Michel McQueen Martin is an American journalist and correspondent for ABC News and National Public Radio. After ten years in print journalism, Martin has for the last 15 years become best known for her news broadcasting on national topics.
A Brooklyn, New York native, Michel Martin attended St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire as part of the fifth class of females to graduate from the formerly all-male school. In 1980, Martin graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College of Harvard University, then pursued post graduate work at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C.
After working the local news beat for The Washington Post and becoming White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Martin joined ABC News in 1992. At ABC, Martin has reported for Nightline, and was awarded an Emmy for a report that aired on Day One. In 2001, she hosted the PBS show Life 360. Since April 2007, she has hosted Tell Me More for National Public Radio. As the host of Tell Me More, Martin focuses heavily on topics of race, religion, and spirituality.
She is also known for her panel appearances on Real Time with Bill Maher.
In 2010, Martin and MSNBC anchor David Shuster taped a pilot episode for a proposed news and opinion show for CNN.
Martin is married to attorney Billy Martin. She shares twin toddlers as well as two grown daughters from her husband's previous marriage. She has spoken about her brother's suicide in May 2010.
- ^ NPR: Michel Martin, host, Tell Me More, NPR.org
- ^ "Life 360 fits the mood, but will it also surprise?". Current.org. 2001-10-08.
- ^ Gillette, Felix (April 2, 2010). "Inside the CNN Stockroom: Network Recently Shot Pilot Starring MSNBC's Shuster and NPR's Martin". The New York Observer. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
- ^ Stelter, Brian (April 6, 2010). "MSNBC Suspends David Shuster ‘Indefinitely’". The New York Times. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
- ^ Michel Martin (2010-05-24). "Maybe Someday Love Will Cure Despair". WBUR.