Sarah Macaluso joined WHNT News 19 in June 2016 as a Reporter/MMJ. Born and raised in Florida, she is excited to make the move to the Tennessee Valley.

Sarah has a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication and Film from The University of Alabama. While in school, she worked for WVUA-TV in Tuscaloosa as a reporter and fill-in anchor. At WVUA, Sarah covered a variety of news stories that include an explosion at a textile plant in Brent, the Governor Bentley scandal, and of course, multiple National Championships from the Crimson Tide.

Sarah’s love for reporting is driven by her love for people. She has a passion for telling stories and looks forward to keeping the Tennessee Valley informed.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys exploring the Huntsville area and hanging out with friends. You can also catch her cheering for the Crimson Tide during football season.

If you have any news tips, comments or questions, you can email her at or find her on Twitter @SarahMacaluso.

Recent Articles
  • Dirty ice makers and drink nozzles in this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    Lauderdale County Cici’s Pizza #166 157 Cox Creek Parkway S, Florence Violations: Spoiled spinach and cucumbers – food discarded upon inspection Score: 80   Limestone County Asian Cuisine 229 French Farms Blvd, Athens Violations: Food at improper temperatures Wings 116F, Steak 109F, Fried chicken 105F Damaged plastic lids Drink nozzles and ice maker in need of cleaning Score: 84   Madison County Papa Jack’s 3318 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville Violations: No chemical test papers available Chicken gizzards too warm at […]

  • Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Huntsville Police open new SORNA office

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. –  The Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Huntsville Police Department are relocating their joint SORNA office. The office will be the location for sex offender registration and a more convenient improvement from the agency’s previous location. Where the state probation office once stood on Wheeler Avenue, is now home to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act offices. “The persons that were coming in to do their quarterly registration or their initial registration would have to wait […]

  • Several restaurants cited for holding food at too warm of temperatures

    Limestone County El Pollo Maniaco 11980 US Hwy 31 S, Tanner Score: 68 Violations: Lack of date marking Eggs 75ºF-88ºF Improper cooling – chicken out on counter Steak 85ºF   Morgan County Asian Buffet 241 Hwy 31 SW, Hartselle Score: 86 Violations: Buffet lettuce 54ºF Buffet ham 47ºF   Colbert County Singing River Bar and Grill 4900 Hatch Blvd, Sheffield Score: 77 Violations: Spray bottle not labeled Two handwashing sinks don’t have hot or cold water No soap at handwashing […]

  • CDC reports spike in influenza-associated child deaths this flu season

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. –  A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows this flu season is about to be the deadliest on record for children. 169 children in the U.S. have lost their lives this flu season so far. Experts say the final total will surpass that number. Doctors say it’s important to get the flu vaccine — even before the season begins, especially for children. The CDC says the flu death toll for children is expected to […]

  • Local donors help push Felines and Canines Rescue Center to finish line

    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. –  After only about a year and a half, the Felines and Canines Rescue Center is in the home stretch to opening its doors to the surplus of animals in the Tennessee Valley. Although, it wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of non-profit’s team as well as some generous donors. Only two weeks stand between the facility and the grand opening. Some generous donors, like Candy Stephenson, made the center a reality. “A friend of mine […]

  • Madison students stroll through elementary school before graduation

    MADISON, Ala. – Friday morning, students at Columbia Elementary School celebrated graduation and walked the halls of the school. Although, these students are former Columbia students and current seniors at Bob Jones or James Clemens High Schools. Administrators call it the “Senior Stroll” — to revisit their old stomping grounds. On Monday, Madison seniors will graduate, 900 of them. Some of those students came back to a school that left a lasting impression. “They’re such a great group of kids,” said […]

  • Raw meat juices dripping on other foods in storage at Chinese restaurant

    Limestone County Casa Blanca Mexican 1802 Highway 72 E, Athens Violations: Pouring mop water out in parking lots Rice 109F Beans 46F, meat 46F, lettuce 48F No hot water in bar area Damaged fryer baskets Damaged ice bucket Score: 71   Madison County China Cook 6707 Highway 431 S, Owens Cross Roads Violations: Loose wires on fryer baskets Raw chicken and beef found dripping on ready to eat food in cold storage Score: 84   Colbert County Captain D’s #3554 […]

  • Alabama Attorney General hosts ‘Faith Forum’ in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  Alabama Attorney General, Steve Marshall, made a stop in the Tennessee Valley Tuesday morning. It was a part of his fourth and final Faith Forum. At The Rock Family Worship Center, AG Steve Marshall finished his series in Huntsville. “We want to highlight some of those issues that we know are important in Alabama right now,” said Marshall. “The overdose deaths that we’re facing from opioids, the rise in the violent crime rate and also have many […]

  • 15 public safety bomb technicians honored in memorial service

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – During this National Police Week, Redstone Arsenal is recognizing the men and women who work one of the dangerous jobs in the country — public service bomb technicians. A tribute took place Monday, honoring bomb techs killed in the line of duty. The service took place at the Hazardous Devices School on Redstone Arsenal. Each was recognized for giving their life to service. “It means a lot to the families throughout America who have lost loved […]

  • HEMSI warns of hot weather-related emergencies

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Temperatures are expected to spike near 90 degrees this weekend across the Valley. It’s a drastic change that first responders want you to take seriously. If you’re braving the heat this weekend, Huntsville Emergency Medical Services wants you to be prepared in case of a heat-related emergency. “They’re going to be outside doing physical labor,” said Don Webster with HEMSI. “We’re in that time of year people are doing yard work, lawn work.” Working out in the […]

  • Bleach stored next to food items at Hibachi restaurant

    Limestone County Bishops Pub & Grill Score: 72 12060 County Line Road, Madison Violations: Dirty ice bin Bar soda gun nozzle dirty Damaged fryer baskets Lack of soap and paper towels at 2 hand sinks Toxic items not labeled Marshall County Legghorn’s Score: 82 5850 US Hwy 431, Albertville Violations: Residue on can opener blade and meat slicer No hand sink available in bar area No hand soap at sink in kitchen Failing to date mark cold holding foods Madison […]

  • Madison County Schools receive more than $800,000 worth of new computers

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. –  The Madison County School district is getting a much-needed upgrade when it comes to technology and the tools teachers use in the classroom. An almost $900,000 project is bringing up-to-date technology to the system. “The project is called ‘Project Refresh’ and right now we’re giving every certified teacher in the district new computers,” said Computer Operations Manager, Alisha Stroud. For eighth-grade world history teacher, Rusty Hughes, it has been a need for a while. “Computers that […]

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