Jean Martirez (born on January 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Filipino-American newscaster who co-anchors the KTTV FOX 11 Morning News, FOX 11 News at 10 A.M. and FOX 11 News at Noon along with Tony McEwing.
Martirez was born in Chicago, Illinois where her parents met. She is a first generation Filipino-American and is of mixed Filipino, Spanish and Chinese heritage. Martirez attended the University of Missouri where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. Martirez lives in Malibu, California with her husband and two children.
Martinez began her broadcasting career working as a weekend anchor and reporter for KOMU in Columbia, Missouri. She then moved on to WXII in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she worked as a morning anchor and reporter. She was then hired as an anchor and reporter for the Harlingen, Texas CBS-affiliate KGBT. She then relocated to San Antonio, Texas where she began working for ABC-affiliate KSAT as a morning anchor.
Prior to arriving at KTTV Martirez worked at the Denver CBS-affiliate KCNC anchoring their morning newscasts. In Denver from 1993-1995, Martirez hosted an Emmy Award winning syndicated children’s newsmagazine “News for Kids”.
Awards & nominationsEdit
- ↑ "Jean Martirez official blog". My Fox Chatanooga. http://community.myfoxchattanooga.com/blogs/Jean_Martirez/2007/03/06/Hey_Look_Im_Blogging2. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "KTTV Bio: Jean Martirez". KTTV. 1 May 2009. http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/about_us/personalities/Jean_Martirez. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
- ↑ Variety staff (12 July 2007). "2007 L.A. Emmy Award Nominations". Variety. Archived from the original on 5 February 2013. http://archive.is/KTKiG. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
- ↑ "59th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Award Nominations". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. http://www.emmys.tv/2009/58th-annual-los-angeles-area-emmy-awards-nominations. Retrieved 7 April 2010.