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Sarah Macaluso joined WHNT News 19 in June 2016 as a Reporter/MMJ. Born and raised in Florida, she is excited to make the move to the Tennessee Valley.

Sarah has a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication and Film from The University of Alabama. While in school, she worked for WVUA-TV in Tuscaloosa as a reporter and fill-in anchor. At WVUA, Sarah covered a variety of news stories that include an explosion at a textile plant in Brent, the Governor Bentley scandal, and of course, multiple National Championships from the Crimson Tide.

Sarah’s love for reporting is driven by her love for people. She has a passion for telling stories and looks forward to keeping the Tennessee Valley informed.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys exploring the Huntsville area and hanging out with friends. You can also catch her cheering for the Crimson Tide during football season.

If you have any news tips, comments or questions, you can email her at sarah.macaluso@whnt.com or find her on Twitter @SarahMacaluso.


Recent Articles
  • Huntsville Fire and Rescue urges families to make fire plan

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Fire and Rescue is spreading awareness during Fire Prevention Week. This year’s focus: having a family plan with two ways out. “If you could imagine yourself asleep in bed and you’re alerted by the smoke detector, we focus on that being the early means of detection, but you can imagine if you don’t have that or what you have is not working,” said Assistant Fire Marshal, Mike Jaco. Jaco wants to make sure all families are prepared […]

  • Madison schools join the North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge

    MADISON, Ala. –  The Madison City Schools system is saving hundreds of thousands of dollars by being more conservative when it comes to energy use. Now, they are going head to head with other businesses and organizations around Madison County to see just how much they can save on energy. “It’s a voluntary effort where organizations and businesses from around north Alabama are committing to energy efficiency,” said Daniel Tait, CEO of Energy Alabama. The schools will add to the […]

  • Rescue Me: Fire Dogs encourages shelter pet adoptions

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. —  Huntsville Fire and Rescue and Huntsville Animal Services might be an unlikely pair to some, but the two are teaming up to help shelter pets find a lasting home. It’s part of the joint campaign, “Rescue Me: Fire Dogs.” The program is modeled after the Decatur Police Department’s, “Law Paws.” It pairs a shelter pet with a Decatur Police Officer to promote adoption. One Huntsville firefighter says he saw the post about the partnership on social media. “It sparked my interest […]

  • Wreaths for Veterans brings back tradition in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It’s that time of year again! Christmas is creeping up and that means Wreaths For Veterans is getting ready for a busy season. In just a few weeks, volunteers will honor war heroes and lay wreaths on the graves of veterans in Huntsville. Volunteers are starting to make the red bows you see on each wreath. A group of Huntsville students spent their first day of fall break differently, compared to some of their peers. “I’m not going […]

  • Monte Sano Elementary student collects school supplies for Houston schools

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – While the families devastated by Hurricane Maria are trying to begin the rebuilding process, in Houston, families, schools and businesses are still feeling the impact of Hurricane Harvey. The storm hit the Lone Star State just over a month ago. An idea from a mother and daughter at Monte Sano Elementary in Huntsville is helping other students in Houston after Hurricane Harvey. “Out of the blue, she said ‘I want to collect school supplies,'” said Monte Sano Elementary […]

  • Spend a #DayWithTheDPD on Twitter

    DECATUR, Ala. –  Everyone can learn more about what the Decatur Police Department does to protect and serve its community. A new social media effort is giving people an inside look at an officer’s day, in real-time. Not many people get to say they’ve gone to work with a Decatur police officer. Emme Long with the Decatur Police Department, says “Every stop we make, every activity we do, you’ll hear about.” She’s talking about the new social media initiative called […]

  • Locals are anticipating President Trump’s visit

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – With President Trump’s visit to the Rocket City on the horizon, people are preparing for the highly anticipated visit. President Trump is no stranger to the Tennessee Valley. During his campaign, he visited the city of Madison. On Friday, he will stop in Huntsville in support of Senator Luther Strange. “I would support Luther Strange to take the senate seat for the special election, but I’m not too sure whether President Trump’s visit is a positive or a […]

  • National Child Passenger Safety Week 2017

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Monday marks the beginning of National Child Passenger Safety week. Experts say car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13-years-old. Although, that statistic can change, with one click. In Alabama, all children 5-years-old and under must be in some type of safety seat. Those ages 6 to 14, are required to be in a safety belt. And if you don’t–according to state law, it’s a $25 fine on the first offense. “If […]

  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville sets multiple records during fall semester

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  At the beginning of every school year, most universities will evaluate their long term plan and growth. This year, the University of Alabama in Huntsville is setting standards when it comes to its growing population. UAH is seeing the result of a strategic plan put in place by university leaders years ago. This school year, the university has record enrollment, the largest freshman class and the highest ACT test average in the school’s history. A few key […]

  • Huntsville Police accept applications for Citizens Academy fall session

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Do you ever wonder about what it takes to be a part of the Huntsville Police Department? Or why the department operates the way it does? You have the opportunity to find out. “The reason we do these academies is not just to benefit us, but really it’s more for the citizens,” said Lt. Stacy Bates with HPD. The department’s Citizens Police Academy is a 9-week program offered each spring and fall. It gives participants a first-hand look […]

  • Huntsville Fire and Rescue uses new technology to improve communication on fire scenes

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – New technology is being used by Huntsville Fire and Rescue to improve communication in emergency situations. Captain Frank McKenzie said the new radio provides clearer and more efficient communication. “This is called an RDI,” said Captain McKenzie. “It’s a radio direct interface. It’s bluetooth, so it’s bluetooth to a particular radio that’s on the truck.” Before the new radio voice amplifier, the radio communication was very muffled and hard to make out specific words. Although, now, it’s much […]

  • Publix partnering with American Red Cross to help Hurricane Harvey victims

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  As communities in southeast Texas start the rebuilding process what they need now, more than ever, are monetary donations. More than 700 miles away from the devastation in Texas, is the Publix on Whitesburg Drive in Huntsville. That’s where employees and customers are helping from afar. “Recently we started collecting for our disaster relief program which benefits the Red Cross,” said store manager, Ben Robb. “All the funds donated by our customers go to the Red Cross at […]