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

Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha uses genetic testing to find breakthroughs in cancer treatment

By combining the power of genomic science with state-of-the-art technology, scientists at HudsonAlpha are working to find breakthroughs in breast and ovarian cancers.

Huntsville counselors work to break cycle of domestic violence

Counselors at The National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC) work to help break the cycle of domestic violence. They coordinate care for people who have experienced childhood trauma, including witnesses of domestic violence.

Huntsville police Domestic Violence Responder Program helps victims from the moment they call 911

Huntsville police lead the nation when it comes to breaking the cycle of domestic violence.

North Alabama WWII veterans prepare to return to Europe for trip of a lifetime

Six World War II heroes are departing for Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany on Friday for a Trip of Honor provided by Forever Young Senior Veterans in Alabama.

'We have to learn to lean on each other:’ Huntsville man, witness recalls 9/11 ahead of Honor Walk

The 18th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks is just days away. As one Huntsville group prepares to honor those who served our nation at that time, the annual walk also serves as a form of healing for those who survived.

Telemarketers find new way to target callers through ringless voicemails

We all get them. Robocalls, ringing our phones at all hours of the day. Now, telemarketers are finding a way to slide into our cell phones right under our noses.

Tuscumbia police identify victim in deadly shooting

The department says a motive has not been determined at this time.

World War II ship docked in Decatur until Sept. 3rd

WAAY 31 spoke to a local crew member on board.

Huntsville doctor no longer willing to work with doulas for maternity care

The message posted in their office raised concerns and frustration for expectant mothers.

'My first suicide attempt was at 8:' Parents urged to talk to kids about mental health

WAAY 31's Marie Waxel examines the dangers and how symptoms are sometimes ignored or brushed aside.

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