MaryAnn Martinez brings 10 years of experience in newsrooms to 10News. Over that decade, MaryAnn has crawled through drug tunnels on the border, covered the President of the United States and a nationally-televised presidential debate.
Before joining 10News, MaryAnn worked at Las Vegas' FOX affiliate. While there, MaryAnn obtained exclusive interviews with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other politicians. Despite the glittering lights of the Las Vegas Strip, she covered a great deal of politics, including several visits by President Barack Obama and a one-on-one interview with Mitt Romney.
MaryAnn has also worked in Tucson, Ariz., at ABC affiliate KGUN, and led the station's coverage of immigration and border issues. She became known as a reporter who held public officials accountable, posing tough questions to 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, and is often watching Food Network and trying new recipes.