Rachel Martin (broadcast journalist)

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Rachel Martin
Nationality American
Education Idaho Falls High School, 1992
Alma mater University of Puget Sound, 1996
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, 2003
Occupation Journalist

Rachel Martin is an American journalist and the current host of Weekend Edition Sunday from NPR. Starting this fall, she will become co-host of NPR's Morning Edition.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Martin is from Idaho Falls, Idaho and a graduate of Idaho Falls High School. She graduated from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1996, and from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York City with a master's degree in international affairs in 2003.[2][3]


She was a producer and reporter for KQED in San Francisco. In 2003, Martin was a freelance reporter in Afghanistan, for NPR. From 2005 to 2007, she was foreign correspondent for NPR.[4] In 2007, she covered the Virginia Tech shooting. In 2008, she was a correspondent for ABC News.[5] In 2010, Martin was National Security Correspondent for NPR. She took over as host of Weekend Edition Sunday in 2012, shortly after longtime host Liane Hansen stepped down.[6] She became a co-host of Morning Edition in 2016 when Renée Montagne stepped down.


  1. ^ "NPR Shifts Host Roles For 'Morning Edition,' 'Weekend Edition Sunday'". September 15, 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rachel Martin". ABC News. December 10, 2008. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ "NPR Journalist Speaks To People In Idaho Falls". Local News 8. June 5, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2015. Martin is a native of Idaho Falls. She even graduated from Idaho Falls High School. 
  4. ^ "Rachel Martin". NPR. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rachel Martin". ABC News. December 10, 2008. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "NPR: Rachel Martin hosts "Weekend Edition Sunday"". U.T. San Diego. December 8, 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 

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