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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
  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Kids to Love: Pack the Backpacks Success! 5,068 Foster Kids Served!

    We’ve been collecting school supplies and Packing the Backpacks for foster kids through Kids to Love.  We couldn’t do it without all the hands that help us! The school supplies are sorted by type and packed by grade by Kids to Love volunteers. “I’m excited to be here because I like helping to help people.  Today I’ve been sorting out notebooks and stuff for foster kids,” Isabella Payne said. More sorting, more notebooks, more pen bags. “It’s heartwarming to see […]

  • Kids to Love: Justin

    It’s football time in Alabama and Justin wants someone he can share his love of the game with! Justin is in the 6th grade. “What do you like to study?” Lee asked. “Math” Justin answered. Justin loves to play football.  He’s a fast runner and wants to play quarterback.  He pulls for… “Auburn!” Justin said. “Do you know why we’re here today?” Lee asked. “To get me adopted soon?” Justin replied. “Is that something that you would like to happen?” […]

  • OMG, what’s that? North Alabama bride finds snake in dress bag

    HAMILTON, Ala. (WHNT) – An old wives’ tale says a spider found on your wedding dress blesses the union.  Now a new wife has a tale of her own to tell. At the Hamilton Church of Christ on Saturday, bride-to-be Jessica was putting on her dress when she noticed the bag she took her slip out of, something had slithered into. Tallie Johnson of Images by Tallie was Jessica’s photographer.  She says she had stepped out of the room when […]

  • Kids to Love: Our Community Helps

    We’ve been busy at the Kids to Love warehouse, working to assemble school supplies so they can be shipped out in time to get to kids in foster care around the state. There’s still time to help! 10 year old Lee Murray is getting the hang of a pallet jack. It’s on the job training he learns from working with his dad Rick at Murray Moving and Freight. Today’s work order… a 9 pallet pick up in Huntsville. “We are […]

  • Pack the Backpacks with Kids to Love

    WHNT News 19 is taking action with Kids To Love to make sure foster kids have the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. Hard to believe that school is about to start and even harder to believe that some kids won’t have the supplies they need to start the school year. You can help us Pack the Backpacks through August 4. These boxes of backpacks may look like ordinary school supplies, but to foster children they are keys […]

  • Kids to Love: Laura

    For girls Laura’s age, being in foster care at the age of 16 is tough. “Kinda fell back on my grades a little bit from moving from home to home, I moved from a 1A school to a 6 A school and so it’s a lot of transitioning I had to deal with and so I’m trying to get my grades back up.” Laura said. She will be a sophomore this year, she’ll start the school year in a new […]