Whitney Martin

Whitney is thrilled to be back in her hometown as a Assistant News Director and Morning Anchor at Eyewitness News. She returned to the stateline in October after working as a Morning News Anchor at the CBS in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She started her journalism career in 2005 while interning at the CBS affiliate in Rockford. She’s since covered news on both sides of the camera as a Live Truck Operator, Photographer, Reporter, Producer, and News Anchor, and now Assistant News Director here at WTVO/FOX39.

Whitney was promoted to the anchor chair in 2010 and was named “Best Reporter” by the Illinois Associated Press, a title she also holds with the Illinois Broadcasters Association. She was nominated for an Emmy for her investigation into child poverty here in the Rockford area. Whitney is recognized by the Illinois Broadcasters Association as one of the “Best Photographers” and “Best Anchors”. She received top honors by the Associated Press for her feature writing and is recognized by the State of Illinois for her commitment to broadcasting. Whitney was also honored for her volunteer work by the Rockford City Council where a day has been designated in her name. She’s been named one of the Rockford Register Star’s Readers’ Choice Awards “Top TV Personalities” three years in a row receiving the“ What Rocks” Award. Whitney is a Lincoln Middle Capstone recipient and was named a “40 under 40” Leader by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.

Whitney is a proud mom of a wild toddler and says motherhood has completely changed her outlook of morning news. She understands the value of your time and wants to make sure you’re getting everything you need before you start your day.

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