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

  • Some Flights Cancelled at Huntsville Int’l Airport

    Posted on: 7:37 pm, January 5, 2014, by , updated on: 10:56am, January 6, 2014

    Several departing  flights have been cancelled out of  Huntsville International Airport. Click here to check departures. Several arriving flights have been...
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  • Polar Bear Plunge: A New Year’s Tradition in Decatur

    Posted on: 2:47 pm, January 2, 2014, by , updated on: 02:48pm, January 2, 2014

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a River City tradition – starting the New Year by jumping into the cold Tennessee...
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  • Kaiden, 10, Seeks Forever Family

    Posted on: 9:03 am, December 31, 2013, by , updated on: 09:05am, December 31, 2013

    The holidays are a hard time to be away from family, and even harder when you don’t have a family. ...
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  • Kids to Love: 2014 Special Tax Credit For Alabama Adoptions

    Posted on: 10:27 pm, December 29, 2013, by

    Many times when people think about adopting they hesitate because of what they ‘think’ it will cost.  Reality, the cost...
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  • Kids to Love: Donations from Landers-McLarty Subaru

    Posted on: 4:51 pm, December 11, 2013, by

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – More toys for our Kids to Love Christmas for the Kids drive are coming in! Under...
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  • Chrysler Retirees Help Kids to Love

    Posted on: 3:58 pm, December 5, 2013, by , updated on: 03:58pm, December 11, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A load of toys from Landers-McLarty Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep came in Tuesday for our WHNT Kids to Love Christmas for...
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    Landers Kids to Love Toy Donation
  • Kids to Love: Making A Difference!

    Posted on: 6:14 pm, November 25, 2013, by , updated on: 06:27pm, November 25, 2013

    Every week we introduce you to children in foster care who need a forever family.  Our efforts are working!  With...
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  • Kids to Love: CAS Cares

    Posted on: 6:08 pm, November 22, 2013, by

    A big thank you to CAS Cares! Marcia Thibadoux presented Kids to Love a check for 4-thousand dollars for our Christmas for...
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    CAS Cares
  • Kids to Love: Christmas for the Kids

    Posted on: 6:23 pm, November 18, 2013, by , updated on: 09:00am, November 19, 2013

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas all across the Valley.  As we start our...
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  • Jesus in Tanner: Providing Shelter in the Storm

    Posted on: 6:22 pm, November 15, 2013, by , updated on: 06:23pm, November 15, 2013

    Tanner has a new weather siren… thanks to TVA. It’s a welcome addition to the locals who have rode out...
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  • Kids to Love: Shyann

    Posted on: 5:53 pm, November 11, 2013, by

      Shyann is growing up fast in foster care.  She is taking etiquette classes to learn how a young lady...
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  • Kids to Love: Alex

    Posted on: 10:51 pm, November 4, 2013, by

    November is adoption awareness month… but we shine the spotlight on adoption every Monday. Teenage foster children are the hardest...
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