Mai Martinez

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Mai Martinez
Born(1973-12-16) December 16, 1973 (age 38)
San Francisco, California
ResidenceChicago, Illinois
EducationJacksonville State University
OccupationNews Anchor, Reporter
Years active2003 - Present
EmployerWOXR K-98
WDSI-TV
WBRC-TV
WBBM-TV May 2006 - Present
 
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Mai Martinez
Born(1973-12-16) December 16, 1973 (age 38)
San Francisco, California
ResidenceChicago, Illinois
EducationJacksonville State University
OccupationNews Anchor, Reporter
Years active2003 - Present
EmployerWOXR K-98
WDSI-TV
WBRC-TV
WBBM-TV May 2006 - Present

Mai Martinez (born December 16, 1973) is an American television news anchor and reporter.

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Early life and education

A native of San Francisco, Martinez earned a bachelor's degree in 1997 from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.[1][2]

Professional career

Martinez began her broadcasting career as a video editor at WBRC-TV in Birmingham, Alabama, where she worked from 1997 until 2003. In 2000, she co-hosted a morning radio show on WOXR-FM in Oxford, Alabama.[3] In 2003, Martinez became a photographer, general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at WDSI-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She then rejoined WBRC-TV in April 2004 as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor. While there, Martinez developed a higher level of national visibility when she spent eight weeks in Aruba covering the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.[1]

In May 2006, Martinez was hired by WBBM-TV in Chicago as a general assignment reporter. On September 20, 2007, she was promoted to be a weekend news anchor at the station.

Personal

Martinez is half Cuban and half Vietnamese.[1] She is single and lives in the Uptown neighborhood on Chicago's North Side.[4]

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