2012 The Root 100

Roland Martin is a journalist, syndicated columnist, TV commentator and author.

  • Influence: 133.1
  • Reach: 13.7
  • Substance: 6.0
  • Media Mentions: 1041
  • Internet Mentions: 302000
  • Twitter Followers: 145880
  • Roland Martin

  • Journalist, syndicated columnist and author who is a regular commentator about race and politics on TV One, CNN and "The Tom Joyner Morning Show."
  • Job: Journalist, syndicated columnist, TV commentator and author
  • Sector: Entertainment/Media
  • Twitter: @rolandsmartin
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Age: 43
  • Bio: An incisive political pundit, Roland Martin got himself in a bit of hot water this year when the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation deemed a few of his tweets during Super Bowl Sunday anti-gay. Martin soon apologized, and CNN eventually suspended him for one month. After that incident, he returned to the news channel as a contributor, providing his unique insights on hot topics such as the Penn State sex scandal and the lack of diversity at the Republican National Convention and upcoming presidential debates. Martin continues to be a prolific writer, analyst and thinker. Visit his website and like his Facebook page.