A Martínez Host, Take Two

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The Co-Host of Take Two, A Martínez is an L.A. native who grew up in Koreatown, attended Daniel Murphy High School, and played baseball at L.A. City College before getting a journalism degree at Cal State Northridge.

A is well known to sports-talk radio listeners in Los Angeles as host of 710 KSPN’s "In the Zone." He’s done pre and post game shows for most of L.A.’s major professional and college sports teams, and is especially known as the long-time host of "Dodger Talk" and "Laker Line."

Stories by A Martínez

Examining Egypt five years after the Arab Spring

The revolution didn't end with the fall of longtime president Hosni Mubarak. Some Egyptians say little has changed.

The debate over phone and data encryption

Among the many after-effects of the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, a new turn in the debate of data encryption on phones.

Hillary Clinton’s Latino pollster on why millennials aren’t voting

Latinos are the fastest-growing group in the country. They’re also more unlikely to vote than almost any other part of the electorate.

Straitlaced media giant buys satirical website because millennials

Univision just bought a major stake in The Onion. Univision execs say comedy is the “common currency” among millennials. Here’s how the partnership might look.

#OscarSoWhite: Beyond Hollywood's institutional racism

The #OscarsSoWhite might have called for an Oscar boycott this year, but some platforms are trying to recognize filmmakers and actors of color beyond the Oscars.

Despite controversies, football interest stronger than ever

Gregg Easterbrook tackles football's long-term viability in his new book called "The Game's Not Over: In Defense of Football".

Stars say they will boycott the Oscars after another year of white nominees

Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee announced Monday that they will boycott the award ceremony this year. Could this spell trouble for the Oscars?

Rams owner Kroenke says moving to LA is the rational thing to do

The Rams are moving back to Los Angeles after 20 years, so A Martinez sat down with team owner Stan Kroenke to talk about what's to come.

Martinez and Rabe finally accept that the NFL is returning to LA

A Martinez and John Rabe on the news that the NFL Rams are coming back to Los Angeles.

Feds to crackdown on dark money in luxury real estate

The majority of LA's high-end housing market is made up of anonymous buyers who shield their identities behind corporations. That could be changing soon.

Clinton campaign to engage Asian-American voters

According to the census bureau, the number of Asian Americans registered to vote has doubled since the year 2000, making them a powerful force in modern politics.

Head of LA's police commission on reform: 'You have to change hearts and minds'

From Chicago to South Carolina, New York to Cleveland, police shootings and questions of how and when officers use force are drawing increased scrutiny.

In the Korean conflict, propaganda is the oldest weapon

North Korea may have nuclear capabilities, but the regime can do little to halt the flow of illicit western media.

What to call Oregon’s armed occupiers

Media organizations can't seem to agree on exactly what to call the men currently occupying a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon.

Chinese stocks tumble, rattling global markets

What do China’s market woes mean for everyday Americans?