Lee Marshall

Lee Marshall
Journalist by day, advocate by design, mom all the time!

Lee is a 3-time Emmy award winning journalist. She anchors the 5 & 6:30 evening news on WHNT News 19. You can watch her Kid to Love segment every Monday night at 5pm on WHNT News 19.

Originally from South Fulton, Tennessee, Lee got her first TV job at WQTV while still in college at Murray State University. She moved to the northwest to work in Yakima, Washington at KNDO for a year, but had to get back to the south where the tea is sweet and “y’all’s” a formal greeting! She moved to Huntsville in 1998 and it was Sweet Home Alabama!

Lee has combined her passion as a journalist with her personal passion to help foster children. In 2004, she started the Kids to Love Foundation, a 501(c)3 dedicated to meeting the immediate needs of foster children. More than 150,000 foster children have been touched directly through the Kids to Love Foundation's outreach efforts.

Lee has been named an "Angel in Adoption" by Congress and honored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for her adoption awareness efforts. She has been honored by the Alabama Broadcaster’s Association for her journalistic contributions.

For Lee, it's not just another story. She was born into foster care herself and adopted by a loving family. Now, Lee's mission is to find every foster child a place to call home. www.kidstolove.org It's Lee's passion for telling the stories of waiting children and Taking Action while they wait that has earned two community service Emmys' from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She introduces a new child waiting in foster care every week to the viewers in the Tennessee Valley and to her more than 35,000 followers on social media each week.
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Lee is also an accomplished singer/songwriter. With 2 CD's to her credit, she has shared her music from Alabama to Australia. Learn more at www.leemarshallmusic.com.

Lee is a motivating speaker and loves sharing her heart for God with other women no matter where they live. Encouraging them to find their passion, zero in and FIRE in faith!

Lee's greatest accomplishment is her family. She and Jeff have been married for 19 years and have two daughters, Ella, 9, and Emma, 6, and a Maltese named Elvis.

Recent Articles

  • Kids to Love: 3 Siblings Find Forever Family

    Posted on: 6:16 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    An update on a sibling group of three, after 5 years in foster care, they’ve been adopted! Parker 14, in...
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  • Three Hurt in Wreck on South Parkway, Traffic Slowed Near Charlotte Drive

    Posted on: 2:14 pm, April 14, 2014, by , and , updated on: 03:17pm, April 14, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A wreck along Memorial Parkway between Charlotte Drive and Byrd Spring Road blocked traffic in the...
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  • Autism Awareness Month

    Posted on: 10:23 pm, April 9, 2014, by

    New numbers from the CDC in March shows one in every 68 children are affected by Autism. A program today...
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  • Mobile See Meth Stop Meth Billboards from Landers-McLarty Subaru

    Posted on: 10:13 pm, April 8, 2014, by

    A new way to get the word out in the on-going war on meth, our friends at Landers-McLarty Subaru added...
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  • Kids To Love: Success Stories!

    Posted on: 5:56 pm, April 7, 2014, by

    Success! We have an update this week on four of our Kids to Love who have found forever families. You...
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  • Hazardous Pipeline Training At Leak City

    Posted on: 9:46 pm, March 26, 2014, by

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) — Hazmat specialists from around the country have been in Athens this week. They’ve been training at...
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  • Buy A Sub, Share The Love

    Posted on: 5:50 pm, March 25, 2014, by

    You can make a difference for foster children during the month of March, and it’s as simple as buying a...
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  • Kids To Love: Jamarcus

    Posted on: 6:20 pm, March 24, 2014, by

    A harsh reality of foster care is kids stay in the system for years. Tonight we have an update on...
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  • Kids To Love: A Foster Parent’s Calling

    Posted on: 5:38 pm, March 17, 2014, by

    It takes a special person to be a foster parent. Last week we brought you the story of Endae and...
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  • Kids To Love: Endae

    Posted on: 3:58 pm, March 17, 2014, by

    It takes a special person to love our Kids to Love.  This week a little boy that needs a full...
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  • Elk River Cleanup

    Posted on: 5:37 pm, March 6, 2014, by , updated on: 05:47pm, March 6, 2014

    With spring right around the corner, many nature lovers are just itching to get outside and get on the water. ...
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  • Kids to Love: Waylon

    Posted on: 5:45 pm, March 3, 2014, by , updated on: 06:13pm, March 3, 2014

    Waylon is very well mannered and respectful of authority.  He wants to join the army someday but today he just...
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