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
  • Update On The Search For The Next UAH Hockey Coach

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – The Chargers are still looking for a hockey coach to replace Kurt Kleinendorst.  He stepped down three weeks ago.  While the departure may have seemed abrupt, athletic director E.J. Brophy says he likes the progress being made for finding his replacement.  He’s not naming names, but he is providing a glimpse at the timeline for a hire. We’re getting a lot of big time applicants, we’re very excited, we’re in the process of culling down our […]

  • Explaining Postseason Implications For The Mayor’s Cup Game

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – When a Division I school plays a Division II school in men’s basketball, the win and loss does not count towards either program’s resume when figuring out postseason implications.  That fact was the backdrop for today’s announcement that UAH and Alabama A&M are renewing their rivalry for the Mayor’s Cup Game. While the game may not technically count for the Bulldogs, head coach Willie Hayes says it will not take away from his strength of schedule. […]

  • UAH To Meet Alabama A&M In Men’s Basketball

    Huntsville, Ala. – The University of Alabama in Huntsville and Alabama A&M University held a joint press conference on Monday afternoon at the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville to announce that the two institutions will meet on the basketball floor inside Propst Arena on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. The contest will mark the first meeting between the cross-town foes since Nov. 18, 1998, and it will mark the 24th all-time showdown between the Chargers and the Bulldogs. Holding […]

  • Stars Lose Series, First Half Finale

    Huntsville, Ala. – In the final game of the first half of the Southern League season, the Huntsville Stars dropped the rubbermatch of a five-game set at Joe Davis Stadium against the Chattanooga Lookouts by a score of 3-1 on Monday night. After coming from behind to win game four on Sunday, the Stars picked up right where they left off in the third inning. With one out, starting pitcher Andy Moye helped out his own cause at the plate with […]

  • Kelley, Smith Earn GSC Top 10 Status

    Huntsville, Ala. – The Gulf South Conference has announced its annual Top Ten Award winners, and for the second year in a row the University of Alabama in Huntsville had two of its student-athletes selected as softball player Mary Kelley was crowned a two-time winner of the award and men’s basketball player Jaime Smith captured the honor for the first time. The awards are based on athletic, academic and extracurricular achievement during the 2012-13 academic year, and they honor the top five male […]

  • Auburn Explains Who They Want To Recruit Defensively

    Unlike most other base defenses in college football, Auburn will be using an extra defensive back and one fewer linebacker.  This scheme is called the 4-2-5 defense.  It’s what defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson wanted to implement when picked to join Gus Malzahn’s coaching staff. During a speaking engagement in Decatur, Johnson spoke to WHNT about the kind of athletes he wants to recruit to make his scheme work. “Eight years ago, we were playing more and more nickel defense against […]

  • Stars Mount Comeback, Even Series With Lookouts

    Huntsville, Ala. – In danger of losing three straight games, the Huntsville Stars erased a one-run deficit and scored three runs in the seventh and eighth inning combined to beat the Chattanooga Lookouts by a score of 3-1 on Sunday at Joe Davis Stadium. For the third night in a row though, the Stars were shutdown by a Lookouts starting pitcher. On Sunday, righty Duke Von Schamann blanked the Huntsville offense through six innings, giving up just three hits and striking […]

  • Chris Johnson Wants To Rush For 2,000 Yards Next Season

    Even though the Tennessee Titans have yet to sign first-round draft pick Chance Warmack, it does not seem to phase Chris Johnson. Once again, the Titans running back says he wants to rush for 2,000 yards next season.  After all, the Titans did add some players that may help the cause, like left guard Andy Levitre and running back Shonn Greene. The goal of 2,000 yards, Johnson says, is not merely a personal goal, but something his team should want […]

  • Stars Start Homestand With 3-1 Victory Over Chattanooga

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Kentrail Davis smacked his fifth home run of the year, Jason Rogers added some insurance late, and the Huntsville Stars won their first game of the latest homestand, beating the Chattanooga Lookouts 3-1. Though Huntsville had to go through four pitchers for the victory, they allowed just one earned run and six hits.  Zach Lee suffered the loss for the Lookouts, allowing the first-inning home run that proved to be the difference. The Stars return to […]

  • Canada Invades The Huntsville Stars

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Stars left fielder Rene Tosoni grew up a hockey fan.  He was born in Toronto and moved to Vancouver as a child.  He played both hockey and baseball until he was 15 years old.  Then, he decided he could be more successful on the diamond than on the ice. Since that decision, Tosoni has earned a spot on a Double-A baseball team.  Still, Tosoni is still passionate about hockey and enjoys talking about the game […]

  • Jim Harris To Be Inducted Into NACDA Hall Of Fame

    The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics will induct its 2013 Hall of Fame Class on Friday, June 14, at NACDA’s 48th Annual Convention at the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Awards Luncheon, and the late UAH Director of Athletics Jim Harris will be honored for his excellence as a member of the seven-member class. Harris became director of athletics at UAH in 1995 and quickly established a dual tradition of winning and academic excellence. Under Harris’s administration, the Chargers […]

  • Jax State Football Recognized With APR Award

    Jacksonville, Ala. – The Jacksonville State football program was recognized by the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) on Thursday as one of the Organization’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) Award winners. JSU Athletic Director Warren Koegel accepted the award during the FCS ADA Luncheon in Orlando. The Gamecocks received the honor after posting the Most Improved APR in the Ohio Valley Conference in 2011-12. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) member colleges and universities adopted a comprehensive academic reform […]