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

Tupelo elected new mayor while Columbus mayor behind in vote count

Tupelo elected a new mayor on Tuesday after the incumbent decided not to run, and the longtime mayor of Columbus is losing in his re-election bid.

Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper killed in crash

The Friday crash happened in Madison County.

Robert Devaull wins Ward One election in Aberdeen

A total of 188 ballots were cast in the alderman election.

Police chase ends with suspect arrested, officer assaulted

A Tupelo Police spokesman said the pursuit started shortly after 4:00 Wednesday afternoon when officers attempted to make a traffic stop.

Tupelo's Outstanding Citizen 2021 Named

Dr. William Hilbun was presented with the honor during a virtual Charity Ball event.

Driver leads Tupelo Police on chase

A driver led Tupelo Police Officers on a chase through the city Wednesday evening.

Two arrested in lawn mower theft investigation

Two men are now charged with grand larceny in the case.

Pickens County man arrested on child pornography charges

The 36-year-old's bond was set at $1 million.

Starkville to restart recycling program

Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill said the program should be up and running after the first of the year.

Ole Miss offers expanded COVID-19 testing ahead of Thanksgiving

Testing is on campus and free.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 471092

Reported Deaths: 9165
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison32160471
Hinds30628574
DeSoto29693344
Jackson23098335
Rankin21062357
Lee14515218
Madison13993264
Jones13112218
Forrest12926231
Lauderdale11301294
Lowndes10206171
Lamar10017125
Pearl River8616208
Lafayette8052136
Hancock7172111
Washington6816146
Oktibbeha6799117
Neshoba6377201
Monroe6343158
Warren6310159
Pontotoc607692
Panola6056123
Bolivar5991143
Marshall5948116
Union562385
Pike5450133
Lincoln5217129
Alcorn516288
George456466
Scott450392
Leflore4392140
Prentiss435275
Itawamba433295
Tippah432480
Simpson4251110
Copiah424784
Wayne422363
Tate4202100
Adams4184110
Yazoo412486
Sunflower4077104
Covington406591
Marion4016100
Leake390485
Coahoma387098
Newton361674
Grenada3511100
Stone343757
Tishomingo323788
Attala319685
Jasper309562
Winston299191
Clay286172
Chickasaw280564
Clarke275587
Calhoun258539
Holmes258585
Smith242246
Yalobusha216447
Tallahatchie214949
Walthall204657
Lawrence203231
Greene202645
Perry195753
Webster191642
Amite191451
Noxubee174438
Montgomery169453
Jefferson Davis164341
Carroll159437
Tunica147634
Benton138232
Kemper136939
Claiborne125534
Choctaw124424
Humphreys123037
Franklin114327
Quitman101425
Wilkinson98435
Jefferson86332
Sharkey61720
Issaquena1916
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 761865

Reported Deaths: 12856
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson1087131712
Mobile696141168
Madison47959565
Baldwin35517431
Shelby34948283
Tuscaloosa32719498
Montgomery32358648
Lee21708200
Calhoun19823367
Morgan19140308
Etowah18450414
Marshall17138255
Houston15970340
St. Clair14803270
Limestone13986179
Elmore13893240
Cullman13892229
Lauderdale12986264
Talladega12235203
DeKalb11788220
Walker10110304
Autauga9416120
Blount9329149
Jackson9026132
Coffee8598153
Colbert8257160
Dale8204143
Escambia639399
Tallapoosa6315165
Covington6265153
Chilton6188128
Russell588353
Franklin560093
Chambers5182127
Dallas4595174
Marion4540114
Clarke447871
Pike441488
Geneva419499
Winston402682
Lawrence4018101
Bibb392976
Barbour335567
Marengo318878
Monroe308244
Butler307679
Pickens297366
Henry290752
Randolph290055
Hale284081
Cherokee277249
Fayette269769
Washington242244
Crenshaw229463
Clay220261
Macon212554
Cleburne207346
Lamar185538
Conecuh175237
Lowndes168156
Coosa161531
Wilcox153533
Bullock146242
Perry133132
Sumter122735
Greene118241
Choctaw71925
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Lots of tropical moisture leftover from Nicholas, along with some bits and pieces of low pressure will combine forces to give our area some good chances for some showers and thunderstorms over the next several days.
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