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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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    Chick-fil-A dropping beloved menu item, offering healthier option

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Chick-fil-A is making some significant changes to its menu. The restaurant chain will no longer be offering the Spicy Chicken Biscuit at many locations. Instead it’ll be featuring a new item: an Egg White Grill. As WHNT News 19 partner AL.com reported Monday, Chick-fil-A’s new breakfast entrée will be a lower-calorie option combining grilled chicken breast, grilled egg whites and American cheese on a multigrain English muffin. “At Chick-fil-A, we’re constantly looking for innovative — and delicious […]

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    RNC 2016 app offers real-time streaming, video and more

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Want to get the latest news from the 2016 Republican National Convention, before it shows up on social media? Considering downloading the RNC’s official 2016 app. It’s designed to give users inside access to the happenings in Cleveland, Ohio. The convention begins July 18th and, as is typical, is expected to be a showcase of rising stars within the Republican Party. Donald Trump, known for his brash style and unpredictability, will be a big draw. App users will […]

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    Donald Trump picks Mike Pence for VP

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Donald Trump has announced his pick to join the the GOP ticket. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee tweeted out the following: I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016 As WHNT News 19 reported previously, “The addition of Pence to the ticket may help assuage concerns among conservatives worried that Trump is too moderate on […]

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    Video games that can help improve skills for special needs children

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Video games often get a bad rap. For kids with special needs though, they can actually help improve certain key skills. The non-profit Common Sense Media reported for CNN recently, on the ways in which video games can enhance learning opportunities for children who have special challenges. While there are games designed specifically for these children, mainstream gaming titles can also support your child’s learning. According to Common Sense Media, via CNN, “Mainstream games can boost a sense […]

  • LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens
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    An app you AND your kids will love? LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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    SEC Media Days begins amid high hopes for several teams

    HOOVER, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference begins Monday, July 11th in Birmingham and will give fans a taste of what's to come from their favorite teams. WHNT News 19 will have a crew at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover all week, for detailed reports on each team's presentation.

  • Disney Princess Palace Pets (Image Credit: Disney/Google Play)

    Disney Princesses + pets = fun for your little ones

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    A great app to keep the kiddos busy this holiday weekend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Loading up the RV and heading to the campground this weekend? How about down to the beach for some 4th of July fireworks? Wherever you’re headed, if you have small children, you probably already know that sometimes (despite your best efforts) they get bored. That’s where an app called LumiKids Beach may help. Designed by the folks at Lumosity, the app offers creative play and intuitive thinking games in a digital “beach playground.” Probably best for younger children, […]

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    AL.com counts down best football players from our state

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  • Lane Graves; the victim of an alligator attack at Walt Disney World. (Image Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Office)

    Officials “confident” alligator that killed boy was caught

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    Investigation underway after Louisiana twins, 3, die in hot car

    BOSSIER CITY, La. – Investigators are trying to figure out exactly how a pair of 3-year-old Louisiana twins died. Autopsies are now being done on the brother and sister, Oliver and Aria Orr, after they were found unresponsive outside their Bossier City house in a pickup truck. According to police, the childrens’ mother contacted neighbors Saturday to say she was looking for her little ones. A neighbor told CBS affiliate KSLA she helped the twins’ mother look for them. “She just said that she had fell asleep […]

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    Do you Google for medical advice? Here’s a new feature to help your quest…

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s time to just admit it; you use Google for medical advice. Whether you’re looking for advice about a sore back, or bug bite photos on your child’s behalf, you can now ask Google to help diagnose your trouble. This week, Google launched a new “overview” medical feature. It’s designed as a helpful, concise directory of information that will save you the time of scrolling through endless pages and links. The feature works on Google’s mobile site, as […]