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 and “Best Specialized Reporter” for technology coverage in 2015.

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 serves on the Women’s Business Center of North Alabama’s “Mompreneur Committee” and loves reading, travel, video games and eating fondue. 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 connect via Facebook or Twitter @mstarktweets!


Recent Articles
  • The Great Diaper Drive is over! Here’s how your donations helped babies

    Babies in the Tennessee Valley need our help and we are taking action for them together! The Great Diaper Drive of 2017 is over, after our big “Blitz Day” success. Our community stepped up in a huge way on Thursday by donating thousands of pounds of diapers and wipes for babies in need. So many donations were made that we’re still counting them all! We have collected at least the weight of a full-size SUV in diapers and wipes, but […]

  • WHNT News 19, North Alabama BBB Online Auction offering great deals, extended until October 25

    The North Alabama Better Business Bureau and WHNT News 19 are teaming once again, with a variety of local businesses, to bring you the “Start With Trust” Online Auction. The annual auction gives you the ability to bid on all kinds of goods and services; potentially getting them for a fraction of their full value. This year’s 2017 auction runs from September 27 at 8:00 a.m. and has been extended until October 25 at 4:00 p.m. All you have to do […]

  • Looking for an SNES Classic Edition? Here’s how to find one…

    Nintendo has followed-up its ultra popular NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of its original console gaming system, by releasing a miniature version of its Super NES system. The smaller Super NES Classic Edition costs around $80 and comes with 21 built-in games, including “Super Mario World,” “Yoshi’s Island” and a new title, “Star Fox 2.” The console’s popularity has made it hard to find. If you’re determined, here are some suggestions for improving your odds. Restocking Websites These websites […]

  • Diaper Drive Event – bring diapers and enjoy craft beer

    With the Great Diaper Drive returning soon, WHNT News 19 partnered with Rocket City Mom and iHeartMedia Huntsville to collect diapers and wipes for local children. This year, as part of our annual effort to keep Tennessee Valley babies clean and healthy, several community partners are stepping up with support. Rocket Republic, for example, hosted a fun event Saturday. Diapers & Drafts All moms, dads, or single supporters of sweet babies were welcome to attend. Patrons were encouraged to bring diapers and wipes to […]

  • Help local babies! Host a “Diaper Shower” with these creative ideas

    The Great Diaper Drive is coming soon! And we’re hoping you’ll once again help us keep local babies clean and happy. Our annual effort reached a new milestone last year with the formation of The Diaper Bank at the Food Bank of North Alabama — a first ever bank for disposable diapers and wipes in the Tennessee Valley. This year we’re hoping to get even BIGGER results. WHNT News 19, Rocket City Mom and iHeartMedia Huntsville are all teaming up to […]

  • Great comedy for a great cause! Support this year’s Diaper Drive

    Stand up Live in Huntsville invites you to a great night of comedy, for a great cause. In exchange for donating new, disposable diapers to WHNT News 19 and Rocket City Mom’s The Great Diaper Drive 2017, you’ll get to see star comedian Hal Sparks in action! Here are more specifics on the showtimes: Thursday, September 14th at 07:00 p.m. (Doors open at 05:30 p.m.) /  Two items minimum / 19 & over Friday, September 15th at 07:00 p.m. (Doors open at […]

  • Family fun jog (plus your dog) on August 26!

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –The Dog Jog 5K and Family Fun Run is the premier dog-friendly 5K and Family Fun Run in the Rocket City! The Dog Jog 5K and Family Fun Run will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at the Historic Huntsville Depot (or the Dog Jog Depot, as we like to call) it for the day! This event will be for the avid runner but also for the entire family and that includes furry, four-legged ones. Not only […]

  • Can’t get glasses? Here are some other ways to safely watch the eclipse…

    Safe solar glasses, approved for use when viewing an eclipse, are the hottest thing around these days. Stores like Huntsville’s Star Market have been shipping cases in almost daily, only to see them go right back out the door. We’ve been taking action for viewers to help them find solar glasses, but if you just can’t get your hands on some before the big eclipse on Monday, August 21, there are other safe ways to view the rare event . […]

  • #ICYMI: Getting ready for that rare eclipse, plus a warning for iPhone case owners

    Been a little busy this week sending the kids off to school? Don’t worry, here are some of the most recent viral stories, on-air and online, at WHNT News 19. But are they safe? A solar eclipse will happen in the United States on Monday, August 21st and, while it will be an amazing sight, it could also be dangerous. One NASA scientist is warning area residents to take care to protect their eyes correctly. One thing you should definitely […]

  • EdX app offers free college classes from major universities

    Higher education is no longer exclusive to college students. The edX app offers courses from experts at Harvard University, MIT, UC Berkeley, Microsoft, Linux and more, to anyone with a smartphone. You can even earn certificates without having to take on a student loan. While the app is free for download for both Apple and Android users, some certifications and courses do cost extra. Edx is also available online. Once you download the app and sign-up for courses, you can […]

  • A Periodic Table app that’s next level

    Are you a science student who needs a little help mastering the elements? Or maybe you’re a parent with an aspiring young biochemist at home? Either way, you’ll love the Periodic Table app from the Royal Society of Chemistry. The app is free for Apple and Android devices, and incorporates everything from podcasts to videos to help you learn about the elements. The app offers different levels of information and data, to guide both the novice and an experienced Chemistry student. […]

  • #ICYMI: A workout warning, plus have you seen Christine’s hot dog impression?

    Here are some of the week’s most viral stories, in case you missed it! A workout warning If you’re a fan of Cross Fit, cycling, or intense running, you’ll want to hear this story. When Christopher Michael Everett went to his first SoulCycle class, he gave it his all. He sat in the front of the class, cranked the resistance on his bike and started pedaling. Within the first five to 10 minutes though, his thighs began to hurt and […]