Natalie Martinez is a multimedia journalist for FOX 7 Austin.
Natalie’s interest in journalism stems from government advocacy. She was in high school when Arizona passed SB 1070 and her government teacher encouraged her class to write to their local government officials. She could see the toll the anti-illegal immigration act took on her family and her community. It was then she realized the power of speech and the need to be educated and active in local government.
Natalie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. While in college, she interned at Fox 2 news, PBS Nine Network and the International Institute of St. Louis. At The Journal, a student-led newspaper, she won 2015 Missouri Photojournalist of the Year and Society of Professional Journalists 1stPlace Breaking News for her coverage on the unrest in Ferguson following the Michael Brown shooting.
Natalie kicked off her career in Nebraska for NTV News where she was a multimedia journalist and produced their weekend newscasts. Her weekend team won 1st place weekend edition for the Associated Press. After a year she left the cornfields for the story book capitol, Abilene, Texas where she was a crime and courts reporter for KTXS News.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Natalie is happy to be closer to her family and appreciates the rich history of the state’s capitol. She enjoys finding fun new places to eat, gloving up for boxing, embracing her Latin roots with dancing and being active in the community.
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