David Martin Biography
David C. Martin is an American television news correspondent, journalist, and author who works for CBS News. He is currently the network’s National Security Correspondent reporting from The Pentagon, a position he has held since 1993. Martin has contributed reports to the CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, and 48 Hours.
David Martin’s Age and Birthday
David is 79 years old as of 2023. He was born on 28 July 1943 in Washington, D.C, United States. David celebrates his birthday on 28 July every year.
David Martin Height and Weight
Martin stands at an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches tall. He has an average weight of around 60 kilograms. However, he has not disclosed his body measurements to the public. We will update this section when the information becomes available.
David Martin’s Family, Parents, and Siblings
David was born and raised by his parents in Washington, D.C., United States. He has kept a low profile when it comes to his personal life. He has not revealed any details about his parents or siblings. This information will be updated soon when the information is out to the public.
David Martin Wife
Martin is happily married to his beloved wife Dr.Elinor Martin, associate professor at the University of Oklahoma and climate scientist. Together they are blessed with four children.
David Martin Education
David graduated from Yale University in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in English. Unfortunately, details about where David went to high school are not known to the public. This section will be updated as soon as the information is available.
David Martin Career
Martin began his journalism career as a researcher for CBS News in New York in 1969. He then became a news writer with the AP broadcast wire and a fellow at the Washington Journalism Center. Martin broke several significant stories before and during the Iraq war. He was the first to report on the opening night of the war, that the U.S. was launching a strike on a palace bunker in southern Baghdad in an attempt to take out Saddam Hussein. Martin also broke the story of the military’s “shock and awe” strategy for its initial strike on Baghdad. During a trip to Iraq in May 2003, he was the first journalist to visit and report on Dora Farms, where Saddam was said by the CIA to have been hiding on the opening night of the war.
During the invasion of Afghanistan and the war in Iraq, Martin’s in-depth knowledge of how the State Department, intelligence community, and military operations, both on the battlefield and in Washington positioned him as the “big picture” reporter for CBS News. Utilizing his own sources and reports from CBS News correspondents in the region and around the world, as well as in Washington, he explained and assessed the military’s strategies and operations for the viewers.
Martin has received several Emmys, most recently in 2012 for his story “Starting Over.” He has also received two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards for his body of work, most of which has appeared on the “CBS Evening News” and “60 Minutes Wednesday.”
David Martin’s Net worth and Salary
David has an estimated net worth of $ 1 million dollars. He also receives an annual salary of around $ 90,000. His source of income is from his career as a reporter, author, and correspondent for CBS News.
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