Marie Waxel

Marie is the Morning News Anchor at WAAY 31

Title: Marie is an anchor on WAAY 31 News Mornings

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

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.

'Let Music Heal Your Soul': W.C. Handy Festival still a go in the Shoals

One of the Shoals most anticipated summer evens will continue in July.

Muscle Shoals restaurant ready to help you beat the pandemic blues

Champy's Shoals owner, Wade Baker, told us on WAAY 31 Morning News Thursday morning, like others in the industry, his restaurant is committed to doing everything they can to protect you and your family, as well as his staff.

Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office launches new app

The is designed to better connect deputies to the community they serve.

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio to reopen to the public June 2

The iconic Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield, Alabama will reopen for tours beginning Tuesday, June 2. The opening comes after being closed for coronavirus since March 14.

Court documents: Danville murder suspect, victim going through divorce & suspect had a violent past with previous wife

WAAY 31 learned Carson Peters filed for divorce from Teresa Peters back in January. According to those same court documents, Peters' previous wife, claimed he was verbally and physically abusive.

Decatur Police look for capital murder suspect wanted in Danville triple murder

Decatur Police are looking for Carson Ray Peters in connected to Sunday night's triple murder.

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