Alyssa Martin

Alyssa Martin joined WTVA in 2019.

Title: Anchor
amartin@wtva.com

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.

Recent Posts by Alyssa Martin

Wreck involving 18-wheeler cleared in Tupelo

The wreck impacted traffic on Highway 45 northbound while crews worked to clear the scene.

Longtime basketball coach dies Wednesday afternoon

Jimmy Guy McDonald died Wednesday afternoon.

Body found on top of Ripley building

The coroner confirmed he responded to the scene Thursday evening.

Thanksgiving Day community feedings held in Tupelo

Thousands were fed a hot meal throughout north Mississippi on Thanksgiving Day.

Man shot and killed outside shopping center in Alabama

The 22-year-old's name has not been released.

Man wanted for deadly shooting now arrested

The Mississippi man was arrested after authorities say he broke into a church.

Two scams circulating in Monroe County

Residents are being reminded to report any suspicious scam calls to their local law enforcement.

Missing Union County man found dead

According to Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards, a missing man was found dead.

West Point Police investigate shooting death

One man was killed in a Monday evening shooting in West Point.

Returning soldier surprises children in Pontotoc

Sgt. Chase Burchfield surprised his children on Thursday in Pontotoc.

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