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Marie Waxel

Marie is an Evening News Anchor at WAAY 31

Title: Evening Anchor

Marie is thrilled to be moving to our evening news.

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

Lee Greenwood's All Star Salute in Huntsville to be televised; sponsors needed for veterans' tickets

Lee Greenwood talks about 'all star salute' coming to Huntsville.

Huntsville father whose son died by suicide working to strengthen talk about mental health

How one North Alabama father is sparking the conversation about mental health awareness.

Shoals law enforcement event honors fallen officers

The event is open to the public.

Russellville City Schools dismissing early Wednesday in support of softball, baseball teams

Russellville City Schools are dismissing early Wednesday.

2021 Huntsville Heart Walk set for Saturday

Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association.

‘Never give up hope:’ Scars remain in Phil Campbell a decade after April 27, 2011, tornadoes

After the storm Phil Campbell was tasked with not just rebuilding physically, but spiritually.

Missing Florence teen found safe

Teen found, ALEA cancels emergency alert

1 person dead after getting hit by train in Dekalb County

WAAY 31 is working to gather the latest details at this hour.

‘Hardest thing I’ve ever done’: North Alabama woman shares heart survival story to inspire others

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease remains the number one cause of death among men and women worldwide, and it will likely be impacted by coronavirus for years to come.

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.

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