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MaryAnn Martinez

MaryAnn Martinez MaryAnn Martinez

Since MaryAnn was a little girl, she always wanted to be in the middle of it all.

On December 31, 1999, excitement mounted as people everywhere prepared to ring in the new millennium.

Too young to do the same, MaryAnn tuned in to watch Peter Jennings' marathon broadcast of the world welcoming 2000.

Over those hours, MaryAnn fell in love with television news, (and Peter Jennings) realizing the power T.V. has to take you to the most remote corners of the globe, events that define history and introduce you to people in power.

Before joining FOX5, MaryAnn worked in Tucson, Arizona as a general assignment reporter at KGUN, the ABC affiliate.

She led the station's coverage of immigration and border issues and also became known as a reporter who held public officials accountable, posing tough questions to Senator John McCain and Tucson city officials who were accused of mishandling taxpayer dollars.

Fluent in Spanish, MaryAnn's extensive knowledge of border issues started while working in El Paso, Texas at the CBS affiliate. MaryAnn spearheaded the station's breaking news coverage.

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.

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

When she's not at work, MaryAnn follows national and international news, as a self-proclaimed news junkie. Her other interests include traveling, learning about other cultures and trying new foods.

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