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Rocco DiSangro joined the WHNT News Team as a Sports Reporter/Anchor 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 rocco.disangro@whnt.com.

Recent Articles
  • Sparkman girls basketball holds off Grissom in a battle of Class 7A’s best

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Two of the best girls basketball teams in the class 7A ranks met on the court Tuesday night. When the final buzzer sounded it was #3 Sparkman beating #7 Grissom 72-61.

  • Rivarly Night: Bob Jones Basketball beats #7 James Clemens

    MADISON, Ala. – In a class 7A clash, the Bob Jones Patriots beat their rival (7) James Clemens 54-43 in high school boys basketball action.

  • Bo Nix Named 2018 Mr. Football; Lee Witherspoon Named Class 4A Back of the Year

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – It is the most prestigious personal accolade you can win as a high school football player in Alabama. Only one can be named Mr. Football. Bo Nix of Pinson Valley is the 2018 Alabama Mr. Football throwing for 3,795 yards and 50 touchdowns as a senior and finished as the AHSAA’s all-time career total offense leader (12,497 yards) and touchdowns accounted for (161) – 127 TD passes and 34 rushing TDs with more than 2,000 career rushing yards. […]

  • Alabama, Clemson players take advantage of championship game to hit up a West Coast burger institution

    SAN JOSE, Calif. – If you grew up in the state of Alabama, there’s a chance that you have never been to In-N-Out. The California burger chain is based out of California and has only moved as far east as Texas. Some say it’s the best fast food burger joint, period. When Alabama and Clemson players made their way west for the College Football Championship, several of them stopped in or made plans to get a meal there. One of […]

  • Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban speaks on his communication philosophy

    MIAMI, Fla. – We live in a day and age where social media has taken over how people communicate. We tend to text our friends and family members a lot more than calling them. Coaches use Twitter to recruit players, but not Nick Saban. He still likes to do things the old-fashioned way. “Well, I guess I’m just old-fashioned. You know, I’m a little older than a lot of you folks in here, and we’ve been doing things a certain […]

  • Madison native Mike Bernier talks Orange Bowl experience

    MIAMI, Fla. – During Alabama’s Media Day ahead of the Capital One Orange Bowl, WHNT News 19 talked to Tennessee Valley native and Bob Jones alumni Mike Bernier. He had one word when asked how it felt being here in the College Football Playoff game. “Amazing.” Bernier also talked about what this game means to him. “I am happy to be here representing from the 256, and obviously the University of Alabama and this amazing football team,” he said. The […]

  • LIVE BLOG: Day 1 of SEC Media Days as Texas A&M, LSU, and Kentucky take the stage

    ATLANTA Ga. – It’s day one of SEC Media Days from the Omni Hotel and Resort in Atlanta, Georgia. Today we will hear from Texas A&M, LSU, Kentucky and SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. WHNT News 19 is on site and will bring you exclusive coverage on air, online, and on our mobile app throughout the week. A hot topic today is former Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher who is speaking at his first SEC Media Days on behalf of […]

  • SEC Media Days Monday Recap: Fisher talks pressures for upcoming season; Orgeron talks QB

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Day one of SEC Media Days at the College Football Hall Of Fame in Atlanta is in the books and one of the biggest stories today is Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher, Coach Fisher has a bunch of pressure on him heading into the season especially after he signed the highest contract in college football history, but Fisher is not comparing himself to the rest of the pack. “When you get good in your program, you […]

  • Recap of Alabama Crimson Tide SEC Championship win

    ATLANTA, Ga. – It was the rematch we have been waiting for since January, same team, same venue, but different stage. We haven’t seen Alabama with their backs against the wall all season long, but we saw that today. The Tide responded to the challenge. Nick Saban and his team taking on the Georgia Bulldogs with the winner going to the College Football Playoff. In the first quarter, the Tide knocking on the end zone. Tua Tagovailoa drops back to […]

  • Asa Martin transferring from Auburn

    Alabama’s Mr. Football 2017 hailed right here from the Tennessee Valley. Austin running back Asa Martin, a four-star recruit out of high school, just finished up his freshman season at auburn. Martin took to Twitter today to announce that his first season would be his only season on the plains as he plans to transfer. “I would like to take the time out to thank Auburn University for giving myself, a young man from Courtland, Alabama the opportunity of a […]

  • Fyffe wins Class 2A state title, caps off undefeated season

    AUBURN, AL – For the third time since 2014, the Fyffe Red Devils (15-0) are the AHSAA Class 2A State Champions, beating Luverne 21-19 on the Plains. Red Devils’ Senior running back Payton Anderson carried the ball 29 times for 177 yards and two touchdowns, earning  Class 2A championship game MVP honors. Fyffe got on the board first with just under nine minutes to go in the first half when Anderson scored on a seven-yard run. Brody Dalton’s kick gave […]

  • Deshler falls to UMS-Wright in Class 4A State Title Game

    AUBURN, Ala.  – The Deshler Tigers fell to the UMS-Wright Bulldogs 52-0 in the AHSAA Class 4A State Title game, finishing the 2018 campaign with a 9-6 overall record. In just the second season as Tigers’ head coach, Bo Culver led Deshler to the championship game after starting off the year with an 0-3 record. After the slow start, the Tigers would go on to win five of their next seven games to get into the playoffs, rattling off four […]