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Michel Martin Bio, Age, Parents, Husband, Twins, NPR, ABC News, Salary

Michel Martin Biography

A native of  Brooklyn, New York, Michel Martin is an American journalist working as a correspondent for ABC News and weekend host on National Public Radio (NPR).

Martin graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College of Harvard University. She also has a Master of Arts from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C.

In 2019, she was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievement in journalism.

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All Things Considered

Martin works as the weekend host of All Things Considered, a show in which she takes on her deep reporting and interviewing experience to dig into the week’s news.

Michel joined NPR in 2006 after which she later launched Tell Me More. This is a one-hour daily NPR news and talk show that aired on NPR stations nationwide from 2007-2014.

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She has spent more than 25 years as a journalist ten of which she spent in print journalism. Martin was also a radio host and her show  “Tell Me More”, marked her debut as a full-time public radio show host.

Speaking on her radio career, Michel said; “What makes public radio special is that it’s got both intimacies and reach all at once. For the cost of a phone call, I can take you around the world.

“But I’m right there with you in your car, in your living room or kitchen or office, in your iPod. The radio itself is an incredible tool and when you combine that with the global resources of NPR plus the commitment to quality, responsibility, and civility, it’s an unbeatable combination.”

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Between 1996 to 2006, Michel worked for ABC News as a correspondent for Nightline. She had joined the station in 1992. While working as a correspondent, Michel reported on stories like the congressional budget battles, the U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, racial profiling as well the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

While still working there, she  contributed to a documentary on the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas controversy, a critically acclaimed AIDS special, and reports for the ongoing series “America in Black and White.”

She won an Emmy for her coverage of the international campaign to ban the use of landmines as a reporter for the ABC newsmagazine Day One. She was also a regular panelist on This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

Before joining ABC, Michel covered state and local politics for the Washington Post and national politics and policy at the Wall Street Journal. She was a White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.

She was also a regular panelist on the PBS series Washington Week and a contributor to NOW with Bill Moyers.

Michel Martin Age

Martin is yet to share her date and year of birth. Her age is therefore unknown.

Michel Martin Husband and Children

Martin is married to her husband William R. “Billy” Martin. Billy is an attorney with Martin & Gitner, PLLC in Washington, D.C. He started his own firm in 2012.

Some of Billy’s notable past clients have include NBA stars Allen Iverson and Jayson Williams, Monica Lewinsky’s mother, and Chandra Levy’s parents.

He was previously married and had two daughters from that marriage. He and Michel have two twin children together.

Michel Martin Salary

Martin earns an estimated salary of about $200,000 annually. We will provide the exact figure once we get the right details.

Michel Martin Awards

  • Candace Award for Communications from The National Coalition of 100 Black Wome
  • The Joan Barone Award for Excellence in Washington-based National Affairs/Public Policy Broadcasting from the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association.
  • A 2002 Silver Gavel Award, given by the American Bar Association
  • An Emmy award and received three additional Emmy nominations

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