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
  • ICYMI: Goodbye to a Huntsville icon and hello to hard water stain removal

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  • Life Hacks: Oven Cleaning Paste

    Cleaning the oven is one of the worst kitchen chores. It takes forever and it’s hard to get the baked-on stuff… off. Even if you have a self-cleaning oven feature; sometimes it just doesn’t do the job. That may be why there are so many “Life Hacks” for oven cleaning on social media, especially Pinterest. As part of our “Life Hacks” test series, airing at 6:30 a.m. February 6th – 10th on WHNT News 19 This Morning, we tried out […]

  • Life Hacks: An Easier Egg Peel

    If eating healthier is in your new year’s resolution, you may be trying to eat more protein in the mornings to keep you feeling full for longer. Eggs are great for that. Just one problem though; the peeling. WHNT News 19’s morning anchor Michelle Stark has been testing out a series of “Life Hacks” from social media, to find out what works and what doesn’t. We’ve already tried a miracle mix for removing hard water stains on the shower door and […]

  • Life Hacks: Homemade Ice Packs

    “Life Hacks” are those awesome little tips and tricks designed to make life easier. You’ve probably seen a few on social media. During the week of February 6th, we’ve been testing different hacks on WHNT News 19 This Morning at 6:30 a.m. to see if they actually work, including one that could be awfully useful for families with athletes. Here’s the graphic we spotted on Pinterest, showing how to make ice packs on-the-fly with everyday household items. Here’s how it all […]

  • Life Hacks: Hard Water Stains “Miracle Mix”

    If your shower door is covered in hard water stains and you just can’t seem to get rid of them… don’t worry, we won’t judge! In fact, as part of our series testing Life Hacks from social media, WHNT News 19 morning anchor Michelle Stark, tried out a “magic scrub” on her own glass. Here’s the formula we tested, which pops up a lot on Pinterest… So did it work?  Yes, it did!  See our test in the video above. We […]

  • #ICYMI: Trump’s Big Week and “Smunday” is a Thing, Maybe

    Had a busy week? Haven’t been able to keep up with all of WHNT News 19’s newscasts? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Here’s a look at some of this week’s noteworthy stories, in case you missed it… Trump’s Executive Week There’s one thing we can all agree on when it comes to Donald Trump’s first week as President; he was busy. President Trump signed more than a dozen executive actions in his first week and they largely mirror the “Contract with […]

  • #ICYMI: Goodbye delicious potatoes! Plus, a FedEx driver turned patriotic hero

    It was a wild week in the news (and not just because of the status quo shakeups coming from Donald Trump’s administration.) In case you missed it, here are some of the most notable stories that made a splash online… Goodbye, beloved potatoes! After 15 years in business, Little Paul’s Barbecue has closed its doors for a final time. The restaurant closed as of Monday, Jan. 30. Owners Paul and Danielle Sanford made the announcement via a press release sent in […]

  • #ICYMI: Trump moves in as Obama moves out, plus cat videos to make your heart squeal

    It was a wild week, with Donald Trump moving into the White House and Barack Obama moving out. In case you missed it, here are some of the more memorable moments… Power Swap Donald Trump was officially inaugurated as 45th President of the United States on Friday, January 20th. He’ll spend the weekend getting settled in the White House, as the former first family moves into their new Washington D.C. home. In his final news conference this week, Obama reflected […]

  • Super Mario Run likely for Android in March

    Android users have been anxiously waiting for a version of Nintendo’s Super Mario Run to arrive through Google Play. ‘Mario Run’ is Nintendo’s first-ever mobile game, featuring the beloved plumber who first became famous in the 1980s in NES console adventures. The game debuted for Apple devices in December and since then, many have been watching to see when the app would be ported over for Android use. Nintendo’s Japanese Twitter account now features this update: Android版「Super Mario Run」は、2017年3月に配信を開始します。現在Google Playでは、配信開始を通知でお知らせする事前登録の受付を行っています。ぜひご登録ください。https://t.co/2DW2TnCK6d […]

  • From the campaign trail to the inauguration; Local photographer captures history on camera

    WASHINGTON, DC – The inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump is expected to draw a huge crowd in Washington, DC. Supporters and protesters will pack the nation’s capital. One north Alabama photographer and Trump supporter will make the journey. Before he was the president-elect, Donald Trump was on the campaign trail in south Alabama. Pete Dobbs was there, camera in hand. “I came out fairly quick for Mr. Trump,” said Dobbs. Dobbs, a Tennessee Valley resident, said his support for Trump grew steadily. […]

  • #ICYMI: Meth bust turned giant #FAIL plus a teddy bear’s great adventure

    In case you missed it, here are some of the crazy, cute and quirky stories that caught our attention in the newsroom this week: Meth bust mistake A Texas man says he is trying to clear his name after police confused cat litter with meth during a traffic stop. Yep, you read that correcntly. Ross Lebeau, of Cypress, Texas, told KTRK-TV he was taken to jail in December after authorities thought they found almost half a pound of methamphetamine in his car. Field […]

  • “Now on 19” mobile alerts highlight special content — here’s how to get ’em

    WHNT News 19’s app is designed to make your life easier, whether you’re an Apple or Android user. Our newest feature is a push alert option called “Now on 19” and it’s for our friends at home who want to be alerted to special content airing in our newscasts like exclusive interviews, investigative reports and powerful community features. Here’s a step-by-step guide for downloading our “Now on 19” alerts: Download our WHNT News 19 app Head to the menu Click on […]