Michel McQueen Martin
Journalist and Correspondent for ABC News and National Public Radio
Michel McQueen Martin is a correspondent for ABC News. Prior to joining ABC News, she spent more than a decade covering politics and policy for The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, before she joined ABC News in September 1992. She has received one Emmy Award for her ABC News reporting and has been…
Michel McQueen Martin is a correspondent for ABC News. Prior to joining ABC News, she spent more than a decade covering politics and policy for The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, before she joined ABC News in September 1992. She has received one Emmy Award for her ABC News reporting and has been nominated for three others.
Her primary assignment is ABC News’ “Nightline,” where she has contributed a number of reports for the ongoing 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, and it received special notice from TV Guide in its “cheers” column for its candid look at racial stereotyping in news coverage.
Martin has covered a wide range of other stories for “Nightline,” including the government budget battles, the challenges of bereaved families during the holidays, the embassy bombings in Nairobi, and the earthquakes in Turkey.
From September 2002 to January 2003, Martin served as a weekly contributor to “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” She was also a primary contributor to the Nightline spinoff series “Nightine Upclose,” where she interviewed such diverse personalities as NBA superstar Stephon Marbury, to former LAPD police chief Daryl Gates, who led the department during the Los Angeles riots, to feminist icon Gloria Steinem, to Republican AIDS activist Mary Fisher.
Before joining “Nightline,” Martin reported for the ABC News magazine program “Day One,” where her reports ranged from an investigation into investments by members of Congress and her Emmy-nominated report with Robert Krulwich on children’s racial attitudes, to a segment on the international campaign to ban the use of land mines — for which she was awarded an Emmy.
During 2001 and 2002, Martin also hosted “Life 360,” a unique one-hour program incorporating documentary film, performance and personal narrative, airing on public television stations across the country. The program was the result of an unprecedented co-production agreement between Oregon Public Broadcasting and ABC News’ “Nightline.”
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 ABC’s “Turning Point;” an hour-long, critically acclaimed special on AIDS, anchored by Barbara Walters; “Cedric’s 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.
She has also reported on a broad spectrum of personalities and achievers, including Emmy-winning actor Dennis Franz, Notre Dame head football coach Tyrone Willingham, famed conductor Sir George Solti, legendary golf instructor Harvey Penick and Anthony Griffin, an African-American civil rights attorney in Texas who took on the challenge of representing the Ku Klux Klan in a First Amendment case.
Before joining ABC News, 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” and a contributor to “NOW with Bill Moyers.”
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
A Conversation With Michel McQueen Martin
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