Mai Martinez co-anchors CBS 2 Chicago’s weekend evening newscasts and serves as general assignment reporter during the week. Martinez joined the CBS 2 Chicago team in May of 2006.
Her work during the breaking news coverage of the Blue Line derailment in the summer of 2006 helped CBS 2 win a local Emmy award for Spot News.
Before working at CBS 2 Chicago, Martinez served as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for WBRC-TV (FOX) in Birmingham, Alabama. While working for WBRC, Martinez spent eight weeks in Aruba covering the disappearance of Natalee Holloway for WBRC, Fox News Channel and CNN, often landing exclusive interviews. Her reports were picked up worldwide, and upon her return from Aruba, she continued to work as a frequent contributor to Fox News Channel.
Before Birmingham, Martinez worked for WDSI-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a photographer, general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor. It was the first on-air job for Martinez who until 2003 worked behind the scenes as a video editor.
Prior to deciding television was the path for her, Martinez worked in radio as co-host of “Chris and Mai in the Mornings,” the WOXR K-98 FM morning show in Oxford, Alabama.
Martinez, who is fluent in Spanish, graduated Cum Laude from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, with a B.A. in Communications and English and a minor in Spanish. She is half Cuban and half Vietnamese and enjoys volunteering her time to community organizations. Martinez is a proud member of both the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association.
CBS 2’s Mai Martinez takes a look at how Chicago is welcoming the Year of the Wood Horse.
The most recent shooting happened on westbound I-80/94, but the victim told police her first interaction with the shooter’s car took place down on 25th Avenue because of potholes.
The final day for stores in the closing chain is Saturday. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez visits one North Side location.
It’s Christmas Eve, and we all know that means Santa Claus is hard at work delivering gifts around the world, but he’s not the only one.
Faseeh Biabani and his parents were injured Sunday on Devon Avenue. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.
Identical twins Kristen and Kelly have shared a special connection since birth. And these days, that connection is even stronger after the two battled breast cancer together. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.
Yes, an alligator seemed to appear from nowhere in Terminal 3 at Chicago’s busiest airport on Friday. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.
Frank Velez was ready to transport a patient when two men across the street began “yelling at the ambulance with profanity,” he tells CBS 2’s Mai Martinez.
Think you’re seeing more graffiti around Chicago? Well you’re not alone.
With medical advancements, treatment for pets can easily run into the thousands. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez weighs the pros and cons.
As CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, many officers are calling foul, and fan support for the policy is mixed.
CBS 2’s Mai Martinez rode along with Chicago paramedics to see what they’re up against.
The officers and their horses also patrol the Mag Mile, the Museum campus and some city parks year-round. They’re an amazing sight, but more than that, CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.
A CTA bus driver whose hands should have been on the wheel instead had a cup in one hand and a spoon in the other.
An attack on a Chicago postal carrier has stopped mail delivery in one area of the Logan Square neighborhood.
(CBS) — For decades, companies have relied on TV, radio, magazines and billboards to advertise their products, but now many are turning to social media. And those companies are finding word of mouth is giving [...]
In their first TV interview together since the scandal broke, former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman and his wife talk about the night he was arrested for beating her, why she dropped the charges, and the doubters.
CBS 2s Mai Martinez has a look at what these fire shelters are and how they work.
U.S. Postal Inspectors and police say these days carriers face great potential harm in some Chicago neighborhoods. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.
As you might expect, media outlet from across the country are in Chicago to cover game one of the Stanley Cup Final, but you might be surprise by the number of international media.