Roland Martin

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Roland Martin

Roland Martin

Who is Roland Martin?

Roland Martin is a journalist and author. Roland Martin is currently the host of a YouTube web series. Roland previously worked as a TV One Washington commentator on Watch With Roland and as the host of News One Now.

Early Life and Childhood

Roland Martin was born on November 14, 1968,  in Houston, Texas, United States of America. Roland’s age is 53.

Roland is of American descent but of the black ethnic group. His maternal great-grandparents immigrated from Haiti to Louisiana, where he was born.

Education Details

Roland Martin enrolled at Texas A&M University after finishing high school.

He attended there and earned a B.S. in journalism. The journalist then enrolled at Louisiana Baptist University to pursue a master’s degree in Christian communications.

Professional Career

Martin was announced as the host of TV One’s first live one-hour show, News One Now, on July 9, 2013.

It’s a weekday morning news show. On November 4, 2013, the show debuted. On December 7, 2017, Roland announced on-air that TV One had canceled the show due to low ratings from Black viewers.

Despite the cancellation, he said he would remain involved with the network. On January 14, 2018, it was announced that Roland had won two NAACP Image Awards for the show.

In addition, Roland hosted a three-hour radio show. He is currently the host of Roland Unfiltered, a YouTube web series.

He was previously the executive editor of the Chicago Defender. Roland was fired from The Chicago Defender after refusing to comply with a directive to personally interview Jacques Darrow Carr.

Roland Martin
Roland Martin at DC statehood. Source: flickr

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The journalist hosts a morning radio talk show on Chicago’s WVON. He worked as a CNN contributor from 2007 to 2013.

Roland has written several books, including Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith, The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House as first reported by Roland S. Martin, and Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s View of America.

Net Worth and Salary

Roland Martin earns an annual salary of $70,386.

Roland has amassed a net worth of $1,497,367 as a result of his career and books.

Relationship Status

Roland Martin married his ex-wife, Deborah Duncan in 1993, but they divorced in 1999.

The journalist married his current wife, Jacquie Hood Martin, in 2001.

Body Measurements

He stands taller than average. Roland is 5 feet 10 inches tall ( Apprx 1.78m).

Social Media

His Instagram handle is @rolandsmartin.

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  • Roland is a journalist and author from the United States.
  • He is currently the host of a YouTube web series.
  • Roland previously worked as a TV One Washington commentator on Watch With Roland and as the host of News One Now.
  • He was born on November 14, 1968, in Houston, Texas, USA.
  • In 1993, he married his ex-wife, Deborah Duncan, but they divorced in 1999.