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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 Police: “If you see something, say something” about local terrorism threats

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — On Thursday, the Huntsville community was put on high alert after the FBI and local authorities announced a terrorism investigation. Twenty-two-year-old Aziz Sayyed is behind bars and charged with supporting an act of terrorism– all because of a tip from a citizen. “We can’t do anything without the citizens’ help and any time they can call and give us tips like the case we had last week with the terrorism arrest, it’s huge,” said Lt. Stacy Bates […]

  • Alabama Legal Food Frenzy helps replenish Food Bank of North Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Summer can be a time of struggle for the Food Bank of north Alabama. The non-profit is stretched thin helping the many kids who are out of school and not getting regular meals. They’re constantly hauling in and loading up a ton of food. It’s all thanks to the Legal Food Drive, that wrapped up in the beginning of May. “In our north Alabama territory, we had nine different law firms–they can be law firms, legal departments of […]

  • Madison City Schools launches pilot summer feeding program

    MADISON, Ala. – The Madison City School System is launching a new program, the first of its kind for the district during summer months. “A Place at the Table” is a partnership between the school system and several non-profit organizations. The purpose is to bring Madison students and their families meals during summer. “Our community sees that need, our school system sees that need, our leaders in the school system see that need, and they want to help and be a […]

  • HEMSI receives national award dedicated to fast, efficient service

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Emergency Medical Services Incorporated is a cut above other first responders across the country and has the award to prove it. Thursday morning, HEMSI received the National Gold EMS Lifeline award. “This is outstanding,” said HEMSI training officer, William Hall. “This is the culmination of years of blood, sweat and tears at this company.” The award represents medical services that work closely with hospitals to provide faster, more efficient care to patients who experience severe heart attacks. Part […]

  • UAH campus grows as the student population continues to climb

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The University of Alabama at Huntsville is growing and doing so quickly. In 2016, UAH had its largest population ever at 8,500 students. With the growth, there’s a big push to get more students to live on campus. “We are experiencing not only just growth in terms of freshman, but transfer students as well,” said UAH Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Peggy Masters. The University has a goal of getting to 10,000 students by 2020. Masters says one example […]

  • Taking Action: Veterinarian warns of rapid spread of dog flu

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — You may never think about your dog catching the flu, but the virus is real. Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas, the Carolina’s and other states are all experiencing the H3N2 canine flu. As of middle of June it hasn’t hit Alabama. “I think for people who have pets, right now they may want to rethink those long trips…say going to the beach with their in-laws in Georgia, Florida, or North Carolina because the hot beds right now are […]

  • HEMSI warns bystanders of what to watch out for at crime scene

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Law enforcement around the country claim crime rates go up with the temperature in the summer. With that in mind, Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, or HEMSI, responds to many of those calls. WHNT News 19 spoke with a HEMSI field supervisor about what they want you to keep in mind. “We need to focus on taking care of that patient,” said Field Supervisor, Kenneth Burke. When HEMSI responds to a call, it’s the patient who is top of […]

  • Research shows why Madison county is the third most visited county in Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Last year was a great year for Huntsville and Madison county, especially when it comes to tourism. “We’re real excited to learn our numbers for this year,” said Judy Ryals with the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The bureau announced 2016 was a record year for Huntsville and Madison county when it comes to tourism. Those numbers came from the Alabama Tourism Department on the Travel Economic Impact 2016 report. “We’re the third largest tourism county in […]

  • WWII Veteran honors friends, soldiers on 73rd anniversary of D-Day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – June 6 marks 73 years since the invasion of Normandy during World War II, also known as “D-Day.” U.S., British and Canadian forces stormed five different beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy region of France. To honor the soldiers, people in Huntsville had the opportunity to meet some of those brave survivors. The local chapter of the Association of the United States Army met to recognize the anniversary. One of the guest speakers, WWII veteran, Mr. George Mills. […]

  • Huntsville’s role in the National Museum of the US Army

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The history of the United States Army is the history of our nation and Huntsville is a big part of it. There will soon be a national museum to honor and represent the army in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. “I’m not sure the nation fully understands the magnitude of what happens here or what has happened here since the 40’s,” said Retired General and Chairman of the Army Historical Foundation, Gordon Sullivan. Sullivan is spending time in Huntsville for a […]

  • Former Huntsville city attorney, Peter Joffrion, runs for Alabama’s Congressional District 5 seat

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The field of candidates for Alabama’s 5th Congressional District race has a new member. Former Huntsville city attorney, Peter Joffrion, is running for the seat. “We have had division in Washington for far too long. There is too much of an environment of partisanship and I would like to take a nonpartisan approach to government,” said Joffrion. In a news conference surrounded by friends, family and supporters, Joffrion says he’s ready to run for the fifth district seat in […]

  • Madison City Schools: All students must re-enroll by July 10

    MADISON, Ala. – On Wednesday, Madison City School officials discussed the re-enrollment process for all students. New or old, all students must re-enroll for next school year. The school system says they’ve noticed an increase in students who live outside of the school zone and therefore, need to get their over-crowding under control. “As we grow larger, the number grows significantly larger and ultimately, that is a burden on the citizens and taxpayers of Madison,” said Superintendent, Robby Parker. Last […]