News 12 Long Island anchor Judy Martin was found dead Friday night at her home, police said. (Photo credit: WorkLifeNation)
News 12 Long Island anchor Judy Martin was found dead Friday night at her home, police said. (Photo credit: WorkLifeNation)

News 12 Long Island anchor Judy Martin was found dead in here Halesite home Friday night, Suffolk County police said.

The Emmy-award winning journalist’s death “does not appear to be suspicious,” a police spokeswoman said. Police are waiting on the medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death.

Martin was already dead when police arrived at her residence around 7:30 p.m., the spokeswoman said.

Martin, born in 1965, began her career at News 12 in 1988. Martin’s journalism career also included stints at Market Place Report, NPR, CNBC Business Radio, BBC Radio and World Vision Report.

She also covered Hurricane Andrew and the crash of Avianca Flight 52, according to her website.

“Judy will truly be missed,” News 12 said on its website. “News 12’s thoughts and prayers go out to her family.”

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Martin, an accredited yoga instructor, founded WorkLifeNation, where she taught business professionals how to reduce stress.

“I’ve spent much of my adult life teaching meditation and volunteering in Hospice-related work. Then it happened—9/11,” she wrote on her website. “I reported from ground zero for Marketplace Morning Report on NPR by day, and then volunteered with the children of the victims at night to consume the chaos and personal grief of that time.”

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