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Marlei Martinez is an Emmy-award winning weekday general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for WVTM 13 News in Birmingham, AL. She joined the Hearst/NBC News team in January 2016. Since moving to the Magic City, Martinez has reported on the impeachment investigation and resignation of Governor Robert Bentley, tornado coverage and gun violence. During one interview about gun violence, gunmen fired at Martinez, her photographer and the woman she was interviewing while they were recording on camera.

Prior to WVTM 13, Martinez was a senior managing producer for CNN’s morning show, “New Day,”​ where she reviews all tape packages, scripts and show opens before air. She joined CNN in 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.


Michaela Pereira’s “Roots” Journey (CNN)

Michaela Pereira’s “Roots” Journey
10/13/2014
I field produced, wrote and tape produced this piece. Click here for the behind-the-scenes gallery.


Kate Bolduan’s interview with Pres. Barack Obama at the White House (CNN)

Kate Bolduan’s interview with President Barack Obama at the White House.
6/23/2014
I field produced this interview at the White House and cut it together for air. Click here for my accompanying article.


‘Duck Dynasty’ Doubles Down on Faith (CNN)

“‘Duck Dynasty’ Doubles Down on Faith” with Kyra Phillips
3/26/2014
I field produced, wrote and tape produced this piece.


Military Ouster in Egypt (CNN)

Military Ouster in Egypt with Reza Sayah
7/4/2013
I wrote and produced this piece.


Coney Island Reopens for First Time Since Superstorm Sandy (GMA)

Coney Island Reopens for First Time Since Superstorm Sandy with Marci Gonzalez
3/24/13
I produced this piece.

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Cold War Bomb Shelter For Sale as “Ultimate Man Cave” (GMA)

Cold War Bomb Shelter For Sale as “Ultimate Man Cave” with John Schriffen
3/23/13
I wrote and produced this piece.

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$45,000 Wedding Proposal: Did She Say Yes? (GMA)

$45,000 Wedding Proposal: Did She Say Yes? with Bianna Golodryga
3/20/13
I wrote, field & tape produced this piece.

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Steubenville Rape Trial: Football Stars Convicted (GMA)

Steubenville Rape Trial: Football Stars Convicted with Alex Perez
3/18/13
I produced this piece.

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Lauren Silberman Is First Woman to Try Out for NFL (GMA)

Lauren Silberman Is First Woman to Try Out for NFL with John Schriffen
3/4/2013
I produced this piece.

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Lauren Silberman Becomes First Female to Try Out for NFL (GMA)

Lauren Silberman Becomes First Female to Try Out for NFL with Marci Gonzalez
3/3/2013
I wrote and produced this piece.

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Man Escapes Jail 2nd Time by Impersonating Another Prisoner (GMA)

Man Escapes Jail 2nd Time by Impersonating Another Prisoner with Mark Greenblatt
1/27/13

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Too Close for Comfort: Nose-to-Nose with Polar Bears (GMA)

Too Close for Comfort: Nose-to-Nose with Polar Bears with Dan Harris
1/5/13
I wrote and produced this piece.

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Hillary Clinton Has Blood Clot From Concussion (GMA)

Hillary Clinton Has Blood Clot From Concussion with Martha Raddatz
I produced this piece.

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Are Americans Too Big for Zara Clothes? (GMA)

Are Americans Too Big for Zara Clothes? with Juju Chang
11/15/12
I produced this piece.

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New York Lockdown: Preparing for Hurricane Sandy (GMA)

New York Lockdown: Preparing for Hurricane Sandy with John Schriffen
10/27/12
I produced this piece.

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Home Alone Girl, 12, Shoots Robber Breaking Into Her Home (GMA)

Home Alone Girl, 12, Shoots Robber Breaking Into Her Home with Mark Greenblatt
10/20/12
I produced this piece.

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Pilot’s Crashing-Plane Prank Turns Into Proposal (GMA)

Pilot’s Crashing-Plane Prank Turns Into Proposal with Lara Spencer
9/28/12
I wrote and produced this piece.

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Miracle Births on New York Highways (GMA)

Miracle Births on New York Highways with Sam Champion
7/31/2012
I wrote and produced this piece.

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James Holmes: First Video of Alleged Killer Released with David Muir (GMA)

James Holmes: First Video of Alleged Killer Released with David Muir
7/22/12
I wrote and produced this piece.

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Barbecue Brush Dangers with David Wright (GMA)

Barbecue Brush Dangers with David Wright
7/11/12
I produced this piece.

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Adele Pregnant: From Heartache to Happy Mom-to-Be with Nick Watt (GMA)

Adele Pregnant: From Heartache to Happy Mom-to-Be with Nick Watt
7/2/12
I produced this piece.

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Filmmaker Nora Ephron Dies After Battle with Leukemia (GMA)

Filmmaker Nora Ephron Dies After Battle with Leukemia with George Stephanopolous
6/27/12
I co-wrote and produced this piece.

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Makeup Testers: Are They Clean? (GMA)

Makeup Testers: Are They Clean? with Elisabeth Leamy
6/19/12
I shot, field produced and post-produced this piece.

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