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

  Parents angry over police shooting book taught at JCPS schools

  3 years later, city still fighting LMPD Explorer sex abuse case

Charges dropped against four accused in Newburg murder

  Breonna Taylor’s family settles with City of Louisville for $12 million, significant police reform

  Louisville native appointed as TARC executive director

  Attorney General Daniel Cameron set to present Breonna Taylor findings to grand jury

  Yvette Gentry named new LMPD interim chief

  Jamarcus Glover: Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend also wanted in Mississippi

  Warrants issued for arrest of Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend amid leaked new documents

Alleged shooter arrested in killing of 3-year-old Trinity Randolph

  Republican councilmembers ask Mayor Fischer to resign with resolution; Democratic member calls it ‘a colossal waste of time'

  Breonna Taylor’s mother says Mayor Greg Fischer is hiding the truth

  Interim LMPD chief ‘intimately’ familiar with squad investigating Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend

  15% of LMPD’s force left in one year, with nearly 50 bowing out after protests

More than 30 LMPD officers have retired, resigned at the end of July

  ‘There’s the door’ -- Councilman blasts law enforcement leaders who won’t answer questions

  Attorney: Law does not keep Fischer from releasing information in Breonna Taylor case

  Breonna Taylor case: Timeline of events 4 months after the March LMPD shooting

  First responders made more than 1,000 runs to Dino’s in 2 years

City working on requests for compensation for damaged correction officers’ vehicles

  Corrections officers ask city to pay for their damaged cars

Mayor, several city agencies met about PBI Squad 2 weeks before Breonna Taylor shooting

  New LMPD audit shows mismanagement of overtime for officers

Attorney for Breonna Taylor’s family calls changes in city letter about development project an effort to ‘clean things up’

  Investigation shows TARC’s former director spent thousands in taxpayer money on trips across the country

  New documents confirm city was working with LMPD on Elliott Avenue Project

  Breonna Taylor: New video shows moments immediately following deadly shooting

  40 days, 100 shooting victims, Louisville’s violent crime continues to spike

  City buys home rented by Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend for $1 as new allegations arise

Breonna Taylor lawsuit amended, now places blame on Mayor Fischer for new development project