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

  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

Golf scramble in honor of fallen LMPD officer raises thousands ahead of event

  Grand jury indicts Louisville attorney accused of ripping off clients

  Passport Health Plan sells to for-profit company

  Interrupters’ contractor asks for his own deal with the city

  EXCLUSIVE: City suspends payments for Violence Interrupter contractor

  Experts give tips for natural gas safety

  Jeffersonville home explosion cause still under investigation

  Troubleshooter Exclusive: Walking with the Interrupters

Group helps children fighting cancer have Christmas in July

  Louisville teen fighting third cancer battle

Cut-a-thon fundraiser held for Rodman Foundation

  Local rapper killed in overnight Market Street shooting

  Troubleshooter Exclusive: Ex-UofL dance coach was also investigated at local high school

Louisville attorney is suspended after multiple complaints

  Hearing for man accused in Kentucky soldier’s death is once again delayed

Suspected Olive Garden shooter arraigned on murder charge

  Embattled corrections officer named in inmate-punching video

Man accused of killing LMPD officer in Christmas Eve crash has been re-arrested

  2 years after his death, Nick Rodman Legacy Foundation is launched

  Louisville attorney at other end of law following claims of misusing funds

Probation officers sent to the hospital after man brings fentanyl into office

Build A Bed project aimed at helping at least 10 Louisville families

Community to rally around fallen detective’s family

  Results show pills taken by driver accused of killing LMPD detective on Christmas Eve