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.
The wreck impacted traffic on Highway 45 northbound while crews worked to clear the scene.
Jimmy Guy McDonald died Wednesday afternoon.
The coroner confirmed he responded to the scene Thursday evening.
Thousands were fed a hot meal throughout north Mississippi on Thanksgiving Day.
The 22-year-old's name has not been released.
The Mississippi man was arrested after authorities say he broke into a church.
Residents are being reminded to report any suspicious scam calls to their local law enforcement.
According to Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards, a missing man was found dead.
One man was killed in a Monday evening shooting in West Point.
Sgt. Chase Burchfield surprised his children on Thursday in Pontotoc.