Roland Martin Biography
Roland Martin born Ronald Sebastian Martin is an American journalist, author, and television personality. 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.
Martin attended Jack Yates High School in Houston and went on to graduate from Texas A&M University with a degree in journalism. He later earned a master’s degree in Christian communications from Louisiana Baptist University.
After graduation, Martin worked as a journalist for several newspapers, including the Austin American-Statesman and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He also worked as a radio host and a television commentator, covering news and politics.
Roland Martin Age – How Old Is Roland Martin?
Roland was born Roland Sebastian Martin on November 14, 1968 in Houston, Texas, U.S. He is [agecalc birthdate=1968-11-14]
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.
Martin Wife -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.
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 began his career as a journalist in 1990 as a reporter for the Austin American-Statesman. He later worked for several other newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Dallas Weekly, and the Chicago Defender.
In 1993, Martin became the founding editor of the Chicago Defender’s new media division, which was one of the first black newspaper websites in the country.
In 2005, Martin joined CNN as a contributor, and later became a political analyst for the network. He also hosted a daily news show on TV One called “Washington Watch with Roland Martin” from 2009 to 2013.
Martin has been a vocal advocate for social justice issues, particularly in the African American community. He has also been a frequent commentator on issues related to race and politics in America.
In addition to his work in journalism, Martin is the author of several books, including “The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House,” which was published in 2009.
The American journalist has a net worth of $3 million.