(Updated February 2013) Peter Martinez resides in New York City and works overnight at ABC's World News Now / America This Morning as a Digital & Social Media Producer.
Among helping produce and edit the overnight broadcasts on TV, he also manages and moderates WNNfans.com, TechBytes and the Twitter and YouTube accounts.
He first began as a Digital Fellow at ABC News in 2008, then a Desk Assistant and within two years a producer.
Since 2004, Peter has demonstrated his skills in digital media production.
In his senior year at Los Alamitos High School, Martinez enrolled in a Multimedia Production ROP class where he learned non-linear video editing with Final Cut Pro.
He started producing a weekly newscast called Griffin News. From that point forward, Martinez knew that broadcast journalism is the career he’d like to pursue.
In 2004, he chose to study communications at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and graduated with honors in August 2008 -- one of CSUF's largest graduating classes.
Martinez has a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism.
He was featured during the CSUF Commencement ceremony by the president:
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Martinez was involved at CSUF since his freshman year. As a broadcast journalist, he worked at Titan Communications, the on-campus television station that reached thousands of homes in Orange County.
He produced a newscast called On the Edge which won an award from the Society of Professional Journalists for a breaking news event.