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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
  • 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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    2014 FIFA World Cup “Social” Webpage shows who’s worthy of tweets, in real-time

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – On Tuesday, the United States will take on Belgium in the 2014 World Cup competition in Brazil. The soccer matchup is expected to draw a big audience stateside, as the U.S. battles for the chance to move on in the soccer tournament. As the group play matchups of this year’s World Cup showed, social media has become a key platform for fans interacting with one another. Whether they’re venting frustrations or praising a key save, Facebook and […]

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    Parkway Place Mall launches new website, better access to “deals”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Many shoppers now expect deals and discounts to come to them, through a smartphone or tablet. In response to that digital demand, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. has launched new websites at 22 CBL Malls, including Huntsville’s Parkway Place Mall. The new website includes an engaging and “nine times more retailer deals and coupons.” The website prominently highlights current deals at popular mall stores, as well as upcoming events. They can connect directly with the mall […]

  • Parents thank bus drivers for actions during crash

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A group of parents have thanked the bus drivers who they say kept their children safe during a crash. WHNT News 19 first reported the story back in March, when a group of students from Huntsville Middle School were involved in a wreck on the way back from New York. The students were returning from a chior trip. A car reportedly crossed a median near Knoxville, causing an 18-wheeler in front of the kids’ bus to wreck. […]

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    Wine Festival, Color Run 5K Coming to Huntsville September 27

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Looking ahead to the fall, there are two exciting events happening Saturday, September 27.  One is the Color Run 5K and the other is the Big Spring Crush Downtown Wine Festival. Big Spring Crush Downtown Wine Festival Sponsored by Homegrown Huntsville, the first annual wine event will feature more than 80 wine tasting tables, live entertainment, local restaurants, food trucks and more. Here are the details: When: Saturday, September 27th Where: Big Spring Park East Cost: […]

  • Last year's I/O event was a showcase for Google Glass. This year the company will likely discuss new features for Glass and could reveal plans for its expanded sale to the general public.

    Google conference underway; New software and Glass details expected

    SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney) — Google’s Android software is about to make the leap beyond smartphones and tablets. Google’s annual I/O conference for software developers and designers begins on Wednesday. The company is widely expected to showcase its new smartwatch-ready “Android Wear” software. Google revealed plans for Android Wear in March, but developers are anxious to get details on its planned features and specifications. The rumor heading into the conference is that Samsung, whose Galaxy phones already run on Google’s software, […]

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    Taking a trip? Check out Trippy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Summer is travel season and if you’re planning a getaway, you have some great options for advice. Most people have heard of TripAdvisor or Yelp but Trippy is another website to help you figure out the dos and dont’s at your next destination. Trippy’s goal is to offer reviews and recommendations in a casual, social environment. Here’s how it works. Once you create a profile, you can ask a travel question of your own or answer someone else’s. […]

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    “Curse Takeover” and “NASA on the Square” coming to Downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The third weekend in June will bring some exciting events to Downtown Huntsville, including a food gathering and a great showcase of science and exploration. Check out the details below and watch for updates on WHNT’s News 19 newscasts.   Curse Takeover June Street Food Gathering When: Friday, June 20th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Where: Church Street between Clinton Avenue and Williams Cost: Free to Attend What: More than 22 food vendors, lined up on Church Street There will also be […]

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    Growth on Northside Square, ‘Pop-Up Putt-Putt’ Featured in Downtown Open

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) We checked in with Downtown Huntsville, Inc. on Thursday, May 15th to see what’s new and unique in the heart of the city. Here are a couple of cool new events and additions to watch out for: Growth on Northside Square Several new businesses are opening up in this area of Downtown Huntsville. The Vibe will offer entrepreneurs and professionals a place to work outside the home or office. The downtown space will offer refreshments and a collaborative […]

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    Dad a golfer? He might love this app

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Hitting the links is a popular Father’s Day activity. If you want to surprise dad on Sunday with a tool to help his game, you don’t have to drop all your money on a driver. Checkout Golfshot’s Golf GPS app. It’s free to download for Apple and Android devices. Golf GPS is almost like a personal caddy, who just happens to know the stats on all the courses near you. Using the free edition of the […]

  • When can we expect to see new iPhones from Apple?

    Here are some of the latest iPhone 6 rumors

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Just last week, Apple announced a bunch of new products. One device that didn’t get any upgraded love was the iPhone. Although few industry insiders expected to see a next generation smartphone appear at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, it was still kind a disappointment to Apple fanatics. Rumors about the next iPhone – unofficially dubbed the iPhone 6 – are already flying on the web. So what will it look like? When will it get […]


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