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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!

Recent Articles
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    “Takata” Recall: Is your airbag defective? Search here, to find out

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s growing concern about defective and potentially lethal airbags in the United States. Analysts say a massive callback involving airbags supplied by Tokyo-based Takata, could become the largest automotive recall in history. It could also, according to a CBS News report, take years to fix all of the vehicles involved and “have far-reaching impacts on both consumers and the automotive sector.” Nearly 8 million vehicles in the U.S. from 10 different automakers are thought to contain the […]

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    CBS launches “All Access” digital subscription service

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – CBS is making a bold move in the digital video space. On Thursday, the network announced the launch of CBS All Access, a new digital subscription service offering video on demand and live streaming. CBS All Access will cost you $5.99 a month and you can try it out through CBS.com and with mobile devices using the CBS App for iOS and Android. The subscription service will give viewers greater freedom to watch CBS content when and where they want. It’s also […]

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    Need information on hunting in Alabama? Check this out

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Are you an avid hunter? Just moved to the Huntsville-area or Tennessee Valley and curious about the rules and regulations in our state? Check out Outdoor Alabama’s excellent website. It’s packed with lots of resources for outdoorsmen and women, including these Deer Season Zone Maps. You’ll see the zones clearly noted, as well as dates and information about which deer can be hunted and where. North Alabama’s archery deer hunting season is just underway. South Alabama’s […]

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    Local family to star in new TLC reality show “Preaching Alabama”

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – A local family is set to star in a new TLC reality show called “Preaching Alabama.” The show tracks the lives of the Speegles, an unconventional family of preachers, as they leave behind a well-established Florida congregation to open a brand-new church in Madison. The family sat down with WHNT News 19 for an interview before the premiere and said they felt a deep calling to spread the word of God in the Tennessee Valley. Although […]

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    Got a new iPhone 6? Here are some apps worth downloading

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Millions have already purchased Apple’s latest smartphones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The devices boast enhanced graphics and faster processing, among other upgrades. Apple’s new iOS 8 operating system also gives app developers new freedoms. If you’re looking for some apps designed to take advantage of the iPhone 6’s new features, check out the suggestions below and look for technology reporter Michelle Stark‘s reports the week of October 6th on WHNT News 19 This […]

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    Calls without Internet, wireless or a landline? They’re now possible.

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Imagine picking up your cellphone and making a call without wireless service, the Internet or landlines. Sounds impossible right? Well, a local company tells WHNT News 19 it is possible, with a new communications system it’s developed. WHNT News 19 technology reporter Michelle Stark was given an exclusive look at how it works. Designed with emergency responders in mind, Huntsville-based DRD Technologies President David Dobbs, said NExFIELD could keep critical communications going even when other options […]

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    Cabin app helps your busy family stay connected

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -If you’re a parent with school-aged kids, chances are you’re pretty busy. Between playdates, practices, carpools and of course, your own life, there’s a lot to juggle. That’s where some newer apps on the market are designed to help. One of those apps, Cabin, is a free website/app combo that aims to “keep it in the family.” The app, for iPhones and Androids, allows users to create a group – or cabin – where they can send […]

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    How you can help the terminally ill: Make “Susie’s Wish” a reality

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Susie Edwards was a vibrant, smiling person.  She never met a stranger and she built a career telling other peoples’ stories on local news, including here in Huntsville. In 2009, her own story took a tragic turn. Edwards was diagnosed with an aggressive form of liver cancer. One year later, Edwards died, without fulfilling her final wish — one last trip to the beach.  Susie adored the beach. She loved to sink her toes in the […]

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    “The Great Diaper Drive” wraps up today with big Blitz Drive!

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 and RocketCityMom.com invite you to join us Thursday, September 11 to wrap up “The Great Diaper Drive” in a big way!  All diapers we collect go to local babies in need. Our Blitz Drive is Thursday at Walmart at 6140A University Drive (just near Research Park Boulevard.)  WHNT News 19’s Michelle Stark will be live all day from 5:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Please come by and say hello and drop off your donation […]

  • What a mountain of donations!  You donated more than 5,500 diapers at a Great Diaper Drive shower at Kidventure in Madison on September 7, 2014. Thank you for your generosity! (Photo: WHNT News 19)

    Taking Action: Host your own Diaper Drive shower!

    Get behind The Great Diaper Drive by hosting a diaper shower. It’s fairly easy and can be lots of fun. You can drop off your diapers during our Great Diaper Drive Blitz Drive on September 11 at any of our donation locations by 6:30PM. Don’t be a stinker and keep your drive a secret! Tell us about your efforts and share the story with pictures. Email them to photo@whnt.com or post to social media with the hashtag #19Diaper. DOWNLOAD YOUR […]

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    What is “the cloud?” An explanation, plus tips to protect your stuff

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s celebrity nude photo hack raised a lot of questions about the security of “the cloud.” In this case, it’s believed the compromising images were stolen from Apple iCloud accounts. Apple, of course, is just one of many companies who now offer cloud-based storage services. So, what is “the cloud?” And, how can we protect our information there? Basically, “the cloud” is a network of servers connected via the web. This “cloud” allows people to […]

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    Back-to-School Technology Savings for Students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Students (and educators) can save big right now when purchasing high-tech toys. Check out some of the deals below, before they disappear, to make the most out of your next purchase. Apple – Offering special education pricing which could save you up to $200 on a new computer or tablet. If you buy a Mac for college by Sept. 9th you’ll also get a $100 Apple Store gift card. If you buy an iPad or iPhone, […]


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