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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    Whether you’re headed back to school this fall, or have a student who is, the Photomath app is probably worth a download. The app has picked up very strong reviews in the App Store and Google Play, and it’s not hard to see why. Photomath uses your device’s camera to scan problems and deliver you answers instantly. Simply point your camera toward a math problem and Photomath will generate a result. You don’t even have to take a picture of […]

  • Do your children watch YouTube videos? You need to see “The Warning Hashtag”

    WARNING: This story contains content that may be inappropriate for children. Jennifer Sutton has busy mornings. As a busy mom who works outside the home, just getting that first cup of coffee brewed can be a challenge. Still, she tries to keep a close eye on what her kids are up to. One of their favorite activities, especially during the summer months, is to watch YouTube videos. “I like to watch a lot of YouTube,” 12-year-old Dee Sutton explained, after rattling […]

  • If your kids watch YouTube videos, you’ll want to see our special report “The Warning Hashtag”

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  • #ICYMI: Shark bite caught on camera, plus a little kitten with your coffee

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  • Traveling this summer? Here’s some tech to help keep an eye on your home

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  • #ICYMI: Package thief caught on camera, plus a YouTube stunt turned deadly

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  • #ICYMI: Child molester moves next door to his victim, and Harvest Haunted in the works

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  • #ICYMI: A summer warning about “dry drowning” and Barry Larry Terry goes viral

    It’s the season for vacations, and if you’ve been out of the loop more than usual this week, there’s no reason for you to miss out on some of the most notable viral stories! Here’s a look at what was trending on-air and online here at WHNT News 19 the last few days, in case you missed it. A “dry drowning” report saves a life This week, WHNT News 19 took action for parents to warn them about a rare […]

  • GIFs are 30-years-old! Now you can use them in Facebook comments

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  • #ICYMI: HOA battle forces man from home, and an epic freak out over bed bugs

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  • #ICYMI: An evening to remember, plus Griffin’s big mistake

    Need to get caught up on the week’s most viral, most talked about stories? Here’s a recap of some of the most shared, in case you missed it! “An Evening” to remember Many people celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, but the holiday holds a much deeper meaning. It’s meant to honor more than one million people who died serving their country. Huntsville and its surrounding areas have a rich history of answering our […]