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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
  • Improper temps and dirty conditions in restaurants across the Valley

    Limestone County Las Trojas Mexican Restaurant 22051 US Hwy 72, Athens Violations: Cheese and milk not at proper temperatures Dirty ice maker Damaged/cracked chip lids Score: 73 Taqueria Los Arrieros @ LFM (Mobile Food Service) 30030 Hwy 72, Madison Violations: Rice not at proper temperature, not cooling properly Lack of date marking on food Cheese not at proper temperature Score: 76 Colbert County Kaavyakrupa LLC DBA Quick Stop 1021 Hwy 72 East, Tuscumbia Violations: Employee not washing hands prior to […]

  • House fire in Union Grove early this morning

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. —  Brindlee Mountain Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire on Pine Ridge Road and Gullion Road just before 3:00 a.m. According to crews, they could see flames coming from the basement of the vacant home. They were able to put out the blaze quickly. Right now, the cause of the fire is unknown. The Fire Chief says they don’t believe anyone lives in the home because there is no power or meter. The fire was contained […]

  • Food stored at unsafe temperatures around the Valley

    El Quetzal Buena Vista 118 East Franklin Street, Russellville Violations: Improperly sanitized utensils Hands washed in disk sink Score: 87 Cajun’s Seafood  4301 Jackson Highway, Sheffield Violations: Sour cream and potatoes sitting out at improper temperatures — 3-day notice given and rules reviewed Employee washing dishes in kitchen hand washing sink — 10-day notice given and rules reviewed Score: 82 Cotton Row Restaurant 100 South Side Square, Huntsville Violations: Raw tomatoes were handled with bare hand contact Raw hamburgers, cheddar […]

  • Voters have until Thursday to apply for absentee ballot for Senate race

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – If you’re planning to vote by absentee ballot in the special election between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore, the deadline is Thursday, December 7. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than December 11 and must arrive at the county absentee election manager’s office no later than noon on election day. Absentee ballots hand-delivered to the county absentee ballot manager’s office must be delivered by close of business on December 11. You […]

  • Hundreds turn out for Black Friday at Parkway Place Mall

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Shoppers worked off some Thanksgiving turkey at Parkway Place Mall on Friday morning. Hundreds of people turned out for deals offered by retailers for Black Friday. The cold weather didn’t stop the party from going on at the mall. “We’ve just been out here trying to stay warm,” said shopper Abatha Harrelson. For some, Parkway Place was their second stop of the night, into the early morning. “We showed up about 6 o’clock in the afternoon because […]

  • Thieves looking for unattended, running vehicles during the winter months

    DECATUR, Ala. –  Many of us are guilty of leaving the car running to warm up during a cold, winter morning. Well, it turns out, a lot of people do that and that’s why the Decatur Police Department is taking action. “We’ve seen an increase in vehicle thefts in past years when the vehicles are left unattended as they are warming up,” said Detective Timothy Jackson. The department is recommending two options for drivers. “Physically stay with the vehicle as its […]

  • Huntsville Police give travel reminders to drivers ahead of Thanksgiving

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – According to AAA, 51-million Americans will travel this Thanksgiving. That’s the highest number in a dozen years. You can expect travel times to be about 3x longer over this holiday week. 89% of travelers are expected to get to their Thanksgiving day destination — by car. The Huntsville Police Department wants drivers in the Tennessee Valley to remember a few things. “Plan out your route, make sure you have enough time to get there and then leave early,” said […]

  • Madison County GOP Chairman responds to Roy Moore accusations

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – It’s a topic of conversation in Alabama and across the nation. US Senate candidate, Roy Moore, is facing accusations of sexual misconduct with an underage girl. The allegations came out in the Washington Post on Thursday. Many GOP leaders are speaking out about the allegations, including Madison County GOP Chairman, Sam Givhan. “My initial reaction was, is, you know after all these years, you know, it was just kind of surprising to me,” said Givhan. “It strikes […]

  • Elephant transported to animal sanctuary amid allegations of mistreatment

    MOULTON, Ala. – An elephant connected to a small family circus is going to an animal sanctuary as part of an investigation into claims of mistreatment. Thursday night crews loaded “Nosey” the elephant on to a trailer to go to an elephant sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee. Earlier a judge in Lawrence County ordered county officials to take control and care of the elephant and several horses connected to a small family circus.  The decision comes following allegations of mistreatment. The […]

  • Parents and students of Grissom high school host prayer meeting after week of safety concerns

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  Videos of fights at Grissom High School and threats of violence are causing parents to demand action. Within the last week, several Huntsville city school parents have been pushing for answers and results from the school system. Monday morning, a prayer meeting was held at the high school in light of the recent security concerns. “We just continue to hear about these instances of violence and many of the students in our churches have been affected,” said Hillwood […]

  • Madison County reaching out to veterans for employment opportunities

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – If you’re a veteran living in Madison county, the Madison County Personnel Department is looking for you! The Personnel Department, located in the Madison County Courthouse, is reaching out to veterans looking for career opportunities. Personnel Director, Jermie Howell says it’s important to the county to give back to the men and women who have worn a military uniform. “Madison county is known for our large number of retired military and veteran population,” said Howell. “I […]

  • “The main thing we ask, is for people to come back,” Dollywood park officials discuss returning to normal after wildfires

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – On November 28, 2016, wildfires ravaged Sevier County, Tennessee. The fires left three people dead within the first 24 hours of the blaze. The wildfires forced neighborhoods to evacuate with hundreds of homes burned to the ground. Almost one year after the wildfires in and around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, neighborhoods and businesses are getting back to normal. Including the popular tourist attraction in Pigeon Forge, Dollywood. “The tourism economy is what helps our area grow and thrive […]