Award-winning TV Host, Journalist, and Author Roland Martin has been nominated for two NAACP Image Awards; Outstanding News/Information Series for his two-hour weekday morning news program News One Now, and in the Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information Series category.
Known for his powerful and unique voice in the media, Roland unapologetically expresses his views on everything from politics to entertainment on News One Now. His attitude, professionalism and direct, no-nonsense way of delivering the news, resonates with audiences and distinguishes him as one of the best in the industry.
In the past, Roland won the 'Best Interview' NAACP Image Award in 2008 for "In Conversation: The Sen. Barack Obama Interview," and again in 2009 for "In Conversation: The Michelle Obama Interview." Last year, he received the Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information Series Award, which was the first time the category was introduced into the Awards show.
Roland S. Martin is host of TV One's "News One Now" and the Senior News Analyst on the nationally Syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. Martin frequently appears as a guest on ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos; MSNBC; and other national networks. He spent six years as a political contributor for CNN.
Named by Ebony Magazine four times as one of the 150 Most Influential African Americans in the United States, Roland S. Martin has received numerous accolades for his work as a TV Host, Journalist, Author and Political Commentator. In 2017, Roland S. Martin won his third NAACP Image Award for the first-ever "Best Host" category. Overall, Roland has won more than 30 professional awards for journalistic excellence from a variety of media organizations, including the Radio Television News Directors Association; the National Association of Black Journalists; the National Association of Minorities in Cable, and the National Associated Press-Managing Editors Conference, among others.
More than 100 organizations have recognized Roland for his brilliant journalistic career and commitment to the advancement of African Americans. In August 2017, he was selected as one of the recipients of the Hank Aaron Champions for Justice Award, presented by the Hall of Famer and the Atlanta Braves. As an author, he's published several books, and has five honorary degrees from universities nationwide.