Morning News Anchor Raoul Martinez is thrilled to be in Southern California. Raoul got into this business to do sports, but was quickly drawn to the news side.

Before joining FOX 5, Raoul spent six years working at WESH, the NBC affiliate in Orlando, Florida. While there, he was part of an award-winning news team that received a Peabody Award and a Columbia DuPont Award, and also appeared on CNN, The Today Show, and MSNBC. Before his time in Orlando, Raoul was an anchor at KESQ, the ABC affiliate in Palm Springs.

Raoul left Cuba with his family at the age of seven. Once in the U.S., he started watching TV news, and that helped him learn to speak his new language.

Martinez is passionate about mentoring young kids and he considers it an honor to represent the Hispanic community.

Raoul is a proud USC Trojan. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and also holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism.

When not on the air, Raoul enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children.

Which professional sport would you play and why? Baseball. I’m Cuban, it’s in my blood. Beisbol!

If you were not in TV news, what profession would you choose? Attorney or real estate agent. I actually went to law school at USC for a couple of weeks before I changed my mind.

What’s something that no one knows about you? I love watching HGTV & Food Network and shopping with my wife.

Dinner for five, who would you invite (dead or alive?) Friends and family aside, I’ll go with Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Howard Stern, Don Rickles and Richard Pryor. I am a comedian at heart.


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