Michel Martin Biography
Michel Martin is an American journalist and correspondent who is the weekend host of All Things Considered on National Public Radio (NPR).
Michel graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College of Harvard University. She later earned a Master of Arts from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. in 2016.
In 2019, she was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievement in journalism.
Michel Martin Age
Michel’s age is not known to the public.
Michel Martin Husband
Michel is married to William R. “Billy” Martin. Billy Martin is an attorney with Martin & Gitner, PLLC in Washington, D.C.Michel Martin Photo
Billy started his own firm in 2012 and some of his notable past clients have included NBA stars Allen Iverson and Jayson Williams, Monica Lewinsky’s mother, and Chandra Levy’s parents.
The couple share twin toddlers as well as two grown daughters from her husband’s previous marriage
Michel Martin NPR
All Things Considered
Michel is the weekend host of All Things Considered. In the show, she draws on her deep reporting and interviewing experience to dig into the week’s news.
She joined NPR in 2006 and launched Tell Me More, a one-hour daily NPR news and talk show that aired on NPR stations nationwide from 2007-2014.
Michel has spent more than 25 years as a journalist. She was first in print with major newspapers and then in television.
Her show, Tell Me More, marked her debut as a full-time public radio show host. “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,” she says.
Michel has also served as a contributor and substitute host for NPR newsmagazines and talk shows, including Talk of the Nation and News & Notes.
Michel Martin ABC News
Michel joined ABC News in 1992. She was a correspondent for Nightline from 1996 to 2006. She reported on subjects as the congressional budget battles, the U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, racial profiling and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
She also contributed to numerous programs and specials, including the network’s award-winning coverage of Sept. 11.
She also 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.”
Michel reported for the ABC newsmagazine Day One, winning an Emmy for her coverage of the international campaign to ban the use of landmines. She was also a regular panelist on This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
She hosted the 13-episode series Life 360, an innovative program partnership between Oregon Public Broadcasting and Nightline incorporating documentary film, performance, and personal narrative; it aired on public television stations across the country.
Prior to joining ABC, she covered state and local politics for the Washington Post and national politics and policy at the Wall Street Journal, where she was White House correspondent.
Michel was also a regular panelist on the PBS series Washington Week and a contributor to NOW with Bill Moyers.
Michel Martin Salary
Michel earns a salary of about $207,276, annually.
Michel Martin Awards
Michel has been honored by numerous organizations. She was honored by the Candace Award for Communications from The National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
She also received the Joan Barone Award for Excellence in Washington-based National Affairs/Public Policy Broadcasting from the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association.
Michel also received a 2002 Silver Gavel Award, given by the American Bar Association. She also received an Emmy award and received three additional Emmy nominations.
These nominations include one with WNYC’s Robert Krulwich, at the time an ABC contributor as well, for an ABC News program examining children’s racial attitudes.