Natalia Martinez

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.

Recent Articles by Natalia

  Dog running down Broadway saved by stranger

Community activists respond to LMPD traffic arrest caught on video

LMPD reviewing use of force incident on W. Broadway

Employee, cash missing from armored car following stop at Jefferson Mall

Deadly shooting in Russell neighborhood marks third drive-by in less than a week

Cash disappears from armored truck at Jefferson Mall

Investigation: Tracking the use of body cameras in KY jails

EXCLUSIVE: Video shows LMDC inmate beaten while handcuffed

Kenneth Betts expected to plead guilty in LMPD Explorer case

Ethics probe launched against city employee under criminal investigation

Officer in skull-fracturing video facing lawsuit

Man charged with murder, arson after burned body found in tent

Victim of elevator free fall is finally moved

Second special prosecutor assigned to investigate embattled former detective

Lawsuit: Officer convicted of abusing daughter continues to receive his pension

Ex-UofL coach, State Farm agent heard using racial slur on phone call about lawsuit

Businesses rally in memory of beloved LMPD officer Jon Lesher

Jefferson County PVA workers get letters of termination

Late, but not forgotten: A memorial for Louisville’s first female African American police officer

Feds ask for Kenneth Betts to remain in jail