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Jonathan Martin

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Jonathan Martin is an Emmy-nominated news anchor at 11Alive in Atlanta. He joined the team in July 2023, and brings 15 years of journalism experience.

A native Atlantan, Jonathan grew up in southwest Atlanta and attended high school in Fairburn. “Returning to my hometown to work as a journalist is full circle and a dream come true,” he said.

Most recently, Jonathan served as the evening anchor at KRIV/FOX26 in Houston, Texas.  He helped lead the station’s coverage of several historic events. He anchored more than 20 hours of coverage as Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas coast. He also covered protests surrounding George Floyd’s death and the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush.

Jonathan is known for his consistent presence in the community. In Houston, he created several community initiatives. “Beyond the Game” is a high school program designed to empower young men in underserved areas.  He also started SWEAT TX, a fitness program to address Houston’s obesity crisis.  In recognition of his community contributions, Houston’s Mayor declared June 8, 2023 as “Jonathan Martin Day” in the city.

Jonathan began his career at WRDW News 12 in Augusta, GA. He also worked at WSMV-TV in Nashville and as a national correspondent for Al Jazeera America.

Jonathan in a graduate of Auburn University. In his free time, you’ll find him working out, traveling and spending time with family.

If you have a news tip or would like to say hello, email Jonathan at jmartin@11alive.com.

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