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Alyssa Martin

Alyssa Martin is an anchor and reporter for WAAY.

Title: Anchor & Reporter

I decided I wanted to get into TV news at a very young age. I always watched my dad report and anchor growing up. Immediately I was attracted to the news business and knew that's what I wanted to pursue. I am happy to say that I am a third-generation News Reporter/Anchor.

My first job was close to home. I worked for the CBS station, WCBI in Columbus, Mississippi for nearly three years. I started my career there while I was attending Mississippi State University (go dawgs!). While in Columbus, I learned a lot and had the opportunity to cover a variety of stories; from a possible active shooter on the campus of MSU, to a Tupelo Police Officer killed on duty days before Christmas.
After my time there, I knew I was ready for the next step in my career, which landed me in the Rocket City!

At WAAY, I get to anchor and report which lets me connect with you in the community. Coming to Huntsville in 2016 was one of the easiest decisions to make. My family enjoys visiting Huntsville and doing things like watching the Havoc play hockey and enjoying the different food trucks.

I am so happy to continue my career in Huntsville and I can't wait to see what the future holds!

Recent Posts by Alyssa Martin

Madison City Schools implement new advanced math class for 5th graders

The new advanced math class is one of Superintendent Robby Parker's initiatives.

Local veteran recalls aftermath of attack on Pearl Harbor

98-year-old Sherwin Callander narrowly missed the day of attack on Pearl Harbor. He returned to the port the next day.

Tracking job growth in south Huntsville

Angela Ozblot, a co-owner of the Good Company Cafe, says the decision to open up in south Huntsville, for her, was obvious.

Idea for new sports complex to move forward in Madison County

The new sports complex would be built on Rock Cut Road in Gurley and used primarily for travel teams.

Huntsville Police hosting Holiday Open House

The family-friendly event will be December 6th, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the South Precinct.

Wanted man back in police custody after standoff in Decatur

Kaleb Gillespie was wanted on several charges, including attempted murder.

12-year-old struck and killed on Lawrence County Road

The 12-year-old has now been identified by the Lawrence County Coroner.

New additions coming to Redstone Arsenal wellness center

The center's grand opening will be on Friday.

"Wreaths of Remembrance" placed on veteran graves

The local chapter of "Wreaths for Veterans" organized the volunteer effort.

Second Annual Butterfly Ball held in Decatur this weekend

WAAY 31 has followed the McClendon's journey to defeat DIPG after their young daughter died from cancer two years ago.

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