David Martin (journalist)

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David Martin
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Martin in 2019
Born (1943-07-28) July 28, 1943 (age 75)
Alma materYale University
TitleCBS News National Security Correspondent
Spouse(s)Elinor 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]

Early life and career[edit]

Martin was born July 28, 1943, in Washington, DC. 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]


  • Wilderness of Mirrors: Intrigue, Deception and the Secrets That Destroyed Two of the Cold War's Most Important Agents. Globe Pequot Press. 1 July 2003. ISBN 978-1-58574-824-2.
  • David C. Martin, John L. Walcott, Best laid plans: the inside story of America's war against terrorism Harper & Row, 1988, ISBN 9780060158774


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