HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Sports director Rocco DiSangro will leave News 19 and move on to a larger market.

Rocco joined News 19 in July 2018 and has been dedicated to covering Tennessee Valley sports for the past (almost) four years. He also covered the Alabama Crimson Tide at several national championships.

He has called Alabama home for the past six years. In 2016 he moved from Levittown, Penn. in Dothan for her very first job after college. While there, he won the Judge’s Merit Award for Sports Personality from the Alabama Association of Broadcasters (ABA). He was in Dothan for two years before coming to Huntsville to join News 19’s sports department.

In his first year at News 19, he won the ABA’s “ABBY” Sports Personality Award! He has maintained excellent relationships with the sports community here, from coverage of high school sports to golf tournaments, Iron Bowls and national championships.

Rocco and Sports Anchor/MMJ Olivia Whitmire make a powerful duo together, and they actually debuted at News 19 on the same day. The two started Football Friday Overtime on WHDF two years ago, and it quickly developed a strong following in the community.

All good things must come to an end, and we couldn’t be happier that Rocco is reaching this milestone in his career. He is an outstanding, award-winning journalist and we know he will do great things! He plans to announce his next step at a later date.

Rocco’s last day at News 19 will be May 11. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and instagram to follow him on his journey.