Martha is originally from Brown Deer, Wisconsin. She earned her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) in 2007, and then got her M.A. in Media Studies from UWM in 2009.
Martha began her broadcast journalism career in La Crosse as a bureau reporter/videographer in the fall of 2009. In October 2011, Martha became the 5 p.m. news producer for a TV station in Madison. She joined News 8 as the Internet Content Coordinator in October 2012.
Martha is the manager of News8000.com, our social media accounts, and our News8000 mobile app. In October 2013, Martha helped design TheCompassionProject.me, a community resource website on bullying and how we can be a more compassionate community. She also manages that website for News 8.
"Ferris Bueller’s Day Off"
Do you have a personal motto or quote that inspires you?
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." –Ferris Bueller
What sports team are you a big fan of?
The Green Bay Packers. I’m a stockholder!
My homemade egg rolls and my husband’s baked spaghetti.
What do you like about your job?
I love being able to tell stories. Whether they’re told on-air or online, a well-told story is a beautiful thing.
Favorite way to spend a day off?
I like to play sports, watch movies and travel to new places.
Do you have a hobby or collect anything special to you?
I collect magnets to cities I’ve been fortunate enough to explore. Some of my traveling abroad highlights include a trip to London, Paris and Rome. I’ve also had the opportunity to travel to Australia and New Zealand.
Brandon and I have been married since May 2012.