ABC Vet Michel Martin Joining NPR

By Brian 

“Veteran journalist Michel Martin, left behind when ABC-TV’s Nightline picked a new team to continue in its post-Ted Koppel era, is joining National Public Radio, ABC News and NPR announced separately today,” Dick Prince writes. He quotes David Westin‘s memo to staffers:

“After 14 years with ABC News, Michel Martin will be joining National Public Radio to develop and host a new public affairs and cultural program focusing on stories of importance to African-Americans, slated to launch in late 2006. While she will be leaving her position as a full-time correspondent with us, I am pleased that she will be continuing as a contributor to ‘Nightline’ and ABC News Now.”

Martin begins at NPR on Jan. 17. More…

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