She was born in Brooklyn, New York to a mother who was an opera singer and a father who had a penchant for news.
In 1987, she received a [[bachelor of fine arts [[degree in journalism, where she majored in communications with an emphasis on broadcast journalism, from the New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury.
Judy is known for her coverage of the 9/11 Terror Attacks, Hurricane Andrew and the Avianca plane crash. She is an active volunteer with Hospice of Rockland. In the aftermath of September 11, she reported by day and worked with the children impacted by the terror attacks by night.
She won a 1990 New York Emmy Award, for New 12's team reporting, in the Outstanding Coverage of an Instant Single Breaking News Story category. She also received a National Press Foundation fellowship in economics in 2000.
She is a regular speaker, including in March 2010 when she gave the keynote address at a Hofstra Continuing Education conference, "Women in Career Transition: Possibilities, Opportunities and Strategies." She wrote a book review for the back cover of The Grownups' ABCs of Conflict Resolution.
- This bio is excerpted from Judy Martin's website.
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