Jun 10, 2013 1:38 PM
Tom Martin is an award-winning journalist who joined KATC-TV3 in May 2013 as a Sports Reporter and Weekend Sports Anchor. A native of Houston, TX, he's very happy to be back in the South, where he can bring up heat, humidity, great food and football with folks who understand.
Tom comes to Acadiana after spending two years working at KOMU-TV in Columbia, MO, where he won a Mid-America Emmy award for Best Sports Story. In his spare time, he earned his broadcast journalism degree at the University of Missouri. He also worked as a reporter/anchor for Newsy.com and served as a play-by-play announcer for a local TV channel that garnered no more than six, maybe seven viewers per night.
In addition, starting in high school, Tom worked as an editor within the SB Nation network, spending a total of four years with a company that has evolved into a fierce competitor in the online sports media field. In that time, he covered two NBA Drafts in New York and appeared on local and national radio shows as a guest analyst.
This past year, the Associated Press awarded Tom with Best Sportscast (1st place) and Best Sports Story (2nd place). He also plays a lot of basketball in his spare time, but he will not be winning any awards for that.