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.
LMPD Interim Chief Robert Schroeder and the city’s public safety director, Amy Hess, declined to answer questions Monday about the police department’s response to citywide protests the last nine weeks.
“State law 67C imposes essentially a gag order about what I can say publicly about matters related to any kind of investigation being conducted by LMPD’s Public Integrity Unit such as an officer-involved shooting,” Fischer said Thursday.
Two weeks before the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor, several city organizations were meeting about the development of Elliott Avenue, where Taylor’s ex-boyfriend lived, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned.
A portion of an official City of Louisville letter about the Elliott Ave. Project mentioning a tie between the Office of Community Development and LMPD was omitted from the same letter given to Metro Council members Tuesday.
While Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer claimed the city was strapped for funds, another official was spending thousands of taxpayer dollars traveling around the country, WAVE 3 News’ latest Troubleshooter investigation found.