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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

WAAY 31 I-TEAM: Report says Madison police officer’s move to avoid wreck led to fatal crash

Phyllis Pine, 92, died in the head-on crash on Saturday.

Governors Drive middle lane striped too small in Huntsville repaving project

The fumble should be corrected by the end of the week.

Alabama lawmaker wants changes to Highway 72 at Dug Hill Road after another deadly crash

Tuesday's crash killed a passenger in a truck, just two weeks after a couple died at the same intersection.

Neighbors want traffic signal at Huntsville intersection after deadly wreck involving police officer

A deadly wreck happened at the intersection over the weekend.

Huntsville downed power line leaves behind burned grass, produces glass

It happened at a non-profit in North Huntsville.

Questions answered about Friday morning back-up on Governors drive

The lane closure lasted four hours longer than it was supposed to.

Police: Man met Huntsville teen for sex via online game, more charges coming

Police say Winston and the girl had been communicating for about a year before they met.

Madison Co. commission considering buying temporary traffic signals for work zones

The safety improvement allows for workers to not have to direct traffic in construction zones.

Dog joins National Children's Advocacy Center team in Huntsville

The dog has been a part of the team for the last month.

Victim says Flint River suspect assaulted him in the past, bragged about being violent

A group of adults were arrested for an assault in June on the Flint River. Now, a Madison County man says one of the suspects assaulted him last fall.

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