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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

Man charged in Huntsville murder case says surveillance images will prove his innocence

The district attorney's office said it's working to get to the truth.

Huntsville police charge man with sodomy, sexual abuse

The Huntsville Police Department has arrested and charged a man it says had improper sexual contact with a female victim who was incapable of consenting to the acts.

Inmates help clean up northeast Madison County

The inmates normally help clean up the roadways on multiple roads in the New Market area three days a week.

Huntsville City school board approves Pre-K tuition

Every elementary school in Huntsville currently offers Pre-K for free, but some parents could start paying up to $300 a month.

State Attorney General uses new law in Huntsville to fight human trafficking

Four massage parlors in Huntsville were issued temporary restraining order. This means they're doors will be locked and all their assets have been frozen until a judge holds a hearing.

Attorney General files temporary restraining order against chain of North AL massage businesses in human-trafficking case

The businesses operate in Huntsville under the names Health Massage and Massage Foot Care, and in Madison and Decatur under the name Massage Foot Care.

Feds: OBGYN who formerly practiced in Huntsville wrote fake prescriptions and filed false insurance claims

WAAY 31 learned Dr. Cimino doesn't practice in Huntsville anymore, but does work in Lincoln, Alabama.

Huntsville doctor facing federal charges accused of housing prostitutes, buying illegal drugs

We've learned from the federal authorities Plotka has not been given bond. He's expected to have a detention hearing next week.

Huntsville police training officers to use drones

WAAY 31 learned more about the department's new drones and how they could help keep you safe.

'She never met a stranger:' Sister mourns teen killed in suspected Huntsville drug deal

Joseph Earls, 18, is charged with capital murder. He's in the Madison County Jail without bond.

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