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Marja Martinez is an Emmy-Award winning reporter for FOX 12 Oregon and FOX 12 Plus.

She is a graduate of the University of Florida, and traded in her flip-flops for hiking boots in 2016 when she moved to Portland to begin her news career as a weather anchor.

Marja has lived everywhere from the Deep South to the Northeast, and even the great state of Texas!

When she is not at work, Marja can be found cruising around Oregon with her favorite travel buddy, her husband Ethan. Together they’ve explored big and small Northwestern towns, like Boyd, Scio, Ontario, Milton-Freewater, Walla Walla, Newberg, Madras and The Dalles.

What began as a way for Marja to familiarize herself with FOX 12’s ENTIRE viewing area, which is quite vast, turned into a passion. Now, it’s not uncommon for Marja and Ethan to make impromptu trips to the other side of the state, with little more than a great play list and a few snacks. Okay, LOTS of snacks!

If she isn’t on the road, Marja has her nose buried deep in a book. Her Washington County library card has seen better days. If you’re looking for a book recommendation, do not hesitate to reach out!

Some other fun facts about Marja: She is an unabashed, Coupon Queen! (Why pay full price for anything, right?)  She likes karaoke, BUT only if the venue has an extensive rap collection, and she is married to a level two sommelier (wine nerd),  but can’t tell the difference between the most exclusive vintages and Two Buck Chuck at Trader Joe’s! Cheers!

You can find Marja on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. She loves connecting with viewers and is always in pursuit of a great story! You can reach her at Marja.martinez@kptv.com

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