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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
  • Local donors help push Felines and Canines Rescue Center to finish line

    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. –  After only about a year and a half, the Felines and Canines Rescue Center is in the home stretch to opening its doors to the surplus of animals in the Tennessee Valley. Although, it wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of non-profit’s team as well as some generous donors. Only two weeks stand between the facility and the grand opening. Some generous donors, like Candy Stephenson, made the center a reality. “A friend of mine […]

  • Madison students stroll through elementary school before graduation

    MADISON, Ala. – Friday morning, students at Columbia Elementary School celebrated graduation and walked the halls of the school. Although, these students are former Columbia students and current seniors at Bob Jones or James Clemens High Schools. Administrators call it the “Senior Stroll” — to revisit their old stomping grounds. On Monday, Madison seniors will graduate, 900 of them. Some of those students came back to a school that left a lasting impression. “They’re such a great group of kids,” said […]

  • Raw meat juices dripping on other foods in storage at Chinese restaurant

    Limestone County Casa Blanca Mexican 1802 Highway 72 E, Athens Violations: Pouring mop water out in parking lots Rice 109F Beans 46F, meat 46F, lettuce 48F No hot water in bar area Damaged fryer baskets Damaged ice bucket Score: 71   Madison County China Cook 6707 Highway 431 S, Owens Cross Roads Violations: Loose wires on fryer baskets Raw chicken and beef found dripping on ready to eat food in cold storage Score: 84   Colbert County Captain D’s #3554 […]

  • Alabama Attorney General hosts ‘Faith Forum’ in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  Alabama Attorney General, Steve Marshall, made a stop in the Tennessee Valley Tuesday morning. It was a part of his fourth and final Faith Forum. At The Rock Family Worship Center, AG Steve Marshall finished his series in Huntsville. “We want to highlight some of those issues that we know are important in Alabama right now,” said Marshall. “The overdose deaths that we’re facing from opioids, the rise in the violent crime rate and also have many […]

  • 15 public safety bomb technicians honored in memorial service

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – During this National Police Week, Redstone Arsenal is recognizing the men and women who work one of the dangerous jobs in the country — public service bomb technicians. A tribute took place Monday, honoring bomb techs killed in the line of duty. The service took place at the Hazardous Devices School on Redstone Arsenal. Each was recognized for giving their life to service. “It means a lot to the families throughout America who have lost loved […]

  • HEMSI warns of hot weather-related emergencies

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Temperatures are expected to spike near 90 degrees this weekend across the Valley. It’s a drastic change that first responders want you to take seriously. If you’re braving the heat this weekend, Huntsville Emergency Medical Services wants you to be prepared in case of a heat-related emergency. “They’re going to be outside doing physical labor,” said Don Webster with HEMSI. “We’re in that time of year people are doing yard work, lawn work.” Working out in the […]

  • Bleach stored next to food items at Hibachi restaurant

    Limestone County Bishops Pub & Grill Score: 72 12060 County Line Road, Madison Violations: Dirty ice bin Bar soda gun nozzle dirty Damaged fryer baskets Lack of soap and paper towels at 2 hand sinks Toxic items not labeled Marshall County Legghorn’s Score: 82 5850 US Hwy 431, Albertville Violations: Residue on can opener blade and meat slicer No hand sink available in bar area No hand soap at sink in kitchen Failing to date mark cold holding foods Madison […]

  • Madison County Schools receive more than $800,000 worth of new computers

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. –  The Madison County School district is getting a much-needed upgrade when it comes to technology and the tools teachers use in the classroom. An almost $900,000 project is bringing up-to-date technology to the system. “The project is called ‘Project Refresh’ and right now we’re giving every certified teacher in the district new computers,” said Computer Operations Manager, Alisha Stroud. For eighth-grade world history teacher, Rusty Hughes, it has been a need for a while. “Computers that […]

  • Boxing fitness program helps Parkinson’s patients

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. If you don’t know someone with the disease — it’s a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement — including tremors. The Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center hosts a fitness program called Rock Steady Boxing. It’s non-contact boxing with the goal of empowering people with Parkinson’s to fight back. “My neurologist told me about it, recommended that I try it,” said boxer, Fred Gasbarro. For six months, Fred Gasbarro has been […]

  • Huntsville Police will host citizen active shooter class

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  The Huntsville Police Department is opening an active shooter training class to the public for the first time. It’s called CRASE (Citizen Response to Active Shooter). “Most people don’t realize, over the last 15 years, Huntsville, Alabama has had five…by the standards of the FBI — active shooter events,” said Officer John Hollingsworth. In 2010, a gunman opened fire at Discovery Middle School. The gunman killed a 14-year-old student in the hallway. Although, Officer Hollingsworth says it might […]

  • The 911’s call center’s role in criminal investigations

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. –  A string of robberies in Limestone County and a manhunt in Harvest that spanned two counties made the week’s top stories. One common denominator in both of those: the Huntsville Madison County 911 call center. An average day for the Madison County 911 call center involves answering around 600 calls. On Tuesday, a robbery call began an early morning investigation for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. What would turn into a string of robberies…didn’t last long after the […]

  • Local restaurant cited for storing jugs of bleach on food prep tables

    Morgan County Las Vias Mexican Grill 1000 Beltline Road SW, Decatur Violations: Unlabeled toxic cleaners No date labels on cooked chicken, soup or beans Bare hand contact with ready to eat food Score: 80 Hibachi Express  1720 6th Avenue, Decatur Violations: Jug of bleach being stored on food prep table Dirty can opener blade Residue on plastic pans and bins Score: 82 (repeat offender) Lauderdale County Dairy Queen 570 South Court Street, Florence Violations: No date on mushroom sauce Lettuce […]