Nationally-Known Aggie Journalist Honored

One of Texas A&M's most prominent personalities on the national stage was honored on campus.

CNN contributor, columnist, radio host and author Roland Martin was inducted into the A&M journalism Hall of Honor Saturday morning.

The 1991 Aggie grad may have given the biggest honor, though, as he gave a $10,000 donation to the Former Journalism Students Association.

Sunday night on News 3, you'll hear from Martin about his Aggie experience and his take on diversity at A&M.

Until then, read more about Martin below, and log on to his website, which is linked below.

From the Former Journalism Students Association:

He's been called a fireball, a pit bull and the voice of the black community.

In a journalism career spanning less than two decades, Roland S. Martin, Texas A&M University class of 1991, has covered the 1992 Republican National convention, the Oklahoma City bombing and the fatal standoff between the federal authorities and the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco.

He broke the story when drug possession charges were filed on former Dallas Cowboys football star Michael Irvin and he helped revitalize a black Chicago newspaper, where he once took President George W. Bush to task for legacy admissions at universities.

Martin, a CNN analyst, is an award-winning journalist with experience as a newspaper editor, radio talk show host, Web publisher and book author. He's a nationally syndicated columnist and a Chicago-based radio host.

His 2007 interview with Sen. Barack Obama won the 2008 NAACP Image Award for Best Interview, and this year he also received the National Association of Black Journalists' Presidents Award for his multimedia work.


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