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Marie Waxel

Marie is the Morning News Anchor at WAAY 31

Title: Morning Anchor

Marie is thrilled to be back in North Alabama helping you jump start your day!

She is a South Carolina native, grew up in Bluffton and went to school at Newberry College, where she graduated with a degree in mass communications and a minor in psychology.
Marie was fortunate to begin her news career in the Carolinas at WHNS-Fox Carolina in Greenville, SC, and from there she 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, Marie 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. Her work with the local military community earned Marie a Military Reporters & Editors (MRE) Journalism Award- TV(Small Market) 2019.

Marie 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, Marie enjoys exploring new areas with her husband and spoiling their lab Maximus!

Recent Posts by Marie Waxel

St. Florian police officer dies from complications with coronavirus

Sergeant Walter Johnson died from complications related to coronavirus, according to the department's social media post.

Russellville Police Department to get metal detector

Russellville City Council approves purchase of metal detector for police department building.

Lee Greenwood talks about 'All Star Salute' coming to Huntsville

The event will take place Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville Alabama.

Hwy 72 eastbound lanes back open after early morning crash on Chapman Mountain

Traffic was diverted from 72 eastbound to Epworth.

Send us your photos: What are you seeing at the polls?

Polls are open across Alabama

Man faces federal charges for sex with Madison County minor, production of child pornography

Andrew Scott Davis is being held in the Madison County Jail on a $290,000 bond.

Decatur educator goes the distance in fight against homelessness for female veterans

A North Alabama finalist in Ms. Veteran America is raising awareness of homeless female veterans.

Group writes open letter to Florence City leaders, calling for relocation of Confederate monument

The group wants the monument relocated to Soldier’s Rest in the Florence City Cemetery where Confederate soldiers are buried.

Town Creek police officer tested positive for coronavirus

The Town Creek Police Department has been disinfected after an officer tested positive for coronavirus.

Hellen Keller Birthplace Home reopens in Tuscumbia after coronavirus closures

The show must go on. "The Miracle Worker" at Ivy Green will continue its 59th season under the state's amended safer at home order.

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