Reporting Portfolio

Since high school, Martinell has been immersed in the world of journalism in one way or another. At various newspapers in the Seattle metro area, he was offered the chance to write on topics ranging from criminal investigations to humorous editorial columns.

Below are a collection of his top articles by category.


Our well-treated stowaway sets nautical history

A pirate’s life has evolved over time

Raise a pint for St. Paddy’s Day

How the Great War undid Europe

The transcendence of the typewriter

A sucker for film noir

Halloween – a mad tea party

Playing superhero in our imagination

Maple Valley, Black Diamond heritage: The history of Franklin

Summertime baseball memories

Griswolds had nothing on us during summer vacation

Maple Valley teen finds his passion in life



Chainline Brewing’s grand opening in Kirkland welcomes 1,200

Kirkland real estate market not slowing down

Low inventory driving home prices higher in Kirkland

Millenials flock to Kirkland for high-tech jobs, housing

Kirkland named one of the best cities to start a business



Maple Valley sisters hope to run to state title together

Nothing will stop Kirkland native from reaching 2016 Olympics

Inventors of kiteboarding inducted into Kirkland Plaza of Champions

(Below was an award-winning high school sports series)

Four Juanita High School students arrested

Kirkland police documents shed new light on assault at Juanita High

Former JHS students involved in assault playing football again

Suspect in Juanita High School sexual assault attending new high school

Kirkland police documents shed new light on assault at Juanita High



Kirkland resident Philip Smiley’s friendly skies lead to honor

World War II through Art

World War II through Art Part II

Kirkland resident accepts Congressional Gold Medal for father

Kentlake’s sacred quest for the Holy Grail in ‘Spamalot’

Memories of a coal mining father in Black Diamond

Hobart native celebrates 100th birthday today (award-winning)



Drugs, bunkers, gun range, arsenal and former Sonics player (award-winning)



City at a Crossroads Part I: The blood(less) Black Diamond Civil War