Marlei Martinez is a Managing Producer for CNN’s morning show, “New Day,” where she reviews all tape packages, scripts and show opens before air.
Martinez has been with CNN since 2013, primarily tape & field producing daily packages for the morning show, including Kate Bolduan’s interview with President Barack Obama at the White House, Michaela Pereira’s “Roots” journey in Jamaica, Chris Cuomo’s coverage of the Navy Yard Shooting in D.C., the birth of the royal baby in London, the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma, the Ariel Castro case in Cleveland, the IRS Scandal in Cincinnati and the “Duck Dynasty” scandal.
Prior to CNN, Martinez produced for ABC News’ “Good Morning America” where she won an Emmy along with the GMA staff for “Outstanding Morning Show.” While at GMA, she conducted interviews, produced, wrote, shot and edited packages. While at ABC News, she also worked for the hidden camera show, “What Would You Do?” and the investigative series, “20/20,” covering Diane Sawyer’s “Jaycee Dugard” and “Jacqueline Kennedy” exclusives.
Martinez is an alumnus of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School where she filed on-air and dotcom stories as Bureau Chief for the “ABC News On Campus” program. She placed 1st in the national “Hearst TV Feature Reporting” competition and the Syracuse Press Club College TV News competition. Martinez graduated summa cum laude with honors from Newhouse with a Bachelor’s of Science in Broadcast Journalism. She is also a proud member of the AAJA.