Martha Quinn Biography
Martha Quinn is an actress and television personality, best known as one of the original video jockeys on MTV alongside Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, and J.J. Jackson.
Martha Quinn Age
Quinn was born on 11 May 1959, Albany, New York, USA. She is 60 years old as of 2019.
Martha Quinn Husband
Martha got married to Jordan Tarlow in the year 1993. Jordan Tarlow is an American musician best known by his hit song, You must be a witch.
Martha Quinn Children
Quinn and her husband Jordan Tarlow are a happy couple since 1993 and they are blessed with two children one by the name Annabelle Tarlow. The other child is not listed.
Martha Quinn Net Worth
Quinn is an American television and radio personality who has a net worth of $750 thousand. Martha Quinn was born in Albany, New York in May 1959.
Martha Quinn Height
Quinn stands tall at an average height of 1.54 m.
Martha Quinn Sirius Radio
In 2005, Quinn joined Sirius Satellite Radio network, hosting a one-hour weekly show from her home in Malibu called Martha Quinn Presents Gods of the Big ’80s for the Big ’80s channel. After Sirius merged with XM Radio, the channel was rebranded as The 80s on 8, and the show was simply titled “Martha QuinnPresents.”
On the September 22, 2005, episode of Comedy Central’s new series The Showbiz Show with David Spade, Quinn appeared as herself in mock archival footage from her MTV days. In two separate bumper skits, Quinn sarcastically foretold considerably bizarre behavior from stars Michael Jackson and Sting. Subsequent episodes took shots at Whitney Houston and Tommy Lee.
In 2007, Quinn lent her name, face, and voice to The ’80s Game with Martha Quinn, a PC trivia game developed by Funkitron. The game featured multiple-choice questions about 1980s culture in categories including music, politics, television, sports, movies, and celebrities. Quinn was on SiriusXM until 2016 when she left to host mornings for KOSF in San Francisco, owned by Bob Pittman’s iHeartMedia.In December 2017, Martha hosted a show for public television called The 80’s.
Martha Quinn MTV
On July 13, 1981, Quinn was working at NYU’s Weinstein Dormitory where she answered phones and gave students their toilet paper, mail, and lightbulbs. At the end of her day, she decided to stop at WNBC, where she’d just finished up interning for her senior year.
Coincidentally, California record company executive Burt Stein also was visiting WNBC. He asked out loud if anyone knew what Bob Pittman was doing. Pittman had been the program director of WNBC a year or so earlier but had left to start a new venture: a cable channel called MTV.
Brindle called Pittman and told him about his former intern, Quinn. Pittman told him to get her to the MTV studios immediately, as it was the last day of auditions. Quinn immediately took a cab to Hell’s Kitchen for her audition.
Brindle’s idea had some merit. Quinn had spent much of her time at New York University doing two things: performing in TV commercials and working at WNYU-FM, the college radio station. Quinn would later lament that her father and stepmother, financial columnist Jane Bryant Quinn, had spent their money for Martha to spin Peter, Paul, and Mary vinyl as the host of Just Plain Folk.
Martha entered into the studio knowing nothing about MTV or what its producers expected of her. She did a four-minute audition where she talked about Earth, Wind, and Fire; MTV executives immediately surrounded her, asking, “Who are you? Where did you come from? How old are you?” Quinn was stunned, realizing she had just found the perfect job for her talents. Two days later Quinn got the news she was an MTV VJ.
Quinn joined Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood, Alan Hunter, and JJ Jackson as original faces and voices of MTV. Being hosts of the nation’s first music television network provided them with an in-depth and up-close perspective on the most popular rock.