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Martha Kattan


Chapter Council-Elected Director

Martha Kattan is an accomplished broadcasting executive who has led KXLN-DT Noticias Univision 45, the No. 1-rated Houston news operation, for the past 13 years.

Prior to joining Univision Houston as VP of News, Kattan spent more than 12 years as News Director at KUVN-DT Univision 23 Dallas. During her tenure, the news team achieved record performance ratings in the market, outperforming its English and Spanish-language counterparts. Kattan had the privilege of taking part in CNN en Español’s launch in 1997 when she worked as Supervising Producer alongside experienced broadcasters and renowned Latin American journalists. 

Kattan is a passionate mentor and coach, dedicated to developing young journalists. She is extremely proud to have recruited, supported, and empowered many of her team members to advance in their careers.

Kattan is the recipient of many awards, including 12 Regional Lone Star Emmy Awards and received DEA’s (Drug Enforcement Administration) recognition for Community Service. In 2002, Kattan joined the newly formed Lone Star Emmy Chapter and was named to the Board of Governors as a representative of Spanish-speaking media for the state of Texas. In 2017, she was inducted into the NATAS Silver Circle in recognition of more than 25 years of exceptional contributions in the broadcast industry. Kattan joined the National NATAS Board in 2024.