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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
  • Raul’s Rant: Demaryius Thomas on the rise, Ty Lawson falling behind

    DENVER — Demaryius Thomas and Ty Lawson, two big stars in Denver, are going different directions. Congratulations to D-T on his contract and his mom, who’s getting out of prison early — talk about an amazing week for a really good guy living the American Dream. I love that he got his contract because if you want a guy to look up to… Look no further. He came from a bad situation at an early age to this. At 11, his […]

  • Figure skater coaches prospective Avalanche players

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Tracy Tutton is a life-long figure skater turned coach, and she is coaching Avalanche prospects during their development camp. See what these hockey players have to learn from her and her over 25 years of coaching.

  • U.S. Women's Soccer World Cup Semi-Finals (Photo: Inform)

    Raul’s Rant: What a week for women’s sports

    DENVER — This was quite a week for women’s sports — but here’s Raul Martinez’s rant on why it’s not enough. It’s clear women’s soccer is not the same revenue generator as the men’s game across the globe… But we saw last Sunday how good the game is, and the numbers proved it with 25 million watching here. The U.S. Women are splitting 2 million for winning it all. The U.S. Men lost in the first round of the world […]

  • Raul’s Rant: Nuggets’ point guard Ty Lawson wants a trade?

    DENVER — Raul’s opinion on the Denver Nuggets starting point guard Ty Lawson. When Mudiay was selected, Lawson was watching and being videotaped — that made the internet. Here’s the bizarre clip with his reaction while smoking a hookah. While all of this wants me to see Lawson traded, I think he’s so close to being great. Not there yet, but the Nuggets could use his talent. The next few months will be interesting, but what I would like to […]

  • Women’s pro football rises in popularity

    DENVER — Women’s football is becoming a serious deal across the country.  There are currently three semipro league with close to 100 teams from the west coast to the east coast. The Mile High Blaze are located in Denver. “I joined the blaze because I wanted to play football for so long,” said defensive back Lucy Dombovy. “The cool thing is you are seeing it at it’s ground level,” said head coach Terry Lister.  “Women’s football has been around for […]

  • Raul’s Rant: Alex Rodriguez reaches 3,000 career hits

    Baseball player Alex Rodriguez hit a home run for his 3,000th hit Friday, joining the small club of baseball players that have made over 3,000 regular-season hits. Here’s why Raul thinks this milestone shouldn’t be celebrated.

  • Opinion: Raul’s Rant on the Highest-Paid Athletes of 2015

    DENVER — Forbes released its list of the World’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes and guess who was #1? Floyd Mayweather Jr. earned 300 million dollars in 2015. Combine Tiger Woods, Roger Federer and LeBron James’ earnings: he still makes more. Here’s what Raul had to say about that.  

  • DU men’s lacrosse team seeks first NCAA national title

    PHILADELPHIA — The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team advanced the NCAA championship game with an overtime win Saturday. It only took four trips in the past five years, but the Pioneers finally reached the title game. They beat No. 1 Notre Dame at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday. It was an emotional roller coaster as Denver blew a four-goal lead before going to overtime and winning, 11-10. For the first time, the Pioneers will play in the national […]

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    DU Men’s Lacrosse advances to the Final Four

    DENVER – University of Denver Men’s Lacrosse team advanced to the NCAA’s Final Four, yet again, beating Ohio State on Saturday 15 – 13 on a home field. Unranked Ohio State came to play, but DU’s never say die attitude put them back in the Final Four for the fourth time in the last five years. This game was played at Sports Authority Field, was the first ever quarter-final game played west of the Mississippi. The team is coached by […]

  • Ty Sambrailo from Colorado State University

    Broncos take offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo from CSU in 2nd round

    DENVER — On the heels of drafting defensive end Shane Ray from the University of Missouri Thursday night, the Denver Broncos stayed much closer to home for their second round pick Friday night. Their focus was on the offensive line and they went with Ram from Colorado State University. Ty Sambrailo is a guy the Broncos management expects could compete for a starting job at right tackle. He’s big, he’s tough and he could have immediate impact. At 6’6″, 311 […]

  • Larry Walker was a star player for the Colorado Rockies

    1995 Colorado Rockies players reunite for 20th anniversary of Coors Field

    DENVER — The Colorado Rockies are celebrating their 20th year at Coors Field and some of the players from the 1995 team that was the first to play at Coors Field have some words of wisdom for today’s team. That 1995 team was the first Rockies team in franchise history to make the playoffs. We spoke to Dante Bichette, Darren Holmes, Larry Walker and Ellis Burks have some ideas about how the players on today’s team need to take advantage […]

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

    Raul’s Rants turn to a Rockies Rave for Nolan Arenado

    DENVER — Usually there is Raul’s rants, my opinions where I usually complain about something like the Rockies. But, not today my friends, the Rockies are on my good side. So Raul’s Rave was about Nolan Arenado. He already has two gold gloves after two seasons and working on another this year. This tribute was for Golden Nolan.

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