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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!


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    Taking Action: Our list of top Black Friday tech deals (Updated!)

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Black Friday is almost here and already retailers are touting the big savings. Many companies are putting Black Friday previews online, allowing customers to browse deals ahead of time. WHNT News 19’s technology reporter Michelle Stark is keeping an eye out for some of the best and will be updating this list accordingly in the coming days. Check back for updates and if you spot a great bargain, post it below or email michelle.stark@whnt.com. By Store […]

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    5 tricks for avoiding Black Friday “sales” traps

    (CBS News) – With the U.S. economy in somewhat better shape this year, many retailers eager to kick off the holiday shopping season have already launched their “Black Friday” sales. But experts warn that sprinkled among the real bargains are bogus deals aimed at tricking consumers into buying inferior goods at inflated prices. “When you see something that’s 50 percent off, you think you’re getting a great deal. But it’s not a deal if the 50 percent is coming off […]

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    Should you fly or drive this holiday? Here’s a calculator to help decide

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Millions of Americans visit friends and family during the holidays. Often it’s clear cut whether they should fly or drive to get there. Sometimes though, when a traveler is headed to a city say, several hours away, the choice is less obvious. So should you fly, or drive? BeFrugal.com’s “Fly or Drive Calculator™” may help you decide. It’s pretty easy to use. Just type in some basic information about your trip – where you’re headed, what […]

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    In Pursuit of Cute: The Hidden Risks of Shopping Online Marketplaces

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Etsy.com is a popular online marketplace. Many parents love shopping there, or through similar online platforms, for handmade craft items they can’t find anywhere else. Unfortunately, some of those items, could put your child in danger. A concerned viewer, recently emailed WHNT News 19 after spotting a handmade car seat harness for sale at Etsy.com. She was worried. How could it be legal? Was it regulated? How could it be sold online? Good questions…so WHNT News 19 […]

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    TONIGHT: Hidden Risks for Parents Shopping Online Marketplaces

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Etsy.com is a popular online marketplace. Many parents love shopping there, or through similar online platforms, for handmade craft items they can’t find anywhere else. Unfortunately, some of those items, could put your child in danger. A concerned viewer, recently emailed WHNT News 19 after spotting a handmade car seat harness for sale at Etsy.com. She was worried. How could it be legal? Was it regulated? How could it be sold online? Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 10:00 p.m. […]

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    Taking Action: Avoid heavy coats & car seats

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – As the cold weather arrives, it’s normal to bundle up the kids in heavy gear. A bulky jacket and a car seat, however, is a dangerous combination. Generally, safety experts recommend NOT using winter coats underneath the harness of a car seat. The reason? Bulky fabrics can make the harness too loose to be effective in a crash. Consumer Reports offers a simple way to check if your child’s coat is too big to wear under […]

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    2015 ACA health insurance enrollment period begins Saturday

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The Obamacare 2.0 federal exchange is now open for window shopping. Though enrollment doesn’t begin until Nov. 15, consumers can now see what health insurance plans are offered in their area by going to the federal exchange, healthcare.gov. Estimated premiums, deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket costs for 2015 are prominently displayed, and shoppers can sort by premium or deductible. “New features will give consumers a comprehensive picture of the plans in their area so they can choose […]

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    Taking Action: Kids ignoring calls? Here’s how to change that

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Kids who don’t call you back. If you’re a mom or dad, you’ve probably experienced this problem. The question is, what should you do about it? Parents in the Tennessee Valley have mixed feelings on this issue. Some think bold measures, like apps that can put a teen’s phone on lockdown, are a good idea. Others think those go way too far. That’s why WHNT News 19 is taking action to help. Annie Neidert knows exactly […]

  • Do your kids ignore your calls? Here's some advice.

    Tonight at 10: Pick up! Getting kids to call you back

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Kids who don’t call you back. If you’re a mom or dad, you’ve probably experienced this problem. The question is, what should you do about it? Parents in the Tennessee Valley have mixed feelings on this issue. Some think bold measures, like apps that can put a teen’s phone on lockdown, are a good idea. Others think those go way too far. That’s why WHNT News 19 is Taking Action to help parents. In a special report, […]

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    Know a veteran who needs a job? Here are some helpful websites

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Veterans often find returning to civilian life a bit challenging, especially when they struggle to find work. If you know someone who served or is transitioning back to the private sector and looking for jobs, check out the following targeted employment websites for vets. Military.com – Offers what it calls “the largest veteran job board” in the world. Search for jobs, create and post resumes, network and look-up nearby career fairs. You can also find a […]

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    Website shows who is financing congressional candidates

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Wondering who financially supports your candidate of choice in the upcoming Congressional election? Now you can “follow the money” online and see exactly who’s giving what to different candidates. The Center for Responsive Politics has created opensecrets.org, which provides a huge amount of information about national-level candidates, including congressional and presidential races. An overview for Alabama’s District 5 race, for example, has a helpful table for the 2014 campaign cycle, including fundraising totals for Republican incumbent […]

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    Keep tabs on your kids with a Trick-or-Treat tracking app

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Looking for a way to keep track of your older children on Halloween night? You might want to browse your smartphone’s app store for a tracking app. An adult should always accompany small children as they Trick-or-Treat. Older children though, may be able to venture out without mom and dad. That’s where apps like “Trick or Tracker” come in. It’s been around for awhile but developer Monster Arts, Inc. said in a news release it offers […]

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