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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. 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

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
  • 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 […]

  • Autism Awareness Month

    New numbers from the CDC in March shows one in every 68 children are affected by Autism. A program today at Ridgecrest Elementary School highlighted the issue by asking their students to explain the condition first hand.  Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle also presented a proclamation for Autism Awareness Month. “If you have a typical child to teach tolerance to, teach kindness, teach patience because we’re surrounded by autism every day.” said Jenny Morris, a parent of a child with Autism. […]

  • See Meth Stop Meth Getting More Visibility from Landers-McLarty Subaru

    How do you stop meth? Sometimes, all it takes is a reminder to report it when you see it. That’s why Landers McLarty Subaru added the See Meth Stop Meth Tip Line number to their temporary plates for vehicles, giving Kids to Love a new way to get the word out in the on-going war on meth. Employees have been busy putting the new plates on every car on the lot and in the showroom. These tags are like “mobile billboards” and […]

  • Hazardous Pipeline Training At Leak City

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) — Hazmat specialists from around the country have been in Athens this week. They’ve been training at Leak City, a one of a kind facility right here at home. Pipeline Safety Specialist, Wayne St. Germain said some of the visiting specialists are federal inspectors, and some are state inspectors from around the country. Some came from as far away as New Mexico, Arizona, and Washington, DC. They train in a variety of subjects, but this Hazmat training […]

  • Buy A Sub, Share The Love

    You can make a difference for foster children during the month of March, and it’s as simple as buying a sandwich. Jersey Mike’s Subs, located at 6290 University Drive (across from the Target shopping center), is partnering with Kids to Love for the 4th Annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. During the month of March, customers can donate to Kids to Love at Jersey Mike’s on University Drive. On March 26th, the Jersey Mike’s location will give 100% of […]

  • Kids To Love: Jamarcus

    A harsh reality of foster care is kids stay in the system for years. Tonight we have an update on a young man that’s still waiting on a forever family.  Jamarcus is this week’s Kids to Love. We first introduced your to Jamarcus in August of 2012. It was the beginning of his seventh grade year. Now 13, he’s finishing up his eighth grade year. “So we’re here again” Lee says. “Yes mam” Jamarcus answers “Tell me why you wanna […]

  • Kids To Love: A Foster Parent’s Calling

    It takes a special person to be a foster parent. Last week we brought you the story of Endae and you heard from his foster parent, Wallace Groce.  Having the chance to talk to Mr. Groce was so inspiring. “When kids come in my home, I try to make sure they feel at home the time they’re there, I really love kids!” Wallace Groce said. Mr. Groce and his wife have been foster parents for almost 17 years. Endae is […]

  • Kids To Love: Endae

    It takes a special person to love our Kids to Love.  This week a little boy that needs a full time family. “Hold up 6 fingers…hold up the other..” Endae’s foster father helps him show hold old he is. Six year old Endae is a busy body! “What’s the biggest challenge?” Lee asks. “Biggest challenge is get him to be still” Wallace Groce, Endae’s foster father answers. “He’s real special, I guess you know he’s special once you really get […]

  • 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 […]