Beverly Martinez is Manager of community Relations at KWGN Television, a position that gives her the opportunity of hearing, first hand, the concerns and aspirations of the City of Denver. Martinez acts as coordinator for station-sponsored community projects, actively promoting Denver’s Television Two as a direct local voice for the needs of the city.
Martinez was the original producer and moderator of the “Denver Now” show on KWGN-TV which premiered in 1973. “Denver Now” provided a means of exposing the economic development of minorities and women, as well as a forum where social and cultural questions were met with information and community involvement. Also, Martinez was co-anchor of the “Eyewitness 2 News Midday” program on Channel 2, daily at 11:30AM.
Over the past 20 years at KWGN-TV, Ms. Martinez has received awards from numerous organizations, including: the Latin American Education Foundation; the National Organization for Women; Bilingual Communications Center in Denver; Big Sisters of Colorado, Inc.; the Hispanic Media Association Lifetime Achievement Award; the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers; and has been named National Outstanding Hispanic Woman in the Media.
Martinez, a native Coloradan, is a founder and member of the board of directors for the Women’s Bank in Denver. She is also a member of the boards of Colorado Hispanic Media Association, Women’s Forum, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Five Points Media Center, and the Historic Paramount Foundation. She is a charter member of the Colorado Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences since its inception in 1986.
Ms. Martinez is married and the mother of three children, ages 24, 11 and 8, and the grandmother of one.