Lindsey Connell

Lindsey Connell

Reporter

Lindsey Connell is a general assignment reporter for WAFF 48 News.

She came to Huntsville from WSFA, the Raycom Media station in Montgomery.

Lindsey is an award-winning journalist who has worked in different parts of the country, striving to tell impactful stories.

She is originally from Pennsylvania. In 2006, she graduated with distinction from Penn State University's College of Communications with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She started at NBC 10 in Philadelphia as a researcher and production assistant and worked alongside some of the best in the news industry- anchors, reporters, producers, directors and photographers who were willing to teach her the skills needed to succeed.

In 2007, she started reporting at WTVM, WAFF's sister station in Columbus, GA, where she worked her way to the top of the newsroom as lead reporter, covering crime and court stories, city government and military deployments at Fort Benning, the Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence.

In 2011, she was chosen by the number one TV station in the Topeka, Kansas market, WIBW, to spearhead the creation of a bureau office, covering all of the news in their extended viewing area, including Fort Riley, home of the 1st Infantry Division. She connected with farmers and Army families, as well as local, state and federal officials and viewers to relay coverage that mattered to viewers.

In 2013, Lindsey became the lead nightside reporter at WSFA. For several years, she handled significant stories on the air and online across the central part of the state. She covered major news, as well as human interest stories, throughout a large viewing area.

The Associated Press recognized her for best breaking news coverage and "best reporter." The AP also recognized her for "best series" for "Montgomery Unsolved," an investigative series she created with the help of the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office and victim's families. It shed light on local cold cases in an effort to uncover new information and spark fresh leads. Lindsey also partnered frequently with Central Alabama CrimeStoppers to help solve cases and get dangerous fugitives off the street.

She enjoyed her time in Philadelphia, Columbus, Topeka and Montgomery working with amazing news teams and in October of 2017, she seized the opportunity to continue her career in the Rocket City.

Lindsey and her husband are thrilled to be in the Tennessee Valley and they are looking forward to becoming involved in the community.

In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys reading, traveling and catching up with friends and family.


Recent Articles by Lindsey

HPD: Man left son in hot car for an hour while he stole from store

Huntsville mother says social media to blame for daughter’s murder

Top Alabama scams: What you need to know

Huntsville toddler who died, sibling hospitalized were undernourished, police say

  Date ends in home invasion for Huntsville man who met lady on app

Family: Ala. man infected with flesh-eating bacteria after kayaking on Tenn. River

  Gov. Ivey: Alabama needs appointed state school board

Production change announced for new Mazda Toyota plant

Madison County family searching for lost cat contacted by scammers, warns others

Alabama Troopers: Buckle up during record-high July 4th travel

Alabama role model warns about online impersonators

Alabama’s constitutions coming to Huntsville with historic display

What’s important to know about Alabama’s new equal pay law

Man who mowed lawns for vets in all 50 states is back in Alabama

More details surface in Huntsville officer-involved shooting that claimed the life of Army vet

Armed woman dies after being shot by Huntsville police

What’s Whisper? Boaz police say app used to lure young girl

WWII hero laid to rest in north Alabama after nearly 80 years

Joyride ends in wrecked ambulance in Huntsville

  Athens grandmother rescued from burning home passes away

North Alabama doctors busted in federal opioid takedown plead not guilty

First steel beam installed at new Mazda Toyota plant

Toyota Boshoku to bring 400 new jobs to Athens

Immunity denied for Huntsville police officer charged with murder

Huntsville police officers conduct adorable rescue of baby ducks

  Vice president visits Space Camp during trip to Rocket City

  Machete-wielding clerk fends off knife-wielding suspects at AL gas station

Alabama couple delivers baby in their truck outside of hospital

Jury convicts New Hope man who stabbed his dad 71 times, dumped body in river

Crews across north Alabama prep for flooding