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. http://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 http://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: Marquis

    Marquis is a polite and well-mannered young man.  He’s a quiet 10 year old, and is in the 5th grade. His favorite subject is is reading, and he loves the Harry Potter books. Marquis is an average student and needs extra help in math. Right now, is class is learning fractions.  Marquis likes to go to church and participate in church activities.  He also likes to fish, play video games and… “Ride my bike,” Marquis said. Marquis has a very […]

  • Part 1: Starting the Search for the Lost Bible’s Owners

    (WHNT) – When Kaitlyn Ducote found a 100-year-old bible in North Carolina, she turned to our sister station, WGHP, to help tell the story. We shared the story with you and asked you to help us take action and find the rightful owners.  Several of our viewers who love genealogy responded.  Wanda Capps from Huntsville got to work.  She helped us find the family’s descendants. Above, watch Part 1 as Kaitlyn sends the Bible home. Watch all of our special […]

  • Part 2: Huntsville Woman Helps Put Pieces Together to Find Lost Bible’s Home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Wanda Capps has a knack for genealogy.  It came in handy, as she offered to help us find the owner of the lost Bible. Capps is one of several dozen people who emailed us after our special report earlier this year.  We thank each of you for your help. See all portions of our special report on The Lost Bible’s Homecoming.

  • Part 3: North Carolina Woman Ships Lost Bible Home

    NORTH CAROLINA (WHNT) – Kaitlyn Ducote is glad to send the Bible to its rightful owner. In this segment, she ships it home with special care and includes a note to the family. See all of our special reports here.

  • Part 4: Bible Returns Home to Family in Pennsylvania

    DOWNINGTOWN, PA. (WHNT) – In this final segment of our special report, the Bible is returned to its owners. Jeanne Dunn opens the package containing her family’s Bible and explains that it arrived on a milestone day. See all of the reports here.

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    The Lost Bible Homecoming

    Tonight we are getting results.. in the search for the rightful owners of a hundred year old bible. We first brought you the story of the lost bible in January. Kaitlyn Ducote found the bible in North Carolina. The bible had the owner’s names William and Carrie Dunn.  A lists of family births they wrote in it. “Their children William, Charles and Carolyn.” Kaitlyn Ducote said. A couple of keepsakes, some rose petals, a picture, and a 1937 California chauffer’s […]

  • Kids to Love: Eddie

    Eddie is well mannered, smart and has one very big wish. He wants a family.  Eddie is this week’s Kids to Love. Eddie is a well-rounded kid. He’s 15 and in the 9th grade. “I like math, I’m good in at Algebra.”  Eddie said. Eddie likes to fish. “Crappie and bass, it’s what I like to catch. I just have fun eating it and enjoying cooking it and everything.” Eddie said. Eddie loves sports; he loves to play basketball and […]

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    The Lost Bible’s Homecoming: Local Genealogist Helps Solve The Mystery

    (WHNT) - Watch our series of special reports as we help the Bible on its journey home.

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    Star-B-Q: Grillin’ & Givin’ for Kids to Love

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Star Market will host its annual Star-B-Q barbecue cookoff and family fun day on Saturday, April 26th. The event is in its third year, and will benefit the Kids to Love Foundation. Head to the Star Market on Bailey Cove Road in south Huntsville between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Kids to Love is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that meets the needs of foster children. Star-B-Q includes a barbecue competition that pits teams against one another for first […]

  • Kids to Love: Alex

    It’s hard not to smile when you’re around Alex. He’s friendly, smart and entertaining. Alex is this week’s Kids to Love. Alex is 13, in the 8th grade and he loves science. “Pretty much everything, it’s just interesting. History’s pretty cool too!” Alex says. Alex makes A’s and B’s and has big dreams when he graduates. “I’m going to go to college to become a veterinarian, musician, anime’ creator, and a zoologist, a zoologist and band member and later on […]

  • Kids to Love: 3 Siblings Find Forever Family

    An update to this story about a sibling group of three.  After five years in foster care, they’ve been adopted! Parker, 14, is in the ninth grade.  He makes A’s & B’s, his favorite subject is history and he likes to wrestle. “I’m such a competitor. Basically I like to compete.” Parker said. Baby sister Lily is nine & in the fourth grade. She loves art and she beams when she talks about it. “It just… I like is so […]

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    Three Hurt in Wreck on South Parkway, Traffic Slowed Near Charlotte Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A wreck along Memorial Parkway between Charlotte Drive and Byrd Spring Road blocked traffic in the northbound lanes Monday afternoon. Two pickup trucks and a car wrecked around 1:30 p.m. HEMSI paramedics took three people to Huntsville Hospital.  Two people had minor injuries.  The third person was more seriously hurt, but is expected to recover. Police directed traffic in the northbound lanes around the wrecked vehicles.  Southbound traffic also moved slowly in the area as people […]


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