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Anthony Martinez

Anthony Martinez


Anthony Martinez is a Production Assistant for WBEZ. He keeps listeners in the know about happenings in their community, and on WBEZ’s airwaves, by producing PSAs and promos for station programming and events. Before joining WBEZ in 2012, Anthony served two years with City Year Chicago, a program of AmeriCorps.

Anthony has a degree in business from Idaho State University and grew up in central Utah and Southeast Idaho.

Recent Stories

Curious City

How to be the Blackhawks' Zamboni driver

Curious City's search for the answer led us into the chilly depths of Chicago’s United Center to head ice technician Dan Ahearn - also known as “The God of Ice in the Midwest,” by a fellow Zamboni driver.


Video | Pizza, politics, and the American Dream

A student/activist shares his story of coming to the U.S. and finding a cause worth fighting for. 


Austin residents decry YMCA closure

The YMCA of Metro Chicago closed its only center in the city's Austin neighborhood.


Safety a concern for Bloomingdale Trail

Chicago residents aired safety concerns on the latest design of the Bloomingdale Trail, the nearly three-mile elevated linear park that runs through four Chicago neighborhoods: Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square and Humboldt Park.


Rain brings brief respite from mosquitoes

West Nile is on the decline in Illinois, according to public health officials.


Local gas prices only going up

Thanks to Hurricane Isaac and other factors, average gas prices in Chicago are the highest in the country right now.


'Power Vote' campaign wants to energize young voters

 The Energy Action Coalition, an environmental advocacy group, wants to bring environmental issues to the forefront of this election season. And they’re using young people to do it.


Logan Square rallies against rats

As Chicago sees a 28% increase in rat complaints some residents in Logan Square are rallying together to fight the pesky rodents.

Curious City

Are Chicago's Green Roofs Really Working?

WBEZ Listener Jenn Lawrence asked about one of the city’s highest-profile green initiatives. Does ‘The City on The Prairie’ still want prairies on our roofs?


LeRoy Neiman, an artist known for bold paintings of athletes and entertainers, dies at 91

LeRoy Neiman had deep ties to Chicago's student artists and Playboy Magazine.


Can television make kids better readers?

Coya Paz lives in Chicago with her partner and Ida, their three year-old daughter. Reading is central to their family life. But one of the things that gets Ida most excited about reading isn't on those shelves.

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