Roland Martin is an award winning journalist who can be seen on countless news stations and heard on dozens of radio shows offering political commentaries and opinions. With a bachelor's of science degree in journalism, and a master's degree in Christian Communication, Roland Martin influences people around the…more
As of 2009, Roland Martin hosts the weekly "Urban Business Roundtable" on WVON radio station in Chicago.
Roland Martin is the winner of two NAACP awards for his interviews with Barack Obama in 2008 and Michelle Obama in 2009.
Roland was awarded the 2008 President's Award by the National Association of Black Journalists for his work in various areas of media.
Roland has stated that he supports Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election.
Roland has stated that in 2000, while covering the Democratic National Convention, his appendix ruptured, landing him in the hospital.
Roland is a commentator for the TV One Cable Network as well as host of "The Roland S. Martin Show", which is a daily radio program.
Roland is a lifelong member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
Roland was the host of the What Would Jesus Really Do? television series.
Roland has won numerous journalism awards, including a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television News Directors, awards from the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Communicators, and honors from the Houston Press Club.
Roland serves as a special correspondent for Essence Magazine, for whom he writes a bi-monthly column, and a daily blog on the magazine's website.
Roland is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, from whom he has received an award for sports reporting in 1997.
Roland served as a newspaper reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Austin American-Statesman.
Roland is the winner of the 2008 NAACP Image Award for Best Interview for his interview with Senator Barack Obama.
Roland is the former founding news editor for Savoy Magazine, as well as the former executive editor/general manager of the Chicago Defender.
Roland graduated from Jack Yates High School-Magnet School of Communications in 1987, Texas A&M University in 1991, and Louisiana Baptist University in 2008.
Roland was named by Ebony Magazine as one of the 150 Most Influential African Americans in the United States in 2008.
Roland is the author of three books: 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 and his wife, Rev. Jacquie Hood Martin, reside in Chicago, Illinois and Dallas, Texas.