Jonathan Martin is an award-winning journalist who anchors weekend editions of Channel 4 News Today. He is the youngest person currently anchoring a newscast in the Nashville market.
Before joining WSMV in 2007, he spent two years as a reporter and anchor at WRDW-TV, the CBS affiliate in Augusta, Ga.
In Nashville, Jonathan has developed a reputation for being consistently involved in the community, especially with activities involving youth. Each year he hosts signature fundraisers for Tennessee's Boys & Girls Clubs and regularly speaks to students in Nashville's public schools.
Jonathan is a proud graduate of Auburn University, where he was an anchor for Eagle Eye News.
While in college, he also worked as an intern at WSB-TV in his hometown of Atlanta, Ga.
Jonathan has been recognized numerous times for his journalistic work, including honors from the RTNDA, The Associated Press and NAACP. Nashville's STAYONTHEGO Magazine named him one of the city's top young leaders. Tennessee State University's Wesley Foundation recently recognized Jonathan as one of Nashville's "most progressive young adults." He was also voted Nashville's "best dressed" news anchor after a poll conducted by Iam7even entertainment.
In 2011, Jonathan was named the official emcee of the Miss Nashville Scholarship Pageant, a Miss America preliminary. He's also the host of the new concert series at Nashville's Fontanel mansion, where he's introduced top artists like John Rich, Stone Temple Pilots, Steve Martin, Gretchen Wilson, and ZZ Top.
Jonathan has hosted the Nashville AIDS walk, Nashville Lupus Walk, and served as an emcee for the Stellar Awards nomination pre-show.
In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys lifting weights, martial arts, basketball and finding new restaurants. He also enjoys theater.
Jonathan was recently picked to appear in the movie "Country Strong," starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw. It was filmed in Nashville.
Jonathan is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and serves on advisory boards for several youth organizations. He also mentors two boys through Middle Tennessee's Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.
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