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Red, White and Blue White House
09.24.04
Politics and Economy:
Michel Martin
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Michel Martin Biography

Michel Martin of ABCNEWS and John Powers talk with Bill Moyers about the news of the week.

Michel Martin
Michel Martin spent more than a decade covering politics and policy for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and THE WASHINGTON POST before she joined ABCNEWS in September 1992. She has received one Emmy Award for her ABCNEWS reporting and has been nominated for two others.

Her primary assignment is ABCNEWS NIGHTLINE, where she has contributed a number of reports for the ongoing NIGHTLINE series, "America in Black and White." One report in this series was nominated for an Emmy Award, cited by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for excellence in coverage of racial and ethnic issues. Martin has also covered a wide range of stories for NIGHTLINE, including the government budget battles, the challenges of bereaved families during the holidays, the embassy bombings in East Africa and the earthquakes in Turkey.

Before joining NIGHTLINE, Martin reported for the ABCNEWS magazine program, DAY ONE. Her reports ranged from an investigation into investments by members of Congress to her Emmy-nominated report, with Robert Krulwich, on childrenís racial attitudes to a segment on the international campaign to ban the use of land mines, for which she was awarded an Emmy.

Martin has also contributed to a number of other ABC programs and specials, including an hour-long documentary on the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas controversy for ABCís TURNING POINT; an hour-long, critically acclaimed special on AIDS anchored by Barbara Walters; "Cedricís Story," about the challenge of being a brilliant student in a tough inner-city school; and special political coverage, including party convention reports and election night analysis.

Before joining ABCNEWS, Martin covered state and local politics for THE WASHINGTON POST and national politics and policy at the WALL STREET JOURNAL, where she was White House correspondent. She has also been a regular panelist on the PBS show, WASHINGTON WEEK IN REVIEW.

She has earned numerous awards, including the 1992 Candace Award for Communications from The National Coalition of 100 Black Women and the 1995 Joan Barone Award for Excellence in Washington-based National Affairs/Public Policy Broadcasting given by the Radio and Television Correspondentsí Association.

David Brancaccio talks with Michel Martin and Kevin Phillips on August 27, 2004. Read the transcript or

Bill Moyers talks with Michel Martin and Kevin Phillips on July 30, 2004. Read the transcript or

David Brancaccio talks with Michel Martin and Adrian Wooldridge of THE ECONOMIST on May. Read the transcript or


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