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Scottie Kay

Scottie Kay is a reporter for WAAY.

Title: Reporter
sauton@waaytv.com

I am a southern girl through-and-through, and am originally from a small town, in South Carolina, called Gaffney—commonly known as the hometown of "House of Cards" character Frank Underwood. We, Gaffnoids, are proud of our peaches and have a peach-shaped water tower to prove it.

As far as my career path goes, my love for journalism started back in sixth grade, when I became an anchor for my middle school's news team. Back then, our daily reports usually consisted of after-school event reminders and, more importantly, what items were on the lunch menu. My, how things have changed!

I guess sixth grade must have been a pretty impactful year for me, because that’s also when I realized my love for volleyball, which I continued playing through college.

Speaking of college, I graduated from a private liberal arts school in Spartanburg, SC, called Wofford—whose mascot just so happened to be ranked the second cutest mascot in college sports in 2012. (Go, Terriers!)

While at Wofford, I co-founded the school's first-ever student-run multimedia journalism organization called the “Wofford Wrap.” With the program, I worked as an executive producer, anchor, reporter, photographer, and editor.

While juggling the new organization, I also scored an internship that turned into a job at Spartanburg news station, WSPA-TV.

After being hired by WSPA during my junior year of college, I continued honing my skills as an on-air reporter. I also worked with my college's athletic department as a sports reporter for the department's digital broadcast, TerrierVision, and for ESPN3.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, running, and enjoying the beauty of God’s creations. I consider myself a news junkie and a lover of food, country music, and puns.

I am one of five kids and am very close to my big family. Fun fact: I have a twin brother, and we are both very competitive. For example, throughout our school years, we competed to see who could have perfect attendance the longest. As a result, we both graduated with 12 years of perfect attendance (13 years if you count Kindergarten).

I am new to Huntsville but, so far, Rocket City has been treating me very well. I am looking forward to meeting new people, making those important community connections, and keeping the Tennessee Valley informed of all the latest and greatest news.

Recent Posts by Scottie Kay

Local hairstylists gather supplies for burned-down Moulton salon

WAAY 31 spoke with a woman who raised money and gathered supplies for the affected hairstylists.

Ladder trucks helped prevent further damage in Moulton fire, chief says

WAAY 31 talked with Moulton's fire chief who said this week's tragedy has him thinking about being prepared in the future.

Buildings demolished after fire in Moulton

WAAY 31 spoke with a heartbroken community about the important piece of their lives being torn down.

Moulton fire extinguished nearly two days later

The fire in Moulton that began about 8 p.m. Monday and destroyed businesses continued to burn Wednesday morning.

Business owners, community look ahead after devastating fire in Moulton

The fire on the downtown square in Moulton has left many people wondering what's next.

1 dead, 3 hurt in three-vehicle wreck in Athens

Athens Police said a vehicle fire also occurred as a result of the wreck.

4-year-old hurt after lawnmower accident in Toney

The boy was taken to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital by Air Evac.

Lawrence Co. deputies say man tried to have someone murdered while in jail

Officials determined, during the time the inmate had been in jail, he was trying to solicit the murder of someone in order to affect the charges against him.

Neighbors on edge after man posts video with gun in Limestone Co.

WAAY 31 spoke with folks who live in the neighborhood about the scare.

Neighbors preparing for possible severe weather in Limestone Co.

Many people are planning for the threat of bad weather.

Huntsville
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Scottsboro
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