Whitney Martin, Anchor
Whitney Martin is excited to cross the state line into Wisconsin to join the CBS 58 morning team. She is reuniting with Mike Curkov who also started his career at the CBS affiliate in Illinois.
Whitney began her journalism career in 2005 while interning in Rockford. She has since covered news on both sides of the camera as a Photographer, Reporter, and Evening News Anchor.
“We are often dubbed “One Man Bands”. A lot of people don’t realize we shoot, write, and edit our own stories. I genuinely love what I do," Whitney says.
Whitney was promoted to the anchor chair in 2010 and was recently nominated for a Chicago Emmy and awarded a Silver Dome Award for “Best TV Reporter” in the state of Illinois. She is recognized by the Illinois Broadcasters Association as one of the “Best Photographers” and “Best Anchors” in the market and was honored by the Associated Press for her feature writing. Whitney recently received a state proclamation for her ten year commitment to her hometown and was honored for her volunteer work by the Rockford City Council. She been named one of the Rockford Register Star’s Readers Choice Awards “Top TV Personalities” three years in a row and received the 2017 “ What Rocks” Award. Whitney is a LMS Capstone recipient and was named a "40 under 40" Leader by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.
Whitney is the former Cheer Director at Gigi's Playhouse in Rockford, A Down Syndrome Awareness Center. She’s been involved with the sport, (yes it is a sport) for more than 15 years and plans on bringing the program to Milwaukee.
Whitney is looking forward to telling stories that matter. From investigations to positive features, she would love to connect with you on social media. Send her a “Hello” as she begins to dig deeper into the Milwaukee area.