NPR's Martin Joins ABC News
May 29, 2008 at 5:37 AM (PT)
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO "BRYANT PARK PROJECT" morning show news anchor and co-host RACHEL MARTIN exits to join ABC NEWS as a general assignment reporter, based in WASHINGTON. MARTIN has been serving as ALISON STEWART's co-host since JANUARY, filling the slot left open when LUKE BURBANK exited to join BONNEVILLE Talk KIRO-A/SEATTLE for evenings.
Before joining the show, MARTIN was a foreign correspondent based in BERLIN and returned to the U.S. in AUGUST 2006 as NPR's religion correspondent. "RACHEL joins ABC NEWS with an extensive and versatile career covering some of the biggest stories of the last few years from abroad and at home," said ABC NEWS Pres. DAVID WESTIN. "Her wide range of experience overseas will be a tremendous asset to the news division. We enthusiastically look forward to adding her to our reporting team in the WASHINGTON bureau."