About me


I’m Saleen, a Virginia-based reporter.

I started my career covering breaking news, crime, local events and everything in-between at my local newspaper, The Virginian-Pilot. I was moved to the features team in June 2021. In March 2022, I joined USA TODAY as a NOW reporter.

I went to Virginia Wesleyan College (now known as Virginia Wesleyan University). I wanted to teach, and to help other students experience the joy and liberation that I did through writing.

Wesleyan was awesome, but I soon realized teaching English isn’t what I was born to do, so I went to the University of Georgia to study journalism.

When I’m not working, I’m at home binge-watching TV shows or with friends.

I love watching YouTube videos ranging from family vlogs to ear wax extraction videos  too. Gross, but satisfying! I also love live-tweeting my favorite TV shows, singing, being outdoors, and traveling.

My site is full of my published work, footage from my study abroad trip to Prague, and articles I’ve written as a graduate assistant at the University of Georgia.

If you’d like to chat, you’re a huge TV or movie fanatic, or you just need someone to talk to, you can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, or Linkedin, or e-mail me at Saleen.martin25@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by,
Saleen M.