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 tens of thousands of diapers and wipes for local babies in need.

Michelle also serves on the Community Advisory Council for Huntsville’s Junior League.

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.”

Michelle gave birth to her first child here in Huntsville and chronicled her pregnancy @michellestarkbabyblog.wordpress.com. You can check out that blog to read about her journey or share your parenting insights and advice!

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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    “Back to School” Gadget Deals: Tablets

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Tablets are increasingly a must-have item in the classroom. If your child is in need of one, or if you’re interested in one for study time around the home, here are some current discounts to consider. Surface Pro 3 – $1,150 Microsoft’s highly versatile tablet is on sale at Best Buy for $150 off. iPad Air 2 (128 GB) – $600 Apple’s ultra-thin iPad Air 2 is on sale at Best Buy for $50 to $100 […]

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    “Back to School” Gadget Deals: Computers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In the market for a new computer this fall? Maybe your child needs one? If so… you might consider some of the following bargains. MacBook Pro (15 inch) – $2,200 Right now, Apple is offering college students and educational professionals up to $200 off on certain computers and laptops. The deal includes iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. As an added plus, the company is also giving away Beats Solo2 headphones with purchases. HP Stream […]

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    Back to school apps: TinyScan

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Need to digitize your hand-written notes quickly? Take snapshot of a textbook page for later reference? Turn an image into a PDF? TinyScan is a great, all purpose scanner app. This free app for iPhone or iPad lets you save camera snapshots as an image or PDF. Scan in color, or black and white, set different pages sizes and protect your documents with a passcode. You can also name and organize your scans in folders, or […]

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    Back to school apps: Math Snacks

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Math can be a real challenge for students of any age – especially at the middle school level, where more advanced concepts are introduced. If your child could use some help, check out Math Snacks. Created by the New Mexico State University Learning Games Lab, the content is meant to appeal to kids who don’t really like math, giving them a new way to experience math concepts via videos and games. The app (there are actually […]

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    Back to school apps: ThinkRolls

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s not easy to find educational apps that strike the right balance between learning and fun. Some feel to much like a classroom lecture, others are too much “fluff” and no substance. The adorable ThinkRolls app gets it right. This gaming app teaches the principles of physics to younger children, while offering hours of fun. Organized into different levels that build on one another, your child will navigate a “roller” through different mazes – encountering obstacles […]

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    Drive continues through Aug. 9 to help Kids To Love ‘Pack the Backpacks’ for local foster children

    WHNT News 19 and Kids To Love are proud to partner again this year to collect school supplies for children in foster care in north Alabama and southern Tennessee. We invite you to help by donating supplies or money to buy backpacks and supplies.

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    Back to school apps: EasyBib

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Bibliographies. For those who don’t remember, a bibliography is a list of sources cited in any scholarly work… and they’re an essential part of any research paper, from high school to college level. They often take hours to complete, since different sources require different formatting. On top of that, there are thousands of citation styles including ASA, AMA, CSE and ACS. Easy Bib, a free app for Apple and Android users (as well as a companion […]

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    Back to school apps: Khan Academy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Looking for a way to supplement your child’s classroom learning? Maybe you’re a homeschooling parent, wanting to teach more in-depth content? Perhaps you’re an adult heading back to school for a new degree? If so, download the Khan Academy app. This free app offers thousands of videos, interactive exercises and in-depth articles. Topics including math (arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, calculus, linear algebra), science (biology, chemistry, physics), economics and the humanities. There are even playlists […]

  • Our special 'Text Neck' report airs Monday, July 27 on WHNT News 19 at 10:00 p.m.

    Text Neck: Do you have it? Here’s how to avoid it, or fix it if you do

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Many of us are seriously addicted to smartphones. As in, don’t put them down even when we’re at the table, or walking on the street, or… you get the idea. Unfortunately, our obsession with devices may be damaging our health. If you’ve been feeling a twinge in your neck recently, or some stiffness in your shoulders that wasn’t there before… you might be suffering from “text neck.” Yep. It’s a real thing. Nicole Roden knows from […]

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    Tonight @ 10: How “text neck” happens and how to avoid it

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Feeling a little stiffness in your neck? A little tension in your shoulders?  You may be suffering from “text neck.”  Yes, it’s a real thing – and your habits can bring it on more quickly than you might realize. Monday, July 27 at 10:00 p.m. WHNT News 19 is taking action for you, to explain how staring down at your smart phone, computer or tablet with poor posture, can put a strain on your health. We’ll […]

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    Child care a necessity for Alabama families, but high costs eat up the budget

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – You may have seen the headlines in recent years. In many places, child care now costs more than the monthly rent or mortgage.  As crazy as that sounds, it’s something many Tennessee Valley parents have no trouble believing. Zach and Laura Cole know all about the high costs of day care.  On weekday mornings, you’ll find them rushing around the kitchen, whipping up an instant breakfast shake and loading up son Caden, 2, in the car. […]

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    Twitter debuts new birthday feature

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Twitter now lets you share your birthday on your profile and if you choose to do that — you’ll get a cool surprise! When your special day arrives, you’ll see balloons float across the screen (of a desktop or laptop.) To add your birth date to your Twitter profile, choose the “Edit profile” option on Twitter.com. You can adjust the privacy of your birth date – sharing it with as few or as many people as […]


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