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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.


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    Liberty Middle School students donate chemo care bags to St. Jude and Children’s of Alabama

    MADISON, Ala. – The Student 2 Student peer mentoring program at Liberty Middle School wants to bring comfort to families of cancer patients. The middle school currently has two students battling cancer themselves and this sparked an idea from peers. Students are organizing chemo care bags to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Children’s of Alabama. “I had a little sister who actually had to go to St. Jude’s because she had cancer,” said Liberty Middle School student Lacy Smith. […]

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    Habitat for Humanity of Madison County in need of volunteers for spring build

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The local Habitat for Humanity office is getting ready to work on the next set of habitat homes for this spring and they’re asking for your support through donations. Habitat homes are sold to qualifying families on a 20 to 30-year, no interest mortgage with payments of about $350 to $400 a month. You can donate online, in person at the office, through the mail or on their Facebook page. The second way you can show support […]

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    City announces new industrial park for north Huntsville near Bob Wade Lane & Pulaski Pike

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – New business and jobs for north Huntsville. The City hopes these are the result of a new industrial park coming soon. Friday morning, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, City Councilman Devyn Keith and other leaders discussed development of a 67-acre plot of land north of Bob Wade Lane and Pulaski Pike. “This gives gives us a plug and play site to develop,” said Mayor Battle. “You can come in, you’ve already had your environmental done, you’ve already had […]

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    Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau shows the love to Bigfoot’s Little Donuts

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau is paying it forward the first two weeks of February. Part of #iHeartHSV social media campaign, they will be showing the love, unannounced at businesses throughout Huntsville. On Thursday, they surprised people at a sweet favorite, Bigfoot’s Little Donuts. It’s a unique spot, making its way around Huntsville and into the hearts of donut lovers all over. It just makes sense this was the perfect place to show the love. Going on the […]

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    Calhoun Community College hosts jump start summer program for incoming freshman

    DECATUR, Ala. – In college, many of us can probably agree the word “free” wasn’t a part of the curriculum. Although, Calhoun Community College is working to prepare incoming freshman in a free way. “The Fast Track Academy is a summer program targeted to students who are planning to attend Calhoun in the fall, but are currently placing into remedial coursework based on their ACT or placement scores,” said Director of Career Services and Cooperative Learning, Kelli Morris. Offered at both the […]

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    Energy Alabama helps local churches save on utility bills

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Energy Alabama is hosting an energy bench-marking event for local churches and houses of worship. The event is specifically designed to help them cut back on utility costs. Many churches around the Valley use a lot of energy throughout the week. Sometimes their design isn’t the most forgiving to energy efficiency. “For a lot of these churches in our area, that are of sizable congregations, we’re talking tens of thousands of dollars and that’s nothing to sneeze […]

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    Pizza Hut President surprises north Ala. restaurant supervisor with Super Bowl tickets

    RAINSVILLE, Ala. – Imagine this – your boss offering to cover your shift so you can attend the Super Bowl. Not many of us can probably say we’ve been in that situation, but Vickie Weaver of Rainsville can. Weaver is a Pizza Hut supervisor who is in charge of nine stores in northeast Alabama. “I’ve got Fort Payne, Geraldine, Guntersville, Albertville, Boaz, Hartselle and Priceville,” Weaver said. She helps with store training, promotes team members and works hard to keep […]

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    HudsonAlpha hosts GREAT teacher workshop to implement genetic research in the classroom

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – HudsonAlpha hosted a teacher’s workshop Wednesday, specifically for those who want to keep up to date with the latest scientific findings that you can’t find in a textbook. Vice President of Educational Outreach at HudsonAlpha, Neil Lamb, said the Genetic Resources to Empower Alabama Teachers (GREAT) Workshop is bringing the mission of HudsonAlpha into the classroom. “The goal is to give life science teachers new content about the field of genetics,” said Lamb. “The field changes so […]

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    “Carts4Hearts” returns for second year to raise awareness for Huntsville’s homeless

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – An annual fundraiser for the Downtown Rescue Mission is right around the corner and looking for more people to register. The second annual, “Carts4Hearts,” is a 5K around downtown Huntsville.  It’s an imitation of the Iditarod, the famous Alaskan long-distance sled dog race. “It’s not done anywhere else in the South,” said Tonia Beverly with the Mission. “It’s a team of six people and a shopping cart.” Rain, shine or otherwise, the race will go on — […]

  • Madison County elementary schools gather to celebrate Liberty's Legacy, 'Super Citizen.'

    Madison County Elementary Schools nominate a ‘Super Citizen’

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Select elementary schools throughout Madison County participated in a ten week program sponsored by Liberty’s Legacy. The goal is for students to learn what characteristics a “Super Citizen” would embody. On Monday, over 500 students gathered to celebrate the end of the program. Mrs. Rogers, a third-grade teacher at Endeavor Elementary, has taught her classes what being a model citizen looks like, feels like, and acts like. Now, it’s their turn to determine who can fill […]

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    ADECA, Auburn University partner for free workshop to combat prescription drug abuse

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is joining forces with Auburn University to fight prescription drug abuse. On Tuesday, a free workshop was held in Huntsville to help people better understand how to tackle the problem. Pharmacists, medical professionals and law enforcement officers filled a conference room to discuss ways to end prescription drug abuse in Alabama. “Auburn University approached us about a year ago with an idea of putting this conference together because of […]