Michel Martin


Michel McQueen Martin spent more than a decade covering politics and policy for the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post before she joined ABC News in September 1992; primary assignment is ABC News "Nightline"; a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ms. Martin was graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College at Harvard University in 1980.

Michel Martin appears in the following:

Liev Schreiber's family ties to Ukraine push him to help its people

Sunday, May 22, 2022

The actor speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about BlueCheck Ukraine, an aid network he co-founded, as well as his relationship with his grandfather.


Haaland seeks healing for Native American boarding school survivors

Sunday, May 22, 2022

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Interior Secretary Deb Haaland about her department's Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report.


On 'Dance Fever,' Florence + the Machine explores her fractured desires

Sunday, May 15, 2022

The singer-songwriter talks about her new album Dance Fever, her creative process and her influences.


Back from a touring hiatus, Coldplay pledges to make performances more sustainable

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Coldplay is pledging to make the band's current tour "as sustainable and low carbon as possible."


Senator says Biden should consider Defense Production Act to boost baby formula supply

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Regular and specialized baby formulas have been running low across the U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she will ask President Biden to consider using the Defense Production Act to boost production.


Former Pentagon chief Esper says Trump asked about shooting protesters

Monday, May 09, 2022

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Mark Esper about his forthcoming book, "A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense During Extraordinary Times."


Can I Just Tell You: We can't 'opt out' of our pain

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Brands are now offering the option of opting out of Mother's Day e-mails. NPR's Michel Martin reflects on this new trend.


Romania hasn't always seen itself as a safe haven. War in Ukraine has changed that

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Romanians have been welcoming the world's second-largest influx of Ukrainian refugees. It's a marked change from the country's response during Europe's last major migrant crisis.


U.S. ambassador to the U.N. calls for suspending Russia from the Human Rights Council

Monday, April 04, 2022

Linda Thomas-Greenfield told NPR's Michel Martin that Russia should be held to a higher standard as a permanent member of the Security Council, and vowed to hold the country accountable.


Progressive activist Ady Barkan says his ALS has increased his platform

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Activist Ady Barkan and director Nicholas Bruckman talked with NPR about the new documentary Not Going Quietly. It follows Barkan as he deals with ALS while also maintaining his activism.


News brief: high court retirement, Russia-Ukraine crisis, economic growth data

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Justice Stephen Breyer will retire, giving Biden a Supreme Court pick. How is Russia responding to diplomatic moves to lower tensions with Ukraine? The U.S. reports latest economic growth figures.


Rep. Schiff reveals impeachment regrets, tensions on Capitol Hill after insurrection

Sunday, October 10, 2021

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR's Michel Martin, Rep. Adam Schiff discusses his regrets from President Donald Trump's first impeachment trial and his relationship with his GOP colleagues.


Anthony Hamilton On Being Vulnerable And His New Album 'Love Is The New Black'

Sunday, September 26, 2021

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton, who delivers his first album in five years with the help of some friends including Jennifer Hudson.


Ari Shapiro On Covering The Pulse Shooting

Saturday, June 12, 2021

When covering the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting, NPR's Ari Shapiro realized he had visited years prior. He tells host Michel Martin how that changed the way he covered the story.


Can I Just Tell You: With So Much To Mourn, We Must Allow Time To Grieve

Sunday, May 30, 2021

A reflection on the pandemic, the Tulsa Race Massacre and grief.


Getting Women Back To Work Is Key To A Strong Recovery, Labor Secretary Says

Saturday, May 08, 2021

Millions of women have left the workforce during the pandemic as schools stopped in-person learning. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh says the recovery hinges on women returning to work.


With Eviction Moratorium In Jeopardy, White House Announces New Aid For Renters

Friday, May 07, 2021

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Marcia Fudge, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, about the new $21.6 billion in emergency rental assistance the Biden administration announced on Friday.


W. Kamau Bell Is A 'Wall-Tearer-Downer' In 'United Shades Of America'

Sunday, May 02, 2021

The comedian says he sees himself as a "forever student" and his show, United Shades of America, is sort of like "Sesame Street for grown-ups." The sixth season premieres Sunday on CNN.


On Netflix, Leigh Bardugo's 'Shadow And Bone' Celebrates A Diverse Grishaverse

Saturday, April 24, 2021

"I never want people to feel like fantasy and romance and magic and adventure belong to just one kind of person," the fantasy author says. A new Netflix series is adapted from her works.


Quiet No More: Sen. Hirono's Immigrant Journey Fuels Her Fire In Congress

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii — one of the most outspoken Democrats in Congress — wasn't always so vociferous. She says her story, detailed in a new memoir, has driven her to "stand up to bullies."