Donna Martinez

VP of Marketing and Communications
Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. Her career has been spent in marketing, public relations and writing, and includes 11 years at The Arizona Republic, the daily newspaper serving metropolitan Phoenix. Donna co-hosts Carolina Journal Radio, JLF's weekly syndicated radio show. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and is married to Rick Martinez, VP of News and Information at Curtis Media Group. Donna and Rick host "You Don't Say," a weekday radio talk show heard from the Triangle through eastern North Carolina on NewsRadio 680 WPTF. She and Rick live in Wake County with their dogs Tony, Bo, and Hank.

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 1)

  • Who’s In Charge — You or Your Child’s School?

    The headline of this Atlantic story is what caught my eye: The Controversy Over Parents Who Eat Lunch With Their Children at School Really? It’s controversial to eat lunch with your child? These days, the answer is yes. At some schools, swarms of parents wait in line to be…
    Donna Martinez, December 10, 2018
  • Civility Takes Another Hit

    Not even the death of a president can break the ugly cycle for those tightly moored to their mocking of others. While many pundits and network commentators spoke of sharp contrasts in the tone, conviviality, and respect for the media between the 41st and 45th presidents, some conservative figures…
    Donna Martinez, December 7, 2018
  • George H.W. Bush: Patriot, Statesman, President

    Marc Rotterman, a veteran of the Reagan administration and host of Front Row with Marc Rotterman on UNC-TV, reflects on the passing of the 41st president of the United States, who will be buried Thursday in Texas. Rotterman  also looks back at the “what if” of 1992: In the…
    Donna Martinez, December 6, 2018
  • Tracking Poll: President Trump Approval Holding Steady

    Here’s the latest from Rasmussen: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove. The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove.
    Donna Martinez, December 4, 2018
  • WATCH: Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson Delves Into Atlantic Coast Pipeline Investigation

    Will North Carolinians get answers? Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses the N.C. General Assembly’s concerns about a $57.8 million fund tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Henderson offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. WATCH. You’ll find more background here. …
    Donna Martinez, December 3, 2018
  • Scooters, Competition, and Entrepreneurship

    As cities like Raleigh grapple with how to react to the e-scooter revolution, at least one of the major scooter operators is already extending its business model by offering the chance to become a scooter entrepreneur. smartcitiesdive.com has the details: Bird will now let individuals manage and rent…
    Donna Martinez, December 3, 2018
  • Meet the New Members of the U.S. Congress

    Interesting graphical piece from the New York Times, which introduces us to 101 newly elected members of the U.S. Congress — Senate and House. There are 10 new senators and 101 new congressmen/women. The paper breaks the class down graphically by party, military background and more. For example:…
    Donna Martinez, November 29, 2018
  • Millennials’ On-Demand Mentality Could Change Primary Care

    JLF’s Jordan Roberts writes that millennials are stepping outside traditional health insurance for care and are instead choosing urgent care, retail clinics, telemedicine, and direct primary care. Their choices could alter the primary care sector of the industry.
    Donna Martinez, November 26, 2018