Natalia Martinez

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

  How Kentucky’s COVID restrictions are enforced -- without law enforcement

Thanksgiving air travel down in Louisville

Hanged officer effigy taken down from Jefferson Square

  Multi-agency sting arrests former LMPD officer extorting women with nude photos

Public will have to wait for bodycam video as KSP takes over fatal officer-involved shooting investigation

NBA star teams up with LMPD to help Louisville families in need

  COVID contact tracing has not tracked business-specific spread in Kentucky

  Unredacted report shows sex abuse allegations against former LMPD Officer were known since 2002

  3rd officer convicted in LMPD Explorer sex abuse scandal

  Indicted LMPD officer increased salary while still working during Explorer child sex abuse investigation

  Judge forfeits $30,000 bond after group admits not vetting suspect it bailed out

KSP Commissioner responds over resignation following training controversy

  State launches internal review into KSP’s training material

Fairdale man charged with possessing 400+ images of child porn, explosive devices

  Crime victims question local group that bails out violent suspects

  Judge orders documents released in child sex abuse case at the hands of two former LMPD officers

  Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office reviewing messages from phone identified in report as Kenneth Walker’s

  Mayor Fischer releases internal investigative file into Breonna Taylor case

FBI is working ‘swiftly’ on Breonna Taylor case

  Judge gives Attorney General until Wednesday to respond to grand juror’s request

LMPD recruit fired after social media videos surface

  Myles Cosgrove: LMPD detective describes chaos of deadly Breonna Taylor raid

  Brett Hankison: Fired LMPD detective thought Kenneth Walker was firing an AR-15

AG Daniel Cameron granted extension for releasing Breonna Taylor grand jury recording

  AG Daniel Cameron’s office responds to claims on grand jury’s role in the Breonna Taylor case

LMPD’s investigative file on Breonna Taylor case to be released

  New videos surface of the Breonna Taylor shooting aftermath

Judge denies LMPD Interim Chief Rob Schroeder’s appeal to avoid testimony

  WATCH: Video shows chaotic moments after Sgt. Mattingly was shot in Breonna Taylor raid

Brett Hankison booked into jail, released