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

  More than half a million dollars written off in credit union fraud

Officers push for bill to police the police

JCPS may have to move on without LMPD’s school resource officers

Union president calls for ‘support and prayers’ for family of GE worker killed on job

LMPD Chief calls proposed cuts ‘worst-case scenario’ in email to officers

Confirmed: Officials connect Ohio abduction, Oldham County double-fatal shooting

Burdette required yearly medical certification to drive commercial vehicle

'Worthless’: Commowealth’s Attorney rips Kentucky’s hate-crime law

Troubled city employee returns to work - again

911 audio sheds light on drowning cab driver’s final moments

Court proceedings about escape of inmate to move forward after WAVE 3 News Troubleshooter investigation

Troubleshooter: Exposed on the road, officers driving civilian cars

Louisville celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Inmate says he was forced to escape jail to save his life

Roger Burdette’s attorney begins her case, claims state lacks probable cause

Cab driver assaulted with Wild Turkey bottle, crashes into home

MSD truck driver accused in deadly crash claimed decades of experience

Louisville Metro employee suspended after indictment

LMPD grieves loss of officer, friend

MSD hires high-profile attorney to defend driver accused of killing LMPD detective