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. http://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 http://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
  • Against all odds: A foster care success story!

    Statistics would say he’d never make it. Society would label and agree. But sometimes that’s just motivation enough to prove everyone wrong. In a sea of graduates, the pomp and circumstance of success brings comradery to the class of 2014 at UNA. But in this class, there’s one success story that stands out. David Petty and his twin brother Howard were 16 when they were pulled into foster care with their younger brother Keith. They learned about life, lies and love […]

  • Congressman Aderholt explains strategy for push to repeal President’s immigration order

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHNT) – This week is the first time in eight years Republicans control both the U.S. House and Senate.  It’s no secret the stage is set for clashes with the White House. Congressman Robert Aderholt, a Republican who represents Alabama’s 4th District, is pushing to overturn one Presidential executive order. Rep. Aderholt wants to repeal President Obama’s executive amnesty actions on immigration. “This nullifies the action of President Obama, but it goes one step further than that,” Aderholt said. […]

  • Kids to Love still needs help filling wishes

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Kids to Love Christmas for the Kids drive was the biggest yet, thanks to you. We put the call out for bikes and wagons early and they poured in. The General Sales Manager of Landers McLarty Subaru said, “We took a collection of everything we have so far and we got a pretty good collection so far.” As the day went on, the number of toys went up. Larry Williams from Local Chrysler Retirees told WHNT […]

  • A Special Birthday Gift for Kids to Love

    This time of year there are so many people with generous hearts and giving spirits. Two of those are the Dean boys, their heartfelt gift will inspire you too! “Transformers, Tonka truck, Batman, Hulk” Jacob Dean said. He and brother Joshua Dean go through all the toys their friends gave for their tenth birthday. They made quite a haul! Toys any ten year old would love! But these two challenged their friends for their birthday to do more, to give […]

  • An abandoned church, given to train, goes up in flames

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — In a fire, minutes matter and training can be the difference between life and death. Huntsville firefighters had a chance to hone their skills in a practice with a purpose. In this old Episcopal Church on Taylor Road, a place once used to save people from flames, today went up in flames. The abandoned building was donated. “So we can do a live fire training exercise. Our guys in order to keep their skills current and […]

  • Kids to Love asks for help to fulfill Christmas wishes of local foster children

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – At the Kids to Love warehouse, some shelves are full, but many are empty and there’s a lot of work to do. Some sponsored wish lists are coming in, but more than half still need to be claimed. Each wish for each child, so Santa can treat these children the same. As of Tuesday, December 2, about 600 wish lists still needed to be sponsored. Teenage items are the biggest need. Watches, wallets, footballs and frisbees are […]

  • Hundreds still unadopted through Kids To Love’s ‘Christmas for the Kids’ wish program

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The elves at Kids to Love are busy preparing Christmas for local foster children, and we need your help to grant Christmas wishes for more than 1,000 kids this season. You can help by sponsoring a child’s wish list, or by picking up an item or two that they’re asking for.  Wishes are as simple as socks and coats, or fun gifts like Lego sets and Alabama or Auburn gear. Ornament trees are up at Landers McLarty […]

  • Kids to Love: November Adoption Awareness Month

    November is adoption awareness month. Last week, Governor Robert Bentley signed a proclamation recognizing National Adoption Awareness month in the state of Alabama. After the signing ceremony, I had a chance to talk to Governor Bentley about adoption. “Two our children are natural, two of our children are adopted, I don’t know exactly which two are which, because that’s not something you every even think about again, I don’t. It is special to us, we do believe in adoption and […]

  • Landers McLarty’s ‘Share the Love’ event to benefit Kids to Love

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Kids to Love has been selected by Subaru as the local charity for its Share the Love event.  So we need your help to Share the Love with Kids to Love. Trees with Christmas wishes are going up. “Here at Landers McLarty we’re proud to be part of our third year here now with Kids to Love,” Brian Klie, General Sales Manager of Landers McLarty Subaru said. This year, our friends at Landers McLarty Subaru are […]

  • Foster child Crystal “Just waiting on some miracle”

    Crystal is sweet, soft spoken, and sees foster care as a chance to start over again. “I keep my faith ahead of me, If I didn’t have faith, I’d be like not a good person, wouldn’t know what to do, I wouldn’t know what right path to take.” Crystal said. Crystal was floating for what seemed like forever, waiting to be rescued. “Not being able to speak sooner, because foster care is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me,” […]

  • Madison business invited to the White House to accept special grant

    Big business starts with an idea and a plan. One Madison company is taking their passion to teach robotics to kids and turning it into a way to help other businesses grow, and their efforts are gaining national recognition. It’s a hands on playground for kids who love robotics. At MindGear Labs in Madison, kids are learning math and science. “Our biggest thing is that we built for teaching stem classes related and then we teach those classes as well […]

  • Kids to Love & Christmas!

    The Kids to Love Secret Santa Shop is open at Bridge Street Town Centre! Ornaments are on the trees ready to be sponsored for local foster children. While you’re there, let Kids to Love wrap your gifts this holiday season. The money raised through our gift wrapping will help us purchase gifts for children who are no sponsored. Click here to sponsor a child’s full wish list, or sign up to volunteer.