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

Documents show suspect was being investigated on possible new charges when Bevin freed him

LMPD officers claim department’s re-organization could put safety at risk

  East Louisville homicide victim was registered sex offender

  Victim in grisly homicide was a Moore High School student

  LMPD officers offered recruitment options in Virginia

  Dark, criminal past revealed for suspect in SWAT standoff

Virginia police coming to Louisville to recruit LMPD officers

  2 murders, a drug ring and who paid a murder suspect’s $500,000 bond

Longtime Louisville public servant and Fraternal Order of Police founder laid to rest

Teacher in Iroquois High School fight video resigns

  Company wants name cleared after smoke shop shooting

  Video shows brazen criminals shooting up Louisville smoke shop

  Family identifies man found dead off South Park Road

  Body-cam video of controversial traffic stop shows officer was physically attacked first

  Passersby called for help in LMPD tow truck driver’s death

Investigation into re-assigned JCPS custodian picks up steam

  JCPS custodian reassigned following allegations of inappropriate behavior

Officer-involved shooting case ends in $1.25M settlement for suspect’s family

  Release of body-camera video of controversial traffic stop delayed a few more days

  Officer cleared of wrongdoing following controversial 2018 traffic stop

  Sources: Bevin under FBI Probe

Nick Rodman’s son and UofL’s Tutu Atwell become best friends

  Local nurse still thankful after losing pets and home just days before Christmas

  LMPD officer fights to keep job after traffic-stop kiss

  Teachers corroborate whistleblower claims following Troubleshooter investigation into JCPS

  Whistleblower: JCPS officials tell administrators not to suspend

Councilman David Yates announces run for Ky. Senate

  2 cats die after being left in LMAS officer’s vehicle

Juveniles at JCYC may be moved to South Central Ky. facility

  LMPD Chief on future of the department: ‘We’re going to end up doing less with less’