Alyssa Martin joined WTVA in 2019.
Alyssa Martin is thrilled to be back in her hometown of Tupelo.
She has called Tupelo home for more than 20 years and having the opportunity to join the WTVA 9 News team was always a dream.
Alyssa is a graduate of Tupelo High School. She attended Itawamba Community College and then continued pursuing her broadcasting and journalism degrees at Mississippi State University.
While in college, Alyssa had the opportunity to jump right into the news industry by working on the weekends as a reporter.
After spending a few years in local television, Alyssa moved to Huntsville, Alabama, to become the weekend anchor at the ABC affiliate, WAAY-TV.
During her years at WAAY, Alyssa also anchored the mornings, mid-day and afternoon newscasts.
She also helped relaunch the Breaking News Desk, keeping viewers updated on breaking news happening locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
In her free time, Alyssa loves to spend time with her friends, family and rescue cat, Elsa.
More than 45 restaurants, caterers and chefs provided dozens of different soups for the lunch.
The massive volunteer effort is apart of "International Women Build Week."
On Wednesday, Starkville Police arrested 19-year-old Jaquires Bell for armed robbery.
Tupelo Fire Chief Thomas Walker says the fire happened around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday.
ICC unveiled the logo and font Friday morning.
Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton said the two calls happened less than an hour apart Wednesday night.
Itawamba Crossroads Ranch needs continued volunteer support. From donations and volunteering to purchasing pottery, all money will go to fund the ranch.
A number of local celebrities took part in the event at Mugshots Bar & Grill Tuesday to raise money for Make-A-Wish Mid-South.
Updated - Wednesday evening, the inmate was identified as 49-year-old Thomas Lee.
The wreck impacted traffic on Highway 45 northbound while crews worked to clear the scene.