Allison Martinez

Allison Martinez

Multimedia Journalist (KBIM, Roswell)

Allison is half Puerto Rican, half Nicaraguan but hails from Lawrenceville, Georgia. Her first interest in broadcast came when she was the news anchor for her school newscast in fourth grade. She continued to do the school news throughout grade school and even attended a technical school her senior year which specialized in broadcast news.

After graduating high-school she attended Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga receiving her bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Spanish.

While in college, Allison was an active member of her sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma. She also interned at the news station WTOC Savannah where she learned the ins and outs of the newsroom and how to work as a true multimedia journalist.

After graduating in spring of 2017 Allison accepted the position as our Roswell bureau reporter where she covers the happenings in the southeast region of our state.

She is ecstatic to have the opportunity to be the voice for the southeast region of the state and work with the professionals in her career field.

During her free time, Allison enjoys spending time with Kittie, her pet cat, relaxing by the pool and exploring new sights as this is her first time living outside of Georgia.

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  • Travel ban case is justices' first dive into Trump policy
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    Travel ban case is justices' first dive into Trump policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump's time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That's about to change.

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  • Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate panel
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    Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate panel

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend him for confirmation because all Democrats, and at least one Republican, have said they will oppose him.

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  • Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam gets 20 years in related case

    Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam gets 20 years in related case

    BRUSSELS (AP) - A Belgian court on Monday found 2015 Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and an accomplice guilty of attempted murder over shots fired at police as they sought to avoid arrest in Brussels. The court handed both Abdeslam, Europe's most wanted fugitive at the time, and Sofiane Ayari the maximum 20-year sentence.

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  • Waffle House suspect still being sought; residents on alert
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    Waffle House suspect still being sought; residents on alert

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An intensive manhunt continued Monday for a half-naked man suspected in the slayings of four people at a Waffle House restaurant. Police in Nashville, Tennessee warned people nearby to be wary, while authorities shared reports about previous efforts to contain the gun-loving man with paranoid delusions.

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  • Director Oliver Stone reportedly in Iran for movie festival

    Director Oliver Stone reportedly in Iran for movie festival

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian media say American movie director Oliver Stone is in Tehran to attend an international film festival. Monday's report by the semi-official Tasnim news agency says Stone briefly visited the historical city of Isfahan the previous day. According to the report, Stone will host a workshop for filmmakers during the Fajr Film Festival and hold a news conference on Wednesday. French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud and Italian Giovanni Spagnoletti are also attending.

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  • Census finds increase in Mekong River's Irrawaddy dolphins
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    Census finds increase in Mekong River's Irrawaddy dolphins

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - The number of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins along a stretch of the Mekong River has increased for the first time in 20 years but the animals still face serious threats, Cambodia's government and a major conservation group said Monday.

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  • Malaysia releases images of suspects in Palestinian killing
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    Malaysia releases images of suspects in Palestinian killing

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysian police on Monday released images of two suspects in the killing of a Palestinian engineer and said they appeared to be European or Middle Eastern, fueling suspicion that the slaying was an Israeli assassination. Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group has accused Israel of being behind Saturday's shooting of Fadi al-Batsh, an important member of Hamas. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied involvement.

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  • Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage

    Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage

    TOKYO (AP) - Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being developed to help bridge labor shortages at Japanese construction sites, though their use will be limited to night shifts when no human workers will be nearby due to safety and regulatory concerns. Major Japanese construction company Shimizu Corp. showed off several robots Monday, including one already in use at construction sites that picked up a big pile of boards and took them into an elevator.

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  • HRW: 'Men only' job ads show ongoing discrimination in China

    HRW: 'Men only' job ads show ongoing discrimination in China

    BEIJING (AP) - One job ad for Chinese high-speed train conductors called for candidates who were "fashionable and beautiful." Another ad targeting men for a job in a Chinese internet company included photos of a female employee pole-dancing. Gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese workforce, a human rights group said Monday, with many hiring advertisements openly calling only for male applicants and using the attractiveness of female co-workers as a draw.

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  • 'The Crown' star speaks about pay disparity

    'The Crown' star speaks about pay disparity

    NEW YORK (AP) - "The Crown" star Matt Smith says he supports fellow actor Claire Foy over the revelation that Foy was paid less than her male co-star in the Netflix drama. A producer disclosed last month that Foy, who starred as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, was paid less than Smith, who played Prince Philip, because Smith was better known.

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