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

LMPD declares state of emergency ahead of Breonna Taylor decision

Breonna Taylor’s family settles with City of Louisville for $12 million, significant police reform

Attorney General Daniel Cameron set to present Breonna Taylor findings to grand jury

Warrants issued for arrest of Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend amid leaked new documents

Breonna Taylor: New video shows moments immediately following deadly shooting

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

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

Family says grandson loved the grandfather he killed with a hatchet

Update: 1 victim at gruesome LaRue County crime scene was dismembered

Confirmed: Officials connect Ohio abduction, Oldham County double-fatal shooting

Inmate says he was forced to escape jail to save his life

Cab driver assaulted with Wild Turkey bottle, crashes into home

LMPD grieves loss of officer, friend

Woman remembers fallen officer who came to her rescue in more ways than one

Ducks, videos, parties part of scathing state audit of Fish & Wildlife

Employee, cash missing from armored car following stop at Jefferson Mall