Sydney Martin

Sydney Martin is a reporter for WAAY.

Title: Reporter

After shadowing a chief meteorologist at a TV station in her hometown of Orlando, Sydney decided on the career path that would bring her to Huntsville. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunication News. Sydney reported and anchored for the University of Florida’s PBS affiliate.
Early in her tenure with WAAY-TV, Sydney traveled to Atlanta to cover a crash involving a youth group from Madison County. Spending the day talking with church leaders and people who were on the bus solidified her passion for reporting.
Sydney has enjoyed covering the biggest stories in North Alabama, including the announcement to bring a $1.6 billion dollar automotive plant to North Alabama. She loves living in the Rocket City and seeing it grow into the Star of Alabama.

Recent Posts by Sydney Martin

Two people injured in wreck on Jordan Lane in Huntsville

Two people were injured in a wreck Monday afternoon on Jordan Lane.

Veteran's Affairs Office: 11 Tut Fann residents, 5 employees have coronavirus

WAAY 31 is working to learn more about changes made inside the home.

Huntsville protester explains why he traveled to Kentucky for Breonna Taylor protest

He said he also organized a protest in Huntsville because he believes what happened is wrong.

Madison County Schools bus involved in wreck; no injuries reported

Alabama State Troopers responded to a wreck involving a Madison County Schools bus Friday morning.

Huntsville Police explain how they prepare to respond to protests to keep community safe

The police department told us having officers come in early or stay late allows them to position people nearby to make sure everyone is safe.

Crestwood Hospital CEO discusses coronavirus guideline confusion

She said you should reach out to your doctor of local health department if you have questions.

Madison County Sheriff's Office deputies provide security to community impacted by Hurricane Sally

The sheriff's office said it plans to keep their team down there until all power is restored or until they are no long needed.

Football game between Huntsville and Grissom high schools cancelled due to coronavirus case

The game was scheduled for Thursday night. Now, multiple players are having to quarantine.

Huntsville Hospital doctor explains constant changes to coronavirus guidelines

The doctor we talked to works with coronavirus patients nearly everyday.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Athens hospital, former nurse accused of killing husband

Marjorie Cappello is accused of poisoning her husband with insulin she stole from an Athens hospital.

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