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.
Louisville police officers are voicing their frustrations after a number of them said they were threatened to take off their riot gear or be suspended while clearing out Jefferson Square Park on Sunday night.
Through the course of numerous Troubleshooter Investigations, a number of Louisville Metro Police officers have been sounding the alarm against what they felt were serious problems coming from the top.
In a time when budget concerns are front and center amid the coronavirus crisis, a newly-released audit shows the City of Louisville and its police department were not accurately accounting for more than $17 million spent on overtime for officers to work special events.