Martin Savidge Biography
A native of Montreal, Canada, Martin Savidge is a Canadian – American television news correspondent working as an anchor for CNN. He previously worked for NBC News.
Martin has previously worked for NBC News as a special correspondent as well as for public television’s Worldfocus nightly news program also as a special correspondent.
He has worked with Kelly O’Donnell, an NBC correspondent, as they reported for WJW, Cleveland. Savidge has been with CNN since January 2011.
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Savidge was first hired by CNN in 1996 then left the news-based pay television channel prior to joining NBC News in 2004. In 2009, he returned to CNN as a freelancer and in March 2011, he again became a CNN staffer.
Martin Savidge Age
Savidge was born on May 27, 1958, in Lachine, Montreal, Canada. He is 63 years as of 2021.
Martin Savidge Family
Martin’s parents are British who lived in Canada at the time he was born. They later moved to the United States and settled in Rocky River, Ohio. He had his high school education at Rocky River High School from where he graduated in 1976. Martin then proceeded to Beck Centre for the Arts in Lakewood, Ohio to study theater.
He also enrolled in Ohio University and earned himself a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the university. He holds dual citizenship of both Canada and the USA.
Martin Savidge Wife
Martin is married to Bliss Savidge, his longtime girlfriend. The lovebirds got married in November 1989 after dating for some time. They celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on November 25, 2017. He describes his wife as his support system from the very beginning.
Martin Savidge Children
Martin and his wife have two children; a son by the name of Stehl Savidge and a daughter by the name of Blis Savidge who is a six-time EMMY Journalist.
Martin Savidge Career
Martin began his journalism career as a prime-time anchor for WMBD-TV as well as a stint at WCIA in Champaign, Illinois. He also interned at WKYC and reported for the Associated Press.
In September 1984, he joined WJW, where he won nine Emmy awards working as a local reporter and unofficial international correspondent. Out of the nine Emmy’s he won, five were earned in his last year at the station.
One Emmy-winning special at WKYC which was based on the background of D-day was inspired by his father Earnest; a retired Royal Navy. While at WJW, he covered stories in Vietnam, Russia, and Ukraine.
Later, in 1996, Savidge was hired by CNN as a field reporter but then worked as an anchor. In March 2004, he joined NBC News. During his time at his new station, he covered numerous vital stories, including Hurricane Katrina when it struck the Gulf Coast.
After that, he was promoted to the position of head correspondent and his new position helped him to open an NBC News bureau in New Orleans. Savidge left full-time work at NBC in October 2008, to be the anchor of Worldfocus, an American newscast focusing on international news.
On 13 January 2009, Martin began hosting a weekly radio show on BlogTalkRadio which is a 30-minute talk show focused on international news and includes a panel of guests. On 28 August 2009, Martin announced on the program that Daljit Dhaliwal would be taking over his role on Worldfocus. He, however, would still host one week a month and have an opportunity to “step out from behind the desk”.
Martin Savidge Salary
Martin’s salary is not known to the public.
Martin Savidge Net Worth
The CNN anchor has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
Martin Savidge Awards
Savidge has been received numerous awards in his career. These include;
- Two Headliner Awards
- A Peabody Award
- Two Edward R. Murrow Awards
- A duPont-Columbia Award
- Two United Press Intl. Awards
- Six Associated Press Awards
- Nine local Emmy awards
- 2002 Media Person of the Year