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

Huntsville Police: Walmart threats on social media not believed to be credible

The department said it's monitoring social media and it's having officers patrol stores.

Marriage process changing in Alabama

The new process goes into effect August 29th.

Rattlesnakes found by neighbors in Limestone County community

WAAY 31 learned the dry weather might be bringing the snakes closer to homes.

Huntsville man arrested after shooting neighbors’ homes with assault rifle

He could face more charges

Madison County sheriff IDs homicide victim, says shooting ‘isolated incident’

The sheriff's office was called early Wednesday morning after a driver noticed a man in the road in front of Northeast Chase Estates.

Car wash in Huntsville braces for heat

It reached up to 121 degrees at the car wash on Tuesday.

Historic Madison County bridge relocated to park

The Department of Transportation said the bridge was not safe for drivers any longer.

Huntsville Utilities on 'Conservative Operations Alert' during heatwave

With heat indexes expected in the triple digits, Huntsville Utilities is working to keep your power on.

Huntsville woman critically injured in Sunday morning fire

The woman is suffering from smoke inhalation.

Some Madison County drivers seeing slowdowns from back to school traffic

WAAY 31 learned more about the problem and how it's being addressed.

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