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Rocco DiSangro is the Sports Director at WHNT News 19, and started at the station in July of 2018

Rocco was born and raised in Levittown, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia and earned his degree in Journalism from Temple University where he graduated in 2016. During his time at Temple, Rocco had the chance to cover Temple Football and Basketball while working for the student run television station Temple Update.

In July of 2016, Rocco got a job as a Sports Reporter/MMJ at WTVY News 4 in Dothan, where he covered Auburn, Alabama, Troy, and was fortunate enough to see two College Football National Championships.

Rocco has a strong passion for high school sports and is excited to be working in the Tennessee Valley where he hopes to tell the stories of local coaches and athletes. If you have any story ideas or tips for Rocco, feel free to send him an email at

Recent Articles
  • Titans Keys to the Game for Chicago Bears

    Thursday night the Titans will face the Chicago Bears in their preseason finale, and it’s one last chance for guys fighting for a spot to make that 53 man roster. Radio Play-By-Play Voice of the Titans Mike Keith gives us the Titans Keys to the Game.  

  • Top 5 Plays from Week Two of the High School Football Playoffs

    Check out the top 5 plays of the week, from week two of the high school football playoffs! 5. Falkville vs. Pickens County – Aljaron Edwards drops back, looks right, and dumps it off to Javian Prude, who gets absolutely smoked by Luke Fitzgerald. What a hit! 4. Hartselle hosting Clay-Chalkville- Fourth down for the Tigers. Dade Wiley on to punt, he gathers the high snap and takes off around the outside, sees an opening, and he gets the first […]

  • Hometown Lenders Game of the Week: James Clemens vs Grayson

    MADISON, Ala. – We’re back for another season of high school football under the Friday night lights. Clean slates, new coaches, same mentality. To go out there and hit someone. The James Clemens Jets lost some key players a season ago and they take the field against Grayson tonight. We can expect a dog fight from the Jets. They lost quarterback Jamil Muhammad who accounted for 49 total touchdowns a season ago, defensive lineman Daevion Davis who signed with Vandy […]

  • Football Friday Preview: Hartselle Tigers

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – After 16 seasons and a state title under Bob Godsey, a new head coach will grace the sidelines at Hartselle High School. Bo Culver enters his first year with the Tigers, coming from Deshler where he led those Tigers to a Class 4A state runner-up finish, and Culver hopes to make this season at Hartselle a good one. Hartselle hosted its “Meet the Tigers” event tonight, giving fans a chance to see their football team up close, […]

  • UAH’s Les Stuedeman honored on a list of women who shape the state

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – University of Alabama at Huntsville head softball coach Les Stuedeman is one of thirty being honored on a list of women who shape the state. Alabama Media Group’s This is Alabama magazine unveiled the list which highlights women who are impacting their cities, regions or the entire state of Alabama. Stuedeman is the only collegiate coach in this year’s group of honorees.

  • Bentley and Glass named to Black College Football Player of the Year Award watchlist

    ATLANTA, Ga. – The Black College Football Hall of Fame has announced the 2019 watch list for the Black College Football Player of the Year Award, and two Alabama A&M football players were on it. Running back Jordan Bentley who played his high school ball at Guntersville, and quarterback Aqeel Glass, who had a breakout season for the Bulldogs in 2018 were both named to the list.

  • Cornhole tournament coming to Huntsville on August 24th

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The American Cornhole Organization is coming to Huntsville on August 24th for the Tailgate Classic. The event will be held at Straight To Ale and Yellowhammer Brewing, and you still have time to enter. Players will be coming in from all over the place, and the proceeds go to Alzheimer’s Association The buy-in is $65 per team, with a $5,000 guaranteed purse. Registration starts at 10 a.m. You can preregister here. “We’ve worked on this now for […]

  • Football Friday Preview: Sparkman Senators

    HARVEST, Ala. – Last year, Sparkman football finished the season at 4-6 missing out on the playoffs. This was the first time head coach Laron White’s 16 year head coaching career that his team did not reach the postseason. White is hoping to get this program back on the winning track in 2019, and the Senators are hungry to get back to where they feel they belong. White is no stranger to winning, and from 2003-2016 he was the head […]

  • Football Friday Preview: Buckhorn Bucks

    NEW MARKET, Ala. – The Buckhorn Bucks were back at work for week two of fall camp on Monday. The Bucks hope to rebound from last year’s 2-8 finish to the season,¬†and head coach Keith Henderson feels like his team has gotten off to a pretty solid start. “Kids are working hard, working really hard and getting a lot done and they are they got a lot of excitement about them,” said Henderson. “You know we’ve been a pretty good […]

  • Football Friday Preview: Madison Academy Mustangs

    MADISON, Ala. -From 2003 to 2018, Bob Godsey was the head coach at Hartselle, leading the Tigers to the state championship back in 2011. So naturally, it will be different seeing him on another sideline this year. Godsey took the head coaching position at Madison Academy after Grant Reynolds took the same position at East Hamilton in Chattanooga. In 2018, the Mustangs finished the season with a 10-2 overall record, and here’s how things have been going since Godsey has […]

  • Sparkman unveils new football and track and field multiplex

    HARVEST, Ala. – Sparkman High School has unveiled its brand new football and track and field multiplex which includes a turf field, and a nine lane track just in time for the fall sport season. The new multiplex will benefit many student-athletes at the school. “It’s really exciting I think its going to bring the whole community together for real,” said Sparkman junior defensive lineman KaRon White. “It’s just really an exciting experience, it’s going to bring the whole community […]

  • Football Friday Preview: Athens hosts third annual Midnight Madness

    ATHENS, Ala. – Midnight Madness has become an Athens High School tradition. When the clock struck 12 on Thursday August 8th into Friday August 9th, the Golden Eagles stormed the field for their first practice in pads. Fans packed the outside of the fence to watch this all go down, and this is something that never gets old for Athens Head Coach Cody Gross. “Well I think if you look around here and you see what’s around is pretty neat, […]

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