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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

'Share the road:' Loved ones urge drivers to stop dangerous behavior after Madison cyclist's death

Jose Zayas was killed when he was hit by a driver Tuesday evening on Wall Triana Highway.

Police: Suspect in GameStop, multiple Huntsville robberies caught in Mobile

Police believe the suspect is also responsible for many other robberies in North Alabama.

Man recovering after accidentally shooting his hand at Huntsville gun range

The man was taken to Huntsville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

‘Gone too soon:’ Friend remembers Arab man killed in Huntsville wreck with dump truck

Huntsville police said the dump truck driver did not have the right of way when he turned left onto Hobbs Island Road, striking the man's truck in the intersection.

Huntsville police catch suspect in Sunday murder

Officers found 28-year-old Anthony Fairley shot outside a building.

Dozens of arrests made in North Alabama with federal drug agents, local law enforcement

The FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration worked with North Alabama authorities to arrest nearly 40 people.

Dangerous wrecks cause concern among Huntsville cyclists, pedestrians

WAAY 31 talked with an avid runner who's also a retired law enforcement officer.

Huntsville police: Crash that killed cyclist on Wall Triana now a criminal investigation

A cyclist was hit by a vehicle Tuesday evening.

Neighbors fear for safety after another shooting at Huntsville apartment complex

Neighbors said they heard about 20 shots fired from a rifle.

Athens man accused of hitting parents with vehicle appears in court

Sean Travis was charged in September.

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