Scott Martin

KTXS Chief News Photographer

POSTED: 5:11 PM Feb 20 2014   UPDATED: 2:35 PM Aug 27 2014

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Scott Martin has been chief news photographer at KTXS for nearly 20 years.

Scott was born in Eastland and raised in Abilene.

In 1992, Scott graduated from the Art Institute of Dallas with a degree in music, video and business. In February 1993, Scott began his career at KTXS as a production assistant performing various jobs during the 6 and 10 Newscasts. In March 1994, Scott moved to the news department as the night side news photographer. In 1996, Scott was promoted to chief news photographer.

Scott has covered local, regional, state, national, and international news stories.  

Scott was on the sidelines and in the locker rooms for Super Bowl XXX in 1996. He traveled with the Abilene High School Marching Band to Dublin, Ireland for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the spring of 1998. He traveled with the 317th Air Lift Group out of Ramstein Air Base in Germany, flying relief missions to bases in Bosnia and Hungary. Scott also traveled on the President-elect bus with then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush on his first presidential run to the White House during the New Hampshire primaries.  

In his 20 year career, Scott has worked for ABC News, Fox News, ESPN, CNN, and Telemundo.

Scott has also won many Associated Press awards including best photojournalism individual, best photojournalism station, best spot news story, best feature story, and many others.

Scott has been married to his beautiful bride, Marisa, for 10 years.  When Scott isn’t out chasing news, he spends his time at home chasing his two teenage stepchildren, Rebekah and Jaedyn.

Scott's Most Recent Stories

Police identify 4 killed in Interstate 20 crash in Merkel

Four people traveling in a small passenger vehicle were killed early Tuesday morning when a westbound 18-wheeler crossed the center median on Interstate 20 and crashed head-on into the car.

Man in the Moon sculpture lights up ArtWalk, after a little help

The Man in the Moon sculpture was unveiled in downtown Abilene after a minor hiccup in the proceedings on Thursday night during ArtWalk.

1 killed, 2 injured in head-on collision on Elmdale Road

One person has died and another two have been injured in an accident where the on-ramp of I-20 and Elmdale Road meet.

Man arrested after terroristic threats, criminal mischief

Abilene man, 34, taken into custody for terroristic threats, criminal mischief

Abilene police took a 34-year-old man into temporary custody Monday morning in south Abilene after he reportedly threatened police and those near a local daycare.

Travel trailer goes up in flames in Taylor County

A travel trailer in front of a Taylor County residence went up in flames late Tuesday morning.

Three cars destroyed, two damaged in Abilene apartment fire

Authorities are investigating what started a fire in the parking lot of an Abilene apartment complex around 4:30 Thursday morning.

Jim McKenzie

New mayor named in Sweetwater

The Sweetwater City Commission on Tuesday named Mayor Pro-tem Jim McKenzie as the city’s new mayor.

CR 336 Fire

Cause of devastating house fire near Buffalo Gap revealed

Fire investigators say a devastating house fire near Buffalo Gap ignited in a nearby shed because of electrical problems.

Gambling probe - Breckenridge

7 arrests made in Breckenridge illegal gambling probe

Authorities on Wednesday seized evidence -- including eight-liner machines -- from five Breckenridge game rooms as part of a probe into alleged illegal gambling activities.

Taylor County fugitive caught at Abilene motel

Taylor County fugitive Kenneth William Shults – after being on the run for five days – has been caught.




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