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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. 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: Crystal

    WARNING!  We have a cutie that will melt your heart with her smile!  Crystal is six and in the “1ST grade” she says. Lee asks “Can you sing your ABC’s for me?” Crystal gives a big smile and starts singing  “A-B-C…” “What do you like about school?” Lee asks “When we eat snacks’ Crystal answers ‘What kind of snacks?’ Lee asks “Apples” Crystal answers “Do you like green apples, yellow apples or red apples?” Lee asks “Red apples” Crystal answers […]

  • Powering Off: A Pastor Unplugs

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In today’s world, technology is a must in how we work, socialize and play.  There is a fine line between being connected and being controlled by technology. In pastor John Tanner’s office at Cove Methodist Church, the evidence is clear of his 21-day break from technology.  He’s taking a spiritual detox from distractions. “It’s been surprising to me what’s been the hardest and what’s not been hard, some of the entertainment aspects the social media and […]

  • Powering Off: A Pastor’s Challenge

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a new year with new resolutions.  We focus on our health with diet and exercise, but a pastor at a valley church is challenging his congregation to get focused in the New Year. In a technology driven world, too many times technology drives us. Between email, text, Facebook, Twitter, even Google… the convenience of information at our fingertips is a double-edged sword. “I was so distracted all the technology coming at me all day every […]

  • Kids to Love: Aalyia

      Aalyia is in the 7th grade and her favorite subject is. “Math” Aalyia answers “Why do you like math?” Lee asks “Numbers” Her answers were short and to the point even when she talked about playing point guard. Lee asks “Are you a good 3 point shooter?” “‘Yes mam” Aalyia answers “How many do you average in a game?” Lee asks “12” Aalyia answers. Lee: “You are determined you are not gonna smile.  You are too pretty not to […]

  • Alexis Hopes, Waits for Forever Family

    (WHNT) – Alexis is 15 and in the 10th grade.  She’s the child we’re featuring in this week’s Kids To Love segment. “I like to do history, english, physical science and cosmetology,” Alexis said. Lee asks, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” “Cosmology,” Alexis answers. She’s taking classes now and loves it. “I learned how to do an invisible braid, a hair bone braid.  I learned how to do finger waves.  I learned how to wash […]

  • Kids To Love: Kayla

    When Kayla grows up she wants to be a basketball player or a nurse.  She likes to help people.  Tonight, she needs someone to help her. Kayla is 12 and in the 6th grade. Her favorite subjects are reading and language. “I like to read some picture book, some chapter books, I like to read Charlotte’s Web in chapter books.” Kayla said. She is very athletic and loves sports! “Skate, and swim, play volleyball, football and basketball,” Kayla lists what […]

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    Good Advice: Leave Faucets Dripping & Check Vents, Crawl Space Doors

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – With the cold weather outside, many people will be staying inside to try to keep warm.  It’s better to plan ahead for the weather now and one thing you can’t ignore are the pipes under your house. “The classic thing – leave a little water running in the house, somewhere, at least one spot, maybe two.  If you’ve got a long house, bathroom one end, bathroom at the other, I’d leave it running in both bathrooms, […]

  • Some Flights Cancelled at Huntsville Int’l Airport

    Several departing  flights have been cancelled out of  Huntsville International Airport. Click here to check departures. Several arriving flights have been cancelled or delayed. Click here to check arrivals. With temperatures dropping overnight, check your flight status before you make the trip to the airport.

  • Polar Bear Plunge: A New Year’s Tradition in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a River City tradition – starting the New Year by jumping into the cold Tennessee River. “It was pretty freezing,” Lucy Orr said after taking the plunge. “It was like, numb, and it hurt like a lot,” said Maggie Helms. They must be talking about the Polar Bear Plunge! “It was so much fun, it was exhilarating,” said Haley Sexton.  “I felt such a rush!” Wayne Holliday started the New Year tradition 30 years ago. […]

  • Kaiden, 10, Seeks Forever Family

    The holidays are a hard time to be away from family, and even harder when you don’t have a family.  Kaiden is 10 and in foster care. Kaiden is in the 5th grade and on the ‘A’ Honor Roll. His favorite subject is spelling. “So if I give you any word you can spell it?” Lee asks.  ‘TECHNOLOGY.’ Kaiden nails it.  “T-E-C-H-N-O-L-O-G-Y,” he says. Kaiden is a smart kid, and knows what he’s up against in foster care. “You have […]

  • Kids to Love: 2014 Special Tax Credit For Alabama Adoptions

    Many times when people think about adopting they hesitate because of what they ‘think’ it will cost.  Reality, the cost of adopting could be so reasonable that in some cases, the state of Alabama will help you cover the cost if you adopt children from state custody. “In Alabama, we have some legislation coming up this next year that will allow adoptive parents a special tax credit if they will adopt intra state with agencies within the state.” Governor Robert […]

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    Kids to Love: Donations from Landers-McLarty Subaru

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – More toys for our Kids to Love Christmas for the Kids drive are coming in! Under the tree at Landers-McLarty Subaru, there are Legos, art supplies, sports equipment and electronics, each gift filling a foster child’s wish. “Thanks to all the residents of Huntsville and Madison County who provided toys, every ornament, this is the first year actually got a present for every single ornament that we had on the tree,” said Brian Klie, General Sales […]


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