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Award-Winning Journalist Roland Martin Joins The Tom Joyner Morning Show

http://www.bet.com/Assets/BET/Published/image/jpeg/a6095c58-cb64-5626-f63f-6449b0d9f9f6-news_fb_Roland  Martin.jpgRoland Martin, a popular CNN analyst and TV One Cable Network commentator, has joined the Tom Joyner Morning Show as senior analyst to the nation’s No. 1 nationally syndicated urban radio show, company officials announced today. Martin’s daily contribution can be heard every morning at 7:20am EST. He will offer daily insight into major news events and other issues affecting Black America. “I am excited to join The Tom Joyner , which has been at the forefront of community advocacy in urban ,” said Martin. “As senior analyst, my goal is to bring clarity and a sense of purpose to the ’s eight million listeners on the issues surrounding the current presidential election, but also provide a common sense perspective on the many other social and cultural issues of the day through interviews with top newsmakers, and occasionally commentary.” As one of ’s most recognized journalists, just this year alone Martin has been named by as one of the 150 Most Influential African Americans in the United States and won a NAACP Image Award for Best Interview for “In Conversation: The Sen. Barack Obama Interview.” Martin was also named one of the top 50 political pundits by the Daily Telegraph in the United Kingdom and was awarded the 2008 President’s Award by the National Association of Black Journalists for his work in multiple media platforms. “Roland was one of our founding news editors for BlackAmericaWeb.com and he’s a great addition to the talent on TJMS,” states Tom Joyner, whose show is aired in more than 115 markets reaching eight million listeners every week. “We’re beefing up our content across the entire program and he’s an intricate part of the puzzle.” A seasoned member of the press, Martin is the executive editor/general manager of the Chicago Defender, the nation’s largest Black daily newspaper, as well as the former founding news editor for Savoy Magazine. He earned a B.S. in journalism from Texas A&M University and recently received a Masters in Christian Communications from Louisiana Baptist University . Martin’s segments can be heard on a local Tom Joyner Morning Show affiliate or online at BlackAmericaWeb.com (http://www.blackamericaweb.com). Also, reports will be available on demand on the “If You Missed It” page. Additionally, Martin hosts his own talk show on WVON-AM/1690 in Chicago and is a special correspondent for Magazine, writing a bi-monthly column and a daily blog on .com


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