Roland Martin Biography
This is what you need to know about Roland Sebastian Martin, a Haitian American journalist, and author known for being the former commentator for TV One, the host of News One Now, and Washington on Watch With Roland S. Martin.
Martin has also appeared on a variety of shows, including The Situation Room, Anderson Cooper’s AC360, and many others. He was also a CNN contributor. He joined the Tom Joyner Morning Show in October 2008, as a senior analyst.
Martin has also authored books which include Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s View of America, Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith and The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House as originally reported by Roland S. Martin.
Roland Martin Age
The Houston, Texas native Roland Sebastian Martin was born on November 14, 1968. He is 51 years old as of 2019.
Roland Martin Wife
Martin is happily married to his wife Jacquie Hood Martin since 2001. It’s not known whether the couple has kids or not.
Roland Martin Salary
Martin receives an approximated annual salary of between $100K – 250k.
Roland Martin Net Worth
Martin has an approximated net worth of $3 million. His career as a journalist is the primary source of his income.
Roland Martin Education
The Houston, Texas native, Martin’s maternal great-grandparents had migrated from Haiti to Louisiana, where his family originates. He went to Texas A&M University where he graduated with a B.S. in journalism and a master’s degree in Christian Communications from Louisiana Baptist University.
Roland Martin Career
Martin was a contributor to the BET Sunday morning news program Lead Story back in the 1990s. He was also an executive editor of the Chicago Defender.
Martin is the host of a morning radio talk show on WVON in Chicago, and from 2007 to 2013, he worked at CNN as a contributor. When Campbell Brown was on maternity leave in April and May 2009, Martin guest-hosted No Bias and No.
He became the host of TV One’s first Sunday News show Washington Watch with Roland Martin in 2009. It ran for 4 years and is currently off the air.
Martin announced on Twitter in March 2013, that he was leaving CNN. 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 which premiered on November 4, 2013.
Martin made an announcement on December 7, 2017, on-air that TV One had canceled the show due to low ratings from Black viewers, but that he would still remain involved with the network. It was also announced on January 14, 2018, that Martin had won two NAACP Image Awards for the show.
Martin was also the host of a three-hour radio show called “The Roland Martin Show”. Currently, Martin hosts a web series, Roland Martin Unfiltered on Youtube.