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.
They are the so-called Violence Interrupters. They are part of a program that's seen major success in some cities, but came under fire in Louisville after an exclusive WAVE 3 News Troubleshooter investigation.
He was a popular dance coach and even a reality TV star, but now Todd Sharp is in the middle of a criminal investigation after being fired from the University of Louisville. The WAVE 3 News Troubleshooter has also learned that another one of Sharp's dance teams was under the microscope as well.
Outrage and anger. Those were some of the feelings that arose following a WAVE 3 News Troubleshooter investigation in December that made public a video of an inmate in handcuffs being punched by a corrections officer.
Imagine the person who's supposed to be fighting on your behalf is fighting for himnself instead. That’s what more than a dozen people say happened to them, and they are pointing the finger at a local attorney through a number of lawsuits.
While most children can sleep cuddled up in their own beds at night, others face a different reality. Some are forced to sleep on the floor or share a bed with their siblings because their family cannot afford a bed.