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

  2 cats die after being left in LMAS officer’s vehicle

Juveniles at JCYC may be moved to South Central Ky. facility

  LMPD Chief on future of the department: ‘We’re going to end up doing less with less’

  Whistleblower in LMDC punching video: ‘He was literally turning purple’

  Former face of LMPD sued for discrimination

  LMPD prepares to make cuts to specialty units, raising concerns about public safety

Southern High School student found with gun in backpack

Superintendent reacts to email asking corrections officers to take JCPS security jobs

  Teacher in Iroquois viral fight says she called for help before the violence

  WAVE 3 Troubleshooters take deep look into JCPS violence

  2 corrections officers plead guilty in case of handcuffed inmate being punched

  3 former LMPD officers are now convicted felons

  Police brace for smaller department as number of shootings, murders rises

  Amanda Needy’s attorney tries to get murder charge thrown out

Accused killer apologizes during murder-for-hire trial

  Attorneys still awaiting evidence in LMPD detective’s deadly Christmas Eve crash

  Teacher hit in the head with a glass beaker, another principal assaulted

  Police: Murder suspect killed man, kidnapped wife and mother-in-law

  Troubleshooter: A look into the record of a former Interrupter now accused of rape

  U.S. marshal recalls how ATM use doomed America’s most prolific serial killer

Olde English Bulldogge puppy auction to help children with cancer

Metro employee fired after Troubleshooter investigation

  Bardstown police chief threatened with contempt during LMPD sexual harassment trial

First responders visit Chicago firefighter in Louisville for cancer treatment

  Convicted city employee being paid with your tax dollars

Louisville Metro Police officer fired after kissing woman during traffic stop

Prominent jewelers indicted for theft involving $54,000 ring

WorldFest counterfeit bust triples in value

  Triple shooting in Churchill Downs’ back yard kills 1, injures 2

  Mayor Fischer denies LMPD has a morale problem; council members question his budget cuts