About Martin

Martin is an experienced and award-winning anchor/presenter hosting news and feature programming on radio, TV and digital outlets. For TRT World he hosts the nightly prime-time current affairs show INSIGHT. For Sky News he augmented his news anchorman duties with a weekly discussion and debate segment, THE DEBATE and a Saturday morning slot from 10-12pm featuring DIGITAL VIEW, a programme reflecting the triumphs and challenges technology brings to our lives - both personal and professional. In 2016 he returned to radio presentation with occasional hosting engagements at BBC Radio Berskhire.

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For the 2015 General Election campaign he designed and co-presented "Election Newsroom Live" for Sky Arts HD. The programme was a world first: 10 hours of live non-stop coverage of the Sky Newsroom at work on the biggest news night of the year. Deploying 25 remote control cameras around Sky's west London news HQ and augmented by Martin's own reporting using his own hand-held radio linked camera, the programme gave viewers a never-seen-before insight into the workings of the TV production team at a time of extreme pressure.

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Martin presented the skynews.com show for three years, winning the “Innovation of the Year” category at the prestigious Royal Television Society Journalism awards in 2008. He presented the ground-breaking pre-election "half-web, half-TV" broadcast "50 Voices, 50 States" which was nominated for an RTS award in 2013.

Martin joined Sky News in 1990 at the height of the Gulf War and since then has anchored the channel’s coverage of some of the biggest breaking news stories, including the September 11th terrorist attacks on the US, the subsequent bombing of Afghanistan, the Iraq War, and the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and the subsequent funeral.

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He is an acknowleged master of the giant newswall at Sky Centre, pioneering many new show-and-tell techniques and has been the "graphics turn" for the channel's coverage of every Election in the UK (and in the USA) between 1992 and 2014.

He once stayed on air for a record nine hours, covering the extraordinary occassion when a whale came up the River Thames in London and became stranded. The rescue attempt made gripping TV all day!

Whale

Martin has regularly anchored Sky News programmes on location, and presented Sky’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina from the disaster zone and coverage of the Israel – Lebanon conflict. He played a key role in the channel’s acclaimed coverage of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, travelling to Sri Lanka and interviewing many of the survivors and rescuers.

Martin’s broadcasting career stretches over thirty years. He started out presenting news, phone-in and discussion programmes for BBC Radio Oxford, then secured promotions to Radio Northampton and Radio Cambridgeshire before moving to the bi-media world of BBC South where he worked for both South Today and Radio Solent. 

In 1989, he moved to the start-up BSB News service and later joined Sky News, after working as a Field Producer in Amman, Jordan during the first Gulf War.

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Martin is the Vice-Chair of Governors at St George's School, Windsor Castle and an advisor on chorister recruitment at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he is also a Vice-Captain of the Lay Stewards. When not at work, he enjoys messing about in boats, or going to or taking part in theatre productions. He is married to Sarah, they have three sons and live near Windsor.

Recent Engagements

September 2017: Round Table host and compere for telecoms cloud service Vonage as they open new London HQ

September 2017: IBC TV Host, Live from the International Broadcasting, Entertainment and Technology Showcase in Amsterdam

June 2017: Compere, The Alarm Risk Awards, Principal Hotel, Manchester

May 2017: Consultancy for Aljazeera 24 hour news in Doha, Qatar: Video Wall Presentation

September 2016: IBC TV Host, Live from International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam

June 2016: Chair of New Technology Session at VIZ RT Days, Bergen, Norway

January 2016: Reporting from Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

January 2016: Presentation to potential advertisers on digital newsgathering and publishing

August 2015: Guardian Media Festival: part of the News masterclass for The Network.

May 2015: Panelist for RTS Training Day - latest tech and techniques in contemporary newsgathering