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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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    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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    UPDATE: Verizon Wireless service restored in Fort Payne area

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Verizon Wireless spokesperson confirms to WHNT News 19 that service was fully restored in the Fort Payne area early Friday morning, after a significant outage. The service disruption impacted customers Thursday and into the very early morning hours Friday all throughout the Sand Mountain area. WHNT News 19 took action and contacted Verizon Wireless to find out what was happening. Kate Jay, Verizon Wireless Public Relations Manager for the Georgia/Alabama Region, said the problem […]

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    NASA wants you to help create atlas of nighttime photos from space

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Are you a geography buff? A science lover? NASA has the perfect challenge for you. The U.S. space agency is asking for the public’s help to tag hundreds of thousands of night photos of Earth, most taken from the International Space Station. The photos are available in an online collection, where people can browse the images and help identify which cities and towns different clusters of lights are coming from. The goal is to create an […]

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    Here are some good sources for digital textbooks

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Tablets are increasingly becoming a school supply of choice for college students and even high schoolers. Coupled with digital textbooks, they can dramatically reduce a student’s backpack load and even save them significant money. If you’re looking to explore the world of digital textbooks, here are a few good options: Amazon’s Kindle Library – A good source for digital textbooks, comaptible on a wide range of devices. Amazon allows you to “borrow” a book for a […]

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    Imagine Huntsville Website Generating “Great” Ideas

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– The Imagine Huntsville website continues to see big interest since it’s launch, drawing at least 277 ideas from users as of mid-August. The ideas cover everything from transportation to greenway expansion to downtown revitalization. The top idea, with the most votes, is currently a suggestion to expand Amtrack service. A suggestion for a downtown movie theatre is leading the “hot” list of trending ideas. Mayor Tommy Battle was ecstatic with the early response from users when the city’s Imagine Huntsville website first […]

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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 […]


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