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

Fundraiser planned benefiting fallen ABC officer’s son

  ‘Out-of-body experience’ -- Couple recalls vehicle being stolen hours before crash that killed cheerleader

  Deteriorating building could put officers, community safety at risk

  The Bail Project responds after bailing out man accused in death of Louisville teen

  The Bail Project once paid $5,000 bond for suspect in wrong-way crash that killed high school cheerleader

Mayor’s Event Coordinator arrested after alleged drunken crash

  Wife fights for her disabled husband’s benefits after debilitating shooting

  WATCH: Touching moment during Moore-Trinity high school basketball game

  Teen asks for well wishes after debilitating stroke while fighting 4th round of cancer

  FBI inches closer to more possible charges in LMPD Explorer case

  FBI zeroes in on Louisville’s violent crime

  Officers melt more than snow in west Louisville

  FBI arrest militia group members who frequently protested in downtown Louisville last year

LMPD not responding to non-injury wrecks, what you should do

  3 inmates attempt suicide at LMDC within minutes of each other

  LMPD officer who fired pepper balls at WAVE 3 News crew under federal investigation

Councilman questions Fischer’s role in scathing LMPD report

Attorney fees to defend convicted officers in Explorer case surpass $800,000

  Board finds LMPD’s new chief violated numerous ordinances while firing 2 Atlanta officers

  Officer in LMPD Explorer case lied under oath, attorneys claim

  Former LMPD officer convicted of child sex abuse asks for donations from prison

Body found inside of burning car

  ‘It’s like being in hell’: Mother of tortured murder victim says son was killed by childhood friend

McConnell makes bi-partisan nomination for Western Kentucky U.S. Attorney

GRAPHIC: 2 charged in connection to kidnapping, torture that led to man’s death

Feds charge 5th Kentucky resident in Capitol violence

  Hardin County suspect in Capitol siege turns himself in

  Mount Washington man faces judge on charges from U.S. Capitol siege

  Kentucky man ‘first’ to enter the Capitol through a smashed window

  Interim LMPD chief gives final interview before saying goodbye