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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

Decatur church members excited about Grant Street, Austinville merger

Ministers with the churches say the merger was a financial and spiritual decision.

Liquor store owners in Athens want tax cut from city, say current liquor tax is too high

WAAY 31 spoke with the city and owners of one liquor store to find out how reducing the liquor tax could affect both sides.

Man charged with child sex crimes seen loitering in Limestone Co. neighborhood

WAAY 31 spoke with parents after Loggins was seen parked suspiciously in their neighborhood.

Drivers want change after deadly wreck on Hwy 67 in Decatur

The early morning crash involved several vehicles.

Limestone County 'Attack Squirrel' owner still on the run one week later

WAAY 31 talked with those at the Limestone County Sheriff's Office and got an update on their search for Paulk.

Decatur police say suspect used fake money at yard sales

Bond was set at $120,000 bond.

Man arrested after road rampage in Limestone Co., deputies say

WAAY 31 spoke with folks where the alleged rampage started.

'Attack Squirrel' owner talks to WAAY 31

WAAY 31 convinced Mickey Paulk to give us a call.

‘A squirrel on meth. That scares the fire out of me!:’ 'Attack Squirrel' saga gets even nuttier

After the squirrel-owning man-on-the-run posted a video on Facebook, neighbors are sharing what they think about it.

Grandma holds suspect at gunpoint until deputies arrive in Limestone County

WAAY 31 sat down with the gun-wielding grandma who says it wasn’t a big deal.

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