TV shows Life 360
Spouse Billy Martin
Name Michel Martin
|Education Harvard University, Radcliffe College, St. Paul's School|
Nominations News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Background/Analysis of a Single Current Story - Programs
Similar People Billy Martin, Ted Koppel, Audie Cornish, Kelly McEvers, Arun Rath
2017 Angelides Lecture: "The New Normal?" with Michel Martin, Rebecca Traister, and Farai Chideya
Michel McQueen Martin is an American journalist and correspondent for ABC News and National Public Radio. After ten years in print journalism, Martin has for the last 15 years become best known for her radio and television news broadcasting on national topics.
- 2017 Angelides Lecture The New Normal with Michel Martin Rebecca Traister and Farai Chideya
- News career
- Personal life
A Brooklyn, New York native, Michel McQueen attended St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire as part of the fifth class of females to graduate from the formerly all-male school. In 1980, Martin graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College of Harvard University. In 2016, Martin earned a Master of Arts from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C.
After working the local news beat for The Washington Post and becoming White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, She joined ABC News in 1992.
At ABC, Martin reported for Nightline, and was awarded an Emmy for a report that aired on Day One. In 2001, she hosted the PBS show Life 360. Beginning in April 2007, she hosted Tell Me More for National Public Radio (NPR) for seven years, focusing on topics of race, religion, and spirituality. Upon the announcement by NPR of the cancellation of Tell Me More, to be effective August 1, 2014, Martin criticized NPR leadership for failure to institutionalize support for the program and questioned NPR's commitment to serving African-American listeners and other people of color, admitting that she had "scar tissue" as a result of the cancellation. She and the show's producer, Carline Watson, remained with the network as, "part of an initiative to incorporate the kind of coverage of issues of race, identity, faith, gender and family that appear on the show." Since 2015, Martin has been the host of Weekend All Things Considered. She is also known for her panel appearances on Real Time with Bill Maher.
In 2010, Martin and MSNBC anchor David Shuster taped a pilot episode for a proposed news and opinion show for CNN.
Martin is married to attorney Billy Martin. She shares twin toddlers as well as two grown daughters from her husband's previous marriage.