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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President Barack Obama talking about immigration in the U.S. on November 20, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Immigrants, Local Leaders In South Florida React To The President’s Remarks

The president’s remarks will have make a profound difference in the lives of the up to five million illegal immigrants many of which live in South Florida.

11/20/2014

Ex-husband chased his ex-wife in SW Dade before shooting himself, police said. (Source: CBS4)

Police: Ex-Husband Starts Car Chase With Wife, Kills Himself In SW Dade

A man chased his ex-wife through traffic in southwest Miami-Dade, before shooting himself, police said.

11/18/2014

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Family Grieves As Police Search For Good Sam’s Gunman

Miami Police are searching for a car involved in the murder of a Good Samaritan who was trying to protect children.

11/14/2014

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Good Samaritan Dies Trying To Protect Children

A 24-year old man died Thursday while trying to protect children in the neighborhood from an erratic driver.

11/13/2014

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Miami Int’l Boat Show Moving To Marine Stadium

For the first time in 20 years, the hurricane-damaged seats at the Miami Marine Stadium could be filled with spectators, as the Miami Marine Stadium enters into a tentative deal to host the Miami International Boat Show for at least 2016 and 2017.

11/12/2014

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72-Year Old Postal Clerk Hit While Crossing Coral Gables Street

A 72-year old postal clerk is in the hospital after he was hit by a car while he was headed to work in Coral Gables on Friday.

11/07/2014

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Hundreds Of Toys Meant For Needy Children Went Missing In Hialeah

Just 48 days before Christmas, a Grinch struck in Hialeah, and a charity’s estimated 800 toys are missing.

11/06/2014

Vietnam veteran David Shupe pleads for his wallet which had something priceless inside. (Courtesy: Miami-Dade County Police)

Vietnam Veteran Pleads For Priceless Pin In Stolen Wallet

A Vietnam veteran is asking for the woman who took his wallet to give back a priceless piece which he said carried him through hard times.

11/06/2014

A person in economic difficulty holds a homemade sign asking for money along a Manhattan street on December 4, 2013 in New York City.  According to a recent study by the by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Home. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Feeding The Homeless: Act Of Charity Or A Crime?

For a 90-year old South Florida man, feeding the homeless in a public park is an act of charity but in Fort Lauderdale it’s a crime.

11/05/2014

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A-Rod Accused Of Paying Cousin To Be Quiet Over PED Use

The dominoes keep falling in the MLB steroid scandal that rocked baseball. Now the U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez paid his cousin almost $1 million to keep secret his use of performance enhancing drugs.

11/04/2014

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