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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
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    Elk River Cleanup

    With spring right around the corner, many nature lovers are just itching to get outside and get on the water.  Several of those waterways in the valley are in bad shape after the long winter.  Keep Athens – Limestone Beautiful is putting out a call for volunteers to clean up Elk River this weekend. “This river belongs to everyone and it’s beautiful until you look close and what you see can be disgusting.”   Lynne Hart is the Executive Coordinator of […]

  • Kids to Love: Waylon

    Waylon is very well mannered and respectful of authority.  He wants to join the army someday but today he just wants to be adopted. Waylon is 15 and in the 8th grade. “Right now, pre-algebra and biology and I’m doing some language, math and world history.” Waylon explains a typical day at school. His favorite subject is math. “I like figuring out stuff cause I can do math work pretty quick.” Waylon said. Waylon is trying to figure out how […]

  • Athens Receives Quality Of Life Award

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT)- The City of Athens is getting state wide recognition for its combined natural gas initiative.   Showing why the quality of live in Athens is among the best in state. Athens mayor Ronnie Marks spent the day with a camera crew. “The city won quality of life award from the League of Municipalities for our compressed natural gas program.” said Holly Hollman, Communication Specialist for the City of Athens. The footage they shoot today will be shown at […]

  • Kids To Love: Austin

      Last week you met big brother Brandon, this week I can’t wait for you to meet Austin, he’s one of the most well-mannered young me I’ve met in a while.  He’s this week’s Kids to Love. Austin in 11 and in the 5th grade, his favorite subject is math. “It’s a lot of numbers and I like it, I also like doing division and multiplication.” Austin said. Austin, like his brother Brandon, loves Taekwondo.  He will be testing for […]

  • Kids To Love: Lucas

    Over the last several weeks we’ve been introducing you to a sibling group of 3.  Oldest brother Brandon, middle brother Austin, and this week we want you to meet baby brother Lucas.  He’s this week’s Kids to Love. Lucas is in the 2nd grade and his favorite subject is math. “We learned something new like a week ago, it’s called the model whatever lowest number put a line and biggest number has a space.” Lucas explained. He’s the youngest of […]

  • Kids To Love: Brandon

    Brandon is the oldest of three brothers hoping to find a family that will keep them together. Meet Brandon. “I’m Lee nice to meet you.” “Nice to meet you too” Brandon says as he shakes Lee’s hand. He’s in 7th grade and in Science they are learning. “Agriculture expressions” Lee asks “Do you have a favorite subject?”. “Not yet” Brandon. “What kind of grades do you make?” Lee asks “A,B,C’s” Brandon answers Brandon loves Tae Kwan Do. “Right now I’m […]

  • 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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