Daniela Perallon is an Emmy award winning Reporter for WHNT News 19. She joined the team in December of 2011. She has reported extensively on city government, as well as local elections and education issues throughout the Tennessee Valley.

In 2014, Daniela received her first Midsouth Regional Emmy for her work on the collaborative project “Boys & Girls.” The 30 minute special told the story of the wonderful work and service done by the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama.

She started her career as a reporter/producer for WEHT News 25 in Evansville, Indiana.

Daniela is a proud alum of the University of Florida (Go Gators!). There she reported and produced news for WRUF Sports Radio 850 and Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM. She also reported for WUFT-TV.

Before starting her professional career, Daniela interned at WUSA9, Washington D.C.’s CBS affiliate.

In her spare time, Daniela can often be found adventuring around the Tennessee Valley. She has a love for still photography, politics, good food, and her adorable dog Olive and nomad cat Sly Barth.

You can usually catch Daniela on air Monday-Friday evenings at 5, 6, & 6:30.

Feel free to email her with your story ideas, feedback, or just to say hello! You can also find her on Twitter @DanielaPerallon.


Recent Articles
  • Starting Monday Expect Delays On Slaughter Road

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  A paving project is set to kickoff in Madison County, Monday. Weather permitting, crews will be milling and paving slaughter road from north of Farrow Road to Highway 72 for the next two weeks. “This was scheduled to be done in February, but because of the freezing weather they got behind on other projects and are just now catching up,” said Steve Haraway, District 2 County Commissioner. It has been almost 10 years since the road was […]

  • UPDATE: Huntsville Police Make Arrest in Binford Drive Shooting Investigation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police have made an arrest in a shooting investigation. The shooting happened at the 200 block of Binford Drive Wednesday evening. Police have arrested 22-year-old Viola Jones in connection to this shooting. She is charged with assault. WHNT News 19 has learned the victim is 19-year-old Leslie Garner.  She was shot once in the abdomen and possibly shot again in the neck or head.  HEMSI took Garner to Huntsville Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.  

  • Young Girl Raises Money & Awareness For The “Silent Epidemic,” Traumatic Brain Injury

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s called the Silent Epidemic. Each year 100,000 people die from Traumatic Brain Injury, and 500,000 more are permanently disabled. But one young girl from Florence, living with TBI, is breaking her silence and raising awareness. When Devin Kerby was only 4 years old she was riding in a car when they wrecked, hitting a bridge at 60 miles per hour. She flew 20 feet from the car. Devin had bleeding on the brain, a fractured skull, […]

  • The “Future of Education” Looks A Lot Like A Virtual Reality Video Game

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It looks like something out of a video game, but it’s the latest way students are learning in the classroom. Huntsville Middle School’s SMAL Lab (Situation, Multimedia Arts Learning Laboratory) is the future of education. The darkened room, with lime green walls and neon light up benches, serves as an interactive learning lab. “The lights around us are infrared cameras that pick up the motion of this wand,” said Principal Aaron King. That signal is picked up […]

  • Overwhelmed By Paperwork, Probate Judge Looks Forward To Technology Upgrade

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – When you walk into the Madison County Probate Judge’s office, it’s clear: files dominate the space. “The courthouse is just not big enough for all the paper,” said Probate Judge Tommy Ragland. In addition to walls of shelves and a row of rolling cabinets, the office stores files in a record room on the third floor of the courthouse, and an overflow in the courthouse basement. “All of this, all of that over there has […]

  • Groups Rally in Support of Huntsville School Board, Superintendent

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Community groups held a rally Tuesday to speak in support of education in Huntsville.  They received additional backing from a powerful group, too – the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County. Tuesday’s rally at the Annie Merts Center followed several very public disagreements between the Huntsville Board of Education, Huntsville City Councilman Richard Showers and Madison County Commissioner Bob Harrison. Community leaders spoke on behalf of Huntsville City Schools about the progress that’s been made over the […]

  • New Road Project Would Create Gateway To Downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The $100 million Twickenham Square development is currently the largest project in Huntsville’s effort to revitalize downtown. City leaders want to do all they can to draw people to the mixed use development. On Thursday the city council approved the purchase of two medical district office buildings that will be demolished to make way for what they are calling “Gateway Boulevard.” “We’ve had a tremendous effort in making Huntsville a special place to come, and with our […]

  • Citizens Take School District Rezoning Plan Frustrations To City Council

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Frustration and anger about the Huntsville City School’s rezoning plan has yet to die down. After feeling like their concerns were falling on deaf ears at school board meetings, Huntsville citizens took their concerns to City Council on Thursday. Only a few residents stood up to voice their opinions, but the crowd nodded in agreement as they directed their anger toward Superintendent Wardynski and the school board. “Tell me in this day and time when you […]

  • Overcrowded Buses & Lengthy Commutes Push School District To Consider New Transportation Plan

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Overcrowded buses, lengthy commutes, and first graders riding the buses with high school seniors: These are just some of the transportation problems the Madison County school system faces. “We run 219 buses over 10,000 miles a day,” said Superintendent David Copeland. “We have one bus that we have some riders on there 75 minutes one way. That’s 150 minutes a day on a bus.” The Madison County school district is in need of more than […]

  • Plaintiff Sonnie Hereford IV Speaks Out On City School System’s Rezoning Battle

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Shortly after Sonnie Hereford IV turned 6 years old, he became the first student in Alabama to integrate into public schools. Little did he know, more than 50 years later he would still be in the middle of a debate about segregation in Huntsville City Schools. At a board meeting Monday, Superintendent Casey Wardynski explained his reply to the Department of Justice criticism of the district’s rezoning plan. “I think he made some good points, first of […]

  • Madison County School Board Passes Resolution Opposing Anti-Common Core Legislation

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Common Core opponents are ramping up their efforts to repeal or undercut the controversial curriculum. The educational standards have gained widespread support from leaders in education. Thursday, the Madison County Board of Education took yet another step to back up Common Core. In a nearly unanimous vote, the Madison County Board of Education sent a message loud and clear: they do not endorse any legislative efforts to undermine Common Core standards. Madison City Schools passed […]

  • State House Committee Passes Bill That Would Put Prayer Back In Classroom

    (WHNT) – State lawmakers have passed a bill through the Education Policy committee that would put Christian prayer back in the classroom. Representative Steve Hurst (R-Munford) has sponsored the bill that proposes setting aside 15 minutes at the start of each school day to study Congressional procedures. It would include having teachers read a verbatim reading of a congressional opening prayer. Representative Phil Williams (R-Madison), who is on the committee, voted against the bill, saying while prayer is worthwhile, the […]

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