Tina Martin

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EXPERIENCE:

WGBH NEWS
May 2015 - Present
TV and Radio Reporter/Host
• Responsible for writing, presentation of all on-air live and taped work.
• Responsible for two –ways with influential guests.
• Produce write and voice all tv and radio packages
• Responsible for following important local news stories.
• Break complicated issues down to 1 minute
• Voice and perform teases, straight lives, front live packages.
• Contribute to NPR, PBS Newshour and World Channel
 
  
THE HUFFINGTON POST 
January 2015 - Present
Contributor  
• Write blog contributions on current events and life experiences  
• Pitch story ideas for all area of social media including facebook and twitter
 
 
CBS AFFILIATE- WFSB TV, Hartford, CT
August 2008 - August 2014
Weekend Anchor/Reporter 
• Responsible for writing, presentation of all on-air live and taped work.
• Anchor live 3 hour newscast Saturday and Sunday mornings.
• Responsible for booking live guests for weekend show segments.
• Responsible for following important local news stories.
• Break complicated issues down to 1 minute
• Voice and perform teases, straight lives, front live packages.
• Maintain communication with local government and law enforcement officials.
• Cover breaking news (live and taped) in an accurate and concise manner.
• Produce and front a weekly segment called “Tina Around Town” 2008-2010
 
NEW ENGLAND CABLE NEWS
December 2007 - August 2008 (Freelancer)
Worcester News Tonight 
Reporter
• Responsible for writing, editing, and on-air voice work.
• Responsible for following important local news stories.
• Maintain communication with local government and law enforcement officials.
• Cover breaking news (live and taped) in an accurate and concise manner.
 
ABC AFFILIATE WCVB TV, Needham, MA
November 2007 - August 2008
News Writer/Producer  
• Wrote voice overs,  sound on tape and voice overs for newscasts
• Wrote teases, anchor leads, and reporter leads
• Produced Good Morning American cut ins
• Worked with editors daily to match sound and video                                 
 
WMCT TV, Marlborough, MA,  
January 2006 - November 2007 
News Anchor /Reporter  
• Responsible for writing, editing, and on-air voice work.
• Responsible for following important local news stories.
• Maintain communication with local government and law enforcement officials.
• Cover breaking news (live and taped) in an accurate and concise manner.
• Anchor newscasts/Host public affairs program
  
WATD 95.9 FM RADIO, Marshfield, MA
August 2003 - December 2005
News Reporter/Producer/Anchor   
• Responsible for writing, editing, and on-air voice work.
• Responsible for following important local news stories.
• Maintain communication with local government and law enforcement officials.
• Cover breaking news (live and taped) in an accurate and concise manner.
• Anchor newscasts
• Produce meaningful news features
 
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, Boston, MA
MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
MASSACHUSETTS TRADE OFFICE 
May 2001- July 2003
Director of Communications 
• Responsible for creation and execution of long term media relations’ plan.
• Draft talking points and briefing materials for Governor, State Cabinet member and agency director. 
• Respond to promptly and accurately to all press inquiries.
• Serve as spokesperson for Massachusetts Office of Business Development & Massachusetts Trade Office.
• Manage website & marketing firm
• Maintain communication with Chambers of Commerce, business community and international trade organizations.
 
THE SALVATION ARMY, Boston, MA
June 1999 - May 2001
Massachusetts Divisional Headquarters
Statewide Communications Manager
• Worked closely with Director of Community Relations to implement a multi-level statewide identity campaign.
• Responsible for creating favorable public support of The Salvation Army and its programs.
• Managed media contacts database./ Maintained web page with updated information
• Created direct mail pieces, brochures and advertisements, press releases, public service announcements, promotional publications, and media kits.
• Managed all holiday publicity programs such as Celebrity Bell-Ringers and Christmas Kettle Kick-off.
• Issued quotes to media on behalf of state headquarters.
 
YOUTHBUILD USA, Somerville, MA         
Oct. 1997 - May 1999
National YouthBuild Coalition   
Public Relations Manager
• Worked with Coalition Director to develop communications strategy.
• Executed all promotional activity for Washington D.C. advocacy events.
• Maintained communication with Legislative Aides, State Representatives, & Senators
• Responsible for press releases and promotional material.
• Managed direct mail campaigns.
 
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS,  Boston, MA
1996 Regional Convention/1997 National Convention     
Sept. 1995 - Sept. 1997
 Marketing Communications Manager   
• Responsible for all aspects of marketing: strategic planning, direct mail marketing and trade shows.
• Executed all promotional activity (press releases, radio announcements, staff interviews) for national/regional career fairs for 7,000 minority professionals.
• Liaison with all media and community outlets.
 
 Education: 

EMERSON COLLEGE
BS, Boston, MA
1997
MAJOR: Mass Communication CONCENTRATION: Broadcast Journalism

Awards:

2004 Associated Press Award-Special Events Coverage-- Democratic National Convention
2009 2010 Winner Jacque Minnottee National Health Reporting Fellowship--RTNDA
2010 “Tina Around Town” honored by Ct Society of Professional Journalists
2011 Best Local Reporter-Hartford Magazine Best of Hartford Contest
2012 Most Powerful and Influential Woman in CT--National Diversity Council
2016 Edward R Murrow Continuing Coverage
2016 RTNDA-Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting
2016 Emmy Nomination-Host
 




Tina Martin

 Boston, MA

TinaMartinNews@gmail.com
508 808 4076


 

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