Ann Martin (journalist)

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Ann Martin
Education Attended the University of Washington, majored in Communicatios
Occupation News Anchor (Retired)
Employer KCBS-TV Ch. 2
KABC-TV Ch. 7
KCAL-TV Ch. 9
Parents She was the daughter of Paul Marmont and started out in her career as a newscaster in Seattle before moving to KCBS in LA. Paul worked for years at the former Everett WA Western Gear facility.

Ann Martin (born Martha Gebhardt) is a former award-winning journalist and a news anchor for CBS owned-and-operated KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV television stations in Los Angeles, California. On April 1, 2008, she was informed that her contract will not be renewed. Media reports speculated that her contract expired June 1, 2008.[1] CBS, through a press spokesperson stated that Ann instead had chosen to retire, but no official comment from Ann Martin herself. In the 1970s, Martin was a weather anchor and, later, a news co-anchor at KIRO-TV in Seattle. She was the main anchor at KABC-TV from the early 1980s to 1994. She moved to KCBS in 1994 as their main anchor for a reported $1.7 million a year. While at CBS, Ann anchored the 4 p.m. news on KCAL and the 6 p.m. news on KCBS. She anchored both newscasts with Harold Greene, her long-time co-anchor from KABC.

Christina Applegate's character in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" is reported to have been inspired by Ann Martin.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Carla Rivera, Matea Gold and Andrew Blankstein (April 0, 2008). "2 news anchors to leave amid CBS budget cuts". L.A. Times. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.