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

  Mayor warns against large gatherings that create added strain for LMPD

  Dozens of local hospital staffers testing positive for coronavirus

  More inmates released amid corona concerns as one inmate gets re-arrested for murder

JCPS school keeps school spirit alive through virtual spirit week

  Videos show large groups of teens fighting in Louisville during coronavirus crisis

  Louisville plants won’t be part of race to manufacture ventilators

Company in need of hiring dozens of workers in Kentuckiana

  Ventilators in Louisville: What’s the number available?

GE Appliance Park to ‘reduce’ operations amid coronavirus pandemic; Ford employees concerned about factories remaining open

Millions raised for Louisville residents, organizations in need amid outbreak

Omni scales back staff amid pandemic

Local UAW asking Ford plants to suspend operations amid coronavirus fears

LMPD making changes to minimize officers getting sick

JCPS monitoring student, teacher at J. Graham Brown School

Report on violence in Louisville reaches President Donald Trump

  TARC union president says he warned Mayor Fischer about promoting Ferdinand Risco to executive director

  Ferdinand Risco ‘made you feel like a sexual object’; ousted TARC director’s former co-workers in Atlanta now sharing their stories

  Former LMDC officer sentenced to federal prison after video showed him punching inmate

Katina Powell arrested again following police chase

  TARC’s executive staff vacation budget saw $30K increase under former director’s watch

Allegations against ousted TARC boss cross state lines

  Women describe alleged abuse at hands of ousted TARC director

Former violence Interrupter faces 17 years in prison

Attorney cleared of tampering charges in possible death penalty case

  Body found in home on Virginia Avenue

Owners of Seng Jewelers sentenced for theft of dying woman’s diamond ring

  Potential lawsuits threaten millions of Kentucky taxpayer dollars

  Attorney fees for LMPD’s child sex abuse scandal approaching $500,000

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