Whitney Martin, Anchor
Whitney Martin is excited to cross the state line into Wisconsin to join the CBS 58 morning team. She is reuniting with Mike Curkov who also started his career at the CBS affiliate in Illinois.
Whitney began her journalism career in 2005 while interning in Rockford. She has since covered news on both sides of the camera as a Photographer, Reporter, Producer and Evening News Anchor.
“We are often dubbed “One Man Bands”. A lot of people don’t realize we shoot, write, and edit our own stories. I genuinely love what I do," Whitney says.
Whitney was promoted to the anchor chair in 2010 and was recently named “Best Reporter” by the Illinois Associated Press, a title she also holds with the Illinois Broadcasters Association. She was nominated for a 2016 Chicago Emmy for her investigation into child poverty. Whitney is recognized by the Illinois Broadcasters Association as one of the “Best Photographers” and “Best Anchors” in the market and received top honors by the Associated Press for her feature writing.
Whitney recently received an Illinois state proclamation for her ten year commitment to her hometown and was recognized for her volunteer work by the Rockford City Council where a day was designated in her name. She been named one of the Rockford Register Star’s Readers’ Choice Awards “Top TV Personalities” three years in a row and received the 2017 “ What Rocks” Award. Whitney is a LMS Capstone recipient and was named a "40 under 40" Leader by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.
Whitney is the former Cheer Director at Gigi's Playhouse in Rockford, A Down Syndrome Awareness Center. She’s been involved with the sport, (yes it is a sport) for more than 15 years and plans on bringing the program to Milwaukee.
She is looking forward to telling stories that matter. From investigations to positive features, she would love to connect with you on social media. Send her a “Hello” as she begins to dig deeper into the Milwaukee area.
Articles by Whitney Martin
- “It’s not that bad:” State Fair goers try ants-on-a-stick, other bug treats
- Cambria mill explosion survivor feeling forgotten nearly one year later, company responds
- A day at work with Millie the canine concierge
- “We have to help them continue on:” Local program helps first responders cope with PTSD
- Milwaukee's real-life Blue Bloods family
- Milwaukee firefighters band together to help colleague battling lymphoma
- Milwaukee Fire Department hosting Bone Marrow Match Drive for one of their own
- Gaming Gifts: Top video games for 2017
- Trouble in Toyland: List highlights most dangerous toys for kids in 2017
- Local woman has baby hours after finding out she is pregnant
- Who's tracking you? How advertisers use your online information
- Preschool students in Brookfield test out new toys
- More than pink
- Master Glendale barber celebrates 90th birthday and returns to work
- Effort to document and preserve Lake Michigan's many shipwrecks
- Historical Society searches for shipwrecks in Lake Michigan
- Woman volunteers at hospital as professional baby cuddler
- Victim of mill explosion making great strides
- Survivor of the Cambria mill explosion takes first steps
- SPECIAL REPORT: Impact social media can have on kids confidence
- Stolen lemonade stand brings community together
- SLIDE SHOW: Bucks open Sports Science Center
- Lemonade stand back open in Oconomowoc with help from kind citizens
- "I hoped it was a dream:" Survivor of the Cambria mill explosion shares inspiring story of how he made it out alive
- Laugh therapy proves that sometimes laughter really is the best medicine
- A night to remember
- Brewers player's young daughter proves that there is crying in baseball
- Drop of Doom Creates 100 Story Virtual Free-fall at Six Flags