Sydney Martin

After shadowing a chief meteorologist at a TV station in her hometown of Orlando, Sydney decided on the career path that would bring her to Huntsville. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunication News. Sydney reported and anchored for the University of Florida’s PBS affiliate.
Early in her tenure with WAAY-TV, Sydney traveled to Atlanta to cover a crash involving a youth group from Madison County. Spending the day talking with church leaders and people who were on the bus solidified her passion for reporting.
Sydney has enjoyed covering the biggest stories in North Alabama, including the announcement to bring a $1.6 billion dollar automotive plant to North Alabama. She loves living in the Rocket City and seeing it grow into the Star of Alabama.

Recent Posts by Sydney Martin

Madison County Coroner discusses coronavirus vaccine, response during pandemic

The coroner might be able to get the vaccine during the first round.

North Alabama hospital leaders worry about capacity as one-third of patients have coronavirus

About a third of inpatients in North Alabama hospitals are coronavirus patients, according to officials.

Madison County health officials express safety, health concerns with upcoming Thanksgiving holiday

Health officials urge people to have virtual Thanksgiving celebrations with people from outside their homes.

Alabama Department of Public Health prepares for coronavirus vaccine distribution possibly in December

The Alabama Department of Public Health said it will finalize its vaccine distribution plan in the beginning of December.

‘We don't want this to be the last ever Thanksgiving for someone...:’ Alabama has coronavirus fears

'We don't want this to be the last ever Thanksgiving for someone in your family, like your parents or your grandparents.'

Man arrested in Huntsville for sex abuse of a child, sodomy in 2017

A former Huntsville resident is charged for sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and sodomy.

Huntsville police start recruiting process for August 2021 Academy

The application process closes in April.

Teen killed in Huntsville shooting

The 18-year-old victim was shot at 708 Bar & Grille Thursday night and died at the hospital.

Judge: Limestone County Sheriff's criminal case hearing canceled due to rising coronavirus cases

The hearing will be rescheduled sometime after Thanksgiving, according to the judge.

State Health Officer explains coronavirus vaccine most likely won't be available for pregnant women, children

Vaccines could be available as soon as mid-December.

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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 239318

Reported Deaths: 3532
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson31391491
Mobile19562361
Tuscaloosa12813154
Madison12741146
Montgomery12198235
Shelby1000577
Baldwin847398
Lee764466
Morgan634348
Calhoun6112115
Marshall607954
Etowah606565
Houston517038
DeKalb474736
Cullman428038
Limestone413744
St. Clair409055
Elmore400762
Lauderdale393653
Walker3588108
Talladega343453
Jackson307624
Colbert301941
Blount285539
Autauga268641
Franklin247833
Coffee239715
Dale230354
Dallas224531
Russell22053
Chilton219638
Covington216833
Escambia197431
Chambers173749
Tallapoosa173391
Pike157514
Clarke156319
Marion136535
Winston129923
Lawrence124836
Geneva12028
Pickens119418
Marengo119124
Barbour117010
Bibb116217
Butler114441
Randolph100921
Cherokee100824
Hale94531
Clay90223
Washington90219
Fayette87316
Henry8496
Lowndes79129
Monroe78111
Cleburne75714
Macon72321
Crenshaw70730
Bullock69119
Conecuh68314
Perry6756
Lamar6508
Wilcox63118
Sumter57122
Choctaw41913
Greene41418
Coosa3374
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Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 347972

Reported Deaths: 4466
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Shelby46176651
Davidson40984412
Knox17878142
Rutherford17025154
Hamilton16137149
Williamson1077979
Sumner9248135
Wilson708477
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Montgomery627183
Sullivan618896
Putnam575282
Washington5667102
Maury560266
Blount525859
Madison5164108
Bradley493235
Sevier471231
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Robertson360451
Tipton353738
Hamblen336059
Dyer312350
Gibson308365
Greene290371
Anderson276528
Dickson276333
Coffee268141
Bedford259530
Carter259355
Obion255449
Lawrence253533
Cumberland245335
McMinn235855
Warren227818
Roane223828
Hardeman221837
Loudon220718
Jefferson219032
Fayette216038
Weakley209636
Monroe203944
Lauderdale200722
Franklin196133
Trousdale190012
Hawkins184734
Wayne181610
Henderson179433
Macon177728
Hardin173425
White168618
Marshall166720
Carroll165534
Haywood160030
Rhea158330
Cocke156130
Overton151235
Cheatham150816
Campbell150023
Lincoln149414
Henry146317
Johnson139621
Smith139419
Giles138546
McNairy138133
Fentress118120
Lake11545
Bledsoe11445
Hickman113018
Crockett112226
DeKalb109922
Marion105419
Chester100020
Scott9967
Grainger93915
Decatur92413
Unicoi81026
Claiborne7779
Benton77215
Grundy74914
Lewis72714
Cannon7183
Union7005
Morgan6886
Jackson66910
Humphreys6687
Polk64115
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