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
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    Diapers are more important than you might realize, here’s why

    WHNT News 19 and Rocket City Mom are partnering again for The Great Diaper Drive; a campaign collecting diapers and wipes for local babies in need. To help explain why we feel so passionately about the cause, we checked in with Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children. We wanted to learn more about some of the serious medical consequences babies can face when they don’t get clean diapers. Jeanette Atkinson, Clinical Education Specialist for the hospital’s Mother Baby unit, laid the risks […]

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    The Great Diaper Drive is back! Here’s how you can help babies in need

    Babies in the Tennessee Valley need our help.  Let’s take action for them together! The Great Diaper Drive is back and bigger than ever this year. Once again, WHNT News 19 is partnering with Rocket City Mom to collect diapers and wipes for local children.  Our goal this year is to collect at least 90,000 diapers and wipes. If you’d like to help us reach that goal, you have options. Read on for everything you need to know about The Great Diaper […]

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    Week 3 of college football brings shocks, heartbreak

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Week 3 of college football brought some exciting and heartbreaking surprises for SEC fans. Let’s start with the game that took a lot of people by surprise: Ole Miss vs. Alabama in Oxford. The game started off rough Alabama, with some key defensive plays for Ole Miss putting the team up 24-3. End of the first half, Alabama started putting on steam, scoring two touchdowns quickly. After Alabama went ahead 48-30 late in the fourth quarter, Ole […]

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    Bully Buster: Instagram rolls out comment blocking tool

    People say horrible things on social media. From bullying to badgering; teenagers in particular have it pretty hard in the digital realm. Instagram wants to change that and create what it calls a safe, diverse space for people to engage in. As a result, the Facebook-owned company has announced it’s rolling out a new tool that will allow people to filter offensive language from comments on their posts. As CBS News reports, this capability first rolled out to businesses and celebrities a few months ago. Now […]

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    Star Trek fans celebrate show’s 50 year anniversary

    Star Trek fans are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic television show. On Twitter they’re being encouraged to join the fun with a selfie. Tweet yours @WHNT or email it to us at photo@whnt.com. You can also upload your picture directly to the website using the “submit your photo” button below. Post your best #StarTrek50 selfie to celebrate 50 years! #LLAP50 pic.twitter.com/66pWnv0gzz — Star Trek (@StarTrek) September 7, 2016 Facebook is also celebrating. It’s offering a filter you can add […]

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    Apple planning to “clean up” App Store; what it means for you

    Apple has plans for some house cleaning. Starting Wednesday, September 7, on the same day when it is widely expected to launch the latest version of the iPhone, the company will begin a review of its App Store content. It’ll be looking to purge apps that are out-of-date. That’s good news for consumers tired of wading through apps that may or may not work all that well, in search of useful options. According to CBS News, developers will be given 30 days to […]

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    Facebook Messenger’s new “instant video” feature explained

    Facebook is offering a new “instant video” feature through its Messenger app. The new tool will let users send each other videos, plus photos, gifs and written messages while texting in the app. As CBS News notes, this is “different from video calls, which have been available in Messenger since 2015. The instant video feature is for those times when you don’t necessarily want to make a full-fledged video call, but want to share a moment captured on camera.” “It’s perfect for […]

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    College football’s return brings surprises, blowouts

    College football is back and bringing the twists and turns that make it such a fan favorite. The Labor Day weekend saw a number of surprises, as well as a few blowouts. Alabama (#1) routed USC (#20) in Arlington, Texas Saturday night, winning 52-to-6. Auburn meanwhile, held its own in a game with Clemson (#2) down on the plains. Clemson took the win with a score of 19-to-13. Some of the more surprising upsets included Wisconsin’s victory over LSU. A dramatic […]

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    Nothing “fishy” about this sweet app to keep your toddler entertained

    Looking for a simple app to keep your toddler entertained? You might check out “Toddler Games and Fish Puzzles for Kids: Age One, Two & Three.” This free-to-download collection of underwater-themed puzzle activities is available in the Apple App Store from developer Antti Lehtinen. The app offers a “simple” option where even the youngest children can get started; matching colorful marine animals to their correct puzzle slots. Difficulty levels build as you play and you can also pay $1.99 to unlock additional features […]

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    Liberal, moderate or conservative? Facebook giving political labels to users

    Facebook is now labeling users based on what it thinks are their political leanings. Yes, you read that right, the social network has you positioned on the spectrum of American politics – whether you like it or not. How, exactly, is the company doing this? Well, it’s watching everything you do on the network (surveying all your posts, likes and shares) and making a determination about your political feelings. You can be labeled everything from “very conservative” to “very liberal” or something in between. According […]

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    Donald Trump suggests he could “work with” illegal immigrants

    Donald Trump is changing his tone just a little with regard to illegal immigrants. On Wednesday, the GOP presidential candidate suggested he would be willing to “work with” people who are already in the United States illegally. Trump did however, reiterate his pledge that there would be “no amnesty” for illegal immigrants in his administration. As CBS News reports, the comments came during a taped town hall event with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. The comments come after a surprise shift earlier […]