Raoul Martinez - Anchor

Raoul Martinez - Anchor

Fox 5 Morning News anchor Raoul Martinez is thrilled to be back home in Southern California.  Raoul got into this business to be a sportscaster, but was quickly drawn into the news side of things.  

He spent the past six and half years working at WESH, the NBC affiliate in Orlando, Florida.  While there, he was part of an award winning news team that won a Peabody Award and a Columbia DuPont Award.  You may have seen his reporting on CNN, The Today Show, and MSNBC.  Before his time in Orlando, Raoul was an anchor at KESQ, the ABC affiliate in Palm Springs.

Raoul left Cuba with his family at the age of seven.  Once in the US, he immediately took to watching television news, and that helped him learn to speak the language.  Martinez is passionate about mentoring young kids and he considers it an honor to represent the Hispanic community through his work.  

Raoul is a proud USC Trojan, who graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English and also holds a Master's Degree in Journalism from Southern Cal.  

When not on the air, Raoul enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.  The couple enjoy going to the movies, the theater, and sporting events. 

You can follow Raoul on Twitter at http://twitter.com/RaoulFOX5.

You Asked.....

What's on your iPod?

Green Day, The Offspring, Weezer, Les Mis soundtrack (yea, so!!?) and course, recently, MJ.

Which professional sport would you play and why?

Baseball. I’m Cuban, it’s in my blood. Beisbol!

If you were not in TV news, what profession would you choose? Attorney. I actually went to law school at ‘SC for a couple of weeks before I changed my mind. Plus, it runs in my family: Sister, Mom and Grandfather (Judge!).

What's something that no one knows about you? (I won't tell)

I enjoy watching all those TLC, Food Network show and shopping with my wife. So sue me!

Dinner for 5, who would you invite? (Dead or alive)

Friends and family aside, I’ll go with Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Howard Stern, Don Rickles and Richard Pryor. I am a comedian at heart. That would be a fun dinner.