Journalist and author Roland Martin, senior analyst for “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” will be named Broadcaster of the Year by the Rainbow PUSH coalition at this week’s 10th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference in Atlanta.
Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of Rainbow PUSH, will present the award to Martin on Friday, Oct. 16 at its Keep Hope Alive Gala.
“Roland Martin’s coverage and analysis of the 2008 election was outstanding, as is the commentary he provides every night on CNN, and now on ‘Washington Watch with Roland Martin on TV One,’” said Jackson. “His reporting and commentary indicate that he has his finger on the pulse of African-American thought, and is a respected voice of our community. Roland has a unique way of connecting with people. He is generous, intelligent and persuasive. So many people look up to him and say, ‘He speaks for me.’ We want to honor Roland for his work, and we present this award to laud his pursuit of excellence in journalism.”