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

  Top Alabama scams: What you need to know

  Mazda Toyota hiring, training, construction in full swing

  HPD using top-notch, immersive training simulator

  Suspect in 2017 Huntsville murder fighting for immunity

  Top investigator for Madison County Sheriff’s Office reflects on long career

  Huntsville Hospital preps for big disasters, mass shootings with extensive training

  Inside ULA: Update on Vulcan rocket production

  What teachers need to know about popular apps as classes resume

  HPD will be out in full force for back-to-school traffic safety

  What residents can expect as widening work continues on Winchester Road

  Highlighting technology geared at preventing hot car tragedies

  Suspect who fled to Florida after Madison killing appears in court

  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

  Huntsville cybersecurity experts talk Capital One data breach

  North Alabama Multi Agency Crime Center yielding results

  Paving continues on Cecil Ashburn Drive, contractor on schedule

  Bicyclist struck by car left with concussion, broken bones

  Huntsville’s Summer Slowdown campaign aims to reduce car wrecks

  Thieves target Mt. Carmel Elementary School multiple times

  Prosecutor: Madison County couple wasn’t feeding their kids

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

  Huntsville Hospital’s NICU getting more patient beds

  Huntsville Animal Services takes action against pit bull owner in Blossomwood

  Inside training for HPD’s K-9 Unit, prepping for dangerous searches

  Army Materiel Command names best warriors after intense competition

  Huntsville’s Rage Room allows you to shatter stress

  Redstone Arsenal health officials offer heat safety tips for workforce, retirees

  Lane closures for Rideout Road to impact Redstone Arsenal traffic

  Moon rover replica shines spotlight on space innovation in Huntsville