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

Officers walk out on interim chief after he declines questions about Breonna Taylor case

’Blue Flu’ -- LMPD officers call out sick Tuesday

  Metro Council members propose investigation into Mayor Fischer as numerous petitions call for his removal

LMPD officers were ordered to remove riot gear following Saturday’s deadly protest shooting

Louisville man arrested for fatal shooting in Jefferson Square Park

Breonna Taylor’s completed autopsy report now in the hands of county attorney

  2 more protesters arrested following clash with downtown driver

  Violence continues in Louisville; 5 shot in 5 hours Tuesday night

  LMPD officers say they’re being told to stand down during protests

  Process for firing officers explained

  As defunding talk begin, former officer breaks down LMPD’s retention problems

  New video shows police being shot at while trying to stop looting

  Officers walk out on Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer in protest

LMPD officers shot at while responding to looting

  LMPD says new video shows David McAtee firing gun before he was killed by law enforcement

87 people arrested during protests Sunday night, mostly locals

Early records show majority of people arrested during protests are from Louisville

  The quest for facts in the Breonna Taylor case includes questions about an officer’s whereabouts

  LMPD Chief Steve Conrad announces he’s leaving department

  LMPD sees sudden spike in officer-involved shootings

  Breonna Taylor Shooting: Officer accused of shooting through windows with blinds closed

  Breonna Taylor shooting: Warrant says suspect used her apartment to hide drugs

  Baby out of danger after being shot in Louisville

  Unemployment not available unless positive for COVID-19 if employer abides by the rules

  'Sloppy’ Accountability: Audit shows city mismanaged millions on officer overtime

One of three arrested with AR-15 for shots fired while ‘cruising’ on Broadway

  Hundreds gridlock sections of Broadway after Derby without a police detail

  Popular Louisville event promoter killed, LMPD investigating

  Almost every category of violent crime is up in Louisville

  Woman arrested for violating self-quarantine order by going to Kroger