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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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    Help decide Ditto Landing’s future with this survey

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville’s Ditto Landing is one area city leaders would like to see get a makeover. The question is, what should the waterfront park look like in the future? As part of Huntsville’s master plan called “The BIG Picture” city leaders have opened an online survey for residents to rate proposed ideas for Ditto Landing. The proposals originated through focus groups and ImagineHuntsville.com. In the survey, users enter their zip code, then rank options for commercial development, recreation […]

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    Is social “click to pay” on the way?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Click. Then buy. Shopping on social media could soon get a lot easier. Twitter and Facebook, two giants of the social meida world, both took steps recently that indicate they may be eager to streamline the social shopping experience. That, in turn, would make it easier for us to spend, spend, spend. In a blog post last Thursday, Twitter said it had agreed to acquire CardSpring. The mobile payments company hooks up merchants and consumers. The merchants’ […]

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    Huntsville diapering service takes dirty work out of “going cloth”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Cloth diapering has come back into fashion recently; across the nation and in the Tennessee Valley. It can be a big money saver and better for babies with sensitive skin. On the other hand, it’s time consuming and, well, dirty. A new Huntsville-based company wants to make the process of “going cloth” easier on parents. Suds Diaper Service, which claims to be the first-of-its-kind in the area, is a small start-up operation. Rich Sturmfels and his wife  run […]

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    It’s Friday! Here are some neat-o BBQ tech tools

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We’re in the heart of summer BBQ season and if you’re looking for ways to make your next cookout a real standout, check out some of the gadgets below! Airlighter – This $100 gadget from Bison shoots a 4-inch flame and claims to light coal in 10 seconds while reaching a high heat in under a minute.  It’s billed as a faster, safer way to light up the ‘ol grill. Weber Grills App - This app delivers 75 new […]

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    Tracking tools to avoid losing your child in a crowd

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Keeping tabs on your children in a crowded place – like at the beach or a college football game – can be stressful for parents. To avoid losing your kids, even for a moment, you might want to check out some newer digital tools on the market. GPS-tracking apps are widely available and can come in handy even at home. Here are just two options worth considering: Pocket Finder GPS – The device costs $129 plus […]

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    U.S. Navy offers up new fitness apps

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Are you a member of the military looking to stay in shape? Or a civilian trying to shed some extra pounds? If you’re looking to shake up your fitness routine, check out some new apps from the U.S. Navy. The Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling System debuted three new apps in Apple’s iTunes App Store in late June. Versions for Android devices are also reportedly on the way. Designed to provide sailors with a “best-in-class” physical fitness and nutrition program, the new […]

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    Happening Downtown: Grotto Lights Concert & Restaurants “Behind the Scenes”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Downtown Huntsville’s “Grotto Lights Concert” will feature two bands on Saturday, July 12th. If you’re looking for a real “foodie” fun experience, mark your calendars for later in the month. Here are the details on some upcoming events: Grotto Lights Concert What: Free concert featuring two bands Saturday, July 12 Where: Big Spring Park East When: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cost: Free Details: Toy Shop is opening at 6:00 p.m. followed by Goat Hill String […]

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    Booking a vacation rental online? Read these tips first

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Finding a rental home for your next vacation is easier than ever, thanks to a number of online services. Here are just a couple of the more popular digital choices, designed to connect you with the right property: Airbnb - A premiere rental site with more than 600,000 listed properties worldwide including castles. Yes, castles. Just choose your location, trip dates and number of guests; then search. Home Away‘s vacation rentals -  This family of rentals boasts more than 950,000 rental properties […]

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    Fireworks Arcade App offers digital fun on July 4th

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Kids too young to stay up late and watch a local fireworks show? Got too busy to pick up sparklers? You can still get some holiday fun with the Fireworks Arcade App! It’s Michelle Stark’s “Click Pick” Thursday from WHNT News 19 This Morning. The free app, for Apple and Android devices, lets you create your own “digital” fireworks displays. Just tap the screen or drag your finger along the screen to create fireworks with light […]

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    July & August will bring big events to Downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – ARTBenches are up and around in Downtown Huntsville, so keep an eye out near the main square. The project was sponsored by Downtown Huntsville, Inc. and the Alabama Society of Landscape Architects and showcases unique benches throughout the summer. In addition, there are a number of big events coming to Huntsville during the summer months. Here’s a list: July & August Events July 12th – Grotto Lights Concert July 18th – Beach Street Food Gathering July 25th – […]

  • Amber Reece believes her daughter, Sydney, (shown here) was burned by a popular sunscreen. (Image Credit: Amber Reece)

    Tonight at 10: Local mom believes sunscreen burned baby

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Experts recommend using sunscreen on babies, to protect them from the sun’s harmful rays. One area mother though, believes the sunscreen she thought would keep her daughter safe, burned the baby instead. Thursday at 10:00 p.m., WHNT News 19 brings you a Taking Action investigation. You’ll hear what Amber Reece thinks happened to her 11-month-old daughter, Sydney. “She got burned by something that was supposed to be safe for babies,” Reece told WHNT News 19. We’ll also […]

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    Hitting the road this July 4th? Take iExit to make life easier

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Are you getting ready to travel this July 4th weekend? Loading up the car for a road trip with the kids? Maybe to see family, or hit the beach? If so, you might want to check out iExit. The free app can be downloaded on your smartphone or tablet and shows you what’s available at exits along any Interstate. Those who’ve traveled with young kids will be the first to tell you - knowing gas, food and bathroom options before […]


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