Roland Martin heads to TV One
Who needs CNN? Roland Martin has bounced back after getting booted from the news and he’s landed at TV One. Shadow And Act reports that after just a few months of working with TV One on specials like Amazing Grace: Drama In The Black Church, the network has given him his own show! Roland will be helming the hour-long morning show “News One Now.”
“African Americans are some of the most highly engaged cable news consumers, and it’s vital that we meet that thirst with a daily morning show that speaks to our issues, our concerns, from our perspective,” Roland said in a statement. “News One Now will launch as the pre-eminent destination for the pulse of Black America.”
Not only will he host the show when it debuts in September, he’ll also be acting as the managing editor for the program. Calling it a “multi-platform experience,” TV One will bring “News One Now” to radio and the Web.