Speaker Bio

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Roland Martin
Host/Roland Martin Unfiltered

#RolandMartinUnfiltered is the first daily online show focused on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective. Since 2008, Roland Martin has been a senior analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, where his daily segment is heard on more than 100 stations and by 8 million people daily. He is the author of three books: “Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith,” “Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s View of America,” and  “The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House.”

Martin has been named four times by Ebony Magazine as one of the 150 Most Influential African Americans.

The four-time NAACP Image Award winner spent six years as a contributor for CNN, noted for his no-holds honesty, conviction, and perspective. In 2009, CNN was awarded the Peabody Award for its outstanding 2008 election coverage. He is the recipient of more than 30 awards for journalistic excellence, including the 2008 President’s Award by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Martin is a life member of the National Association of Black Journalists. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M University.