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A Martínez

Host, Morning Edition and Up First

A Martínez is one of the hosts of Morning Edition and Up First. He came to NPR in 2021 and is based out of NPR West.

Prior to NPR, Martínez was the host of Take Two at KPCC in Los Angeles since 2012. During his tenure, Take Two created important forums on the air and through live events that elevated the voices and perspectives of Angelenos, and provided nuanced coverage of the region's challenges including homelessness, climate change and systemic disparities in health and education. He is also a familiar voice to sports-talk radio listeners in Los Angeles as a former host of 710 KSPN's In the Zone, and he was a longtime pre- and post-game show host for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers.

Before he joined KPCC, Martínez had never listened to public radio. He views his path in public radio as proof that public radio journalism can be accessible, relatable and understandable to anyone, regardless of their background or educational pedigree, and says it has changed both his career and his perspective on life.

With a career that has lately been focused on Southern California, Martínez is excited to get to know the rest of the U.S. through Morning Edition.

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An armed man was killed after trying to breach an Ohio FBI office

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Former Trump Organization CFO to appear in New York court on alleged tax fraud

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News brief: Mar-a-Lago warrant, FBI office attacked, New CDC COVID guidance

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Gas prices have dropped $1 in a little over a month. What's driving the dip?

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In latest nuclear talks, the European Union presses Iran to make some decisions

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News brief: gas prices fall, remembering Charlottesville, Iran nuclear talks

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Republicans loyal to Trump express outrage over the FBI's search of his home

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Families are continuing to have to deal with the effects of inflation

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Negotiators work to free 2 Americans the U.S. says are wrongfully detained in Russia

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Trump's history of trying to stop investigations and withhold records

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News brief: Trump search backlash, New Mexico murders, Kenyan presidential election

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The FBI conducted a search at ex-President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida

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Albuquerque's Muslim community is on alert after the murders of 4 men

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Trump and Pence are at odds over Wisconsin's GOP gubernatorial primary

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Shelling around a nuclear plant in Ukraine causes a lot of concern

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