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Roland Martin Biography
Roland Martin born Ronald Sebastian Martin is an American journalist, author, and syndicated columnist. Martin was previously a commentator for TV One , the host of News One Now, and also Washington on Watch With Roland S. Martin , both shows have been cancelled.
Roland was also a CNN contributor, appearing on a variety of shows. He appeared in The Situation Room, Anderson Cooper’s AC360, among others. He joined the Tom Joyner Morning Show as senior analyst in October 2008.
Roland attended Texas A&M University where he graduated with a B.S. in journalism. He also earned a master’s degree in Christian communications from Louisiana Baptist University.
Roland Martin Age – How Old Is Roland Martin?
Roland Martin was born Roland Sebastian Martin on November 14, 1968 in Houston, Texas, U.S.
Roland Martin Family
Ronald Martin was born to parents Emelda Martin and Reginald Lynn Martin. Martins Maternal great-grandparents had migrated from Haiti to Lousiana. This is where his family is from.Roland Martin
Roland Martin Wife – Roland Martin First Wife
Ronald Martin is a married man. He has been married to Jacquie Hood since 2001. They had dated few years prior to to getting married.
Roland Martin Kids
The couple does not have any children of their own. They are raising their six nieces together as if they are their own children. Martin states that taking proper care of the children means being a father but not a biological title.
Roland Martin Career
Martin was a contributor on the BET Sunday morning news program Lead Story during the 1990s. He is also the former executive editor of the Chicago Defender.
Roland Martin Cnn
Roland hosts a morning radio talk show on WVON in Chicago. Martin was with CNN as a contributor from 2007 to 2013. He also guest-hosted Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull in April and May 2009 while Brown was on maternity leave.
Roland Martin Tv One
In 2009, he became the host of TV One’s first Sunday News show Washington Watch with Roland Martin. It aired for 4 years and is currently off the air.
Roland Martin News One
On July 9, 2013, it was announced that Martin would be the host of TV One’s first live one-hour, weekday morning news program titled News One Now. The show then premiered on November 4, 2013. On December 7, 2017, Roland announced on air that TV One had cancelled the show. He stated that he would still remain involved with the network. It was announced that Martin had won two NAACP Image Awards for the show on January 14, 2018.
Roland Martin Show Today | Live
Ronald Martin launched a daily digital show. It comes live via Facebook, YouTube, Periscope and Instagram TV. The Daily Digital show features in-depth discussions and one-on-one interviews with authors, entertainment personalities, artists, athletes, and other top names in education, public policy, and academia.
Roland Martin Net Worth
The American journalist has a net worth of $3 million.
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Roland Martin tackles digital space with new daily show
Award-winning journalist, author and host Roland S. Martin is back and this time he’s gone digital with a talk show.
His new daily digital show#RolandMartinUnfiltered now comes on at 6 p.m. via Facebook, YouTube, Periscope and Instagram TV.
The show features in-depth discussions and one-on-one interviews with authors, artists, athletes, entertainment personalities, and other top names in education, public policy, and academia.
“I’ve always believed that the Black community needs to have a daily television presence that speaks to our issues and allows us to showcase a lot of our experts,” Martin says.
Predicated on the being “powered by the people,” the show will incorporate real-time interactions and commentary from the viewers.
In addition,#RolandMartinUnfiltered will hit the road and live stream events across the country, such as speeches, summits, conferences, town halls and certain entertainment events.
“We can’t be in the position where other people are telling our narrative,” Martin says. “We have to be in a position where we are the gatekeepers determining what stories are told.”
Martin references “Freedom’s Journal,” the first Black-owned and operated newspaper published in the United States (1827), that stated, “We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us.”
It is with this tenet, that Martin has set forth in his reporting from his time hosting TV One’s “NewsOneNow” for four years, where he made history as the first daily morning show to focus on news, politics and current events from an explicitly Black perspective, to when he hosted the award-winning TV One Sunday morning news show, “Washington Watch.”
“It’s really just a continuation of the last eight years,” Martin says.
With nearly 2 million social media followers, Martin has been a long-time pioneer in the digital space. In 2005, he launched the first Black news source audio podcast followed up in 2006 with the first Black news video podcast as the founding editor of Tom Joyner’s BlackAmericaWeb.com.
“Our society is changing; we’re getting information a different way,” Martin says. “It’s just understanding how the business works and all the different mechanics.”
This new series will highlight fellow newsmakers, members of Congress and newsmakers like former Attorney General Eric Holder. Martin has been working tirelessly to curate content for the people livestreaming interviews with celebrities like rapper T.I., politician Andrew Young, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., filmmaker and director Spike Lee and a host of others. It will also place a focus on original content.
“I would love to visit every Black museum in America and profile it,” Martin says.
The show will re-stream at 10 p.m., 2 a.m., 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. It will also be available on-demand on a multitude of digital platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick, and Google Chromecast.
Martin will also host the Taste of Soul Hyundai Stage on Saturday, Oct. 20. The stage will feature the annual StarQuest Singing Competition where contestants will show off their vocal talent for a shot at stardom.
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