Michel Martin Profile
Michel Martin is an American Emmy award-winning reporter, host, and contributor working for NPR. She joined the station in 2006 and launched a one-hour daily NPR news and talk show, ‘Tell Me More,’ that aired on NPR stations nationwide from 2007 to 2014.
Michel Martin Education
Martin attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire as part of the fifth class of women to graduate from the formerly all-male school. She later joined Radcliffe College of Harvard University where she graduated cum laude in 1980. In 2016, she acquired her Master of Arts from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C.
Michel Martin Career
Martin is an Emmy award-winning reporter and contributor at NPR. She joined the station in 2006 and launched a one-hour daily NPR news and talk show, ‘Tell Me More,’ that aired on NPR stations nationwide from 2007 to 2014. In the show, she dipped into thousands of important conversations taking place in the corridors of power, but also in houses of beauty shops, barbershops, and worship at PTA meetings, town halls, and at the kitchen table.
Now she serves as host of the Consider This Saturday podcast and the weekend host of All Things Considered. She draws on her deep reporting and interviewing experience to dig into the week’s news. In addition, she hosted “Michel Martin: Going There,” outside the studio. It is an ambitious live event series in collaboration with Member Stations.
Martin has over 25 years of experience as a journalist, first in print with major newspapers followed by in television. Her debut as a full-time public radio show host was at the Tell Me More show. She says that what makes public radio special is that it’s got both intimacies and reach all at once because for the cost of a phone call, she can take you around the world. But she is right with you in your car, kitchen, iPod, or in the living room. The radio itself is an incredible tool.
Furthermore, she has worked for NPR news magazines and talk shows, Talk of the Nation, and News & Notes as a substitute host and contributor.
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Michel Martin ABC News
Martin joined ABC News in 1992 and she served as a correspondent for Nightline from 1996 to 2006. She reported the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, racial profiling, the U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, as well as the congressional budget battles.
In the course of her time there, she contributed to numerous programs and specials, such as the documentary on the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas controversy, reports for the ongoing series “America in Black and White,” a critically acclaimed AIDS special, and the network’s award-winning coverage of Sept. 11.
In addition, she reported for ABC newsmagazine Day One, the international campaign to ban the use of landmines, winning an Emmy. She was also a regular panelist on This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Without forgetting, she hosted the 13-episode series Life 360, an innovative program partnership between performance and personal narrative, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and Nightline incorporating documentary film. It was aired on public television stations across the country.
Prior to starting working with ABC News, she covered state and local politics for the Washington Post and national politics and policy at the Wall Street Journal. During that time, she was a White House correspondent. In addition, she has been a contributor to NOW with Bill Moyers and a regular panelist on the PBS series Washington Week.
Michel Martin Age
Martin was born in Brooklyn, New York, she has not shared the date, month, or the year she was born. However, she might be in her 60’s.
Michel Martin Height
Martin stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Michel Martin Family
Martin was born in Brooklyn, New York, she has not shared information about her family therefore it is not known whether she has siblings, or parents, or not.
Michel Martin Husband
Martin is married to attorney Billy Martin. They share twins together. Martin was previously married and she had two daughters who are now grown-up children.
Michel Martin Salary
Being one of the top journalists for NPR Martin earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Michel Martin Net Worth
Martin has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a reporter, host, and contributor.
Michel Martin Awards
His good work has been recognized by numerous organizations and he has received various awards and honors including the Candace Award for Communications from The National Coalition of 100 Black Women and a 2002 Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association.
In addition, she won the Joan Barone Award for Excellence in Washington-based National Affairs/Public Policy Broadcasting from the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association. Furthermore, she received an Emmy award followed by three additional Emmy nominations including one with WNYC’s Robert Krulwich, at the time an ABC contributor as well, for an ABC News program examining children’s racial attitudes.
Martin was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievement in journalism in 2019. In 2021, she received the PMJA 2021 Leo C. Lee Award.