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
  • AAMU Men’s Basketball hoping to bounce back after losing two straight

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Alabama A&M Men’s Basketball team will look to turn things around this Saturday as they travel to Alcorn State to face the Braves. The Bulldogs have lost two straight games in SWAC play, and are looking to get back in the win column. Alabama A&M Men’s head coach Dylan Howard is hoping his team can take something from the loss to Alabama State in Birmingham into their upcoming matchup this weekend. “We got off to a […]

  • AAMU Women’s Basketball looking to ride momentum into Saturday’s game

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Alabama A&M Women’s Basketball team is on fire right now, and they hope to stay that way. Since dropping two straight to open SWAC play, the Lady Bulldogs are winners of three  in a row. This Saturday, they will hit the road and face Alcorn State, hoping to take some of that momentum into their matchup against the Braves. You know I think in the way we’ve been winning too that I think it could give […]

  • Hartselle’s Jackson Boyer signs with U.S. Naval Academy; Will play football

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – Hartselle High School celebrated one of its football players on Wednesday afternoon in the cafeteria. Tigers’ linebacker Jackson Boyer signed with the United States Naval Academy back on December 18th, but celebrated his accomplishment today. Boyer will head to Annapolis and have the chance to play the sport that he loves. Football. It was a day that he has been looking forward to for a long time, and Navy felt like the perfect fit. To be honest […]

  • UAH Hockey eyeing second win of the season

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The UAH Hockey team continues to search for their second win of the season and they got close this past Saturday. The Chargers took on Alaska Anchorage in a two-game series tying the Seawolves in regulation of the second game and picking up a point, but falling in the 3-on-3 overtime period. Head Coach Mike Corbett wants his team to stay hungry and fight until the end. “We have to really battle because our schedule coming down […]

  • UAH Men’s Basketball ranked 16th in latest NABC DII Top 25

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – On Tuesday, the UAH Men’s Basketball team climbed in the NABC Division II rankings moving up to 16. The Chargers will be back at home for the first time since January 4th when they host Delta State on Thursday night. UAH (14-3, 6-3) is 8-0 at home, and look to stay hot against the Statesmen. The last time these two teams faced off was back in the 2019 Gulf South Conference Title Game where Delta State got […]

  • UAH Women’s Basketball hoping to get back on winning track

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The UAH Women’s Basketball team will look to get back on the winning track after dropping two straight on the road. Thursday night, the Chargers (7-8, 4-5) will host Delta State (14-2, 7-2) who will enter the game ranked as the number three team in the Gulf South Conference. It’s a chance for UAH to pick up a big win not only in the conference standings, but for momentum going forward as well. “With our positioning in […]

  • Highlights from the 2020 Marvin Stone Classic

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Marvin Stone needs no introduction to basketball fans in the Tennessee Valley. The former Grissom star basketball player was a freak of nature on the basketball court with his 6-foot-10 240 pound frame. After being named Alabama Mr. Basketball in 1999, Stone would go on to play his college ball for Kentucky (1999-2000) and then Louisville (2002-2003). Stone went undrafted in 2003 and played his pro-ball overseas for a handful of teams in Europe. On April 1, […]

  • HIGHLIGHTS: Mae Jemison are the 2019 Huntsville City Classic Champs

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  Bob Jones and Mae Jemison battled for the hardware on Championship Saturday in the 37th Annual Huntsville City Classic at Huntsville High School. Mae Jemison wins the 2019 Huntsville City Classic 64-49.

  • Dozens of local players named to ASWA All-State Football Teams

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Alabama Sports Writers Association has released its All-State teams, and dozens of Tennessee Valley football players earned honors. Here is  a look at local players who were named All-State in their respective classifications: CLASS 7A FIRST-TEAM ALL-STATE Offense WR: Chris Hope, James Clemens, Sr., 6-0, 180 K: Jacob Fruehwald, Bob Jones, Sr., 5-7, 140 Defense P: Miles Tillman, Sparkman, Sr., 6-1, 210 Athlete Dee Beckwith, Florence, Sr., 6-5, 215 Caden Rose, Bob Jones, Sr., 5-10, 175 […]

  • Alabama Men’s Basketball in town ahead of Rocket City Classsic

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The countdown continues for the Rocket City Classic. UAH will start things off against Spring Hill College at noon on Saturday, then the Alabama Crimson Tide will battle it out with Belmont at 2:30. Nate Oats and the Tide were in Huntsville on Friday, meeting with patients at Huntsville Hospital, then hitting the court for practice at the Von Braun Center. For Oats, this is his first season as Crimson Tide head coach, meaning his first Rocket […]

  • Three local teams take the court in Rocket City Classic High School Showcase

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Three of our local boy’s high school basketball teams took the court at the Von Braun Center in the Rocket City Classic High School Showcase. Both games are final: Mae Jemison 65 Lee-Montgomery 80   Bob Jones 55 Huntsville 47  

  • Fort Payne’s Pinholster signs with Kennesaw State Football

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. – Fort Payne’s Carter Pinholster signed with Kennesaw State Football this week. Pinholster has played a key role in the Wildcats success on the field being named all-region the last two years for Chris Elmore’s squad.

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