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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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    June Brings Great Summer Events to Downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – June will bring several great family events to downtown Huntsville, so if you’re looking for a night out that won’t cost you much, check out the options below. Concerts in the Park What: A 10-week concert series featuring a different local band every week When: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. starting on June 2nd going through August 4th Where: Big Spring Park in Huntsville Cost: Free The Arts Council is organizing this event. Click here for more information. Movies […]

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    Headed to the beach? Here are some helpful apps and tools

    Spring Break arrives soon for many Tennessee Valley school children and that means vacation time. If your family is headed south to the lovely beaches of Alabama, check out the official “Gulf Beaches” app for Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. The app is free to download on your Android or Apple mobile device and can help you coordinate your trip more easily. Just search “Gulf Beaches” and it’ll pop up. You can use the app to browse different accomodations and entertainment choices - […]

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    Apps to help protect your online reputation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Tennessee Valley high school students will be graduating this week and next, some heading off to college and some looking for full-time work. Chances are good that after years of social media use, most of these graduates have online footprints. That matters because employers are increasingly turning to the web to search the history of job candidates. What would a search say about you or your child? Some social apps and tools are now popping up to […]

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    “Spin The Bible” App Makes Scripture Selection Easy

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Many people enjoy Bible study. Choosing which scripture to study though, can sometimes be a challenge. Where do you even start amid all the chapter and verse? A new app, developed right here in the Tennessee Valley, decides for you. David Robinson tells WHNT News 19 he was at his Shoals-area church, at a weekly Bible study, when he got the idea for a scripture generating app. Spin The Bible offers random passages for users to […]

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    Apps to help you pay people back, sans check

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Nobody really uses checks anymore. At least not like they used to. Many people are doing at least a portion of their banking and bill paying online, reducing opportunities to whip out that check book. One opportunity that still exists? Paying back a friend or long-distance family member. Some new apps may be changing that though. The Wall Street Journal recently tested apps used for paying back money to friends. Those on top? Venmo, Google Wallet and Square Cash. These […]

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    You can now watch a live video feed of Earth from space

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Want to see Earth from space? You could devote your life to becoming an astronaut. Or… You could fire up the Internet right now and gaze upon our planet in high definition glory. A new ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment live-feed on Ustream, offers round-the-clock images of Earth as the astronauts see it. Here’s the stream… Live streaming video by Ustream Four high-definition cameras, reportedly delivered by last month’s SpaceX CRS-3 resupply mission, are attached to the outside […]

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    Iraqi Dinar Investment: Fact or Fiction?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Across the country and in the Tennessee Valley, people are buying Iraqi dinar.  They’ve been told it will one day rise sharply in value against the U.S. dollar, leading to a financial windfall for them. Albertville resident Tim Jones is one of those who bought in, along with his pastor and several church members. Years later, the payoff still hasn’t come.  A WHNT News 19 investigation also uncovered warnings from state regulators, the Better Business Bureau and financial […]

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    Parents, here’s a way to motivate your kids to do chores

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Do your kids hate doing chores? A digital tool called Chore Monster may be able to help. Chore Monster is a website designed to help motivate kids to keep up with chores around the house. The app also works on iPhones and iPads and there’s an Android version coming soon. Parents can assign their kids chores to do from a predetermined list including tasks like ‘brush your teeth.’ They can also create their own chores. Every […]

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    Explore All The Baby Names, Ever

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – For the first time since 1960, there’s a new most popular baby name for boys. Noah has unseated Michael or Jacob as the most moniker for newborn boys. That’s according to the Social Security Administration, which releases the list of most popular baby names each year. Sophia held the top spot for girls for the third year in a row. Trends in baby names tend to reflect pop culture’s influence on naming trends. The names Jayceon and Daleyza made […]

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    Friday at 10:00, The Iraqi Dinar: Fact or Fiction?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Across the country and in the Tennessee Valley, people are buying Iraqi dinar.  They’ve been told it will one day rise sharply in value against the U.S. dollar, leading to a financial windfall for them. Albertville resident Tim Jones is one of those who bought in, along with his pastor and several church members.  He purchased his dinar years ago and is still waiting for a payoff. In February, WHNT News 19 took action to find […]

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    For sale on the Internet, the latest pregnancy scam

    NEW YORK (CBS News) – Positive pregnancy tests can be found for sale all over the Internet, CBS New York reports. And people are snapping them up – with less-than-ethical motivations, according to CBS New York’s Alice Gainer. One mother from Dallas did not want her identity revealed, but she does want people to buy her positive pregnancy tests. She talked about one woman who took her up on the offer. “She wanted to trick him into thinking she was […]

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    Last minute gift ideas for mom, from gadgets to beauty boxes

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Are you looking for a last minute gift for Mother’s Day? Flowers and chocolates are always nice. You could go that route. Or you could make mom’s digital life a little easier with a shiny new gadget. Here are just a few options to consider: Mimo Baby – For the new mom, a $200 dollar baby monitor that features a small device called a “turtle.” It attaches to an infant onesie to monitor baby breathing, body […]