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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

Madison Co. woman followed home from store and robbed

Authorities said the woman is one of three victims who reported being followed home and robbed this week.

Madison County road getting $1.1 million dollar safety improvements

A guardrail will be added to a part of Hobbs Island Road in the next year.

Huntsville Police deter crime in shopping areas during holiday season

Officers are working overtime to monitor parking lots and stores.

Huntsville Police use website to locate stolen items

Huntsville Police said it encourages anyone who receives an electronic device this holiday season to register the serial number just in case your item is ever stolen.

Madison and Huntsville crews treat roads after ice forms

Multiple crashes on I-565 left some people in Madison County asking questions about why crews waited for the ice to form before they treated the roads.

First responders prepare for Cecil Ashburn Dr. closure

Technology installed in traffic lights and emergency vehicles will help first responders get to calls.

U.S. Space and Rocket Center repainting rusting rocket

A 300 ton crane was brought into the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to help paint the Saturn V rocket during the next four months.

Huntsville Mayor discusses public safety efforts as city grows

Mayor Tommy Battle said Huntsville Police is tasked with covering 215 square miles of our city.

Final plans to be announced Thursday for Cecil Ashburn Drive in Huntsville

The road will look completely different in about a year.

Madison Co. Sheriff's Office warns of email scam

The emails look like they're coming from county officials.

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