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Christian Martin (television executive)

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Nationality  American
Spouse  Elizabeth Catherine Cole
Role  Executive

Name  Christian Martin
Occupation  Television executive
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Born  1967New York City
Known for  Vice President of Broadband Strategy and Development at A+E Networks
Grandparents  Charles E. Martin, Florence Taylor
Awards  Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Special, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Event Turnaround
Nominations  News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
Similar People  Jared Martin, Bucky Gunts, Peter Radovich - Jr, John Shannon

Parents  Jared Martin, Nancy Fales

Christian Martin (born 1967) is a Vice President of Broadband Strategy and Development at A+E Networks.


He is married to Elizabeth Catherine Cole, the Executive Producer of Dateline NBC.

Early life

Christian was born in New York City in 1967. His mother, Nancy Fales Garrett is a playwright and school teacher. His father, Jared Martin, is an actor, photographer and past creative director of the Big Picture Alliance. His paternal grandfather was Charles E. Martin, the New Yorker Magazine cartoonist and cover artist. His maternal grandfather is the attorney Haliburton Fales II, former President of The Morgan Library in New York.


He attended Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn, New York. He went to college at University of Michigan where he received a BA in 1989 and then to New York University where he received an MA in 1993.


Martin has held the post of Vice President Broadband Strategy and Development for A+E Networks also known as Lifetime Networks since June 2008. At A+E, Christian is responsible for all Broadband, loosely described as video, where he and his team created all of the Project Runway video extras including the Tim Gunn's Workroom and the Project Runway Buzz Room an aggregation of all the internet chatter around Project Runway.

He worked for NBC News, mostly for Dateline NBC, from 1993 till 2006. He has also covered the 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006 Olympics for NBC Sports — he won Sports Emmys for his coverage of the 2000, 2002 and 2004 Olympics.

From 2003 to 2006 he was primarily Ann Curry's producer for NBC. Together they covered earthquakes in Pakistan, the Tsunami in Sri Lanka, interviewed First Lady Laura Bush, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and the American hostage Thomas Hamill.

In August, 2006 he moved to where he was Vice-President and the Executive Producer of Content, Programming and Integration. He held that post through May 2008.

He was featured in "Covering Catastrophy: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11." Martin covering the event for NBC News bought a camera from a tourist on the street and recorded the collapse of the south tower while standing near its base . He was thrown by the blast, briefly losing consciousness and then made it uptown to the Today Show studios where he appeared with Tom Brokaw, Matt Lauer and Katie Couric. He also appeared on Dateline NBC. The video tape he shot appeared frequently in the weeks and months after the collapse. Oliver Stone licensed a snippet of that footage for his 2006 movie, World Trade Center, starring Nick Cage.

Martin was a panelist at New York University's The Journalism of 9-11-A Decade Later.

Martin was an eyewitness to Flight 1549 - the US Air plane the landed in the Hudson River. He appeared on the NBC Nightly News and Dateline that evening.


  • 2000 & 2002 & 2004 Sports Emmy
  • 2004 Genesis Award
  • 2001 Sigma Delta Chi Award
  • 2001 Edward R. Murrow Award
  • 1999 Clarion Award
  • 1998 CINE
  • 1997 First Place International Television – Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award
  • 1996 – Gold Medal Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.
  • 1993 Sid Gross Investigative Journalism Award (NYU)
  • nine News Emmy nominations 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 and 1994
  • References

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