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Roland Martin

Award-Winning Journalist & Media Personality
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Biography

Over the course of a journalistic career that has seen him interview multiple U.S. presidents to the top athletes and entertainers in Hollywood, Roland S. Martin is a journalist who has always maintained a clear sense of his calling in this world.

Martin is the host and managing editor of TV One's NewsOne Now, the first daily morning news program in history to focus on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports and culture from an explicitly African American perspective. NewsOne Now starts weekdays via its radio platform at 7AM/ET, airing on Radio One network stations in select U.S. Markets and then transitions to TV One at 9AM/ET.

Martin is a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate, and is senior analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, where his daily segment is heard on more than 100 stations and 8 million people daily.

He is the author of three books: Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith; Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s View of America; and The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House as originally reported by Roland S. Martin. He has contributed to several others, including Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism by Julianne Malveaux; Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama by Sophia Nelson; and Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge by Etan Thomas and Nick Chiles.
Martin is chief political editor for TV One Cable Network and host and managing editor of “Washington Watch with Roland Martin,” a one-hour Sunday morning news show.

When Jet Magazine readers voted in 2012 for who is “King of the Hill” in terms of who they turn to on issues of concern to African Americans, Martin came on top. NewsOne.com named him as the number one Black pundit in the country; and he has been named several times to The Root 100, their annual list of influential African Americans. Martin also has been named one of the top 50 political pundits by the Daily Telegraph in the United Kingdom

In his career, Martin has been showered with more than 30 awards for journalistic excellence, including Journalist of the Year in 2013 by the National Association of Black Journalist and the 2008 President’s Award by the National Association of Black Journalists for his work in multiple media platforms. He is a two-time NAACP Image Award winner, and has been named by Ebony Magazine on three occasions as one of the 150 Most Influential African Americans in the United States.

Martin is a dynamic speaker who is plugged into today's topics. From his informative keynote presentations to serving as a keen moderator, Martin's impressive experience makes him an engaging, memorable talent for colleges, community and diversity groups, and the African-American community in general.

Topics

Perspectives on Faith

Speak! Brother: A Black Man’s View of America

Listening to the Spirit Within

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