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Janelle Martinez

Janelle co-hosts Great Day Live on 10 Tampa Bay!
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Janelle Martinez

Janelle was born and raised in Tampa and is beyond excited to be part of Great Day Live! She loves the idea of sharing all the “Great” people, places and things her hometown has to offer.

Janelle met her husband at the University of Florida, and they are raising their three daughters to be die-hard Gator fans. She fell in love with all things “Gators” while she was a member of UF’s Dazzler Dance Team.

After graduating with a degree in telecommunications, Janelle worked in markets across the southeast. She has had just about every job in television news over the course of her more than 15+ year career. She anchored evening newscasts in Sarasota, Winston-Salem and Charlotte, NC and even helped people get around town as the morning traffic anchor right here in the Tampa Bay area. She’s covered big stories and small ones, rode out hurricanes and traveled on presidential campaigns. But by far, her favorite part of working in television is telling your stories. She’s thrilled to be able to do that every day on Great Day Live.

Janelle spends most of her time with her husband and three daughters soaking up the Florida sunshine (when she’s not cheering her girls on at a dance competition). Janelle is overjoyed by how far Tampa Bay has come since her days as a little girl attending Incarnation Elementary School and the Academy of the Holy Names for high school. As a self-proclaimed foodie, she is taking full advantage of the areas red-hot dining scene. She’s also a fitness fanatic and you can often find her sweating it out in a HIIT, spin, or yoga class around town.