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Michelle Stark is a morning anchor and technology correspondent for WHNT News 19. She and her husband are also new parents, excited to be living in Huntsville and experiencing The South's legendary hospitality!

Michelle anchors weekdays from 4:30 - 7:00 a.m. on WHNT News 19. She also showcases must-see websites, apps, gadgets, emerging technologies and social media trends.

As an Emmy® Award-winning broadcast journalist with a decade of experience, Michelle brings a lot to the team.

In 2011, she was nominated for an Emmy® Award for a series of reports on technology in schools across the Tennessee Valley. That same year, the Alabama Associated Press Broadcasters Association also named her "Best News Anchor."

Previously, Michelle was a morning anchor and technology reporter for KIVI-TV in Boise, Idaho. While there, she was honored more than a dozen times for her writing, features and investigative work.

Michelle graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in International Relations and got her start in the industry as an anchor, reporter and producer at the ABC affiliate in Lansing, Michigan. She also spent time early in her career working as an intern/researcher in Washington D.C. for ABC's "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings."

In 2013, Michelle and her husband welcomed their first child - a baby girl. You can check out Michelle's baby blog @ michellestarkbabyblog.wordpress.com to follow her journey, or share your advice and insights!

When Michelle manages to get a quick break from the thrills (and spills) of parenting, she loves reading, video games, chowing down on fondue and artsy-crafty projects. As a Detroit native, Michelle also loves to cheer for that city's sports teams and, obviously, Spartan basketball!

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


Recent Articles
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    Weather Where You Live: Viewer photos of ice and snow

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Snow! It fell in the Tennessee Valley on Wednesday, February 18th. Click through the gallery below to see viewer photos showing the weather where they live. You can also send us more pictures at photo@whnt.com or click the ‘Submit Your Photo’ button below to add them straight to this gallery. We’ll check for new photos and approve them.

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    NASA to send submarine into space?

    Could NASA really send a submarine to explore the liquid methane seas of Saturn’s Moon Titan? There’s a proposal on the table to do just that. This video, from  NASA’s Glenn Research Center, shows how one submarine concept could explore both the shoreline and the depths of Titan. The design was developed for the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, by NASA Glenn’s COMPASS Team, and technologists and scientists from the Applied Physics Lab and submarine designers from the Applied […]

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    Severe weather prep: Gadgets to extend your phone’s battery life

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – As severe weather season returns to North Alabama, WHNT News 19 is taking action to keep our viewers prepared. If a storm knocks out power, you may find yourself with just a phone as your tie to the outside world. So, earlier this week, technology correspondent Michelle Stark showcased some free tips for extending your smartphone’s battery as long as possible. What follows here are a couple of devices that will also extend your battery’s life, […]

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    Here’s how to extend your phone’s battery life in severe weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The return of March brings the return of severe weather season in North Alabama. When a bad storm hits and power goes out, your smartphone could become your only lifeline to the outside world. Keeping that in mind, here are some tips for keeping your phone’s battery alive as long as possible: Dim the screen – Today’s smartphones have big, vibrant displays that suck up all kinds of power. Turn off extra features – Bluetooth, GPS, […]

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    Huntsville Utilities issues cold warning, asks customers to conserve

    On Wednesday morning, WHNT News 19 received the following news release from Huntsville Utilities, asking customers in the Tennessee Valley to conserve energy over the next few days. **************** HUNTSVILLE UTILITIES – NEWS RELEASE TVA & HUNTSVILLE UTILITIES ASK CUSTOMERS TO CONSERVE Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – 9:30 AM Through the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) implementation of their Emergency Load Curtailment Program, TVA and Huntsville Utilities are asking customers to reduce their use of electricity as much as possible beginning […]

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    Here’s an app to entertain you (and your kids!) this Valentine’s Day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Looking for a way to keep your children entertained as you snuggle up with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? Or maybe something to keep the kids busy when they’re with the sitter? Check out Candy Box – a Valentine’s Day action game from Glenn Collins. It’s free for download in the Apple App Store. The simple but addicting game is easy to play. Just tap the candy boxes to make them bounce. The goal is to […]

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    Facebook After Death: Company Adds “Legacy Contact” Feature

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – More families are facing a hard question when a lovedone dies: What do we do with their Facebook account? Until now, people had few options. Many were locked out of a deceased person’s account because they didn’t know the password. Not any more. Facebook has announced a new feature letting people choose a legacy contact – a family member or friend – who can manage their account when they die. Once someone dies, Facebook will memorialize […]

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    Banking on Life: How a baby’s cord blood could help a child cancer patient

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s probably crossed the minds of all parents once or twice. What if my child was diagnosed with cancer?  One Tennessee Valley family is facing that challenge right now. In a remarkable twist, there’s a chance the family’s newest member, a brand new baby, could be the one to help her older half-brother get well.  How?  Cord blood. The family’s story begins at the end of Erin Bloxham-Curtis’s pregnancy.  Just weeks from giving birth, she, her […]

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    TONIGHT: “Banking on Life,” a family hopes new baby’s cord blood will save older son

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A child with cancer. It’s a terrifying thought for many parents.  For one Huntsville family, it’s reality.  There is hope, though. The family’s newest member — a brand new baby — could be the one to help her older half-brother recover. Ella Grace’s parents banked her cord blood. Now they’re waiting to see if it can work miracles. The Curtis family’s story begins at the at end of Erin Bloxham-Curtis’s pregnancy. She, her husband Russ and […]

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    School delays for Friday, Jan. 16

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Due to weather, the following schools have decided delay on Friday, January 16. Please check back for frequent updates. Cornerstone Christian Academy at Rainsville – two hour delay DeKalb County Schools – two-hour delay Jackson County Schools – Open at 10 a.m. Scottsboro City Schools – two-hour delay

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    WalletHub: Alabama, Tennessee Cities Among Best for STEM Jobs

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville-area educators focus a lot on promoting STEM – science, technology, entineering and math. A new report from WalletHub.com suggests they’re smart to do so. It also pinpoints several cities in Alabama and Tennessee which are among the best for STEM workers. First, a couple of quick facts about STEM occupations. According to the Department of Commerce, STEM professions will expand 1.7 times faster than non-STEM occupations through 2018. The annual average wage for all STEM […]

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    Photos: Tennessee Valley Winter Weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Here’s a collection of your winter weather photos from Thursday, January 15th. Check out valleywx.com for the latest weather alerts and more pictures of the sleet, snow and rain!

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