Bill Martin

Bill can be seen weekdays as co-anchor of the top rated 5, 7 and 10 p.m. editions of Fox 8 News.

Bill Martin came to WJW in 1994, as co-anchor of the then hour-long early morning newscast. He later became field anchor for the 5 p.m. news before joining Fox 8 News in the Morning team in 1996.

After leading the morning show to number one in the ratings for more than three years, Bill was promoted to the 5 p.m. and noon newscasts in 1999.

Prior to WJW, Bill served as a reporter/anchor for WUAB-TV ( Cleveland) from 1991-94. He was a weekend news anchor at WPXI (Pittsburgh) from 1988-91 and since 1980, has had stints in Cheyenne, Wyoming, as well as Columbus and Dayton, Ohio.

Bill is the recipient of the prestigious Headliner Award. He is a multiple winner of Emmy and Associated Press awards for excellence in broadcast journalism. Bill was also inducted into the Ohio Television/Radio Hall of Fame in 1999.

The Buffalo, New York native holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Media Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. He has a Masters Degree in Counseling / Human Relations from Liberty University and attended Ashland Theological Seminary. Bill is a licensed professional Counselor, a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Bill is married to wife Judy, a graduate of Holy Name High School and Cleveland State University. They have daughters Katie, Ibolya and Otilia. Ibi and Oti.

Recent Articles

  • FOX 8 FOX Trot: Boy’s Miraculous Recovery After Brain Injury

    Posted on: 12:39 pm, August 7, 2013, by and , updated on: 12:41pm, August 7, 2013

    In a flash, his life changed forever. A young boy hit by a car after chasing his ball that went...
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  • Fox 8 Chili Cook-off: Tracy McCool & Bill Martin’s Recipes

    Posted on: 8:21 pm, September 28, 2012, by , and , updated on: 08:35pm, September 28, 2012

    The temperatures outside are starting to take a dip and what better way to warm up than chili. Our very...
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  • Bill Martin’s Hometown Hero

    Posted on: 9:44 pm, May 30, 2012, by

    Helping those less fortunate while passing on the gift of giving to a new generation. That’s why Fox 8 News...
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  • Bill Martin’s Fascinating Facts

    Posted on: 2:13 pm, February 14, 2012, by

    Fascinating Facts: Bill Martin 1. I have two tattoos. 2. Two of my three daughters were adopted from Romania. 3....
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