News 12 Long Island anchor and reporter Judy Martin has died. Martin, 49, recently had knee surgery and had told friends that pain medication made her woozy. An autopsy will determine the cause of death.
Martin, who had been with News 12 since 1988, was also the founder of WorkLifeNation.com which advocated for a better work-life balance. She was a contributor to Forbes.com and had often appeared on CNBC Radio and NPR.
On News 12 this morning, the Long Island native was remembered as “a spiritual person who was truly one of a kind. She had a great sense of humor and loved her job. And we loved her.”
Just hours before she died Friday evening, Martin sent this Tweet:
— Judy Martin (@judymartin8) January 31, 2014
Update (March 5):
Judy Martin’s sister Mary, via email, has given FishbowlNY the following update with regards to the cause of death:
The medical examiner said the following words: “brain bleed, cause pending,” and that this is under the category of natural causes. We were told it would take many weeks to learn anything else, and also that we might never know the cause of the bleed.