Jean Martirez Biography
Jean Martirez is an American news anchor on The Fox 11 Morning News and Good Day LA. Jean Martirez was born in Chicago but raised mainly in St. Louis. Martirez came to the Los Angeles FOX station in October 1995 as a general assignment reporter. She was promoted to anchor in 1996.
She joined KTTV Fox 11 from KCNC, the then NBC, now CBS affiliate in Denver where she anchored the morning newscasts since 1988.
Previously, she was morning anchor at KSAT, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio, Texas. Earlier, she worked as anchor and reporter at KGBT, the CBS affiliate in Harlingen, Texas. Before that, she was morning anchor and reporter at WXII in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Jean Martirez Age
She was born in the year 1963 Jan 19th and is already 56 years 3 months old this year 2019 Jan 19th. She has a height of 5’3′ that is 1.6m tall.
Jean Martirez Family/Early Life
Martirez was born in Chicago, Illinois where her parents met. She is a first generation Filipino-American and is of mixed Filipino and Spanish heritage.
Martirez attended the University of Missouri, where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. Martirez lives in Malibu, California with her husband and two children.
Jean Martirez Husband/ Married
Timothy J. Barton is Jean Martirez husband and the duo have been married for 19 years and around four months now. They were dating for 1 year after getting together in 1999 and were married on 1st Jan 2000.
Jean Martirez Career/Education
She graduated from the University of Missouri where she had classes with fellow journalism student-turned-actor Brad Pitt and was sorority rushed by Kappa Alpha Theta’s sister, a singer Sheryl Crow.
Martirez began her broadcasting career working as a weekend anchor and reporter for KOMU in Columbia, Missouri. She then moved on to WXII in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she worked as a morning anchor and reporter. She was then hired as an anchor and reporter for the Harlingen, Texas CBS-affiliate KGBT.
She then relocated to San Antonio, Texas where she began working for ABC-affiliate KSAT as a morning anchor.
Martirez joined KTTV in October 1995 as a general assignment reporter for the station’s morning news and its Good Day LA program.
Prior to arriving at KTTV Martirez worked at the Denver CBS-affiliate KCNC anchoring their morning newscasts. In Denver from 1993–1995, Martirez hosted an Emmy Award-winning syndicated children’s newsmagazine “News for Kids”.
In Early October 2012, Martirez stopped appearing on the Fox 11 Morning News. This led many people to speculate whether Martirez had been axed from Fox after seeing the departures of Dorothy Lucey and Jillian Reynolds. Jean quickly denied rumours by stating on Twitter that she was still with the show and just on sick leave.
A few days later she finally hinted at her departure in a tweet that she had cleaned out her desk. Lucey soon confirmed Martirez’s departure on her blog.
Jean Martirez Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth in 2019 $100K-1M dollars though her real net worth and salary is still under review.
Jean Martirez Awards/Nominations
1. 2007, Emmy Award nomination
2. 2009, Emmy Award nomination
Jean Martirez Facts
1 Was sorority rushed by Kappa Alpha Theta sister, a singer Sheryl Crow, Martirez pledged Alpha Chi Omega, instead.
2 She graduated from the University of Missouri where she had classes with fellow journalism student-turned-actor Brad Pitt
3 She was born in Chicago but raised mainly in St. Louis.
Jean Martirez Social Media
She’s not that active on social media apart from Twitter where she has more than 7800k followers, Instagram around 28 followers.
Jean Martirez Fox 11
Jean Martirez the next woman out at Fox 11
Longtime Fox 11 morning news anchor Jean Martirez posted this picture to Twitter with the hint: “Cleaned out my desk. Wonder if this will get my security deposit back?”
The hint gave away the news that Martirez has been excused from the station, following “Good Day LA” fixtures Dorothy Lucey and Jillian Reynolds out the door.
That set off an exchange of condolence and “I’m OK” tweets among LA’s small club of TV news talent. When Lucey tweeted one day that she just knew that Martirez was on a “wildly romantic getaway,” Martirez responded that she was in bed with her laptop and beau “figuring out how I file online for unemployment!”
Her most recent assignments were to co-anchor the FOX 11 Morning News, which airs from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., as well as the 10 a.m. and noon newscasts. She has not yet been scrubbed from the Fox 11 website: her bio is still up.
Lucey, whose departure from GDLA in June was public and notably involuntary, posted on her blog last week that “My old station is not the happiest place on Earth. Jean Martirez is now gone. That’s 3 women in 4 months.
For years there was talk that she and Jillian Reynolds could barely stand each other, based on how they seemed on the GDLA set. The women always publicly denied any issues, and on Monday Lucey posted about her ex-set mate:
“I just saw Jillian looking hot on KTLA. She is too good not to be on TV. In all my meetings the suits say they want the kind of chemistry that Good Day LA tossed away.” Remember, Lucey had previously gone on KTLA to talk about her firing.