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Sydney Martin

Sydney Martin is a reporter for WAAY.

Title: Reporter

I decided I definitely wanted to go into TV when I was a junior in high school. I shadowed the Chief Meteorologist at a TV station in Orlando, and I fell in love with the news business.

I came to WAAY 31 in January 2017. During my time at the station, I have covered a variety of stories. I have traveled throughout the state, Georgia, and Tennessee to cover stories that have affected the people who live in North Alabama.

During my first few months at the station, I traveled to Atlanta when a church youth group's bus crashed that was headed from our area to the airport. I spent days talking to Church leaders and people on the bus when the deadly wreck happened.

I was in Montgomery when Mazda Toyota announced they were bringing a $1.6 billion dollar automotive plant. I talked with local, state, national and international leaders that were involved making Huntsville the home of the plant. The opportunity to cover the major announcement was just one that showed me that Huntsville is headed to be the biggest city in the state.

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Florida where I studied Telecommunication News. During my time there I reported for UF's PBS affiliate news station and anchored the 5 o'clock newscast. I love living in the Rocket City and getting to know people in the community!

Recent Posts by Sydney Martin

'This is worse than I had anticipated:' Coronavirus spike worries Huntsville Hospital leader

The state is averaging about 1,000 new cases a day. The hospital CEO discussed what he thinks needs to happen to get the virus under control.

Crestwood Hospital CEO on coronavirus: 'Our younger folks are not immune to this'

Hudson is urging people to wear masks and social distance.

Huntsville police: Homicide investigation underway after body found in field

Police said the victim is between 20 and 30 years old.

Nurse leading Huntsville drive-thru coronavirus testing site talks virus concerns

Joyce Thomas said people lined up before the testing site opened to receive a test.

State Department of Health says contact tracing is a 'challenge' but doable

The 150 contact tracers are working to contact people who are positive with the virus to start the tracing process within 24 hours of them receiving their results.

Huntsville Hospital cancels some elective surgeries, adds coronavirus floors to manage cases

The hospital said Monday staff who was assigned to elective surgery will be reassigned to help with coronavirus cases.

Huntsville company using electrostatic fogging system to clean dozens of North Alabama businesses

The company said since businesses started to reopen after the coronavirus shutdown it's received a lot of interest.

Huntsville Hospital cancels some elective procedures as coronavirus hospitalizations surge

Huntsville Hospital cancelled some elective procedures that would require beds for the patients following their surgeries.

Huntsville Hospital Urgent Cares have plenty of coronavirus testing supplies

A nurse practitioner showed us what they do to keep staff and patients safe.

Person at Huntsville City School graduations tests positive for coronavirus

The school district won't say if the person was a student, staff member or guest at the ceremony.

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Jackson3742
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Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 57591

Reported Deaths: 710
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Williamson159115
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