Jonathan Martin is KRIV FOX 26 Houston viewers’ favorite news anchor for many reasons besides his reliable news reporting. He’s a former athlete who fits right in with the city’s fanatic sports community with his charismatic on-air personality and incredible dance moves. So, Houston residents were shocked by the announcement that Jonathan Martin was leaving KRIV FOX 26. Now they want to know where Jonathan Martin is going and whether he will remain in Houston. Read on to find out what the news anchor said about leaving the station.
Jonathan Martin to Sign Off from Fox 26
Atlanta native Jonathan Martin has a degree in journalism from Auburn University. His athletic background is why he uses his platform to advocate for fitness and health, and he is also popular among sports fans.
Martin interned at Atlanta’s WSB-TV, where he started his career in the industry as a field producer. The four-time Emmy Award-nominated journalist has worked in New Orleans, Nashville, and Augusta before heading to Houston, Texas.
Jonathan Martin has been a part of the KRIV FOX 26 team since 2016. And from Hurricane Harvey to the president of late President George H.W. Bush, he has been on the scene covering every major event.
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Martin had a viral moment recently when he broke out the celebratory dance moves ahead of the Houston Astros 2023 season opener. More of his older dance videos surfaced, and the “Dancing with the Houston Stars” winner’s social media followers loved them.
But now, Martin, who currently anchors the evening newscasts, announced he is leaving KRIV FOX 26. And his last day on the air will be next week.
As for what’s next, Martin has hinted at something in the works. But he will reveal details about it at a later date.
H-Town doesn’t have to say goodbye to Jonathan Martin so soon after he signs off from KRIV FOX 26. He will be hosting events in the area through May and June.
Martin previously partnered with the Parks and Recreation Department to launch SWEAT TX, a fitness program for kids. However, it’s unclear what will happen to the program, too.
There’s still time to catch Jonathan Martin on KRIV FOX 26 before he says farewell to the station. So don’t miss his last newscast, and check his social media for more updates on his next career venture.