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

  Slow down! Operation Southern Shield underway

  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

Woman abducted in Double Springs escapes captors in Limestone County

  Gov. Ivey: Alabama needs appointed state school board

  Production change announced for new Mazda Toyota plant

  Dynetics and Maxar Technologies team up to do crucial work for Gateway

  New recycling carts being delivered across Madison County

  Bear spotted in Madison County neighborhood, latest in string of sightings

  Police: Huntsville man bit off woman’s pinky finger

  Honoring Alabama’s past, present and future in honor of 200 years of statehood

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

  ATF talks fireworks safety, what goes into big Fourth of July shows

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

  Man charged in deadly 2017 Hazel Green dump truck wreck

  Family: Abused Madison County woman tried to leave husband, reconciled before her murder

  Stranger saves choking Huntsville teen inside Taco Bell

  Dave & Buster’s gears up for grand opening in Huntsville, hiring 240 employees

  Church Street to reopen soon as construction continues

Alabama role model warns about online impersonators

  Church leaders learn to prepare for active shooter scenario

  Alabama’s constitutions now in Huntsville, on display for the first time

  Trip to Paris Air Show productive for local, state officials

  Update: Downed power line leaves mark outside of Huntsville nonprofit

  New interdiction unit targeting traffickers, smugglers on major Ala. roads

  Hazel Green man pleads guilty to role in 2016 killing, house fire

Alabama’s constitutions coming to Huntsville with historic display

  Ala. couple has warning about scammers pretending to be with the bank

  Gloria Vanderbilt remembered for her generosity to Huntsville Museum of Art

  Residents excited about construction progress on Cecil Ashburn Drive