemned a Huntsville apartment complex. According to city officials, it seems a tenant at Continental Apartments off of Boxwood Drive noticed water leaking into a light fixture. They called the fire department, who then called city inspectors who found that was just one problem creating a dangerous living situation for the tenants. A leaking roof, and water running over the ceilings of upstairs apartments caused the Huntsville […]

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    Wall Triana Bridge To Be Replaced, Road Closure Starts Thursday

    MADISON (WHNT) – Madison drivers need to prepare for another road project that will cause traffic delays and detours for the next three to four months. On Thursday, June 12, the city will begin work replacing the Wall Triana Bridge. The bridge was built in 1935. It can only bear 13 Tons, falling short of today’s 40 ton standard. Mayor Troy Trulock says not only is the bridge outdated, it is dangerous. The bridge lacks guardrails, and there is a sharp fall off […]

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    Local Leaders Question White House’s Commitment To The NASA SLS

    (WHNT) – It’s not often you find something House Republicans and Senate Democrats can agree on, but members of both the House and Senate Appropriations committees believe the NASA administrator and the White House aren’t giving proper funding the the Space Launch System. “The White House is underfunding SLS, and that creates the risk it may to be canceled just like the Constellation program,” warned Representative Mo Brooks. The White House requested a $1.38 billion budget for the SLS. The House appropriations committee asked for […]

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    Commission Green Lights Project To Expand Charity Lane To Five Lanes

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A future Walmart development in Hazel Green raised concerns about traffic on the two-lane Charity Lane. On Wednesday, the Madison County Commission approved two agreements, one with Croy Engineering, the other with the Alabama Department of Transportation to address the issue. Both agreements would allow the county to start work expanding Charity Lane from it’s existing two lanes to five. They also approved a special permit agreement to begin installation of utilities and drainage systems on the U.S. 231/431 right-of-way. “We’re going to […]

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    Superintendent Candidates Blair, Massey Head To Runoff; Copeland Thanks Supporters

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison County Superintendent’s race candidates Matt Massey and Ronnie Blair are heading into a runoff. Massey took a commanding lead as the votes rolled in Tuesday evening, but he didn’t quite snag the 50% plus one vote needed to win the seat at the central office. Ronnie Blair and incumbent superintendent David Copeland split the vote, with Blair edging ahead 28% to Copeland’s 22%. Massey says he’s going to continue to push his message heading into […]

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    Blair & Massey Stump for Votes for Superintendent, But Where’s Copeland?

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – If you voted in Madison County today you probably ran into campaign volunteers for two of the Superintendent candidates. Matt Massey and Ronnie Blair’s teams were out in full force today hoping to sway indecisive voters. However, the current superintendent, David Copeland was conspicuously absent from the election day push.   In his absence, Massey and Blair made every effort to make sure voters knew their names. Both men spent the day courting voters as […]

  • Republican Ballot Required To Vote In Madison County Superintendent’s Race

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It may be a primary, but some races may be decided on Tuesday. One such race is that for Madison County Superintendent. All three primary candidates are running as Republicans. Because of this, some parents could miss out on the opportunity to vote for one of the candidates unless they pick up a Republican primary ballot. This year Democrats didn’t get a superintendent candidate on the ballot. “It’s very disappointing,” said Clete Wetli, Chair of […]

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    Independent Candidate For 5th Congressional District Collects 7,000 Signatures To Get On Ballot

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Independent candidates have always had a hard time gaining traction in Alabama.  But one North Alabama candidate is hoping to change the tide. “While the parties have been running their primary I’ve been out with my campaign team gathering signatures.” Engineer Mark Bray gathered 7,022 signatures to be exact, with three days worth of petitions not even accounted for. He exceeded his goal of the necessary 6,886 signatures to qualify as an independent candidate in the race for […]

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    Lawyers For The State Request Judge Stays Order On Accountability Act

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Lawyers fro the state and for a group of parents want families to be able to take advantage of the tax credits and scholarships offered under the Alabama Accountability Act in the upcoming school year. State Revenue Commissioner Julie Magee and State Comptroller Thomas White filed a motion Thursday morning, requesting Montgomery County Circuit Judge Gene Reese to stay his order blocking the Accountability Act. Magee and White wrote the injunction, preventing families from taking advantage […]