Roland Martin (journalist)
|Roland S. Martin|
|Born||Roland Sebastian Martin
November 14, 1968
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Notable credit(s)||Chicago Defender, CNN|
|Spouse(s)||Jacquie Hood Martin|
Roland Sebastian Martin (born November 14, 1968) is an American journalist and syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate and author. He is a commentator for TV One and the host of Washington Watch with Roland Martin, a one-hour Sunday morning news show on the network. He was also a CNN contributor, appearing on a variety of shows, including The Situation Room, Anderson Cooper's AC360, and many others. In October 2008, he joined the Tom Joyner Morning Show as senior analyst.
Books authored by Martin include Speak, Brother! A Black Man's View of America, Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith and The First: President Barack Obama's Road to the White House as originally reported by Roland S. Martin.
During the 1990s, Martin was a contributor on the BET Sunday morning news program Lead Story. He is the former executive editor of the Chicago Defender. Martin hosts a morning radio talk show on WVON in Chicago, and was with CNN as a contributor from 2007-2013. He guest-hosted Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull while Brown was on maternity leave in April and May 2009.
In mid-March 2013, Martin tweeted that his last day at CNN would be April 6.
On February 5, 2012, Roland Martin's Twitter account responded to an underwear advertisement featuring the association football player David Beckham, stating "If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him!" GLAAD (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) responded on its website: “Martin’s tweets today advocating violence against gay people weren’t an accident — they are a part of a larger pattern for Martin. Anti-gay violence in America is a serious problem". In response to the Tweets, it was reported that Roland Martin had been suspended by CNN for the controversial remarks. His suspension was lifted on March 14, 2012.
- "What would Jesus really do?"
- "The new reality for Bush and the Democrats"
- "Obama Birth Issue is Nutty"
- "Roland Martin is on Watch"
- Date of birth found on the Texas Births, 1926-1995, under MARTIN, ROLAND SEBASTIAN, on November 14, 1968.
- Martin, Roland S (2002). Speak, Brother!: A Black Man's View of America (First edition ed.). Dallas: Martin Media Group. ISBN 0-9719107-0-7.
- "CNN's Martin to be honored".
- "Roland. S Martin joins CNN as contributor" (Press release). Inside Cable. March 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-21.
- "Steele, Black Republicans Not Uncle Toms or Sellouts". Retrieved November 30, 2009.
- Coscarelli, Joe (2010-05-04). "CNN Suspends Roland Martin for Super Bowl Tweets - Daily Intelligencer". Nymag.com. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
- Wemple, Erik (March 13, 2012). "Roland Martin's suspension from CNN is over". The Washington Post.
- Roland Martin CNN Contributor (2007-04-24). "Martin: What would Jesus really do?". CNN.com. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
- mbarnesdesign, ToSon BT (2006-11-17). "Black America Today / ROLAND S. MARTIN: The new reality for Bush and the Democrats". Blackamericatoday.com. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
- Roland S. Martin CNN Contributor (2009-07-22). "Commentary: Obama birth issue is nutty". CNN.com. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
- Roland S. Martin official website
- Roland Martin Features on Ascots at Creators Syndicate
- Podcasts of Martin's recent articles
- TV ONE website for Washington Watch with Roland Martin
- CNN suspends Roland Martin for Super Bowl tweets