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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
  • The new Huntsville Botanical Garden incorporates local, state of the art technology

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It’s hard not to be impressed with the new guest center at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. What visitors may not know right off the bat is that it’s decked out with the latest of what technology has to offer. “We looked at the community and the community that we serve and we looked at ourselves as a wonderful opportunity to show off the community,” said President, Paula Steigerwald. Like the old saying goes, it takes a village. […]

  • UPDATE: Teens missing from Three Springs in Madison located

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison Police say the three teens missing from Three Springs School have been located. Investigators had reported their disappearance from the facility overnight. They said the three left around 6:00 p.m. Three Springs is a residential treatment facility for teens assigned to the program by the Alabama Department of Youth Services. It’s considered a medium-risk secure facility.  

  • Garrison Commander updates the latest Gate 9 traffic changes

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – If your morning commute includes Gate 9 at Redstone Arsenal, changes are coming.  A new traffic light will be added southbound of the Gate 9 entrance to ease travel, and progress is being made on the new Gate 9 entrance. In the most immediate future, traffic patterns will change by the newly installed traffic light. Operational as of April 2 — it will be placed just south of the new Gate 9 location, according to Garrison Commander Colonel […]

  • Tonight: Huntsville City Councilman invites citizens, law enforcement to meeting on community policing

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith wants both citizens and law enforcement to come together to have a community conversation. On Monday, March 20, the topic will be community policing. The meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Academy for Academics and Arts, located at 4800 Sparkman Drive NW. After a recent encounter with police, Keith said he wants to start a conversation. Keith represents District 1. He said the encounter — where police apparently briefly questioned him as a […]

  • “Taste the Spirit of Madison” will return for the third year

    MADISON, Ala. – The Madison Chamber of Commerce and Senator Bill Holtzclaw are hosting “Taste the Spirit of Madison” on April 8. The event will return for the third time at Insanity Complex. “Taste the Spirit is a two-part event, there’s a festival during the day that runs from ten to three and we’re going to have live music, bazaar booths, everything from martial arts to insurance for people to come check out,” said Madison Chamber Executive Director, Pam Honeycutt. […]

  • Flu activity still high in north Alabama, even though the end of the season is near

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – If you thought flu season was over, think again! The latest influenza surveillance map from the Department of Public Health shows north Alabama has significant influenza activity. Dr. Scott Harris with the health department says we see the flu all year long, just not in the same numbers compared to flu season. “Typically, March to April is when we start seeing it drop off, but it really hasn’t dropped off yet,” said Dr. Harris. The Health Department […]

  • Avian influenza poses little threat to humans, in the initial stages of monitoring north Alabama affected areas

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – In the most recent suspected findings of bird flu in north Alabama, the Department of Public Health is taking on the role of supporting the State Department of Agriculture. While the flu isn’t as serious for humans… “It’s been a significant problem in parts of the world for people who raise poultry, and so that’s a really big concern for Alabama or other states in the south that raise a lot of chickens, for example,” said Assistant […]

  • The Boys and Girls Club of North Alabama celebrates Pi Day with STEM activities

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Boys and Girls Club of North Alabama celebrated Pi Day at the Williams Club’s STEM center of innovation. The center is sponsored by Raytheon. “We love what we do here,” said STEM Director, Angela O’Neil. “It’s a really great job and the fact that I get to play with kids every day is really great.” O’Neil is in charge of STEM programs across all Boys and Girls clubs of North Alabama. On Tuesday, the students learned more about pi–and not […]

  • Madison teachers, principals say moving 6th grade to middle school is beneficial

    MADISON, Ala. – On Tuesday night, the Madison City School Board voted unanimously to move sixth graders to middle schools beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. Teachers and principals across the school system think it will provide more academic opportunities for the students, and give teachers more time to get to know their students. Heritage Elementary Principal, Georgina Nelson said it’s an overall great idea. “As someone who formerly taught fifth and sixth grade, to me, fifth and sixth grade […]

  • HudsonAlpha co-founder receives “Entrepreneur Champion of the Year” award

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – HudsonAlpha, the non-profit institute for biotechnology, is discovering and developing every day. Although, that wouldn’t be without the team and an idea of entrepreneurship to make it all happen. Co-founder of HudsonAlpha, James Hudson, recently won the entrepreneur champion of the year award by the Women’s Business Center of North Alabama–now known as The Catalyst. He says he’s learned about entrepreneurship throughout his life. “Entrepreneurship goes way back in my family,” said Hudson. “My father started about six […]

  • Mattress Max is open for business after arson, owner plans to rebuild at original location

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – About a month ago, Mattress Max off Jordan Lane caught fire and destroyed the business, leaving it a total loss. Days later, Huntsville Fire and Rescue confirmed the fire that burned the business to the ground, was arson. In the weeks to follow, Mattress Max owner, Bob Lanier, decided to take matters into his own hands. The business is still open, in the same exact location. The outside might look a little different, the office may be a […]

  • Rock Steady Boxing Rocket City helps alleviate symptoms associated with Parkinson’s

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – For those diagnosed with Parkinson’s, usually, it’s a life filled with taking medication to help control the symptoms. Although, there’s a new program in Huntsville designed to alleviate more than what the medication handles. “We were devastated,” said fitness director Carolyn Rhodes. “Most people have symptoms for months and months and months and some, even years and they can’t figure out what they are — my husband did not.” In February of 2016, Carolyn and Jim Rhodes found […]