Born and raised in Sacramento, she’s happy to be working in Northern California.
Before joining the Action News Now team, Lauren worked as an anchor and reporter at KTVZ NewsChannel 21 in Bend, Oregon.
While in Central Oregon, she covered national stories that include the UCC college campus shooting in Roseburg, a World War II tanker explosion outside of Bend, and the militia takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge where she was featured on MSNBC.
She attended San Francisco State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts.
Lauren is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. This year, she has been nominated for NAHJ’s 2016 Journalism Award.
When she’s not on the anchor desk, Lauren loves spending time with family and friends. She especially likes spending time with her Chihuahua mixed dachshund Pearl.
You can watch Lauren Martinez weeknights on Action News Now at 5:00, 10:00 and 11:00pm.
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