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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
  • HEMSI celebrates 2017 EMS Week

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc. (HEMSI) will join EMS providers across the country May 21-27 to celebrate the 43rd Annual National EMS Week. HEMSI will follow its tradition of honoring fellow first responders in Madison County and will also recognize employees reaching milestones of service. “It’s a time for the company to let the public know what a good job and demanding job that the folks in EMS do every day,” said HEMSI Field Supervisor, Kenneth Burke. When […]

  • Taking Action: How your student can avoid the “summer slide”

    MADISON, Ala. — As the school year comes to a close, for students, summer will be filled with fun activities…and for many, school is the last thing on their mind. But teachers want parents to know what they can do for their students to keep academics on the front of their minds. “It’s almost like starting over at the beginning of the year to get them back up to where they were,” said West Madison Elementary Principal, Daphne Jah. That’s the situation […]

  • A volunteer’s expertise helps the US Space & Rocket Center restore A-12 aircraft

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — An icon at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is getting some TLC. You can see the aircraft while you’re driving on I-565, but there’s a common misconception about it. It’s the A-12 Oxcart. “This is the real deal,” said Lt. Col. Retired, Nick Van Valkenburgh who served in the air force. Most refer to it as the “black bird,” but contrary to popular belief, it’s not black. “The official paint color is dark blue,” Van Valkenburgh said. […]

  • Genetic test for cancer risk gives comfort to a woman with cancer history

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A simple cheek swab could help you make important healthcare decisions when it comes to you and your family. HudsonAlpha in partnership with Kailos Genetics have a program called “Information is Power.” It’s an early detection test to determine if a man or woman has the risk of ovarian, breast or another form of cancer. It’s not a test that gives you 1005 clearance, but rather the information to learn your genetic risk for certain cancers. “Cancer […]

  • Taking Action: Flu season is technically over, but it’s still out there

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — We’re nearing the end of the “official” flu season, but not so fast…health professionals want you to know you can still catch the flu just as easily in some cases. “Flu occurs all year round,” said Dr. Scott Harris with the Alabama Department of Public Health. “There are certainly times of year in the traditional flu season when there are a lot more cases.” Flu season typically runs from October until the end of spring, but it […]

  • CDC: United States yellow fever vaccine supply will run out this summer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – If you’re planning to take a trip to Africa or South America this summer, you’ll need a yellow fever vaccination. Although, there’s one problem, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said American supplies of the vaccine are expected to run out this summer. “Yellow fever virus is known as yellow fever because people turn yellow, that is, it causes liver disease and jaundice,” said Dr. Scott Harris with the Alabama Department of Public Health. It’s not so common […]

  • Multiple juveniles shot at gas station early Sunday morning

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning. Police on scene told WHNT News 19 the call came in around 1:55 a.m., and they responded to the Conoco gas station on the northwest corner of the intersection of Pulaski Pike and Stringfield Road NW. The shooting involves juveniles and investigators confirm there are multiple people who have been transported to Huntsville Hospital. Huntsville Police called in extra patrol cars to manage traffic flow in the […]

  • Madison City schools are saving hundreds of thousands in energy costs

    MADISON, Ala. – The Madison City Schools system is saving hundreds of thousands of dollars by being more conservative when it comes to energy use. On the front doors of Discovery Middle, is an Energy Star certification sticker. It represents the effort and money that has gone into making this 40-year-old school energy efficient. “Sometimes it’s low cost,” said Energy Program Manager for ADECA, Liz Cochran. “Sometimes it’s just realizing that they’re leaving the doors open; the lights were being […]

  • Annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive is coming to your neighborhood

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – If you have canned food you don’t use, you could let it go to waste…or you could help stamp out hunger! This Saturday, you can help those in need in your community just by leaving some non-perishable food items next to the mailbox. “All afternoon the letter carriers near us in Madison County will be delivering truck loads to the Food Bank of North Alabama,” said Laura Fincher with the food bank. The non-profit’s biggest food drive of the year […]

  • Taking Action: Police warn gun owners of best practices for summer firearm storage

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Summer is a time when gun owners need to pay close attention to their firearms. While away on vacation, your guns are at risk of being stolen and landing into the hands of a criminal. Police advise everyone to lock up their guns before leaving for an extended period of time. “Just make sure you’re being responsible with those,” said Lieutenant Stacy Bates with Huntsville Police. “Keep them secure; not just laying under a bed or not just […]

  • UAH discusses future growth and development with city leaders

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The University of Alabama in Huntsville invited influential voices in the future of the University for a leadership breakfast Tuesday morning. It’s a special day when both Huntsville and Madison city leaders are in one room. UAH officials briefed them on what types of changes are taking place on campus and what is in store for the coming years. “We’re growing enrollment, on pace at about 8% a year,” said UAH President, Robert Altenkirch. The University hopes to […]

  • Attorney General awards Bob Jones High School with Safe School Initiative Award

    MADISON, Ala. – State Attorney General Steve Marshall made a stop in Madison on Monday. He presented Bob Jones High School with the 2016 Attorney General’s Safe School Initiative Award of Excellence for district eight. “It is not an easy award to be given,” said Marshall. “In fact, it’s a very exclusive club.” The award represents schools dedicated to keeping students safe. Attorney General Marshall said it’s always nice to come home and award a school in north Alabama. “More importantly, […]