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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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    The University of Alabama in Huntsville hosts inauguration viewing for students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Although it was early for students Friday morning, UAH streamed the inauguration of President Donald Trump for the student body. Some made it to the theater on campus to watch the first events of the day. It’s something SGA President, Reid Wilson, thinks is important for the university. “We’ve heard a lot about this in the news recently, but today is not about the person being sworn in as president but, it’s about our country’s tradition of […]

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    Boys and Girls Club Calvary Teen Center renovation almost done, still in need of furniture donations

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – You may remember back in October 2016, we told you about a $50,000 grant the Boys and Girls Club of North Alabama received to renovate their Calvary Teen Center. Now, the renovations are complete, but they still have some needs before a ribbon cutting. “It’s been a great transformation and we just can’t wait to see the young people’s faces when they walk through this facility,” said Boys and Girls Club of North Alabama President, Patrick Wynn. […]

  • Crisis Services of North Alabama

    Crisis Services of North Alabama receives $60,000 grant for training

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Grants keep many non-profits afloat around the Tennessee Valley. The Huntsville-based Crisis Services of North Alabama was recently awarded a $60,000 grant to support different programs within their center. Samantha Dickens is the sexual assault response coordinator at Crisis Services. Her full-time job is dependent on support from grants. “For us, it’s going to go primarily to training new sexual assault nurse examiners and training law enforcement and hospital staff on how to be first responders if […]

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    Flu definitely showing itself in north Alabama; health department tracking it with interactive map

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – An uptick in flu activity is grabbing the attention of doctors in the Tennessee Valley.  While we’re well into the peak flu season, doctors say it’s not too late to roll up your sleeve and get that shot. Dr. Scott Harris with the Alabama Department of Public Health says in the last month, the flu has really ramped up in north Alabama. “It looks like the flu vaccine this year is a good match for the type […]

  • Hundreds gather at the Von Braun Center for the MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast.

    Annual Unity Breakfast celebrates life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Hundreds gathered at the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr.  Unity Breakfast Monday, held in the Von Braun Center. Community leaders and everyone in between celebrated the life and legacy of the civil rights leader. The breakfast is sponsored by the local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. President, Robert Drake, said the Huntsville community has always been supportive of the event since 1986. “For us here in Huntsville, you see this rainbow of people here […]

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    Huntsville Police accepting applications for Citizens Police Academy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police Training Academy is currently accepting applications for the next Citizen Police Academy. The deadline to apply is January 31st, with an expected start date of February 16th. The Citizens Police Academy is a 9-week program that gives members of the community first-hand information on the role of police officers in the Huntsville Police Department. Students will meet every Thursday from 6pm-9pm. The program involves class and interactive instruction. Some of the topics include: Structure of […]

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    Huntsville Board of Education prepares for superintendent candidate interviews

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Thursday marks the first school board meeting since the five finalists were named for Huntsville Superintendent of Education. A series of interviews for each candidate will soon begin.  These interviews will be open to the public. Seventy candidates began the application process, and 45 completed it, seeking the job from 24 different states. Each meeting will be held in the board room of the Annie Merts Center, located at 200 White Street and will begin at 5:30 pm. All meetings […]

  • TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09:  A Clemson Tigers cheerleader waves a flag in the end zone during in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Tiger and Tide fans at the game react to Clemson’s National Championship win

    TAMPA, Fla. – As the confetti falls for Clemson, Alabama will wake up Tuesday morning with a hard pill to swallow. The game ran down to the very final second. One Clemson fan said she’s been looking forward to this win for years. “I didn’t get to go to the first one in 1981. But I swore, if they ever went again, I was going!,” said Mary Ann Kirby. Before the celebrations, members of the media waited impatiently as one […]

  • The 2017 College Football National Championship trophy in Tampa, Fl.

    Fan festivities in Tampa for 2017 National Championship game

    TAMPA, Fl. – If you or someone you know is in Tampa for the 2017 College Football National Championship game, there are a few fan festivities for Alabama fans. The Tampa Bay Alabama Alumni Association will be hosting a championship kick-off party on Sunday, January 8th from 6pm-11pm at Tampa Joe’s, 9316 Anderson Road. The party will have live music, appearances by former Tide players and plenty of Alabama merchandise to go around. If you’re not going into the Raymond […]

  • The Japanese Tea Garden at Monte Sano State Park. (Sarah Macaluso/WHNT News 19)

    Japanese Tea Garden at Monte Sano in need of repairs, funding

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Japanese Tea Garden at Monte Sano State Park has been around for over 20 years. Some say it’s a bridge between Japanese and American culture. Although, in recent years, it’s gone downhill and needs some repair in many areas. “In the beginning, it was just a project for me and my daughter, my oldest daughter to do together,” said landscape designer Robert Black. In 1988, Black closed a garden center in Huntsville and had experience with […]

  • Food Bank of North Alabama

    Food Bank of North Alabama looks forward to 2017

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Food Bank of North Alabama stays pretty busy throughout the year with volunteers and food drives. Although, right now is their busiest time of year. The organization says 2016 was pretty successful. “We were able to provide 8.5 million pounds of food to people in need in the 11-county area we serve, and that’s a big increase over previous years,” said Shirley Schofield with Food Bank of North Alabama. Schofield says they spent 2016 really focusing on growing […]

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    Alabama authorities warn public of texting scam

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