Rachel Martin Biography, Age, Education, Career, NPR

Rachel Martin is an American journalist and co-host of NPR’s Morning. She was a producer and reporter for KQED in San Francisco. In 2003, Martin was a freelance reporter in Afghanistan, for NPR… In 2010, Martin was National Security Correspondent for NPR. She took over as host of Weekend Edition Sunday in 2012, shortly after longtime host Liane Hansen stepped down.

Rachel Martin Biography

Rachel Martin is an American journalist and co-host of NPR’s Morning. She was a producer and reporter for KQED in San Francisco. In 2003, Martin was a freelance reporter in Afghanistan, for NPR… In 2010, Martin was National Security Correspondent for NPR. She took over as host of Weekend Edition Sunday in 2012, shortly after longtime host Liane Hansen stepped down.

Rachel Martin Age

Rachel Martin is an American journalist and co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States. He works along with Steve Inskeep and David Greene. She was the host of Weekend Edition Sunday for four years, and also serves as National Security.

Rachel Martin

Rachel Martin Education

She is from Idaho and a graduate of Idaho Falls High School. She worked with transmedia artists Bogdan Pierzynski and Bill Lundberg and with performance, during her student years in Austin. She graduated from the University of Puget Sound. She is a senior lecturer who has been teaching in higher education since 1993. She is an HCPC registered occupational therapist with a background in mental health and learning disabilities.

Rachel Martin Research Interests

  • Social prescription
  • Vocational rehabilitation/work as a health outcome
  • Carers
  • Loneliness

Rachel Martin Qualifications and Membership

  • PGCE Higher Education & Research
  • MSc in Sociology
  • Diploma from the College of Occupational Therapists
  • Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Member of the College of Occupational Therapists, British Association of Occupational Therapists and World Federation of Occupational Therapists
  • Fellow of Advance Higher Education (formerly the Higher Education Academy)

Rachel Martin Career

Rachel Martin was a producer and reporter for KQED in San Francisco. She was a freelance reporter in Afghanistan, for NPR. From 2005 to 2007, she was a foreign correspondent for NPR. She became a co-host of Morning Edition in 2016 when Renée Montagne stepped down. She was National Security Correspondent for NPR, and She also took over as host of Weekend Edition Sunday in 2012, shortly after longtime host Liane Hansen stepped down.

Rachel Martin Husband

She is married to Luke, who becomes a dad for the second time today after Rachel delivered a baby boy early this morning. Since Rachel couldn’t host Weekend Edition Sunday, Scott Simon, father of two, stepped in.

Rachel Martin NPR

She is the host of Morning Edition, as well as NPR’s morning news podcast Up First, along with Steve Inskeep and David Greene.

Before taking on this role in December 2016, Martin was the host of Weekend Edition Sunday for four years. Martin also served as National Security Correspondent for NPR, where she covered both defense and intelligence issues. She traveled regularly to Iraq and Afghanistan with the Secretary of Defense, reporting on the U.S. wars and the effectiveness of the Pentagon’s counterinsurgency strategy. Martin also reported extensively on the changing demographics of the U.S. military – from the debate over whether to allow women to fight in combat units – to the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Her reporting on how the military is changing also took her to a U.S. Air Force base in New Mexico for a rare look at how the military trains drone pilots.

Martin was part of the team that launched NPR’s experimental morning news show, The Bryant Park Project, based in New York — a two-hour daily multimedia program that she co-hosted with Alison Stewart and Mike Pesca.

In 2006-2007, Martin served as NPR’s religion correspondent. Her piece on Islam in America was awarded “Best Radio Feature” by the Religion News Writers Association in 2007. As one of NPR’s reporters assigned to cover the Virginia Tech massacre that same year, she was on the school’s campus within hours of the shooting and on the ground in Blacksburg, Va., covering the investigation and emotional aftermath in the following days.

Based in Berlin, Germany, Martin worked as an NPR foreign correspondent from 2005-2006. During her time in Europe, she covered the London terrorist attacks, the federal elections in Germany, the 2006 World Cup and issues surrounding immigration and shifting cultural identities in Europe.

Her foreign reporting experience extends beyond Europe. Martin has also worked extensively in Afghanistan. She began reporting from there as a freelancer during the summer of 2003, covering the reconstruction effort in the wake of the U.S. invasion. In fall 2004, Martin returned for several months to cover Afghanistan’s first democratic presidential election. She has reported widely on women’s issues in Afghanistan, the fledgling political and governance system and the U.S.-NATO fight against the insurgency. She has also reported from Iraq, where she covered U.S. military operations and the strategic alliance between Sunni sheiks and the U.S. military in Anbar province.

Martin started her career at public radio station KQED in San Francisco, as a producer and reporter. She holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.

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