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Angelique Martinez is a sports reporter/anchor at Local 22 & Local 44. She joined the team in September 2018.
Where did you grow up?
Howell, New Jersey
Where did you attend school?
The University of Alabama. Roll tide!!
Where have you worked previously?
I just graduated May 2018, so this is my first job out of school.
What are your hobbies?
I love to travel and visit new places. Throughout college I was able to travel a lot and visit places in the world I never thought I would. Another hobby of mine is cooking and learning new recipes. I love watching sports and calling my Dad to talk about games.
Who is your favorite sports reporter?
I have so many.. my top ones are Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi, Laura Okmin, Laura Rutledge and Adam Schefter.
What are your favorite sports teams?
Of course I love the Alabama Crimson Tide. I was a student for the 2016 & 2018 National Championships under the best coach ever, Nick Saban. My favorite NFL team is the New York Jets. I’ve been going to Jets games since I was a baby, and that sparked my love for football. Unfortunately, the Jets aren’t always successful, but I have Alabama as my winning team. My favorite baseball team is the New York Yankees, another team I grew up watching.
What is your favorite book?
I love to read so there’s a lot to choose from. Right now my current favorite is Becoming by Michelle Obama. I couldn’t put it down and she’s incredible.
What is your favorite food?
I’m Cuban and Puerto Rican, so my favorite food is empanadas. My mom makes the best ones I’ve ever had. I could live off of them and rice!
What is one thing you would put on a “bucket list”?
There’s so many I could name, but I’ll narrow it down to two. I would love to visit South Africa — it’s so beautiful and has always been at the top of my list. Another activity I would love to do is visit as many NFL & MLB stadiums across the country as I can. I’ve been to many but want to see all of them!