The recently launched 24/7 news source devoted to the Black community, Black Information Network (BIN) recruits acclaimed journalist Roland S. Martin, who will serve as a commentator.
Martin will exclusively produce custom commentary segments for BIN to be broadcast daily throughout the network’s 24-hour news feed. BIN launched June 30 on 15 AM/FM and HD Radio side channels and via the iHeartRadio app.
Tanita Myers, Director of News Operations says when the network was launched, “We knew how extremely important it was to provide a forum for trusted voices within the Black community and there’s perhaps no one more trusted and reliable in Black media today than Roland Martin. He has built a legacy that has paved the way for other Black journalists and continues to use his platform to bring a much-needed perspective on topics that matter to both Black Americans and the nation in general.”
Martin currently serves as the host and managing editor of the daily digital show, “#RolandMartinUnfiltered.” The program is produced in Washington, DC and focuses on news, politics, culture, entertainment, social justice, sports, education, business and finance. “#RolandMartinUnfiltered” will now be available on the iHeartPodcast Network.
Over the course of his career, Martin has interviewed multiple U.S. presidents, top athletes and entertainers. He has been named one of the top 50 political pundits by the Daily Telegraph in the United Kingdom and was awarded the 2008 President’s Award by the National Association of Black Journalists. He was named Journalist of the Year in 2013 by the National Association of Black Journalists, is a four-time NAACP Image Award winner and won a Peabody Award for Best Political Team on Television for his coverage of the 2008 election.
“I am excited to provide daily commentaries to BIN. We are living in a time where we need more coverage about the issues facing African Americans,” Martin added. “In addition, I am really thrilled to partner with the iHeartPodcast Network to distribute and market the ‘#RolandMartinUnfiltered’ audio podcast. We have seen tremendous growth with the daily video show and we can’t wait to do the same with the audio podcast.”