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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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    Huntsville-area team fighting to land on moon, win Google XPRIZE jackpot

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Teams all over the world, including one with operations here in Huntsville, are racing to do something that’s never been done before. They’re working to land a privately-funded spacecraft on the surface of the moon. The teams are fighting for a huge, $20 million jackpot in Google’s Lunar XPRIZE competition. For U.S.-based Moon Express, one of just 18 teams remaining in the contest, it’s not just about the money. The team also hopes to create a […]

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    Here are some affordable back to school tablets

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Tablets are increasingly in the mix when it comes to necessary school supplies. Unfortunately, they can sometimes carry a hefty price tag. If you’re looking for some more affordable tablet options, check out some suggestions below, organized by price. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (approx. $125) – Great if your child is mostly in need of an e-reader. Syncs with Amazon’s large textbook library. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (approx. $300) – A solid, well-rounded tablet. Runs programs simultaneously and includes a stylus – […]

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    Here are some apps for making free or inexpensive international calls

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Keeping in touch with lovedones abroad is easier than ever. That’s great news – especially for military families who often experience long deployments. A whole range of apps are now available to help you make free or inexpensive international calls and texts. Here are just a few to considering trying out: Facebook Messenger – A totally separate, free app from Facebook. This app allows you to text, record voice messages and make calls to friends. What’s […]

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    Make password keeping easier with these tools

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In the wake of a massive hack impacting the data of more than 1.2 billion Internet users, experts are reminding us all of the importance of passwords. They should be complex and combine numbers, letters and symbols. They should also be long. Oh and you need a different one for every important account. While it may seem like a headache now, taking the time to set good passwords can save you from financial and personal pain […]

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    Tips for stronger passwords and how to protect your online information

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This week we learned a Russian crime ring stole 1.2 billion username and password combinations. The hack is the largest of its kind and is raising new awareness of the vulnerabilites of the web. Experts tell CBS News and the Associated Press there are a number of things consumers can do. The first priority? “Change all passwords immediately,” advises Adam Levin, chairman of identity theft protection and remediation firm IDT911. Here are some tips, courtesy of CBSNews.com and the AP, […]

  • Back to School app: BrainPop Jr. Movie of the Week

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Are you looking for a way to get your child excited about all kinds of subjects? Eager to promote more critical thinking skills? You might check out the BrainPOP Jr.® Movie of the Week app for Apple and Android devices. The free app, featured on WHNT News 19 This Morning’s “Click Picks” Back to School apps showcase, offers a different animated movie every week. The movie will cover one topic like “muscles” for example, as well as related quizzes […]

  • Back to School app: Spelling City

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Spelling is a pretty important skill and one students of all ages work on – from kindergarten to college. The SpellingCity app from SpellingCity tries to make the repetitive nature of spelling study more fun. Users can play engaging learning games using word lists for various ages. WHNT News 19 viewer Lisa Luis Peters recommended the app for WHNT News 19 This Morning’s “Click Picks” Back to School apps week. It’s free for download on both Apple and Android devices. […]

  • Back to School app: Quizlet

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Flashcards can be a great study tool, especially when they’re created digitally, which allows them to be easily shared. Teacher Wendy Ferraez and student Blake Williams both recommended Quizlet.com for WHNT News 19’s “Click Picks” Back to School apps week. Quizlet is a free resource offering simple tools, including a flashcard creator, to aid in studying. Students can make, practice and share groups of flashcards on various subjects – everything from vocabulary to language to science terms. […]

  • Back to School app: Math Blaster

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Does your child struggle with math? Looking for a way to get them more excited about practicing equations? You might try Math Blaster’s apps. Viewer Hannah Lowe recommended Math Blaster for WHNT News 19 This Morning’s “Click Picks” Back to School apps showcase happening the week of July 28th. The Math Blaster website actually features a number of different apps – each with a different math-related focus. Each app also has different availability on Apple and Android devices. Math Blaster® HyperBlast […]

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    Back to School app: myHomework

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – As Tennessee Valley kids get ready to head back to class, WHNT News 19 is Taking Action to showcase some helpful education-related apps. Monday’s featured app – myHomework - was suggested by viewer Kristen Goode through Facebook. You can send your suggestions to WHNT News 19 technology reporter Michelle Stark. myHomework is a replacement for the standard student organizer or calendar. The digital tool allows students to track classes, homework, tests and assignments. There’s also a […]

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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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