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

  Consumer Alert: Your bank’s phone number may have been spoofed

Opening day school fight under investigation

Contractor in Troubleshooter Investigation stands by his work

Inspection documents conducted at embattled dog kennel show improvements

  General contractor under fire again 15 years after WAVE 3 News story

Mother of murder suspect on home incarceration defends her son

  Mark Handy: Embattled former detective invokes Fifth Amendment in 1992 murder case

  Family says grandson loved the grandfather he killed with a hatchet

  Change in police pursuit policy has some officers concerned about their training

Concert in honor of fallen LMPD officer aims to help the community

Group founded by retired Louisville detective delivers Christmas in July to cancer patients

  Suspect from gruesome LaRue County crime scene still hasn’t been identified

  Update: 1 victim at gruesome LaRue County crime scene was dismembered

  Popular Highlands-area bar shut down, evicted

  Adult dancers, angry neighbors and a Louisville bar fighting to stay open

  Inmate busted trying to bring drugs into jail during sting

  Fleeing the force: Experienced LMPD officers leaving for other departments

  Mothers united by gun violence grief aim to spark change in Louisville communities

LMPD Explorer case debacle far from over

  Ex-LMPD cop Kenneth Betts sentenced on state charges

Body found shot to death in Shively

Local tattoo shop offering discount tattoos to support LGBTQ community

  New push to reach potential violence victims begins

Woman behind LMPD Credit Union money scheme takes federal plea deal

  Money axed from city’s Violence Interrupters program to keep other priorities afloat

Rodman memorial golf scramble raises thousands for Louisville community

  Ex-LMPD officer indicted, accused of trading bribes for information

  Three grisly deaths in Louisville in just 10 hours

  Another Violence Interrupter has been indicted

  Embattled Louisville attorney pleads not guilty to stealing clients’ settlement money