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

  • The Good Fight: Tonight at 10:00

    Posted on: 7:00 am, October 24, 2013, by , updated on: 11:07am, October 24, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Knowledge is power.  But what would you do if you knew your risk of getting cancer...
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  • Kids To Love: Parker

    Posted on: 12:21 pm, October 22, 2013, by

    Parker is 14, in the ninth grade and likes to wrestle. He also likes history and is looking for a forever home.
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  • Kids to Love: Lilly

    Posted on: 6:16 pm, October 14, 2013, by

      This week we have lovely Lilly.  She was dressed for our camera interview and was so sweet to talk...
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  • Kids to Love: Miria

    Posted on: 6:44 pm, October 7, 2013, by

      Last week you had a chance to meet Melia.  This week, I want you to meet Miria.  She likes...
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  • Sweet, Shy Second Grader, Melia

    Posted on: 6:16 pm, September 30, 2013, by , updated on: 06:46pm, September 30, 2013

    We have the sweetest eight year old.  Melia is shy, but loves the second grade and is doing well in...
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  • Kids to Love: Myth Busters

    Posted on: 6:04 pm, September 23, 2013, by

    More than 100-thousand children in foster care in the United States are legally free and currently waiting for an adoptive...
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  • Kids to Love: Aging Out of the System

    Posted on: 2:38 pm, September 17, 2013, by , updated on: 02:53pm, September 17, 2013

    A tough reality of foster care: not every child will find a forever family. Rod is quickly becoming one of...
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  • Child Defend gets a Funding Boost

    Posted on: 7:45 pm, September 6, 2013, by , updated on: 08:18pm, September 6, 2013

    (WHNT) – Knowledge is power, and when it comes to defending children in the court system in Alabama, it’s necessary. ...
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  • Child Defend, Helping the Youngest Victims

    Posted on: 7:30 pm, September 5, 2013, by , updated on: 07:42pm, September 5, 2013

    (WHNT) – Children in Alabama who face abuse and neglect, will have better help on their side by those who...
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  • Kids to Love: Giving Foster Parents a Break

    Posted on: 6:14 pm, September 2, 2013, by

      Every week we talk about the need for foster parents, we show you the children who are waiting, but...
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  • “Prayers Braxton” Facebook Page Documents Young Cancer Patient’s Journey

    Posted on: 7:43 pm, August 27, 2013, by

    (WHNT) – What a difference a week can make, last Tuesday, August 20, 7 year old Braxton Voss’ mom took her...
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  • Kids to Love: The Need for Families

    Posted on: 6:27 pm, August 26, 2013, by

    When people hear the word foster child,  they instantly think of what that child should look like or how they...
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