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

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

New claims in Breonna Taylor case state investigating officers were following Fischer’s orders

2 more Louisville police officers involved in Breonna Taylor investigation will be fired

Brett Hankison: Fired LMPD detective thought Kenneth Walker was firing an AR-15

WATCH: Video shows chaotic moments after Sgt. Mattingly was shot in Breonna Taylor raid

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

Republican councilmembers ask Mayor Fischer to resign with resolution; Democratic member calls it ‘a colossal waste of time'

Breonna Taylor: New video shows moments immediately following deadly shooting

City buys home rented by Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend for $1 as new allegations arise

Breonna Taylor lawsuit amended, now places blame on Mayor Fischer for new development project

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

Hundreds gridlock sections of Broadway after Derby without a police detail

Churchgoers who filed suit against Beshear stand up against quarantine orders in new federal lawsuit

  Former LMDC officer sentenced to federal prison after video showed him punching inmate

Potential lawsuits threaten millions of Kentucky taxpayer dollars

Sources: Bevin under FBI Probe

Trump protester cited for dumping water on Trump supporter

Beauty queen overcomes adversity to graduate from Fort Knox

Family says grandson loved the grandfather he killed with a hatchet

  Cab driver assaulted with Wild Turkey bottle, crashes into home

Ex-UofL coach, State Farm agent heard using racial slur on phone call about lawsuit

Woman still stuck in apartment after elevator falls 14 floors