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

Limestone County Human Resource director not being investigated by sheriff's office

It's unclear why he is on leave.

'It was weave heaven. Now it's not:' Huntsville store devastated after $250,000 of hair stolen

A weave store in Huntsville is hoping someone knows who the two men are who broke in early this morning stealing $250,000 worth of hair.

Scottsboro woman who lost house boat in fire describes moments after dock caught fire

The woman and her husband were both treated for hypothermia.

Cleanup effort after deadly fire begins in Jackson County

The agency is trying to determine how much oil and fuel was spilled into the water, and it is asking people to stay out of the water.

State: Don’t fish or swim in water near Jackson County Park following deadly fire

WAAY 31 talked to a rescuer on Monday who described just how severe the damage was that he saw as he worked to save people.

National Children's Advocacy Center talks social media dangers after Huntsville man charged in rape

The advocacy center says parents need to start a conversation with their kids about how to use social media.

Crime down in Huntsville in 2019 compared to 2018

The department said less violent crime occurred in the city in 2019.

Huntsville police identify victim in deadly shooting off Old Monrovia Road

Police say the victim was taken to the hospital, which is where they died.

Limestone County Sheriff's Office looking for stolen trailer

The trailer is made from aluminum, so it's lighter the the usual steel trailer, and it had a number 9 sticker above the back right wheel.

Huntsville police investigating deadly shooting off Old Monrovia Road

Huntsville Police said the victim in the shooting was taken to the hospital where he died.

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