Edward Egros is a Sports Anchor/Reporter for WHNT News 19. Edward moved to Huntsville in June of 2010, and has thoroughly enjoyed the Tennessee Valley ever since. As a native of south Louisiana, Edward has lived and breathed SEC Football ever since he was born.

After graduating from high school, Edward continued his education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. There, he not only earned a degree in Journalism, he was a sports anchor for the SMU news program, “The Daily Update”, a host for a sports talk show on SMU radio called “The Sports Experience” and a hockey play-by-play announcer for two Junior League hockey teams. He was also a sports intern with KXAS in Ft. Worth, TX.

All of this experience helped Edward earn his first job after college with KTSM in El Paso, TX. As a sports reporter, Edward covered many big events, including Sun Bowls, New Mexico State basketball’s run to the NCAA Tournament and legendary boxer Evander Holyfield’s attempt at a fifth Heavyweight Championship. He also co-anchored “NC9 Overtime”, a Friday night high school football show and “Sports Extra”, a Sunday night football wrap-up show.

Edward then left the Borderland to accept a sports reporting position with WPSD in Paducah, KY. He covered many high school state championships and college sporting events, including football and basketball games at Murray State, Southern Illinois and Tennessee-Martin. In 2009, he earned Kentucky Associated Press Awards for Best Sports Feature and an Honorable Mention for Best Sportscaster.

When not covering sports, Edward enjoys the finer things in life: good food, good books and good times. He also enjoys pumping iron, hitting golf balls into water hazards and meeting as many new people as possible. So if you have a good sports story idea or want to discuss next year’s Iron Bowl, feel free to drop Edward a line at edward.egros@whnt.com.

Recent Articles
  • Justin Hunter Works Out With Tennessee Titans

    Justin Hunter decided to fight through his hamstring injury and get one practice in with the Tennessee Titans before the end of organized team activities. It was probably a positive experience for the former Volunteer, especially considering how he felt while sidelined. “It’s frustrating coming off the season being healthy, coming back, coming here and sitting on the sidelines, it’s heartbreaking for me,” said Justin Hunter, Titans wide receiver. “It’s hard to come here and not be practicing and even […]

  • Stars Shutout By Descalfani, Suns

    Jacksonville, Fla. – After dropping their second half opener on Thursday, the Huntsville Stars were shutout by the Jacksonville Suns by a score of 2-0 on Friday night at Bragan Field. For the second consecutive start, Stars starting pitcher Ariel Pena took the loss when he came through with a quality start. The 24-year-old righty fell to 5-6 on the year after giving up five hits and two runs through six innings. Pena put himself in line for the loss […]

  • Nick Shaw’s Unusual Approach To The Batter’s Box

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Stars second baseman Nick Shaw is one of the more successful hitters on the team.  The leadoff man has 60 hits this season and is fifth on his team in on-base percentage.  There is, though, one unusual quirk he has every time he approaches the batter’s box. Shaw jogs into the box and always stays in motion when he awaits the pitch.  He then steps out and jogs back in with every hurl. It’s one […]

  • Hammers Hold Golf Tournament

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama Hammers hosted their third annual golf classic at Sunset Landing.  After closing out the regular season with five-straight wins, the team has the week off before hosting the first round of the playoffs. The players say, though, you shouldn’t expect to see them spending all of their time on the course. “I am not the next Tiger Woods but i can hit them alright,” said Russell Hill, Hammers quarterback.  “I would say that my […]

  • Grant Hill Alabama Gatorade Track And Field Athlete Of The Year

    Tuscaloosa, Ala. – University of Alabama football and track and field signee Grant Hill of Huntsville High School has been named the 2012-13 Gatorade Alabama Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year. The award is administered by the Gatorade Company in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports. Hill is the first Gatorade Alabama Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year to be chosen from Huntsville High School. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also […]

  • Lee to Join UAH As Women’s Hoops Assistant

    Huntsville, Ala. – Head Coach Roy Heintz and the UAH women’s basketball program announced the hiring of Amber Lee to be the team’s next assistant coach. Lee comes to the Rocket City after spending three seasons as an assistant at Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn. “I’m very excited to have Amber Lee join my staff,” said Heintz. “She is a rising star in this profession – with a great  basketball IQ at such a young age, a hunger to learn more, a […]

  • Trevor Lacey Explains Leaving Alabama For NC State

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Even in middle school, Trevor Lacey knew Mark Gottfried.  When he was at Alabama, Gottfried offered Lacey his first college scholarship, in the eighth grade!  Even when Gottfried resigned during Lacey’s sophomore year, the former Butler guard remained loyal to the Tide.  Still, he stayed in touch with Gottfried. “He got the NC State job before I made a decision but it was too late to start all over,” said Trevor Lacey, former Alabama guard. Lacey […]

  • Stars Begin Second-Half With 9-4 Loss

    Jacksonville, Fla. – To begin the second half of their season, the Huntsville Stars dropped the series opener against the Jacksonville Suns by a score of 9-4 at Bragan Field on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for the Stars, they began trailing for most of the night early in the first. After starting pitcher Drew Gagnon began the bottom of the first by giving up back-to-back singles to outfielder Jake Marisnick and shortstop Danny Black, a balk from Gagnon gave the Suns a […]

  • Alabama Basketball Releases Non-Conference Schedule

    Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Home games against Final Four participant Wichita State and Big East member Xavier, as well as contests against NCAA Tournament teams Oklahoma and UCLA highlight the 2013-14 Alabama men’s basketball non-conference slate, which was announced by head coach Anthony Grant on Wednesday. In addition, the Crimson Tide will also be one of four host schools for the 2013 NIT Season Tip-Off, which marks the first time since the 2005-06 season Alabama will appear in the annual event. In […]

  • Update On UAH Alumni In The Pros

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Former UAH guard Jaime Smith is busy working out with the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers.  He tells us the workout went well and should hear back from the team soon. Former UAH guard Josh Magette is spending his Summer at the Chargers’ summer camp for kids in 1st-6th grade. Former UAH forward Zane Campbell has just signed with a local agent and is also working the camp. The program may very well produce three pros in […]

  • Peyton Manning Helps Tennessee Football

    Knoxville, Tenn. (WHNT) – Peyton Manning stayed busy during his recent trip to Knoxville.  He held his annual charity golf tournament, handed out scholarships to students at the University of Tennessee and went to his alma mater’s football practice to teach what he knows to next season’s team. It’s become a tradition for Manning to visit his former team. “If I can be there to help, tell them about a certain throw, maybe how to work out, I like to […]

  • UAH Basketball Holds Summer Camp

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – UAH basketball’s summer camp has grown a lot in the Lennie Acuff era.  It went from 30 campers 16 years ago, to more than 1,000 kids today. These 1st-6th graders are learning the fundamentals of the game from the Chargers themselves, and the program gets to leave a lasting impact on their campers. “Getting to interact with the kids is a huge part of it,” said Josh Magette, former UAH point guard.  “We get to talk […]