Natalia Martinez is an investigative reporter and anchor who works to expose problems that affect the community. Her goal is to get down to the truth with the help of sources, open records and a relentless will to keep digging. She works to break the stories WAVE 3 News viewers care about, and often has the facts before anyone else. Natalia's reports also provide context and show the bigger picture. Natalia is a two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist for her work during breaking news covering Louisville’s Whiskey Row fire. Her stories also have been recognized by the Associated Press. She joined WAVE 3 News in 2014 and used to anchor and report in Buffalo, NY and Gainesville, FL. Natalia grew up in South Florida, where she graduated from the University of Miami with dual majors in journalism and history. Her husband is a teacher, and together they have a daughter named Mia. You can watch Natalia's investigations during the week on WAVE 3 News, and catch her anchoring the weekend evening newscasts.
The attorneys said the National Credit Union Administration has agreed to more than $607,000 worth of write-offs. But attorneys said that's only for 17 members of the Louisville Metro Police Officers' Credit Union.
There are a number of officers WAVE 3 News has reported on who faced allegations of blatant racism, child sex abuse, even rape. But on paper, they are still allowed to be officers, able to hold on to their officer certifications.
The WAVE 3 News Troubleshooter team has learned that dozens of LMPD officers are driving vehicles that weren’t made specifically for police work, including Det. Deidre Mengedoht, the detective who died when a truck slammed into her car on Christmas Eve.