Roland Martin is an esteemed American journalist who has made his mark in the industry through his unwavering commitment to excellence, unrelenting pursuit of the truth, and unapologetic voice on issues that matter to black people. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Martin’s passion for journalism was ignited at an early age, and he has since gone on to achieve great success in his field.
Martin’s education is a testament to his dedication to his craft. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Texas A&M University, where he served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, The Battalion. He later earned a Master of Science in communication studies from Louisiana Baptist University.
Throughout his career, Martin has worked for some of the most prestigious media outlets in the country, including CNN, TV One, and the Chicago Defender. He has covered some of the most significant events of our time, including the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, Hurricane Katrina, and the BP oil spill. He has also interviewed some of the most influential political, business, and entertainment figures.
Martin’s philanthropic achievements are equally noteworthy. He is the founder of the Empowerment Radio Network, which provides a platform for voices that are often ignored in mainstream media. He also authorizes several books, including “The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House, as Originally Reported by Roland S. Martin” and “Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s View of America.”