Michelle Stark is WHNT News 19’s morning anchor and technology correspondent. She’s also a busy wife and mother of two, happy to be living in Huntsville and experiencing the South’s legendary hospitality!

You’ll find her anchoring weekdays from 4:30 – 7:00 a.m. and showcasing the latest websites, apps, gadgets, emerging technologies and social media trends.

Michelle is an accomplished broadcaster – with one Emmy® Award and several nominations, including one for a series of reports on technology in schools across the Tennessee Valley.

In 2014, Michelle anchored and co-produced #Virtues – a 30-minute special focused on cyberbullying and social media. It was named “Best Documentary” by the Alabama Broadcasters Association and the Alabama Associated Press Broadcasters Association. The Alabama AP also named her “Best News Anchor” in 2011.

As a working mom, Michelle is keenly aware of the pressures modern families face. In 2013, she helped direct the launch of The Great Diaper Drive, in partnership with RocketCityMom.com. It was a major success and is now an annual event in the Tennessee Valley, collecting 80,000+ diapers and wipes for local babies in need. In 2016, the drive was named the Best in Broadcasting “Service Project of the Year” by the Alabama Broadcasters Association.

Before joining WHNT News 19, Michelle was a morning anchor and technology reporter in Boise, Idaho. She’s a Detroit-area native – who graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in International Relations.

She got her start as an anchor, reporter and producer at the ABC affiliate in Lansing and also spent time early in her career as an intern/researcher in Washington D.C. for ABC’s “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.”

In rare moments of free time, Michelle loves reading, travel, video games and artsy-crafty projects. Like all good Southerners she also loves college football and, of course, basketball – Go Spartans!

Have a story idea for Michelle? Email her at michelle.stark@whnt.com. You can also send her a tech tip via Facebook or Twitter @mstarktweets!

Recent Articles
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    These apps may be the reason your Android battery dies so quickly

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Tired of your Android smartphone’s battery dying before the day is over? A new report reveals which apps may be prematurely killing the performance of your device. Security software company AVG Technologies released its annual report Thursday. It analyzes which Android apps place the biggest burden on battery life, storage space and data use. Here are the company’s Top 10 user-run performance-draining apps: And here are the Top 10 performance-draining apps that run at start-up: If you recognize any of […]

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    Stuck inside to beat the heat? Here’s a Disney app to keep you, or the kids, entertained

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Staying inside to stay out of this week’s heat? You might want to add a little Disney in your life… and some emojis too. Disney Emoji Blitz is free for download on Apple and Android devices. It’s also a Top 10 download right now in iTunes’ Free Apps section. The game pairs fast-paced matching rounds (think Bejeweled or Candy Crush) with cute Disney and Pixar emojis. As players complete different missions they can unlock and discover new emoji characters from […]

  • Some people are trying some crazy things to hatch their Pokemon eggs more quickly.

    Here are some crazy tricks Pokemon Go players are using to hatch eggs

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Pokemon Go players are using some crazy tricks to try to hatch eggs more quickly; thereby adding more Pokemon to their collection. As players of the mobile game no doubt already know, eggs are unhatched in Pokemon Go. In order to hatch them, players need to actually physically get up and walk, run or move around. Some people though, just aren’t interested in moving… or waiting. So we’re seeing tricks like this pop up via social media… JUST TIED […]

  • Chick-fil-A locations throughout Alabama may see the Spicy Chicken Biscuit disappear, in favor of a new Egg White Grill muffin. (Courtesy: Chick-fil-A)

    Chick-fil-A dropping beloved menu item, offering healthier option

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Chick-fil-A is making some significant changes to its menu. The restaurant chain will no longer be offering the Spicy Chicken Biscuit at many locations. Instead it’ll be featuring a new item: an Egg White Grill. As WHNT News 19 partner AL.com reported Monday, Chick-fil-A’s new breakfast entrée will be a lower-calorie option combining grilled chicken breast, grilled egg whites and American cheese on a multigrain English muffin. “At Chick-fil-A, we’re constantly looking for innovative — and delicious […]

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    RNC 2016 app offers real-time streaming, video and more

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Want to get the latest news from the 2016 Republican National Convention, before it shows up on social media? Considering downloading the RNC’s official 2016 app. It’s designed to give users inside access to the happenings in Cleveland, Ohio. The convention begins July 18th and, as is typical, is expected to be a showcase of rising stars within the Republican Party. Donald Trump, known for his brash style and unpredictability, will be a big draw. App users will […]

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    Donald Trump picks Mike Pence for VP

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Donald Trump has announced his pick to join the the GOP ticket. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee tweeted out the following: I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016 As WHNT News 19 reported previously, “The addition of Pence to the ticket may help assuage concerns among conservatives worried that Trump is too moderate on […]

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    Video games that can help improve skills for special needs children

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Video games often get a bad rap. For kids with special needs though, they can actually help improve certain key skills. The non-profit Common Sense Media reported for CNN recently, on the ways in which video games can enhance learning opportunities for children who have special challenges. While there are games designed specifically for these children, mainstream gaming titles can also support your child’s learning. According to Common Sense Media, via CNN, “Mainstream games can boost a sense […]

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    An app you AND your kids will love? LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – LEGO and Star Wars have something in common; they both send kids AND adults into a frenzy. That’s one reason the LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ mobile game is so much fun. The game for Apple devices has been a top download since its recent debut. It allows you to play as heroic characters from the movie, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, and BB-8. LEGO video games are known for quirky charm; often incorporating humorous twists on the popular films they […]

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    SEC Media Days begins amid high hopes for several teams

    HOOVER, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference begins Monday, July 11th in Birmingham and will give fans a taste of what's to come from their favorite teams. WHNT News 19 will have a crew at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover all week, for detailed reports on each team's presentation.

  • Disney Princess Palace Pets (Image Credit: Disney/Google Play)

    Disney Princesses + pets = fun for your little ones

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Do you have a child obsessed with Disney Princesses? How about lovable pets? A simple app called Disney Princess Palace Pets combines both in an interactive experience perfect for younger children. When you or your child opens the app, you’ll meet several adorable pets. There are dogs, cats and yes, even a pony. With each pet comes a narrative voice-over explaining how it was united with a specific Disney Princess. There’s also a boutique section called the Royal […]

  • (Image Credit: LumiKids Beach by Lumosity)

    A great app to keep the kiddos busy this holiday weekend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Loading up the RV and heading to the campground this weekend? How about down to the beach for some 4th of July fireworks? Wherever you’re headed, if you have small children, you probably already know that sometimes (despite your best efforts) they get bored. That’s where an app called LumiKids Beach may help. Designed by the folks at Lumosity, the app offers creative play and intuitive thinking games in a digital “beach playground.” Probably best for younger children, […]

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    AL.com counts down best football players from our state

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Statewide news outlet AL.com is counting down the best football players with ties to Alabama. Each day this week, AL.com is revealing a new batch of about 20 players, counting down from 100 to 1. This list not only includes greats from Alabama and Auburn but also other colleges across the state; there are also some lesser-known names who had strong showings in the National Football League. Click here to keep up with the full list.


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