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MaryAnn Martinez

maryann martinez 600x450 MaryAnn MartinezMaryAnn Martinez worked in television newsrooms across the country for over a decade prior to joining CBS4 in March 2014. She’s taken on a number of varied and high profile assignments throughout her career, coverage that had her crawling through drug tunnels on the border, covering the President of the United States and covering a nationally-televised presidential debate.

She arrived at CBS4 from KGTV in San Diego where she secured exclusive interviews for the station through her Hispanic background, fluency in Spanish and connections to the Spanish-speaking community

Prior to that, MaryAnn worked at KVVU in Las Vegas. While there, MaryAnn obtained exclusive interviews with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other prominent politicians. Despite the glittering lights of the Las Vegas Strip, she kept her focus on politics, covering several visits by President Barack Obama and conducting a one-on-one interview with Mitt Romney.

MaryAnn previously worked at KGUN in Tucson Arizona and led the station’s coverage of immigration and border issues. She became known as a reporter who held public officials accountable by posing tough questions to city officials who were accused of mishandling taxpayer dollars. She also worked at KDBC, the CBS affiliate in El Paso. MaryAnn spearheaded the station’s breaking news coverage and her extensive knowledge of U.S./Mexico border issues began while working at the station.

In April 2007, MaryAnn was invited to Mexico City by the Mexican Department of State, where she took part in a forum for journalists on immigration. The visit gave her the opportunity to meet with the Mexican president’s press secretary and other top government officials. The invitation to participate came as a result of her coverage of border issues at KDBC.

A proud Texan, MaryAnn was born and raised in El Paso. While attending Baylor University in Waco, Texas, MaryAnn wrote for the student newspaper, The Baylor Lariat. She majored in journalism.

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Floridians All Fired Up For Legal Medical Marijuana

Floridians really, really support the legalization of medical marijuana, according to a poll released Monday morning.

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Jumbo’s restaurant (Source: James Beard Foundation)

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Miguel Lobo Mug (Source: Miami Dade Corrections)

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An arrest has been made in the homicide investigation of 11-year-old Martha Guzman who lost her life inside the Little Havana apartment that she shared with her mother and three-year-old brother.

07/21/2014

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Exclusive: Uncle Accused Of Killing 2-Year Old Nephew

Police arrested the uncle of a 2-year old who died while under his care.

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Miami police have not said what may have led to a shooting Wednesday which landed a teen girl in the hospital. (Source: CBS4)

Prosecutors: Teen Accused Of Shooting Girl Found Gun On Sidewalk

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Firefighter Saves Precious Possession From Burning Apartment

A woman in despair sat on a bench outside her apartment early Monday morning, but it wasn’t because her West Miami-Dade apartment was about to burn to ashes.

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Love For US World Cup Soccer Growing With Every Match

Fans of the World Cup gathered in sports bars and restaurants Sunday afternoon in preparation for the USA taking on Portugal.

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Video released by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office shows what the driver of a Lamborghini and an associate were doing just hours before they were involved in a deadly crash on the MacArthur Causeway.

06/20/2014

Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi arrives at federal court in Miami on Oct. 25, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Fmr. Mayor Accused Of Taking Bribes, Back In Court

The former mayor of Miami Lakes Mike Pizzi, accused of taking bribes for thousands of dollars, was back in court Wednesday and wasn’t sure if he’d walk out a free man or go to jail.

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