Leigh Martinez

Leigh Martinez


Leigh Martinez is a general assignment reporter. You can primarily catch her reports on the weekends.

She is a former U.S Peace Corps Volunteer who served in the Republic of Armenia. She also taught university journalism classes with a USAID program. 

Prior to KTVU, Leigh worked at KOVR and KXTV in Sacramento, CA, KGET in Bakersfield, CA and WWSB in Sarasota, FL. 

Leigh holds a BA from Rowan University and a MS degree from Syracuse University. 

Outside of work, Leigh enjoys traveling to a different country every year, extreme sports such as bungee jumping, hang gliding, sky diving, and hiking Half Dome in the middle of the night to see the sunrise in Yosemite, and spending time with her dog, Moxie.  

The latest from Leigh Martinez


Nancy Pelosi talks impeachment during annual Presidio breakfast

“This is the worst transgression," said Pelosi. "What this president did is worse than anything that any president has done. We have to make sure that no president no matter who he or she may be can think they can get away with this.”


Memorial for man killed in Oakland laptop robbery draws hundreds

Last Tuesday was Shuo’s birthday. He spent the day working on his laptop at the Starbucks when a man grabbed his laptop. Shuo ran after the thief but was dragged by the getaway car and suffered severe head trauma. He died a few feet from the Starbucks.