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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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    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 […]

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    Women’s Center Considers Moving Out Of Downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Anti-abortion activist James Henderson raised the alarm after hearing the owners of the Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives in downtown Huntsville were considering a move. Henderson contacted the school board with his concerns that the clinic’s proposed new location, at 4831 Sparkman Drive, would be across the street from Ed White Middle School. He also raised questions about whether the building was zoned for the particular use. “There are zoning restrictions to include a variance that would not apply […]

  • School Boards Asks Judge To Ignore Public Comments Given During Rezoning Hearing

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, a former Superintendent and PTA presidents all gave glowing endorsements of Huntsville City Schools’ rezoning plan, while Councilman Richard Showers and North Huntsville leaders offered up scathing endorsements during the last hour of the federal hearing last week. But now the School Board is asking the judge to ignore all of the public comments made during last week’s hearing. “We certainly appreciate people’s opinions but from a legal standpoint we feel it is inappropriate,” […]

  • Stop Common Core Bus Tour Makes First Stop In Madison

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The Stop Common Core Bus Tour kicked off in Madison, Tuesday morning, the first stop on a state-wide tour. For the opponents in attendance, Common Core is considered a dirty word. “Common Core is the worst thing that has ever happened to our country except Obamacare,” said Ann Eubank, of the Alabama Legislative Watchdogs. Eubanks, like the candidates and protesters at the rally, are furious about the state standards. furious about its implementation, and at candidates who […]

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    State Superintendent Of Education Responds To Criticisms Of Common Core

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Amid the noise surrounding Common Core State Standards in Alabama is the question: Who is in charge of education in our state? Some may say the Federal government. To that Alabama State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice has a question of his own: “I would ask very directly, have you read this? I have yet to have anybody who opposes this that I’ve spoken to, admit they’ve actually read the document,” said Bice. The Common Core […]

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    Community Honors Fallen Soldiers and Veterans On Memorial Day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  This Memorial Day, members of the Huntsville community gathered at Glenwood Cemetery to pay tribute to the servicemen and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. “Freedom is the most precious thing that I can think of,” said James Heyward, a member of the Urban Emphasis Scout Leaders Council, who sponsored the 7th annual Memorial Day ceremony. Among the graves of the servicemen who went before them, veterans and community members offered tribute. […]