Huntsville, AL Affiliate: NBC DMA: 80 waff.com

The Tennessee Valley is an incredible mix of high tech, outdoor adventures and an incredible music history,  and it’s growing in population like never before.  You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to live here but it helps, as Huntsville is noted as one of the smartest cities in the US.

Huntsville, once a small cotton town became the “Rocket City” In the middle of the 20th century, helping to launch the space race with the establishment of NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center.  The  U.S. Space & Rocket Center is Alabama’s most popular attraction.

If you love the outdoors you’ll find plenty to keep you busy from picturesque state parks,  to massive lakes that are home to some of the biggest professional bass tournaments in the country.

For music lovers there are the historic recording studios of Muscle Shoals. During the ’60s and ’70s, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Picket, Rolling Stones, Cher, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and many more stars would descend upon north Alabama to record. In search of that soulful sound now synonymous with Muscle Shoals.

Since before the space race and over the last 60 years  people throughout the Tennessee Valley have made WAFF 48  their “First Alert” for News and Weather.  Severe weather coverage is a priority at WAFF 48. Chief Meteorologist Brad Travis and the “First Alert Storm Team” keep viewers safe with the areas only live radar with a 3 minute advantage.

WAFF 48 also leads the way on digital platforms including WAFF.com, news and weather apps and social platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

WAFF has been a force in the community as well celebrating over 25 years of helping to fill area food pantries through our annual Can-a-thon program. News Anchor Liz Hurley has made her Annual “Liz Hurley Ribbon Run” a staple in Huntsville for nearly 15 years raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for breast cancer research and treatment.  WAFF 48 is also proud to bring

our viewers live coverage of the country’s second largest veterans parade every November 11th.

WAFF 48 looks forward to be a continuing force in alerting our viewers to the stories that affect them the most.  As well as keeping them safe in severe weather.