Edward Egros is a Sports Anchor/Reporter for WHNT News 19. Edward moved to Huntsville in June of 2010, and has thoroughly enjoyed the Tennessee Valley ever since. As a native of south Louisiana, Edward has lived and breathed SEC Football ever since he was born.

After graduating from high school, Edward continued his education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. There, he not only earned a degree in Journalism, he was a sports anchor for the SMU news program, “The Daily Update”, a host for a sports talk show on SMU radio called “The Sports Experience” and a hockey play-by-play announcer for two Junior League hockey teams. He was also a sports intern with KXAS in Ft. Worth, TX.

All of this experience helped Edward earn his first job after college with KTSM in El Paso, TX. As a sports reporter, Edward covered many big events, including Sun Bowls, New Mexico State basketball’s run to the NCAA Tournament and legendary boxer Evander Holyfield’s attempt at a fifth Heavyweight Championship. He also co-anchored “NC9 Overtime”, a Friday night high school football show and “Sports Extra”, a Sunday night football wrap-up show.

Edward then left the Borderland to accept a sports reporting position with WPSD in Paducah, KY. He covered many high school state championships and college sporting events, including football and basketball games at Murray State, Southern Illinois and Tennessee-Martin. In 2009, he earned Kentucky Associated Press Awards for Best Sports Feature and an Honorable Mention for Best Sportscaster.

When not covering sports, Edward enjoys the finer things in life: good food, good books and good times. He also enjoys pumping iron, hitting golf balls into water hazards and meeting as many new people as possible. So if you have a good sports story idea or want to discuss next year’s Iron Bowl, feel free to drop Edward a line at edward.egros@whnt.com.

Recent Articles
  • Hammers Try To Overcome Layoff

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – It’ll be 16 days since the Alabama Hammers last played a football game.  While the regular-season PIFL champs have as much momentum as virtually anyone in the league, the layoff could pose problems. For starters, their semifinal opponent in Albany did beat them earlier this year.  Also, the Panthers have not had to wait nearly as long for their next contest, which could work to their advantage. The Hammers say they’re making sure to stay focused […]

  • Stars Earn Second Walkoff Of 2013

    Huntsville, Ala. – Trailing at one point 3-0 and then down 4-3 in the ninth inning, the Huntsville Stars came through with an improbable comeback and beat the Chattanooga Lookouts by a score of 5-4 on Sunday afternoon at Joe Davis Stadium. Much like the Stars previous two games, the Huntsville bats started off slow. Through five innings, they were being no-hit by Lookouts starting pitcher Chris Reed, who only allowed three baserunners over that span. In the meantime, the Lookouts […]

  • Local Angler Wins Walmart FLW Tour At Lake Chickamauga

    Dayton, Tenn. – Rookie pro Casey Martin of New Hope, Ala., brought the biggest stringer of the tournament to the scales Sunday, a five-bass limit weighing 30 pounds, 1 ounce to win $125,500 at the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga. Martin’s four-day catch of 20 bass weighing 103-3 is the second-largest stringer ever weighed in FLW Tour competition. The four-day catch gave Martin the win by a stunning 22-pound, 11-ounce margin over Walmart pro Wesley Strader of Spring City, Tenn., […]

  • Jackson Wins 50th Girls’ State Junior Championship

    Decatur, Ala. (WHNT) – Mountain Brook’s Tatum Jackson was the only player to shoot under par during the final round of the 50th Girls’ State Junior Championship.  Her score of 69 was more than enough to capture the title at Decatur Country Club. Athens’ Micheala Williams was the top local golfer, shooting seven-over-par and finishing in third place. Other locals include Hartselle’s Arin Eddy who finished tied for sixth at 14-over-par, Muscle Shoals’ Katelyn Gilmore who finished tied for eighth […]

  • Update On UNA Softball Coaching Search

    Florence, Ala. (WHNT) – UNA is still looking for a new softball coach after firing Jason Anderson.  The school has put together a committee to find a replacement and while it may seem like a fast process, UNA athletic director Mark Linder says any coaching search is a fast process. “We knew about Terry Fowler taking the South Alabama job Sunday,” said Mark Linder, UNA athletic director.  “And then he was turned around that next week and was working down […]

  • UNA Women’s Basketball Looks To Compete Against The Best In The GSC

    Florence, Ala. (WHNT) – Missy Tiber is just three weeks into her new job at UNA, but she’s already looking to install her own brand of basketball.  She wants to play up-tempo and score a lot of points. She will also be competing against defending conference champion UAH and perennial contender Delta State.  But Tiber says her program will be able to compete against the best in the GSC. “I don’t think any team stays at the top constantly,” said […]

  • Alabama Men Finish Sixth In Capital One Cup

    Tuscaloosa, Ala. – In a year that saw the Alabama athletics department win two national team titles and place seven teams in the top-12 nationally, the Crimson Tide men finished sixth in the Capital One Cup while the combined men’s and women’s program finished 26th in the 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Division I standings. Both rankings were released Thursday. In the Capital One Cup, Alabama’s men – paced by national championships in football and men’s golf -scored 80 points overall, […]

  • Nine Hammers Make All-PIFL Teams

    The Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) announces the 2013 All-PIFL 1st and 2nd teams. Ending the season as the Division Champion with a 9-2 record, it’s no surprise the Alabama Hammers lead the way with nine overall selections led by the only unanimous selection in WR Mico McSwain.  As the top overall vote getter, McSwain led all players in scoring (186), receiving yards (1,164), and touchdown receptions (31) leading the Hammers to their first division crown. The Hammers placed five […]

  • Stars Fall To 1-6 On The Second-Half Of The Season

    Birmingham, Ala. (WHNT) – In the last two games, the Huntsville Stars have allowed 25 runs and 34 hits.  It doesn’t help they’re taking on a Barons’ team that’s leading the Southern League in batting average and RBI. Tuesday night, the Stars allowed 11 hits and 12 runs, losing 12-2.  Game three of the five-game series is Wednesday night at Regions Park.

  • Rocket City United Leading Division In Goals

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – At one point this season, Rocket City United had six-straight matches where they beat or tied its opponent.  Though that streak ended Friday, RCU is still leading its division offensively with 16 goals.  RCU says many of those goals are happening late in matches. “We’ve been good in the last 10-15 minutes in the game,” said Gerry Cleary, RCU head coach.  “Teams come at us and we counter-attack them. We transition pretty well from defending to […]

  • Tim Miller Returns To High School Basketball

    Hazel Green, Ala. (WHNT) – He’s back. Tim Miller is returning to the high school ranks after spending one season as an assistant with Alabama women’s basketball.  He won three state championships in five seasons at Bob Jones, and now he’s hoping to combine that experience plus his time in Tuscaloosa to bring Hazel Green a title. “It taught me a lot,” said Tim Miller, Hazel Green head coach.  “Got to know a lot of kids, players, some of my […]

  • Two Share The Lead After First Round Of Girls State Junior Championship

    Decatur, Ala. (WHNT) – Virginia Green from Point Clear and Elaine Wood from Spanish Fort are the co-leaders after the first round of the 50th Girls’ State Junior Championship golf tournament from Decatur Country Club. Several locals are also in contention.  Muscle Shoals’ Brooklyn Terry, Hartselle’s Arin Eddy and Athens’ Micheala Williams are tied for fourth at four-over-par. Round two of three begins Wednesday morning.