Tina Martin joined the Eyewitness News team in August 2008. Tina's love for journalism started in high school when she worked as a reporter for her school station. She is a native New Englander with a passion for storytelling.
She worked for several years as a radio and television reporter/anchor in Massachusetts. Her radio work on the 2004 Democratic national convention in Massachusetts won an Associated Press award in 2005. She is the first African American in the station's history to win the award, which made national headlines.
Tina has won several awards during her time at Eyewitness News. She was the 2009-2010 winner of the Jacque Minnottee National Health Reporting Fellowship from the Radio Television Digital News Foundation. She was chosen as Best Local TV Reporter by readers of Hartford Magazine in the 2011 Best of Hartford Contest. Tina's series Tina Around Town was honored by the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in the 2010 Excellence in Journalism contest.
Known for her smile and warm personality, Tina is a big proponent of building self esteem among young people. She has been featured in several publications including Boston Magazine, Jet Magazine, and the Boston Herald.
She received her degree in broadcast journalism from Emerson College in Boston.