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Raul Martinez was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. He then earned a degree in journalism at Texas Christian University, and received a Masters degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University.

After Syracuse, Raul went back to his home town to become the weekend sports anchor at KVIA. Just two years later he was named Sports Director where he held that position for 6 years.

Raul is a big time fan of sports. You name it he loves it. Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, tennis, golf ... it goes on and on.

Raul continues to try to play basketball, ski and golf.

Recent Articles
  • Daniel "Jordan" Hayes cuts the hair of some Broncos players

    Barber shop owner helps Broncos players look good, feel good and play good

    DENVER — Sandwiched between a convenience store and an insurance office in Aurora is Jordan’s Barber Shop. Daniel Hayes Owns the place. “I got it from my mom,” Hayes said. “I am the youngest of 17. I have 9 brothers and 8 sisters.  And my mom, she owned a cosmetology school and a modeling agency.” He’s nicknamed Jordan because he flat out looks like him. “Since I got that first initial you look like Jordan when I was a kid. […]

  • Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. (Photo: MLB.com)

    Tulowitzki injured, leaves game with leg injury

    PITTSBURGH — Cross your Fingers. Hope for the best. Another Rockies player has been injured. It’s not just any player. All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fourth inning Saturday with an apparent leg injury The team is calling it a cramp in the muscle of his left tensor fascia latae. Tulowitzki was running out a ground ball and grabbed his upper left quad/hip area. He did not return and was replaced by Josh […]

  • Raul’s Rant: What is wrong with Uruguay’s Luis Suarez?

    Soccer is the talk of the world these days, and Raul Martinez is a die-hard fan. He does understand, though, why many Americans have an issue with the sport.  He doesn’t understand what is wrong with banned Uruguay player Luis Suarez.  Raul thinks he’s a big-time liar and thinks he has a problem.  Here’s Raul’s Rant.

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    Colorado Avalanche to open season at Minnesota

    DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche won’t have to wait too long to face the team that bounced them out of the playoffs last season. The National Hockey League announced its 2014-15 regular season schedule Sunday and the Avs will start on the road against the Minnesota Wild Thursday, Oct. 9.  Colorado will then host the Wild in the home opener on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Pepsi Center. All 29 opponents will visit Denver for the second consecutive year. The […]

  • Peyton Manning gives speech at UVA

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, delivering a speech at the University of Virginia. Raul Martinez reports.

  • City of Omaha raised money for Peyton Manning's foundation that helps at-risk children

    Peyton Manning Presented With $68,850 Check In Omaha For ‘Omaha!’

    OMAHA, Neb. —  It’s pretty common during the NFL season to hear Peyton Manning yell out “Omaha” during games.  The Broncos quarterback used it quite a bit last season in his snap count and it brought quite a bit of attention to the city in Nebraska. Manning was in Omaha Thursday accepting a $68,850 check for his Peyback Foundation, an organization helping at-risk kids.  Seventeen Omaha companies came together to raise money for every time Manning said “Omaha” during the […]

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    Broncos make trade in day 3 of draft, land linebacker

    DENVER — The Denver Broncos have addressed needs in the 2014 draft. On the final day, they landed a linebacker. The Broncos had a wait a little longer to grab their guy though. Denver traded with Chicago giving up its 131st and 246th picks for the Bears 156th pick and a fifth round pick in 2015. The Broncos landed LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow in the 5th round. “We were thrilled with the way it fell again,” said general manager John […]

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    2 CSU Rams sign free-agent contracts with Broncos

    DENVER — The Denver Broncos signed a couple of Colorado State Rams that went undrafted Saturday. Running back Kapri Bibbs should get a chance to make the team.  The Broncos currently have three running backs. Second year player Montee Ball is expected to start, but it gets shaky after that. Backup Ronnie Hillman has struggled since joining the team and C.J. Anderson hasn’t had much of an opportunity since making the squad as an undrafted free agent last year. Bibbs, […]

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    Broncos select a weapon for Manning in 2nd round of NFL draft

    DENVER — The NFL draft continued Friday night and the Denver Broncos picked up a new weapon for Peyton Manning in the second round. The team selected standout wide receiver Cody Latimer from Indiana with the 56th overall pick. Denver traded with San Francisco to move up to pick him. The Broncos gave up the 62nd pick in the second round and pick 171 in the fifth round along with a fourth round pick next year. They also get the […]

  • Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado at bat. Courtesy: Root Sports, May 8, 2014`

    Rockies’ Arenado looks to extend Rockies hitting streak record

    ARLINGTON, Texas — The offense sputtered in Arlington Thursday night and the Rockies were shutout for the first time this season, but there was one Colorado hit that made headlines. Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado broke a franchise record by extending his hitting streak to 28 games.  The 23-year-old had a two-out-single in the third inning.  Arenado entered the night sharing the record with teammate Michael Cuddyer. Cuddyer had a hitting streak of 27 games last season. Arenado’s streak is […]

  • Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. (Photo: MLB.com)

    Tulowitzki voted NL Player of the Month, Week

    .@Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki named NL Player of the Month. pic.twitter.com/hByz0KpvCJ — MLB (@MLB) May 5, 2014 DENVER — If the season ended today, Troy Tulowitzki would be the National League MVP.  There’s a long way to go, so in the meantime the Rockies shortstop has earned National League Player of the Month and NL Player of the Week honors. In the month of April, Tulo had a .364 batting average and led the league with 24 runs scored. Tulo […]

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    Rod Smith has advice for CSU players hoping for NFL roster spot

    DENVER — In all, 256 players will be selected in the 2014 NFL Draft.  Hundreds are on the outside looking in, hoping to get an invite at a training camp. At Colorado State, a number of former Rams are working out in the gym and on the field trying to stay in the best possible shape waiting for that chance. Guys like Mountain West defensive player of the year Shaquil Barrett are well aware they will have to work even […]