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Alys Martinez

Alys Martinez is a general assignment multimedia journalist for KEYT NewsChannel 3.

Alys grew up in Long Beach and received a degree in Spanish at UCSB. She moved back to Long Beach and taught third-grade in a bilingual classroom and Adult Education

Although she loved teaching, Alys decided to pursue a career in journalism. She moved back to Santa Barbara at KEYT, then spent 4 years at KABC in Los Angeles, then returned to KEYT in 2012 as the weekend producer and reporting.

When Alys isn’t working, she spends time with her son Patrick, who is the love of her life. She also enjoys hiking and has scaled Mount Whitney and has competed in several marathons, triathlons and adventure races.


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Dream Foundation serves terminally-ill adults and their families by providing end-of-life dreams that offer inspiration, comfort and closure.

Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, fulfills final Dreams that provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. With the support of a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors, Dream Foundation has given life to more than 27,000 final Dreams over the past two decades and has never turned down a qualified applicant. The Foundation is proud to maintain Charity Navigator’s four-star rating—its highest—for sound fiscal management ensuring its donors and partners that their investment will be used wisely. Dream Foundation receives no state of federal funding—we rely solely on private donations. To support our mission please visit DreamFoundation.org/donate.

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