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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. 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
  • Storm clean up in Athens hits the $5-million mark.

    In a city like Athens with those beautiful old homes and big trees in the years, the rain and winds are making a hay day of the landscape and the cleanup is hitting the five million dollar mark. It’s a costly clean up in Athens. “We’re estimating somewhere around 5 million dollars’ worth of damage, lots of over time.” Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks said. The recent rounds of winds and rain have taxed workers. “Our public works department and our […]

  • Learn To Read: Bookmarking success in Athens

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Working toward a more literate community is the goal of an Athens group called ‘Learn to Read.’ Members are helping students turn the pages toward success one at a time. It’s not summer school, but the students are spending their summer hitting the books. “We can now this summer have up to 50 students for the summer reading program,” said Rhonda Andrews, Executive Director of Learn to Read. Learn to Read initially started to teach adults […]

  • Kids to Love: Cha’Keria

    Over the last several weeks we’ve introduced sisters to you. Tonight, we have the oldest of the three.  Cha’Keria is this week’s Kids to Love she has just as much confidence as she does style.  She’ll be starting high school this year. “What do you like to do for fun?” Lee asks. “I like to go out to eat, bowling, skating.” Cha’Keria answers. She is the oldest and protective of her younger sisters. “Tell me about staying with your sisters, […]

  • Kids to Love: Alex

    Last week you met baby sister Ciara. This week you get to meet the middle sister, Alex.  She’s this week’s Kids to Love child. Her birth name is Alexandria, but her friends call her Alex. “How would your friends describe you?” Lee asks. “Nice,” Alex answers. She’s finishing up the 5th grade, and it’s been a busy year. “Science, math, studies, reading, spelling,” Alex lists her school classes. Her favorite subject is spelling. She makes “Good grades… B’s & C’s.” […]

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    Kids To Love: Ciara

    (WHNT) – Ciara is 8 years old and in the 3rd grade.  Spelling, reading and math keep her busy. “Multiplication, adding, subtraction,” she says. Her favorite class is PE, though.  She loves to run, play basketball and football. We met with her at the McWane Center in Birmingham recently, and she loved all the exhibits. Ciara is the baby of the bunch.  Her oldest sister Cha’keria is 14.  Another sister, Alex, is 11. The girls are together now, and it’s […]

  • Kids to Love: Marquis

    Marquis is a polite and well-mannered young man.  He’s a quiet 10 year old, and is in the 5th grade. His favorite subject is is reading, and he loves the Harry Potter books. Marquis is an average student and needs extra help in math. Right now, is class is learning fractions.  Marquis likes to go to church and participate in church activities.  He also likes to fish, play video games and… “Ride my bike,” Marquis said. Marquis has a very […]

  • A Mother’s Wish

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Limestone County mother with terminal breast cancer has a final wish, to take her kids on vacation in Orlando. Thanks to friends and family, the wish is coming true! One by one up the escalator family members came. They’re here to make Maria Jemisson’s wish come true. “For several years Maria has wanted to provide a trip for her children and financially she wasn’t able to do so.” Mary Dailey, Maria’s mother-in-law said. Maria […]

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    Sugar Buzz: Is Sugar as Harmful and Addictive as Heroin?

    (WHNT) – You’re tired, irritable and hungry for more. The foods you eat could be as potent as heroin or opium. Doctors say we consume twice as much sugar as we did 100 years ago. The average American eats three pounds of sugar a week. That consumption level makes you want even more. But could something as sweet as sugar be as harmful as heroin? Jennifer Stotler lived on sugar. “I love sweets. I also love chocolate,” she said. The imbalanced […]

  • Photo Album Returned to Robert Carruth

    Getting Results: Athens Fire Department Returns Wedding Photo Album to Rightful Owner

    (WHNT) – Pictures are a snapshot of life. Sometimes, they are the only memories left after a moment. When the pictures are gone, many times the memories fade. But that’s not the case for one photo album, now in the hands of the rightful owner. This was one unusual assignment for Athens Fire Chief Tony Kirk. “This one here is a picture album, got the name Barbara and Bob Carruth, May 10, 1991,” Kirk told us. Memories from 23 years ago. […]

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    The Lost Bible’s Homecoming: Local Genealogist Helps Solve The Mystery

    (WHNT) - Watch our series of special reports as we help the Bible on its journey home.

  • Part 2: Huntsville Woman Helps Put Pieces Together to Find Lost Bible’s Home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Wanda Capps has a knack for genealogy.  It came in handy, as she offered to help us find the owner of the lost Bible. Capps is one of several dozen people who emailed us after our special report earlier this year.  We thank each of you for your help. See all portions of our special report on The Lost Bible’s Homecoming.

  • Part 1: Starting the Search for the Lost Bible’s Owners

    (WHNT) – When Kaitlyn Ducote found a 100-year-old bible in North Carolina, she turned to our sister station, WGHP, to help tell the story. We shared the story with you and asked you to help us take action and find the rightful owners.  Several of our viewers who love genealogy responded.  Wanda Capps from Huntsville got to work.  She helped us find the family’s descendants. Above, watch Part 1 as Kaitlyn sends the Bible home. Watch all of our special […]

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