MaryAnn Martinez

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From crawling through drug tunnels on the U.S.-Mexico border to interviewing a U.S. presidential candidate, MaryAnn Martinez brings a wealth of reporting experience to CBS 11.

Prior to joining CBS 11, MaryAnn spent two years telling stories at KENS-TV in San Antonio. While reporting there, her reporting on public corruption in Crystal City, Texas triggered an FBI investigation. All but one elected official were taken into custody during the FBI raid on city hall. She also covered Pope Francis’ visits to Washington D.C. and to the U.S.-Mexico border. MaryAnn has also previously worked at FOX Los Angeles, Miami’s WFOR, and the FOX affiliate, KVVU, in Las Vegas.

Most people associate Las Vegas with gambling, but for MaryAnn, Las Vegas meant politics. Because Las Vegas is located in a swing state, former President Barack Obama made frequent trips to Nevada. MaryAnn covered all of his visits to Las Vegas during her tenure in southern Nevada. She also had the opportunity to sit down for a one-on-one interview with Mitt Romney while he served as the presidential nominee for the Republican Party.

In 2008, the U.S. Border Patrol called Tucson “ground zero” for human and drug smuggling. MaryAnn worked in Tucson during that time. She profiled the Arizona Minutemen, daily threats faced by border patrol agents, and reported from inside drug tunnels dug by El Chapo’s Sinaloa drug cartel.

MaryAnn’s coverage of the border began in El Paso, Texas. MaryAnn regularly traveled into Juarez, Mexico as a turf war between the Juarez drug cartel and the Sinaloa cartel broke out. MaryAnn is fluent in Spanish. Her extensive coverage of the U.S.-Mexico border earned her an invitation to Mexico City from the Mexican Department of State.

MaryAnn was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She attended Baylor University, where she majored in journalism and wrote for the Baylor Lariat.

School Threats Increasing In North Texas Since Florida School Shooting

A threat to Indian Springs Middle School was made by a student; we are talking someone as young as fifth grade. He’s accused of making the threat by hacking into the school’s Instagram page.

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Icy Weather Results In Power Outages: ‘I Didn’t Have Internet, I Just Watched Trees Fall All Day’

The power outages were caused by trees buckling under the weight of ice. The snapping limbs brought down power lines.

02/22/2018

Discussion To Determine Southlake Carroll Coach’s Fate Ongoing

Nearly four hours after it started, a meeting about the Southlake Carroll High School head football coach still hasn’t ended.

02/05/2018

Fort Worth Dealing With Triple The Normal Amount Of Water Main Breaks

An unusually cold January (for North Texas) has left the City of Fort Worth swamped with water main breaks.

01/31/2018

Parents React To Soccer Hazing Sex Assault Accusations

Parents are alarmed after five Forney High School students were charged with sexual assault.

01/30/2018

4 Forney HS Soccer Players Arrested For Hazing, Sexual Assault

Four Forney High School soccer players have been arrested on sexual assault charges stemming from hazing incidents.

01/25/2018

Carjacker Assaults Navy Veteran At Gas Station

A Navy veteran was dragged from a moving truck by the man stealing his truck.

01/23/2018

Dallas Animal Services Cracking Down On Irresponsible Dog Owners

The warrant roundup is part of a larger effort by the city of Dallas to change the animal culture there.

01/19/2018

Mother Who Fought Off Suspected Serial Groper Shares Her Story

“The only thing I could think of was start swinging, start punching him,” she said. “I was trying to turn my [car] keys into a position where I could poke his eye out.”

01/18/2018

2 People May Have Frozen To Death In Dallas

A woman’s body was discovered inside an enclosed bus stop just before 8:00 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of S. Malcolm X Blvd. and Peabody.

01/17/2018

Many Districts Not Ready To Call Off School Yet

Some districts have closed school for Tuesday, but others will likely wait until around 6:00 a.m.

01/15/2018

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As snow came down in downtown, delighted Denton residents stepped outside bars and businesses to see it firsthand.

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