David Martin (journalist)

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David Martin
Born (1943-07-28) July 28, 1943 (age 73)
Washington, DC
Education Yale University, 1965
English
Occupation Correspondent
Title CBS News National Security Correspondent
Spouse(s) Dr. Elinor Martin
Website http://www.cbsnews.com/team/david-martin/

David C. Martin (born July 28, 1943) is an American television news correspondent, journalist, and author who works for CBS News. He is currently the network's National Security Correspondent reporting from The Pentagon, a position he has held since 1993. Martin has contributed reports to the CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, and 48 Hours.[1]

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Martin was born July 28, 1943 in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Yale University in 1965 with a degree in English. He served during the Vietnam War as a naval officer. Martin began at CBS News as a researcher in 1969. His career during the 1970s and early 1980s included stints at Newsweek Magazine and the Associated Press. He became CBS News Pentagon correspondent in 1983.[2]

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