Martina Del Bonta
|Updated: 9/04/2013 4:14 pm
||Published: 9/03/2013 11:25 am
| Martina Del Bonta joined FOX23 news team in August of 2013. She came to Tulsa from KMIZ-TV in Columbia, MO where she was the Weekend Sports Anchor and Co-Host. |
Martina grew up in Elk Grove, California, where sports, including High School Football, are everything. While most kids were watching Teletubbies and Barney, Martina was watching Sports Center. When her dream of becoming a WNBA star died a slow and painful death, she chose the next best thing, broadcasting. And it turns it out it was the best decision ever. While at U.C Berkeley, she majored in Mass Communications and History. Through her internships she got to cover the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and the Sacramento Kings. Martina fell in love with the atmosphere of the sidelines, and wanted to return that love through telling dynamic and heartwarming stories for the fans.
Martina has won multiple broadcasting awards for her storytelling. Her most recent award was her story on one special girl who had cerebral palsy. Two Mizzou football players surprised her as her date for prom. Being able to capture that moment of pure surprise and joy reminded her on why she joined the industry.
One of Martina’s most memorable moments was covering the 2011 World Series. All St. Louis Cardinal’s fans will remember the heroics of Game Six. She was live right when the Cards won the World Series, and was in the middle of fans rushing the streets to get to Busch Stadium.
Martina is excited to explore everything Oklahoma has to offer, and can’t wait to check out the country music scene. Her guilty pleasure is rooting on her Cal Bears, regardless of how great or terrible they are. As well as rooting for her favorite player San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum. He can do no wrong.
If you have a story idea or would just like to drop Martina a note, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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