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

Madison Co. man in police chase had suspended license, dozens of prior arrests

Huntsville police said they had previously arrested the suspect 21 times.

Traffic alert: Portion of Mountain Gap Road closed after serious wreck

Huntsville police say the driver of the vehicle has life-threatening injuries.

Deputy shares similar experience after wreck injures Huntsville officer

The police officer and deputy's vehicles were both hit when they were responding to a crash on the side of a busy highway.

Huntsville parents concerned about flu in schools

The school district said one school had about 30% of its students absent last week.

Huntsville business owner upset after customer left receipt with racial slurs

The slurs and expletives written on the receipt have been blurred out.

Huntsville police search for man seen cashing counterfeit checks

Huntsville police have arrested one man and are looking for another. Investigators don't believe the two men are connected.

New storm shelters coming to Madison County

The federal funding for the shelters was approved more than two years after it was requested.

Huntsville ambulances get major upgrade

Huntsville Emergency Medical Services told WAAY 31 all new ambulances across the country are required to have this power load system.

Jury recommends life in prison for Huntsville man convicted of murdering wife, son

The jury in Stephen Marc Stone's capital murder trial returned guilty verdicts in the case on Tuesday.

Huntsville police: Victim expected to survive after stabbing at apartment on Walker Ave.

Huntsville police are still investigating and haven't arrested anyone in the stabbing.

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