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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
  • Demolition of JC Penney at Madison Square Mall to begin in the coming weeks

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – One project in Huntsville is getting a lot of attention and that’s MidCity, on the site of the old Madison Square Mall. If you pass by, it may look like a pile of scrap metal, but development is well underway. The city of Huntsville is approaching year three into the redevelopment of Madison Square Mall, and Urban Development Director, Shane Davis said things are starting to take shape. “We’re finally to the point to where new things are […]

  • Randolph School student organizes 4K to bring awareness to obesity

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Studies show Alabama is one of the leading states in high obesity rates. One student is trying to help with that statistic by using her passion of running to inspire others. Some use their hobby as a release, a de-stressor, but some also use it to encourage others. “I really wanted to do something for the community, but I wanted to be passionate about it,” said event organizer, Nisha Mailapur. Last summer, Nisha attended one of her father’s […]

  • RCP debuts new concept video of MidCity Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – RCP Companies has released a new conceptual video of the $350 million MidCity development in Huntsville. The video shows what residents can expect of the mixed-use project, which is under construction at the former Madison Square Mall site on University Drive. The 100-acre community will have 345,000 square feet of specialty retail, 200,000 square feet of high-tech office space, and more than 900 residential units. MidCity will also feature a 150-room boutique hotel, an outdoor performance venue, […]

  • Madison students give back to community by volunteering at assisted living

    MADISON, Ala. –  Wednesday was testing day of a lot of students across the valley. Madison City Schools juniors and sophomores spent the day taking the ACT and ASPIRE tests. Although, for the freshman and seniors, they got to learn outside of the four walls of a classroom. They went to Morningside Assisted Living. Students from Bob Jones and James Clemens high school spent time with the residents as a part of enrichment day. “The younger people learn from them and […]

  • Huntsville Fire and Rescue goes through train derailment training

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The special operations team for Huntsville Fire and Rescue took part in a class hosted by Norfolk Southern. It teaches response and safety to railroad incidents; specifically when hazardous materials are involved. “For these guys to see it and ask him first-hand questions is really important to us,” said Chief Steve Britton. In a class designed for the special operations team, the members are learning about how to respond to train derailments in various situations. “We’re going to […]

  • Beware of water dangers as you swim or boat this summer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – As the temperatures get warmer, more people will start taking boats out or swimming in the pool. Before you participate in any sort of water activities, Huntsville Fire and Rescue urges you to be prepared above all else. “What we find is that 60 percent of people who drown are persons that were attempting a rescue,” said Huntsville Fire and Rescue Captain Pete Bryant. Bryant is in the training division of Huntsville Fire and Rescue. He said when […]

  • Mt. Carmel teacher selected as a finalist in Alabama’s Teacher of the Year Award

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A first grade teacher at Mt. Carmel Elementary is in the running for Alabama’s Teacher of the Year award. Mary Tate has spent 17 years in the public school system. “It’s the hardest, most time consuming, stressful, fabulous, amazing, profitable, joyful thing you will ever do,” said Tate. “But you must be passionate about it. You must be so invested in it that no matter what comes, the children are why you stay.” That’s why she stays. […]

  • James Clemens students discuss the history of impeachment

    MADISON, Ala. – Students at James Clemens are mixing US history with current events. One class is talking about the recent resignation and impeachment hearings of former Governor Robert Bentley and tying it in with another significant event in history. In Ms. O’Donnell’s AP US History class, they’re learning about the parallel between President Nixon’s impeachment process to most recently, Governor Robert Bentley’s. Among the class discussion, some students were surprised about the similarity between the two events, despite how long ago it took […]

  • Huntsville Republican & Democratic reaction to Governor Kay Ivey’s first 48 hours

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey has been in office for two days and went right to work on her first day as Alabama’s new governor. Local Republicans and Democrats are speaking out about her qualifications and time on the job so far. “She’s well versed with Montgomery,” said Madison County Republican Chairman Sam Givhan. “She knows the players and she will hit the ground running, I’m convinced of that.” On the other side, Madison County Democratic Chair Tom Ryan said he […]

  • Madison County Republican Chairman on Bentley resignation: “It’s a relief really. This has gone on too long.”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – People across party lines have been weighing in on the resignation of former Governor Robert Bentley. Some think this was a long time coming, others are seeing it as an opportunity to move forward. “It’s an unfortunate situation, but I’m glad that the process worked,” said Madison County Republican Chairman Sam Givhan. Givhan, who is also Senior Vice Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, said state leadership knew about the possibility of a resignation ahead of Monday. “It […]

  • UAH students sound off about Governor Bentley’s impeachment hearings

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – In Montgomery, impeachment hearings are in full swing Monday with Governor Robert Bentley at the center. At UAH, students are sounding off about the Governor’s possible impeachment or potential resignation. “I think he needs to go,” said sophomore Kimberly Ferguson. “I think he needs to be prosecuted.” “It’s unethical and you know, he has to be held accountable,” said junior Mark Sisk. A government class at UAH started with an open discussion about the impeachment proceedings of Governor Bentley […]

  • Student with autism uses her hobby as a form of self-expression

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison City Schools is celebrating Autism Awareness with events for the month of April. People who have autism communicate in different ways, and one Mill Creek Elementary student uses her hobby to help express herself. “Lily is 7 years old and she has always loved art,” said her mother, Kristi Combs. “She’s always colored and drawn and that’s kind of been her form of expression before she was even able to verbally communicate.” Lily Combs is a very […]