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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. 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

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
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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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.  

  • Military May Be His Only Hope For Family

    Last week you met Andrew, he is in his 27th foster home. Along the journey he and his brother Patrick were separated. Patrick is still in foster care too, and planning his future of service. “I’m actually doing pretty good in school. I’ve got all A’s & B’s, well on my way to graduating actually.” Patrick said. “What do you want to do after that?” Lee asks. “Plan on going into the military, army.” Patrick answers. “Long term, big picture, […]

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    Kids to Love’s 2014 Christmas for the Kids drive underway

    The Christmas Wish Lists are ready to be sponsored!  Each year Kids to Love helps Santa provide fill wish lists to local foster children.  With more than 1,000 wish lists already, we need your help! You can request age and gender.  Send an email to Ornaments will be arriving at businesses by November 15th.  Click here for more information.

  • 27 foster homes and only 16-years-old

    Mother Teresa said, “A child without a family is the greatest form of poverty.” We have children who are too rich with possibility to be robbed of the promise of family. Andrew is 16-years-old and in foster care. “I like athletics, PE, but my favorite subject would have to be science. I’m going into genetic engineering in college, bio-medical engineering,” Andrew said. He is focused so much on the future, with plans to write his own path — a different […]

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    Smartphone app provides high-tech safety for Halloween

    Halloween means neighborhoods will be full of trick or treaters. Now, there’s a high-tech way to keep your kids safe. It starts at the website You can enter your address, and you’ll find a map that shows it there are any sex offenders living or working in the area. Take a few minutes to download the mobile alert id app. Snap a photo of your child, in their costume, upload the picture and add the description.   If your child […]

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    DA on Bishop’s appeal: “She’s more intelligent than the average killer”

    New details in UAH shooter Amy Bishop-Anderson’s challenge to hear capital murder conviction. Bishop-Anderson claims blackouts, hallucinations, suicide attempts and inadequate lawyers are just some of the reasons she is fighting her plea deal. “The Rule 32 contains claim by her that her lawyers were in effective that the judge made mistakes in the process.  It’s something we see all the time,” said Rob Broussard, Madison County District Attorney. Bishop-Anderson filed for relief from her sentence in July claiming she […]

  • Teen who has been stabbed in the back five times wants to be an officer when he grows up

    Trevantae is 15 and in the 9th grade. “Only thing I like about school is art.  I like to color and paint,” Trevantae said. He also likes sports. “I like basketball, football and baseball,” Trevantae declared. Every child we meet, we talk to them about adoption.  Some are ready, some aren’t. “Something you’d be interested in at all?” Lee asked. “I would love that. Well, cause I haven’t had a good childhood at all,” Trevantae stated. “What’s been some of […]


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