José Antonio Martínez is an Award-winning bilingual journalist, a radio personality and a TV anchor.
He is a reporter for El Diario de Nueva York covering news on politics, education, and immigration from the NYC City Hall and the NYPD.
José has been a reporter for the Spanish edition of WFMZ-TV 69 News in Reading, PA, correspondent in the United States for Ycodendaute Radio Tenerife, Spain, and an immigration analyst for BronxNet News.
He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the online edition of Noticia Long Island, where he was also director and host of the talk show Café con José, “the most important Spanish talk show on Long Island”, according to Voices Of New York, noting the show brought the Hispanic community’s most distinguished representatives to the screen to tell their stories, a contrast to the partisan postures of other news formats. In a 2017 profile, Noticia called José a “dedicated reporter” and “a rising star” who “is a voice for the Hispanic and immigrant community”. José received a 2017 Media & Journalism Award by the Colombian American Chamber of Commerce and Nassau County, New York and the Media of the Year in Latinus 20 Under 30 2017.
As an interviewer, José has conducted exclusive interviews with Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, New York City Mayor Candidate Rocky De La Fuente, New York State Assemblyman Charles Lavine, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, Mayor of Hempstead Wayne Hall Sr., Freeport Trustee Carmen Piñeyro, and a range of policymakers and experts.
José worked at El Tiempo and City TV in Colombia, where he was born. He graduated from the University of Cartagena and studied Broadcasting News at the University of Central Florida. He was awarded a scholarship from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and he is a member of the Education Writers Association.