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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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(Source: CBS4)

Boaters See Increased Law Enforcement Presence For Labor Day

Boaters who are not following the rules of the water could see law enforcement pulling up to the bows of their boats.

20 hours ago

Steven Sotloff (Source: The Daily Caller)

Mother Of South Florida Journalist Held By ISIS Makes Plea To Leader

The mother of Steven Sotloff, a South Florida journalist being held by ISIS, made a public plea Wednesday for her son’s release and a safe return.

08/27/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Locals Rally Against Violence In Miami Gardens

South Florida residents and local leaders are set to gather in Miami Gardens Saturday in an effort to show their support to prevent crime.

08/23/2014

A child got his finger stuck in a pipe, according to Fort Lauderdale Firefighters.  (Photo source: FLFD)

Firefighters Free Child’s Finger Stuck In Metal Pipe

A child is recovering Thursday after firefighters said he got his finger stuck in a small hole in a metal pipe.

08/21/2014

Joseph Ianzano (Courtesy Barbara Ianzano)

Vigil Held For Teen Who Died While Trying To Help A Friend

A Coconut Creek family is mourning the loss of a 19-year-old man who died Saturday night. Family members said Joseph, Ianzano, 19, was trying to stop a friend from driving drunk.

08/18/2014

August 17, 2014: Parents and students get last-minute supplies to go back to school. (Source: CBS4)

It’s Down-To-The-Wire For Students Prepping To Go Back To School

Many parents spent most of Sunday getting their kids ready to go back to school.

08/17/2014

Rabbi Joseph Raksin (Source: Yona Lunger)

Police Patrol Neighborhood Of Slain Rabbi A Week After His Death

One week after the murder of a Rabbi as he walked to Temple in Northeast Miami-Dade,there was a lot of police presence in the neighborhood where the shooting happened.

08/16/2014

Victor Antonio Sanchez 8/7/14 (Source: CBS4)

Alleged Victims Testify In Trial Of Masseur Accused Of Sexual Battery

Opening statements were given Tuesday morning in the trial of Victor Antonio Sanchez who is accused of inappropriately touching women during massage sessions at a Coconut Grove spa.

08/12/2014

August 11, 2014: Police go door-to-door in Coral Gables to help identify a home invasion subject.  (Source: CBS4)

Coral Gables Neighborhood On Alert After Home Invasion

A Coral Gables neighborhood is on high alert after what police are calling a brazen home invasion.

08/11/2014

Source: Norm Kent

Man Goes After Alleged Thieves Breaking Into Cars

Surveillance video caught two alleged thieves breaking into a car in Fort Lauderdale. It also caught a struggle between the thieves and a man trying to stop them.

08/09/2014

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