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
  • Huntsville Botanical Garden looking to attract more young professionals

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville Botanical Garden is looking for ways to grow its membership in numbers and by age. They’re specifically talking about young professionals. “We have noticed in the past few years that we’re missing some of our younger professionals in the community,” said Marketing Manager, Katelyn Henderson. “Some of them have not even visited the Garden.” Finding out how they can be a destination or weekend spot for young professionals is what the garden is paying close attention […]

  • Huntsville Fire and Rescue urges homeowners to change smoke detector batteries with time change

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  Governor Kay Ivey recently announced a statewide fire safety partnership with the Alabama Fire College to help prevent household fires. In that partnership, Fire College will give and install smoke detectors — free of charge.  So far in 2018, Alabama has already had 19 fire-related deaths. Huntsville Fire and Rescue has a timely message as we enter Daylight Saving Time. “It takes a few seconds and a dollar or two dollars to be able to change that […]

  • Decatur Police handing out 500 free child ID kits

    DECATUR, Ala. –  The Decatur Police Department is providing a tool to help protect your children. According to the National Child Identification Program, more than 800,000 children go missing every year — that’s one every 40 seconds. Emme Long with the Decatur Police Department says an ink-less fingerprint, cheek swab and information card is all included in the child ID kit. If your child does become missing, the DPD says having this information on hand saves time in an investigation. […]

  • Failing septic system and food refrigeration issues found this week

    Limestone County Clements Mini Mart 7697 US Hwy 72 W, Athens Violations: Lack of chemical test strips Failing septic system Water not accessible at hand sink Dirty ice maker Score: 71 Mike’s Food Mart 1809 US Hwy 72 E, Athens Violations:  Lack probe/stem thermometer No soap at hand sinks Score: 78 Morgan County Hibachi Express 1720 6th Avenue, Decatur Violations: Improper cooling method for rice Hand sink not accessible Shrimp in prep cooler temping 61ºF (too warm) Chicken and beef […]

  • The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Alabama increase STEM education in the Valley

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Alabama are working to implement STEM education for all students in their programs. Recently, the club opened its fourth lab and STEM director, Angela O’Neil, says there are many more are in the works. “We have a 3-year plan to put STEM labs in all of our clubs in the area,” said O’Neil. “We started that 3-year plan a year ago and so we’re actually probably a little ahead of schedule.” O’Neil […]

  • Southeast Family YMCA urges parents and guardians to take CPR class ahead of summer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  It’s that time of year where the kids are almost out of school and they will soon be spending time in the pool, or getting into whatever the day brings. The YMCA wants you to know about a class that could save your loved one’s life in an emergency. CPR instructor, Sharon Allen, says the one time, 3-hour class will be especially useful this time of year. “Kids are at home more, they’re playing more, they’re involved […]

  • Calhoun Community College’s graduation rates see significant increase

    DECATUR, Ala. – Friday morning, Calhoun Community College made a major announcement about its graduation rates and professional development programs. Faculty and staff celebrated Employee Appreciation Day on Friday with good news about the college’s graduation rates over the last year. “We’ve gone from a 13 percent graduation rate to a 25 percent graduation rate and for community college that is very high,” said Calhoun President, James Klauber. That’s 92 percent since 2014 — something Klauber said is not expected […]

  • Critical violations across the Valley in this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    Limestone County Subway inside Shell gas station 1515 Hwy. 72 E, Athens Violations: Spray bottle not labeled Lack paper towels at hand sink Dirty ice maker Cheeses and tomatoes 47ºF Score: 76   Morgan County Jimmy John’s 2401 6th Avenue SE, Decatur Violations: Residue left on slicer Mold in ice machine and fountain drink machine Score: 90   Madison County  China Cafe 14450 Highway 231/431 N, Hazel Green Violations: Food items being stored at 54ºF-59ºF on countertop in cardboard boxes […]

  • Taking Action: How much information are you handing over to snag a deal?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  They have names like Honey, Piggy and Wikibuy. These cost-saving plug-ins and apps claim to help you find the best deal online. But is the discount worth the personal information you’re handing over? The apps and browsers automatically apply coupon codes or search for another retailer to find the best price for the item. Although, while you’re gaining shopping points, the service could be gaining a lot of personal information. “Is the application and what you will […]

  • Barrels of Love has big goals to stock the empty food bank pantries for the 7th year

    DECATUR, Ala. –  Barrels of Love collects thousands of pounds of food for Morgan County residents every year. The collection will come to a close Friday, March 2 and are still in major need of donations. For the seventh year, volunteers will stock empty shelves of food pantries around Morgan County. 2017 was the biggest year yet — collecting more than 60,000 non-perishable items. This year, they’re looking to surpass last year’s amount. “This year we were really wanting to shoot […]

  • Redstone Arsenal welcomes more than 3 acres of solar energy

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Friday morning, Redstone Arsenal welcomed its solar energy and battery storage project. Officials say it will help the Tennessee Valley remain resilient — despite what a natural disaster could bring. In 2011, the 3.5-acre sea of solar was a distant thought. “Opening up another ten megawatts worth of power generation, coming to the Arsenal initially, but also it’s on the grid for the community to use if there’s a need,” said Redstone Arsenal Garrison Commander, Col. Thomas […]

  • Warm holding violations in this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    Limestone County Shoney’s #1292 1402 Hwy 72 E, Athens Violations: Grease pooling around kitchen Cheese 66-69ºF — consumption hazard, dairy must be held at or below 40ºF Score: 78 Colbert County Rhoda P’s Restaurant and Catering 312 North Montgomery Avenue, Sheffield Violations: Dishwasher not sanitizing No date mark on melon, meatloaf, peas, green beans Flat of eggs sitting out at 61ºF Pan of meatloaf 74ºF Bowl of raw chicken 54ºF Bowl of pasta salad on food bar not protected/shielded by […]

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