Marty Graham is a reporter with more than a decade of experience in online, print and video media. She earned a masters degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and has worked as a reporter in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., the San Francisco Bay area and Silicon Valley; Los Angeles; and many other great places.
She won the Associated Press Public Service award at the Peninsula Times Tribune in Palo Alto, California and has been recognized for her work by the Society of Professional Journalists, the San Diego Press Club and other groups.
Before she went to journalism school, she was a private investigator licensed in Wisconsin and Illinois. She worked on cases ranging from insurance fraud to murder, had a motorcycle gang as a longterm client and worked on several investigations that brought down corrupt cops and public officials.
Born in Milwaukee, where she was a photographer and partner in a fanzine that covered the local music scene in the mid-1980s, she’s since lived in a dozen different cities chasing her journalism career.
As a freelancer, her work appears in many news outlets including the Los Angeles Times, the San Jose Mercury News, the New York Daily News, Wired.com, the San Jose and San Diego Business Journals, the San Diego Union Tribune and through Reuters, the international news service.
She lives in a pink house in San Diego, a base for mischief that includes silversmithing, sailing, hiking, playing in the ocean and working up the courage for that last big felony.