David Martin Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, CBS News, Salary and Net Worth

David Martin Biography

David Martin is an American TV news correspondent, journalist, and author for CBS News and is currently the national security correspondent reporting from The Pentagon. He held the position since 1993 and has contributed reports to the CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, and 48 Hours.

David Martin Age

Martin was on July 28, 1943, in Washington D.C. United State. Therefore, as of 2022, the journalist is 79 years old.

David Martin Height

Martin stands at a height of 1.68m and his weight is around 59 kg.

David Martin Family

Martin has not disclosed his family members, parents, and siblings. Mostly because he does not necessarily find this information useful to the public. However, we will keep you posted should this information be available.

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David Martin Wife

Martin is blissfully married to Dr. Elinor Martin an associate professor at the University of Oklahoma and also a climate scientist. Elinor and her husband are proud parents to four children who together live on Chevy Chase.

David Martin Career

Martin is an alum who graduated from Yale University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and initiated his journalism career as a researcher for CBS News in New York in 1969. Later, he became a news writer with the AP broadcast wire from 1971 to 1972 and a fellow at the Washington Journalism Center in 1973. Martin has been working as CBS News national security correspondent since 1993, covering the Pentagon and the State Department. David has reported almost every major defense, intelligence, and international affairs story for the CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, and 48 Hours.  In the invasion of Afghanistan and the war in Iraq, his knowledge of how the state department, intelligence community, and military operations, both on the battlefield and in Washington placed him as a big reporter for CBS News.

David was the first to report that the United States was launching a strike on a palace bunker in southern Baghdad in order to attempt to take out Saddam Hussein. Moreover, he also depicted the military’s shock and awe strategy for its first strike on Baghdad.  In May 2003 in Iraq, he was the first journalist to visit and report on Dora Farms, where Saddam was said to have been hiding. Earlier, Martin made coverage of defense and intelligence matters for Newsweek magazine from its Washington bureau from 1977 to 1983. Furthermore, Martin was a reporter with the Associated Press in Washington from 1973 to 1977, covering the FBI and CIA. These are some of the other anchors that Martin works with at CBS News:

Sharyn Alfonsi
John Dickerson
Lesley Stahl
Bill Whitaker
Tanya Simon
Norah O’Donnell
Steve Hartman
James Brown
Susan Zirinsky

Awards and Recognition

Regardless, Martin has won several Emmys, his recent one being in 2012 for his story Starting Over. Likewise, he has also bagged two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, 2002 and 2004. He also secured the 2004 Joan S. Barone Award for excellence in Washington-based national affairs and public policy reporting. It was awarded by the Washington Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association. After joining CBS News as its Pentagon correspondent in 1983, David’s duties later expanded to include the State Department and intelligence beats. Additionally, Martin is the author of the book Wilderness of Mirrors: Intrigue, Deception and the Secrets That Destroyed Two of the Cold War’s Most Important Agents. The book is an account of the secret wars between the CIA and KGB. The second book is  Best Laid Plans: The Inside Story of America’s War Against Terrorism. Moreover, David served during the Vietnam War as a naval officer.

David Martin Salary

Martin’s salary is about $105,000 per year.

David Martin’s Net Worth

Martin’s estimated net worth is $5 million. His primary source is his job as a journalist, and author for CBS News.

Social Media Accounts

Martin is active on social media and he posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. He has over 2000 followers on Instagram, 1500 on Facebook, and 5000 on Twitter.

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