Lee Marshall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She brings more than 15 years of anchor/reporting experience to the WHNT News 19 team. Lee joined us in May 2011.
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 is a formal greeting! She moved to Huntsville in 1998 to work at WAFF. Lee fell in love with Huntsville!
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 100,000 foster children have been touched directly through the Kids to Love Foundation's outreach efforts.
Lee is an advisor to the Board of Directors of the National Foster Parent Association, and a national finalist for the Energizer Bunny "Keep It Going" award in 2010. She has also been named an "Angel in Adoption" by Congress. Lee has been honored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for her adoption awareness efforts.
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. She is excited to partner with WHNT News 19 in these efforts!
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 Leemarshallmusic.com.
Lee's greatest accomplishment is her family. She and Jeff have been married for 16 years and have two daughters, Ella, 6, and Emma, 3. They also have a dog named Elvis!