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

Fire Marshal: Not enough evidence to determine cause of Huntsville apartment fire

It's unknown if the smoke detectors were working at the time of the fire.

Investigators working to find person who set 2 Huntsville homes on fire multiple times in 1 month

The Huntsville Fire Marshal said he's urging anyone with information about who is responsible to come forward. He said you can remain anonymous.

Limestone Co. woman accused of murder after leaving baby in car for 7 hours appears in court

She's being held on a $250,000 cash bond.

North Alabama shoppers concerned after FBI warns of smart TV hack

Shoppers in north Alabama told us it's something they will think about when purchasing a TV this holiday season.

$6 million upgrades open at Central School in Madison County

The school said the new space was much needed to help kids continue to learn.

Huntsville police: Man shot after trying to buy drugs with counterfeit money

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at (256) 427-7001.

Madison County man, dog reunite after fire destroys home, camper

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Decatur police arrest man for murder on Thanksgiving

Police believe the victim and suspect knew each other.

Huntsville Fire & Rescue respond to fire at bar Friday morning

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Man arrested for attempted murder for shooting at Huntsville police officer

A Huntsville officer is uninjured after being shot at while responding to a call Thursday night.


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