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Roland S. Martin

Roland S. Martin, American journalist, former editor. Named one of The Power 150, Ebony magazine, 2008, The 50 Highest-Earning Political Figures, Newsweek, 2010; recipient Edward R. Murrow award, Radio television News Directors, Image award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2008. Member of American Society Newspaper Editors, National Association Black Journalists, Alpha Phi Alpha.

Background

  • Martin, Roland S. was born on November 14, 1968 in Houston, Texas, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical, 1991. Student, Louisiana Baptist University.

    Career

    • Owner, public Dallas-Fort Worth Heritage. Managing editor Houston Defender, Dallas Weekly. County government & neighbors reporter Austin American-Statesman, 1991—1993.

      City hall reporter Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1993—1995. Morning drive reporter KRLD-AM, 1995. News director, morning anchor KKDA-AM, Dallas, 1995—1998.

      Founding editor BlackAmericaWeb.com, 2001, Savoy magazine, 2002—2004. Executive editor, general manager Chicago Defender, 2004—2007. Host The Roland S. Martin Show, WVON-AM, Chicago.

      Commentator television One Cable Network, since 2005. Contributor Cable News Network, since 2007.

    Works

    • Author: (books) Speak, Brother! A Black Man's View of America, 2002, Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith, 2007. Appeared on Microsoft and National Broadcasting Company, FOX News, Court television, Black Entertainment Television Nightly News, National Public Radio, and numerous others.

    Membership

    Member of American Society Newspaper Editors, National Association Black Journalists, Alpha Phi Alpha.

    Connections

    • Married Jacquie Hood.
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    Born November 14, 1968
    (age 48)
    • 1991
      Texas Agricultural and Mechanical
    • 1991 - 1993
      county government & neighbors reporter Austin American-Statesman
    • 1993 - 1995
      city hall reporter Fort Worth Star-Telegram
    • 1995 - 1998
      news director
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1995
      morning drive reporter KRLD-Master of Arts
    • 2001
      founding editor BlackAmericaWeb.com
    • 2002 - 2004
      founding editor BlackAmericaWeb.com
    • 2004 - 2007
      executive, Chicago Defender
    • 2004 - 2007
      general manager, Chicago Defender
    • 2005
      commentator television One Cable Network
    • 2007
      contributor Cable News Network
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