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
  • 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, […]

  • Football Friday Preview: Mae Jemison Jaguars

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Mae Jemison football is entering its fourth season of football, with all four years coming under head coach Kelvis White. The 2018 season was a little different for the Jaguars, making a jump in classification from the 5A to 6A ranks, and 6A football was  a different animal than what they were used to seeing in previous seasons. “Last year playing Gardendale the first week we were a 6A team and we kind of got introduced to […]

  • Football Friday Preview: Grissom Tigers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – In 2019, the Grissom Tigers look to improve their win total yet again. This was a team that didn’t win any games in back to back seasons, but that was before head coach Chip English took over. Since the English era began, the Tigers have only gotten better, and they are hoping to continue to do so. “You know we went from you know before I got here winning zero to winning three, winning four last year,” […]

  • Football Friday Preview: Madison County Tigers

    GURLEY, Ala. – The Madison County football team was hard at work on the practice field Thursday, gearing up for their fourth season under head coach Scott Sharp. It is a new year for the Tigers who finished the 2018 campaign with a 3-7 record, and they’re fired up as they get back to business. “We’ve had three pretty good days you know guys have worked hard but we got a long way to go but we know that going […]

  • Football Friday Preview: Hazel Green Trojans

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. – Hazel Green Football has had three head coaches in three seasons, and all of those moves happened within a 12-month span. Joel Schrenk is entering his first year as the Trojans head man after seven years with Falkville, and he hopes to stay awhile. Here’s how Schrenk’s new team has responded to him since he has taken over. “When I first got here, they were pretty reserved pretty laid back, and you could see it in […]

  • Football Friday Preview: East Limestone Indians

    ATHENS, Ala. – In 2018, East Limestone Football finished with a 9-3 record, advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in four years. The Indians will face Russellville on August 22nd in a game that won’t count on their record, while their first official game is on August 29th at West Limestone. Head coach Jeff Pugh’s squad was out on the practice field on Wednesday as he enters his 14th season at the helm, and […]

  • Maynor calls Wednesday “a good practice” for Alabama A&M

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama A&M Football will open up the 2019 season in Canton, OH on September 1st taking on Morehouse College in the Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic. The game will be played on a Sunday and televised on NFL Network, but the Bulldogs won’t start preparation for Morehouse until next week. Alabama A&M practiced again on Wednesday, and head coach Connell Maynor liked what he saw from his team. “That was a good practice you know […]

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