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Marie Waxel

Marie is the Morning News Anchor at WAAY 31

Title: Marie is an anchor on WAAY 31 News Mornings

I am thrilled to be back in North Alabama helping you jump start your day!

I'm a South Carolina native, grew up in Bluffton and went to school at Newberry College, where I graduated with a degree in mass communications and a minor in psychology.
I was fortunate to began my news career in the Carolinas at WHNS-Fox Carolina in Greenville, SC, from there I worked as the Shoals Bureau Reporter for our media neighbors down the road, WAFF 48, and anchored the evening news at KSLA News 12 in Shreveport, LA.
While in Louisiana, I helped launch the KSLA Salutes series which focused on stories about our veterans and active military communities, as well as the organizations that support them. My work with the local military community earned me a Military Reporters & Editors (MRE) Journalism Award- TV(Small Market) 2019. I look forward to continuing sharing these types of stories here in the Tennessee Valley.

I also received an Alabama APME Award in 2013 for Best Hard News Feature, for a story on a rural Alabama community that rallied to find a missing child with Down Syndrome.
While not on air, I enjoy exploring new areas with my husband and spoiling our lab Maximus!

Recent Posts by Marie Waxel

Veterans Affairs facilities fighting for veterans' lives during coronavirus crisis

As the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities and those who serve our senior citizens are in the fight to do what they can to protect those who need it most.

‘My father was not actually my father, and that broke my heart:’ The hidden dangers of DNA testing

Thinking of buying a DNA testing kit? You may find out more than you bargained for. The secrets they can reveal can leave you traumatized and split families.

State Attorney General addresses record number of law enforcement deaths in Alabama

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall addressed the record number of officers killed in the line of duty.

Faulty & Unreliable: Why some Alabama police are moving away from roadside breath tests

For years preliminary breathalyzer test devices have been the backbone for thousands of court cases across the country when it comes to DUI, but what if we told you, they're unreliable?

TRAFFIC ALERT: Ford Chapel Road to close for skybridge construction

Ford Chapel Road will be closed for approximately eight weeks starting this Saturday.

Overturned vehicle causes major delays on US 231/431 in Huntsville

Overturned vehicle slowed traffic on the highway.

Limestone Co. woman indicted for capital murder, accused of leaving baby in car for 7 hours

A Limestone County grand jury indicted a woman on capital murder charges after she left her 13-month-old son, Casen, a locked in a car for hours.

Multi-million dollar expansion brings more than 100 jobs to Morgan County

Ascend Performance Materials has finalized an expansion agreement in Decatur.

House Judiciary Committee approves articles of impeachment against President Trump

The House Judiciary Committee, voted along strict party lines, approving articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Crews work to clear debris from road after early morning crash shut down I-65NB

Crash blocks I-65 NB at TN/AL state line for hours.

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