Kati Marton Biography
Kati Marton is a Hungarian-American journalist and author, born on April 3, 1949, in Budapest, Hungary. Her vocation has included reporting for ABC News as an outside reporter and National Public Radio, where she began as a creative collaborator in 1971, just as print news coverage and composing various books.
She is a previous administrator of the International Women’s Health Coalition, and a chief (previous executive) of the Committee to Protect Journalists and different bodies including the International Rescue Committee, Human Rights Watch, and the New America Foundation.
Kati Marton Age
Marton was born on April 3, 1949, in Budapest, Hungary. She is 70 years old as of 2019.
Kati Marton Family
Marton is the daughter of UPI reporter Ilona Marton and Endre Marton an award-winning Associated Press reporter. Her parents endured the Holocaust of World War II yet never talked about it. They served about two years in jail on bogus charges of undercover work for the U.S., and Kati and her more established sister were set being taken care of by outsiders. Among the numerous distinctions, her folks got for their giving an account of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was the George Polk Award. The family fled Hungary following the unrest and settled in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where Marton went to Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.
Kati Marton Education
Marton learned at the Sorbonne and the Institut d’études Politiques in Paris. Experiencing childhood in Hungary, she had a French caretaker, so she was raised talking both Hungarian and French, learning American English when her family moved to the U.S. She has a graduate degree in International Relations from George Washington University.
Kati Marton Husband
Marton has been married three times. In the early 1970s, she married her first husband a retired international investment banker from Philadelphia Carroll Wetzel. She married her second husband who was ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings and later divorced in 1993. In 1995, she married her third diplomat husband, Richard Holbrooke whom she frequently traveled with during his diplomatic missions in the former Yugoslavia and in the Middle East. Richard died in December 2010. She wrote about their love and recovering from his death in her 2012 memoir Paris: A Love Story.
Kati Marton Children | Kids
Marton and her second husband Peter have two children; Elizabeth and Christopher
Kati Marton Religion
Marton was raised Catholic and she learned much later, and by accident, that her grandparents were Jews, who were murdered at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Kati Marton Career
After school and graduate school, Marton functioned as an insightful columnist for WCAU-TV in Philadelphia. She won a Peabody for an extraordinary report on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s notable social trade trek to China. Be that as it may, after the honor functions in New York, her supervisor guided the vehicle to the Hilton on Sixth Avenue as opposed to going to Pennsylvania. He had saved a space for both of them. Marton redirected his consideration by turning interesting stories until he nodded off, similarly as Scheherazade did. At that point, she escaped and came back to Philadelphia, and didn’t tell anybody until she opened up to the world about the story in a 1991 article for Newsweek. “My triumph was damaged by a demonstration that did not yet have a name. The term inappropriate behavior would not be instituted until the late seventies,” she composed.
In 1978, Marton turned into an outside reporter for ABC News and was winning her stripes in the London office when she called her sister in Paris, saying she’d visit her that end of the week.
Kati Marton Books
- Martin, Kati (2017). True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy. New York: Simon & Schuster.
- Marton, Kati (2012). Paris: A Love Story. New York: [Simon & Schuster].
- Marton, Kati (2010). A nép ellenségei: családom regénye
- Marton, Kati (2009). Enemies of the people: My Family’s Journey to America (1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.). New York: Simon & Schuster.
- Marton, Kati (2006). The great escape: nine Jews who fled Hitler and changed the world. New York: Simon & Schuster.
- Marton, Kati (2008). Kilenc magyar aki világgá ment és megváltoztatta a világot [Great escape] (in Hungarian). (translator) Bart Dániel. Budapest: Corvina.
- Marton, Kati (2001). Hidden power: presidential marriages that shaped our recent history (1st ed.). New York
- Marton, Kati (1992). The Polk Conspiracy: murder and cover-up in the case of CBS News correspondent George Polk (1st pbk. ed.). New York
- Marton, Kati (1996). A death in Jerusalem (1st Arcade ed.). New York
- Marton, Kati (1987). An American woman (1st ed.). New York
- Marton, Kati (1995). Wallenberg: missing hero (1st Arcade ed.). New York
- Marton, Kati (1990). The Polk Conspiracy: murder and cover-up in the case of CBS News correspondent George Polk (1st ed.). New York
Kati Marton Awards
Marton has gotten a few distinctions for her announcing, including the 2001 Rebekah Kohut Humanitarian Award by the National Council of Jewish Women, the 2002 Matrix Award for Women Who Change the World, the George Foster Peabody Award (displayed to WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, in 1973), and the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary—the nation’s most noteworthy non military personnel respect. She is additionally a beneficiary of The International Center in New York’s Award of Excellence. Her book, Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America, was a collection of memoirs finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2009.