Dallas Parker joined the WHNT News 19 news team as a reporter/multimedia journalist in October 2018. She was born and raised in the barbecue capital of the world, Kansas City, Missouri, and is delighted to make Huntsville her new home.

Dallas is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism. During her time at Mizzou, she was a multimedia journalist for the school’s news station, KOMU 8 News, and worked with several other newsrooms throughout the Missouri School of Journalism.

In her free time, Dallas loves having listening parties for new music releases, online shopping, trying new restaurants and traveling.

If you run into Dallas outside the newsroom don’t be afraid to say hello! If you have any news tips, comments or concerns, shoot Dallas an email at Dallas.Parker@whnt.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @ParkerReports or Facebook @DallasParkerReports.

Recent Articles
  • Alabama senator wants to see a visual plan for US border security

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – President Trump said he shut the government down, over a month ago, in efforts to come to an agreement on border security plans, most importantly, a southern border wall. U.S. Senator Doug Jones said President Trump hasn’t shown the Senate any ideas. “One of the things I’ve been asking for is just show me the plan,” Jones stated. “Show me how you’re going to spend it. If he was wanting to build barracks at military installations around […]

  • Law enforcement says most signs prohibiting weapons are not law

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – If you have a concealed weapon permit in Alabama, you can have a pistol on someone’s private property. That is, unless they post weapons are prohibited. The IHOP at Memorial Parkway and Drake Avenue, where Roy Brown and Roderick Turner were killed last Wednesday, does not have a prohibited weapons notice on any glass doors or windows. The Huntsville Police Department said prohibiting weapons in a restaurant is solely up to business owners. “What it is, is […]

  • Teen says government shutdown has changed her family’s lifestyle

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  The partial government shutdown has gone on for 30 days now. It has forced some people to work without pay, others haven’t been able to go to work at all. While we’ve heard a lot about the impact the shutdown is having on government employees, a North Alabama teen reminded us the impact trickles down. “It’s very serious, and its not just something that is like ‘Oh, that’s just happening in Washington, D.C.’ It’s happening everywhere and […]

  • Senator Doug Jones visits Huntsville for Town Hall Discussion

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – As Day 29 of the partial government shutdown comes to a close, many government employees are still looking for answers. Senator Doug Jones hosted a town hall discussion about what he’s doing in Washington, D.C. to help end the shutdown. So far, Jones said he has a few bills pending to ensure workers affected by the shutdown receive fair compensation and back pay. Jones said he believes government workers are being unfairly used as pawns. “This shutdown […]

  • Local automotive students receive engine donation from Toyota

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Some vital learning tools were dropped off for local automotive students early Tuesday – ten brand new, four-cylinder Toyota engines. “The wonderful thing about these ten engines is, it allows us to have enough engines to where we have two students per engine,” said automotive instructor Lewis Nall. Nall said in the past, they’d have a full class working on only four or five engines and it was hard to keep students focused. Now, with the new […]

  • Fire officials emphasize space heater safety after overnight fatal house fire

    MADISON, Ala. –  Authorities said a woman in an overnight fire in New Hope saw flames near a space heater in her home. Her husband died when he returned into the home to fight the fire. But officials said the death toll from fires is still lower than average. “Our fire deaths are down all over the state, by just a few. Having a fire death caused by a space heater is something that we definitely don’t want to see […]

  • Community mourns the loss of 16-year-old motorcyclist

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  The family and friends of 16-year-old Isaac Seeds-Sack are mourning his death, after a fatal wreck on Friday. Authorities said the teen was attempting to go around another vehicle on Oakwood Avenue when he crashed his motorcycle into a stopped Huntsville Utilities truck that was in a turn lane. “It really hits me hard, but all of his close family and close friends know his heart was here in Alabama, and he’ll always be here with us.” […]

  • Flags across Alabama to fly at half staff for fallen Birmingham officer

    ALABAMA – All flags across the state will be flying at half staff to honor Birmingham Police Sgt. Wytasha Carter, who was killed in a Sunday morning shooting outside a Birmingham nightclub. Governor Kay Ivey ordered the flags lowered until sunset on Sunday, January 20. Sgt Carter, we’ll take it from here. @BhamPolice pic.twitter.com/IoKiv5T3nS — Huntsville Police (@HsvPolice) January 14, 2019 Huntsville Police lowered their flag Monday afternoon, tweeting, “Sgt. Carter, we’ll take it from here.” In honor and remembrance […]

  • Longtime civil rights activist reacts to Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Reverend Robert Shanklin has been a civil rights activist for more than half of his lifetime. He’s been fighting for equality for 52 years. Living through a time and in a world of race-based discrimination inspired him to make civil rights the primary focus of his life’s work. “I can remember the days of when you had…when you’d go to restaurants, you had to go to the back and get your food,” recalled Shanklin. He said some days, […]

  • Robotics Technology Park to be annexed into Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. – Mayor Tab Bowling confirmed the Robotics Technology Park has requested to be annexed into Decatur. The Robotics Park, located on Highway 31, was built on unincorporated land in Limestone County. In December, Decatur emergency agencies announced they’d no longer provide emergency services to unincorporated areas because they don’t have the authority to. The new robotics park is across from Calhoun Community College in Decatur. Now, the land the robotics park sits on will become a part of […]

  • Local food bank partnerships impacted by government shutdown

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  People across the country are anxious about the possibility of the government shutdown affecting their food assistance benefits next month. The Food Bank of North Alabama said they are trying to increase their food supply in case the shutdown doesn’t end soon. “We have some groups that want to become agencies with our food bank. They want to either expand or start up new food programs,” explained Shirley Schofield of the Food Bank of North Alabama. But […]

  • Government shutdown freezes state application for senior citizen food program

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Every state in our country, including U.S territory, Puerto Rico  has a food commodity program specifically for people 60 years and older, except Alabama. The number of seniors in Alabama who don’t know where their next meal is coming from is growing. To make matters worse, Alabama’s application for the program has been delayed. While local food banks are making efforts to fill the gap in case of an emergency, especially if the shutdown continues, many north Alabamians could go […]