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

Traffic pattern changes coming to one downtown street

Williams Avenue will permanently have one lane headed east on the road.

Huntsville Police believe teens may be responsible for three recent crimes

The crimes happened over the holiday weekend.

Thieves steal thousands of dollars worth of items from elderly man's home

The man told police the items valued at about $25,000 were stolen.

Jemison High School student hospitalized after car wreck

The student was on his way to a band performance.

Probate judge-elect plans to focus on mental illness

The probate judge, who takes office in January, said addressing mental health is one of his main priorities.

Noise ordinance coming to Madison County

Madison County voters approved an amendment on the November ballot that allows the county commission to create a noise ordinance.

Madison County voters experienced problems at the polls

Some Madison County voters had problems at the polls on Tuesday.

Huntsville Police Department prepares for possible severe weather

The Emergency Management Agency held its last update Monday afternoon.

Madison County, state officials watching weather ahead of election

The Madison County Election's office said Monday afternoon there are no plans that impact voting precincts.

Police identify man wanted for passing counterfeit money

Huntsville police say the man is mainly using the counterfeit bill at restaurants.

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