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: 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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  • Athens Receives Quality Of Life Award

    Posted on: 10:53 pm, February 26, 2014, by

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT)- The City of Athens is getting state wide recognition for its combined natural gas initiative.   Showing why...
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  • Kids To Love: Austin

    Posted on: 5:48 pm, February 24, 2014, by

      Last week you met big brother Brandon, this week I can’t wait for you to meet Austin, he’s one...
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  • Kids To Love: Lucas

    Posted on: 5:44 pm, February 24, 2014, by

    Over the last several weeks we’ve been introducing you to a sibling group of 3.  Oldest brother Brandon, middle brother...
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  • Kids To Love: Brandon

    Posted on: 9:15 pm, February 10, 2014, by

    Brandon is the oldest of three brothers hoping to find a family that will keep them together. Meet Brandon. “I’m...
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  • Kids to Love: Crystal

    Posted on: 6:09 pm, February 3, 2014, by , updated on: 08:10pm, February 3, 2014

    WARNING!  We have a cutie that will melt your heart with her smile!  Crystal is six and in the “1ST...
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  • Powering Off: A Pastor Unplugs

    Posted on: 10:39 pm, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 09:35am, January 31, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In today’s world, technology is a must in how we work, socialize and play.  There is...
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  • Powering Off: A Pastor’s Challenge

    Posted on: 9:50 am, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 09:33am, January 31, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a new year with new resolutions.  We focus on our health with diet and exercise,...
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  • Kids to Love: Aalyia

    Posted on: 6:22 pm, January 27, 2014, by

      Aalyia is in the 7th grade and her favorite subject is. “Math” Aalyia answers “Why do you like math?”...
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  • Alexis Hopes, Waits for Forever Family

    Posted on: 10:22 pm, January 20, 2014, by , updated on: 09:57am, January 21, 2014

    (WHNT) – Alexis is 15 and in the 10th grade.  She’s the child we’re featuring in this week’s Kids To...
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  • Kids To Love: Kayla

    Posted on: 10:36 pm, January 6, 2014, by

    When Kayla grows up she wants to be a basketball player or a nurse.  She likes to help people.  Tonight,...
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  • Good Advice: Leave Faucets Dripping & Check Vents, Crawl Space Doors

    Posted on: 12:32 pm, January 6, 2014, by

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – With the cold weather outside, many people will be staying inside to try to keep warm. ...
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