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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.

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!

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    Need some holiday inspiration? Check out Food52

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – For many families, holiday gatherings revolve around food. There’s usually at least one big meal that brings everyone together. For cooks who need a little creative inspiration as they plan the Christmas menu this weekend, check out Food52. It’s a great website for foodies and novices alike. There’s a huge variety of recipes including tips on “spicing up your hot cocoa” and mastering a “whole slow-cooker poached chicken.” Just click on the thumbnail of any appealing […]

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    Gift ideas! Gadgets for everything from pets to emergencies

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s still time to find that perfect holiday gift! If you’re out of ideas, here are some ideas for everyone from dog lovers to the super prepared. Parrot Minidrones Rolling Spider – For high-flying fun, your kids will probably love this drone.  It has a camera, gyroscope and more. You can also control the $100 gadget using an app, on a smartphone. Kodak SP360 – For the photography fan, this 16 megapixel camera can be controlled […]

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    Hot Technology: Holiday gift splurges

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s still time to find that perfect holiday gift! If you have some extra cash to spend this season, your options are endless. Here are some splurge suggestions: ACTON RocketSkates – A new, electrified way to roll around town. For $500, these skates strap over your shoes an dwill speed up to a maximum of 12 miles per hour. Intel MICA – The wearable that tries to make technology fashion-forward. For $500, this smart device is […]

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    “Holiday Gift” Gadgets Under $50

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Technology gifts don’t have to be expensive and if you’re looking for some gadgets under $50, you’re in luck. There are lots of good options on store shelves and online this year. Here are some suggestions: Animalz Headphones – Available at Best Buy for $20. These headphones limit decibels to protect little ears – a plus for parents. Adults will also like the retractable cord. Kids, on the other hand, will love the furry ear covers […]

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    “Holiday Gift” Click Picks: Fitness Trackers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If you’re buying for a fitness buff this holiday, or thinking ahead to after the start of the New Year and those inevitable resolutions, you’re in luck. A flood of new fitness tracking tools are on the market and could make a great gift for you, your child, or even the family dog. Check out some suggestions below! Fitbit Charge – At $130 the Fitbit Charge replaces the old Fitbit Force. It comes with a big […]

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    More “Holiday Gift” Click Picks for the kids!

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Looking for some unique gifts for your kids this holiday season? Want to mix it up beyond smartphones and tablets? Check out some of the gadgets below! Moff Band – Want to encourage your kid to get up and get active? The Moff Band costs $55 and uses accelerometers and gyroscopes to recognize movements. Kids pick an activity from a companion app, then pretend to their hearts’ delight! Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch – V-Tech’s Kidizoom smartwatch runs […]

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    “Holiday Gift” Click Picks: Unique Kids’ Toys

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Looking for some unique gifts for your kids this holiday season? Want to mix it up beyond smartphones and tablets? Check out some of the gadgets below! LEGO® FUSION Kits – These run about $35 and offer a Minecraft-like feel. Using an iPad, your child can scan creations and upload them to virtual worlds. They can then stay busy trying to complete missions to keep LEGO citizens happy! Ozobot – This little robot runs $50 and […]

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    Taking Action: Our list of top Black Friday tech deals (Updated!)

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Black Friday here! For weeks, many retailers have been touting big savings, putting Black Friday previews online and allowing customers to browse the deals ahead of time. WHNT News 19’s technology reporter Michelle Stark browsed those bargains and compiled this list. Some deals may have been “door busters” and are therefore expired but take a look below, before you buy today! By Store Best Buy Panasonic 50″ Class LED HDTV – $199.99 (several hundred dollars off […]

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    Here’s an app to entertain kids this Thanksgiving

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Thanksgiving is all about friends and family and often, that includes kids. Of course, keeping those kids entertained while you’re cooking up a feast or driving for long distances can be a challenge. The app Hand Turkey may help. It’s free for download and brings the art of hand-traced paper turkeys to the digital age. Youngsters just place their hand on a device screen to create a turkey, which they can then decorate using a variety […]

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    5 tricks for avoiding Black Friday “sales” traps

    (CBS News) – With the U.S. economy in somewhat better shape this year, many retailers eager to kick off the holiday shopping season have already launched their “Black Friday” sales. But experts warn that sprinkled among the real bargains are bogus deals aimed at tricking consumers into buying inferior goods at inflated prices. “When you see something that’s 50 percent off, you think you’re getting a great deal. But it’s not a deal if the 50 percent is coming off […]

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    Should you fly or drive this holiday? Here’s a calculator to help decide

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Millions of Americans visit friends and family during the holidays. Often it’s clear cut whether they should fly or drive to get there. Sometimes though, when a traveler is headed to a city say, several hours away, the choice is less obvious. So should you fly, or drive? BeFrugal.com’s “Fly or Drive Calculator™” may help you decide. It’s pretty easy to use. Just type in some basic information about your trip – where you’re headed, what […]

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    In Pursuit of Cute: The Hidden Risks of Shopping Online Marketplaces

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Etsy.com is a popular online marketplace. Many parents love shopping there, or through similar online platforms, for handmade craft items they can’t find anywhere else. Unfortunately, some of those items, could put your child in danger. A concerned viewer, recently emailed WHNT News 19 after spotting a handmade car seat harness for sale at Etsy.com. She was worried. How could it be legal? Was it regulated? How could it be sold online? Good questions…so WHNT News 19 […]


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