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Michelle Stark is a morning anchor and technology correspondent for WHNT News 19. She and her husband are also new parents, excited to be living in Huntsville and experiencing The South's legendary hospitality!

Michelle anchors weekdays from 4:30 - 7:00 a.m. on WHNT News 19. She also showcases must-see websites, apps, gadgets, emerging technologies and social media trends.

As an Emmy® Award-winning broadcast journalist with a decade of experience, Michelle brings a lot to the team.

In 2011, she was nominated for an Emmy® Award for a series of reports on technology in schools across the Tennessee Valley. That same year, the Alabama Associated Press Broadcasters Association also named her "Best News Anchor."

Previously, Michelle was a morning anchor and technology reporter for KIVI-TV in Boise, Idaho. While there, she was honored more than a dozen times for her writing, features and investigative work.

Michelle graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in International Relations and got her start in the industry as an anchor, reporter and producer at the ABC affiliate in Lansing, Michigan. She also spent time early in her career working as an intern/researcher in Washington D.C. for ABC's "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings."

In 2013, Michelle and her husband welcomed their first child - a baby girl. You can check out Michelle's baby blog @ michellestarkbabyblog.wordpress.com to follow her journey, or share your advice and insights!

When Michelle manages to get a quick break from the thrills (and spills) of parenting, she loves reading, video games, chowing down on fondue and artsy-crafty projects. As a Detroit native, Michelle also loves to cheer for that city's sports teams and, obviously, Spartan basketball!

Have a story idea for Michelle? Email her at michelle.stark@whnt.com. You can also send her a tech tip on the interwebs via Facebook or Twitter @mstarktweets!


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    What the NSA might actually know about you

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When news first broke that the National Security Agency was collecting huge amounts of metadata from American phones, a lot of people shrugged it off. Maybe they shouldn’t have. According to some researchers, metadata could actually reveal a lot about you and your activities. National Security Agency leaders have argued the agency’s surveillance programs pose no real threat to Americans, because they simply collected metadata – things like phone numbers dialed or length of call. They’re not actually listening […]

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    How the iPhone may improve our eye care

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There are a lot of rural areas in the Tennessee Valley and one day, iPhones may help people in those remote communities get better medical care. Stanford doctors have found a way to use iPhones for eye care and their technique could have big implications. Eye exams generally involve using large devices called indirect ophthalmoscopes and slit lamp instruments. They allow doctors to get an up close look at our eyes. Unfortunately, they have a drawback. […]

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    The limits and possibilities of self-driving cars

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In the United States, at least 33,000 people are killed in car crashes every single year. Companies like Google, Audio and Volvo want to bring that number down with self-driving cars. But how much can these vehicles, still early in development, actually do? What are the limits of current technology? Anders Eugensson, Government Affairs Director for Volvo, tells CBS News partner CNET.com the current possibilities are actually pretty impressive. “We think we can expand this autonomous […]

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    Local Brewery Celebrates World Cup, Huntsville Ghost Walk Returns

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – June will bring some fun events to downtown Huntsville, including a celebration for soccer fans and the return of a “spooktacular” community favorite.  Here’s what you can enjoy… Huntsville Ghost Walk What: Tours sharing the history of the old buildings and mansions in Downtown Huntsville When: Saturday nights starting June 7th at 6:00pm, running through November 1st Where: Tours starts at Harrison Brothers. There are three different tours to choose from; Twickenham, Old Town and Downtown Cost: $10 […]

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    Need to sell stuff? You have options beyond eBay

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Most people looking to sell stuff quickly will hit up Craigslist or eBay. The websites are great for unloading or picking up collectibles, personal items, furniture and more. They’re not your only option though. A number of apps have popped up recently to make selling stuff easier, including SellSimple. SellSimple is free for iPhone users. It’s designed to sell your stuff quickly by pushing it out to a broad audience using the power of social platforms. Here’s […]

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    Millennials great at leading digital lives, not so great at home buying

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – The Millennial generation is great at many things: texting, social media, selfies. But buying a home? Not so much. Just 36% of Americans under the age of 35 own a home, according to the Census Bureau. That’s down from 42% in 2007 and the lowest level since 1982, when the agency began tracking homeownership by age. It’s not all their fault. Millennials want to buy homes — 90% prefer owning over renting, according to a recent […]

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    Apple Offers Up New OS, Home & Health Kits

    (CNN) – Apple fans holding out hope they’d see the company’s next great gadget on Monday were disappointed. At the keynote address for the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, software was king. For owners of the 800 million iPhones, iPads and iPods that run the company’s iOS operating system, the biggest news may have been the rollout of its latest version, iOS 8. Due to be released this fall, the new system will update lots of existing features and add […]

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    Hitting the beach or pool with a smartphone? Read this first

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We’re entering the heart of beach season – a time when many people don’t think twice about bringing tablets or smartphones along for the ride. Gotta have that e-reader handy right? Unfortunately, sand, water and smartphones don’t really mix. If you’re undettered and still eager to hit the beach or pool with your favorite gadgets, take note of the following tips: Tip #1: Buy a waterproof case There are a number of these on the market at various […]

  • UPDATED: Two People Rescued After Falling Off DeKalb County Bluff

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Two people were hurt after falling from a bluff in the northern part of DeKalb County Thursday night. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office confirms two people were rescued just north of Ider. The area is called Deer Head Cove and is very near the Georgia line. Sheriff Jimmy Harris said the victims are 22 years old and 23 years old. The two men were reportedly both taken for emergency care after the rescue. Matt Woods, […]

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    Cigar Box Festival This Weekend; Holiday Inn Site Proposals Due Soon

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – As May wraps up there are a number of cool events happening in Downtown Huntsville, including a Cigar Box Festival at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. There’s also news on the future of a key piece of property in the heart of Downtown. Cigar Box Festival When: Friday, May 30th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 31st from noon to 10:00 p.m. Where: Lowe Mill in Huntsville Cost: Free, Workshops available for $30 each […]

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    Voting in Alabama’s primary elections? Here’s where to find your polling location online

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama primary elections are coming up Tuesday, June 3rd. If you still don’t know where you’re supposed to go to vote, visit the Secretary of State’s website alabamavotes.gov. Click on the icon in the middle of the page called “Polling Place.” You’ll then need to enter your name, county and birthday. Registered voters will be able to see the address where they should vote, as well as a map. They can also see their polling […]

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    Have a child with asthma? This app may help them

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If your child has asthma and loves simple mobile games, you’re going to love the app Wellapets. The app, free for Apple and Android devices, teaches kids how to care for their asthma condition using virtual pets. Here’s how it works. A user fires up the app from LifeGuard Games, Inc. and “hatches” one of several fire-breathing dragon pets. After giving them a name, the user can then guide their pet through a number of asthma-related […]