Gabriela Martinez

WITF

Reporter Profile

Gabriela Martínez is a Puerto Rican multimedia journalist. She covers the intersection of race and identity in central Pennsylvania with a focus on the Latino community for WITF, a nonprofit multimedia organization in Harrisburg. Previously, she worked as an associate producer at Kentucky Educational Television, producing pieces on health equity in Kentucky’s immigrant communities and the restoration of voting rights to former felons. At the PBS NewsHour, Martínez contributed stories to the digital politics team, and wrote pieces on gun trafficking and cockfighting in Puerto Rico. Fluent in Spanish, English and Russian, she was a Fulbright English teaching assistant in Russia, and holds a master’s degree in multiplatform journalism from the University of Maryland. While there, Martínez and a team of student photojournalists produced a documentary series on opioid addiction in Maryland. It earned multiple honors, including a Best of Festival Award from the Broadcast Education Association.

Beat: Covering the intersection of race and identity in central Pennsylvania with a focus on the region’s fast-growing Latino community

This reporter covers the intersection of race and identity in central Pennsylvania, with a focus on the region's fast-growing Latino community. The beat's key strategy approaches listening to and reporting on people and communities first, surfacing the issues that matter to them, rather than coming into the target community and asking its members where they stand on what are presumed to be the most pressing issues of the moment.