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

Cowboy hats could become 'official' hats of Texas

The cowboy hat has been a symbol of Texas for years, and it could become the official state hat of Texas soon.

Update: Fire causes evacuation of Abilene apartment complex

The cause of a two-alarm fire late Tuesday at the Spanish Arms apartment complex -- in the 1700 block of North 6th Street -- is still under investigation.

Treadaway accident

2 injured in Treadaway Boulevard crash

Two people were taken to an Abilene hospital Tuesday after a Subaru, attempting to make a U-turn, was struck by a  Cadillac.

SPECIAL REPORT: Guardrail manufacturer blamed for deaths, injuries across country

As you drive along our nation’s highways, guardrails are there to protect you. Yet across the country, some of those guardrails may be doing just the opposite.

Abilene man recalls broadcasting tragic events live on 9/11

On Sept. 11, 2001 Grant Rampy was about as close as you could get to the center of chaos in the world.

Man, 23, released from hospital after truck wrecks, wraps around sign

A 23-year-old man has been released from the hospital after his truck crashed into a sign, wrapping around it, at Betty Hardwick Center late Tuesday night.

Funeral for brothers killed in plane crash held in Abilene

The funeral for the two brothers who both died in the plane crash just outside of Abilene on Sunday was held at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon at Hillcrest Church of Christ in Abilene.

Maryneal grass fire

500 acres burns near Maryneal in south Nolan County

The fire also burned a railroad bridge

Truck rolls into Lake Kirby

A truck rolled into Lake Kirby late Thursday after the driver – a man in his mid-20s – said he forget to put it in park.

(img1)Pedestrian fatality in South 1st accident

Police ID pedestrian killed in South 1st accident

Police have identified the pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle and killed late Monday night on South 1st Street.

Abilene organization helps serve influx of immigrants crossing the border

Abilene's Global Samaritan Resources is in McAllen, Texas, working to help in the ongoing immigration crisis on the border. 

I-20 accident

Truck strikes mowing tractor on I-20, traffic delayed for hours

Eastbound I-20 was shut down in vicinity of the West Lake Road overpass before noon Wednesday after an 18-wheeler reportedly collided with a mower. It was reopened to traffic nearly three hours later.




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