David Martin Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, CBS, Salary and Net Worth

David Martin is an American television news correspondent, reporter/host, and author working for CBS News since the year 1993.

David Martin Profile

David Martin is an American television news correspondent, reporter/host, and author working for CBS News. He joined the station in the year 1993.

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Previously, he reported military and intelligence issues for Newsweek magazine from his Washington office (1977-83). Martin was a Washington Associated Press columnist (1973-77) covering the FBI and the CIA. He was also a member of the AP special assignment squad (1977).

Martin started his journalism career as a CBS News researcher in New York in 1969. He became a news writer for the AP broadcast wire (1971-72) and a fellow at the Washington Journalism Centre (1973). Martin is the writer of two novels, “Wilderness of Mirrors” (Harper & Row, 1980), an account of the underground wars between the CIA and the KGB, and “Best Laid Plans: The Inside Story of America’s War Against Terrorism” (Harper & Row, 1988). He graduated from Yale University in 1965 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. During the Vietnam War, Martin worked as an officer onboard the U.S. Destroyer of the Navy.

David Martin Career

Martin serves at CBS News as the CBS News national security correspondent, covering the Pentagon and the State Department. In that ability, he covered nearly every major defense, security, and diplomatic story for “CBS Evening News,” and other broadcasts, including “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours.” He also contributed to “60 Minutes Wednesday.”

During the invasion of Afghanistan and the conflict in Iraq, Martin’s in-depth understanding of how the State Department, the intelligence community, and the military work on both the ground and Washington placed him as a “big picture” correspondent for CBS News. Using his own outlets and stories from CBS News correspondents in the country and around the world, as well as in Washington, he described and assessed the military tactics and operations for viewers.

Martin has broken a number of interesting news before and after the Iraq war. He was the first to announce on the opening night of the war that the U.S. launched an attack at a palace bunker in southern Baghdad in an effort to overthrow Saddam Hussein. Martin also broke the news of the military’s “shock and awe” policy with his original assault on Baghdad. On his trip to Iraq in May 2003, he was the first journalist to visit Dora Farms, where Saddam was told by the CIA that he had been hiding on the opening night of the battle. Martin won multiple Emmys, most recently in 2012 for his story “Starting Over.”

Quick Facts About David Martin

Full Name David C. Martin
Age 78 years old as of 2021
Nationality American
Spouse Dr. Elinor Martin
Net Worth $1 million – $5 Million

He also received two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Honors (2002 and 2004) for his work, much of which aired on “CBS Evening News” and “60 Minutes Wednesday.” With respect to the first Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award, the award committee said that its consistently outstanding research on national security has hit its height this year….break[ing] news on a wide variety of defense and security stories with information that only expertise and doggedness can resolve.

In awarding the second DuPont, the committee said, “David Martin’s coverage on the Pentagon, the military build-up to the Iraq war, and the war itself shows his excellent understanding of national security concerns. Teamed with his long-standing producer, Mary Walsh, Martin regularly breaks new knowledge with straightforward reporting on the Pentagon’s priorities.

Martin was also awarded the 2004 Joan S. Barone Prize for Excellence in Washington-based Political Affairs and Public Policy Reporting by the Washington Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association. In 1983, he joined CBS News as a Pentagon correspondent. Later, Martin’s responsibilities were extended to cover the State Department and security beats.

David Martin Age

Martin was born on born July 28, 1943, in Washington, DC, US (he is 78 years old as of 2021.)

David Martin Height

Martin s6tands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.

David Martin Family

Information regarding  Martin’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

David Martin Wife and children

Martin is married to Dr. Elinor Martin. The couple lives in Chevy Chase, Md. They have four children.

David Martin Salary

Being one of the top journalists for CBS, Martin earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

David Martin’s Net Worth

Martin has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist.

David Martin CBS News

At CBS News David Martin works alongside;

  1. Jeffrey Pegues
  2. Jamie Yuccas
  3. Susan Zirinsky
  4. Mireya Villarreal
  5. Bill Whitaker
  6. Holly Williams
  7. Omar Villafranca
  8. Peter Van Sant
  9. Imtiaz Tyab
  10. Jonathan Vigliotti
  11. Tracy Smith
  12. Susan Spencer
  13. Bob Schieffer
  14. Serena Altschul


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