I decided I wanted to be a journalist when I was about 10 years old. I grew up in Trinity, Alabama right down the road from the Shoals. I watched the news growing up and became fascinated with people’s stories.
I attended the University of North Alabama and interned with WAAY 31 from 2011-2012. After I graduated college WAAY 31 offered me a job as a weekend reporter. I worked in Huntsville for about a year before becoming the Shoals Bureau reporter. The move was easy. I love Huntsville but my heart is in the Shoals. I am so proud to serve the people in the Shoals.
I believe God called me into this business. I've always had a gift for making friends and I carry that over into my work. I know I can make a difference and I strive to do that every day. For me working at WAAY 31 isn't about being on TV, it's about connecting with people, sharing their stories, and being a part of this great community. I am a hometown girl, living my dream of helping people right where I grew up. I also love my amazing WAAY 31 family!
The parole board said it plans to implement these changes in 30 days.
Joy Jones has been released on a $5,000 bond.
Family members told WAAY 31 that Angel Foster has a young son.
The corrective action plan is hitting its deadline on Wednesday.
Two people convicted for crimes in Lauderdale County were denied parole as well as a woman convicted of killing a Shoals prosecutor's grandmother.
Lt. Pat Crowe was a Sheffield native and pilot in WWI.
State Trooper Jason Hewett was escorted to Florence by his brothers in blue.
Crews are working to clean up damage at the field house in Colbert Heights.
Ivey will continue as the governor of Alabama
Time is ticking for the Alabama Parole Board to come up with a plan to fix the pitfalls uncovered in a WAAY 31 I-Team investigation.