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Rachel Martin (broadcast journalist)

Rachel Martin is an American journalist and co-host of NPR's Morning Edition.[1]

Rachel Martin
Rachel Martin at CSIS.jpg
Martin at a 2013 book discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
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Years active2003–present


Early life and educationEdit

Martin is from Idaho Falls, Idaho and a graduate of Idaho Falls High School. She graduated from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington with a bachelor's degree in politics and government in 1996, and from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York City with a master's degree in international affairs in 2003.[2][3]


She was a producer and reporter for KQED in San Francisco. In 2003, Martin was a freelance reporter in Afghanistan, for NPR. From 2005 to 2007, she was foreign correspondent for NPR.[4] In 2007, she covered the Virginia Tech shooting. In 2008, she was a correspondent for ABC News.[5] 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.[6] She became a co-host of Morning Edition in 2016 when Renée Montagne stepped down.


  1. ^ "NPR Shifts Host Roles For 'Morning Edition,' 'Weekend Edition Sunday'". September 15, 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Rachel Martin". ABC News. December 10, 2008. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  3. ^ "NPR Journalist Speaks To People In Idaho Falls". Local News 8. June 5, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2015. Martin is a native of Idaho Falls. She even graduated from Idaho Falls High School.
  4. ^ "Rachel Martin". NPR. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Rachel Martin". ABC News. December 10, 2008. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  6. ^ "NPR: Rachel Martin hosts "Weekend Edition Sunday"". U.T. San Diego. December 8, 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2013.

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