Bill Martin Biography
Bill Martin is an American journalist who was born and brought up in Buffalo, New York, United States of America. Until his retirement on November 26, 2019, he worked at Fox 8 News in Cleveland, Ohio, for 25 years. Martin was seen weekdays as co-anchor of the top-rated 5, 7 and 10 p.m. editions.
Bill Martin Age
Martin was born and brought up in Buffalo, New York, USA. However, the exact date of birth of the Fox 8 News co-anchor is not yet known to the public. As such, it is difficult to establish his actual age as per now or when he celebrates his birthday. Nevertheless, we are keeping tabs and will update you as soon as that information is made available.
Bill Martin Height
Martin seems like a man of above-average height. However, his actual height and other body measurements are no5t recorded on any publicly available source. Nevertheless, we will update this section once we have the specifics.
Bill Martin Wife
Martin is married to his wife, Judy. The couple has one biological daughter named Katie. Martin and his wife struggled with miscarriages and infertility treatments. The Martins decided to have a second child when Katie was four. After two miscarriages, they began infertility treatments at University Hospitals, which continued for the next 10 months. They then gave up on these treatments and decided to adopt.
Bill Martin had always wanted to adopt a child. “It’s something I thought would be a good thing to do, an important thing to do to change somebody’s life for the better because we were raised with so much,” Bill said.
Judy, on the other hand, would have been happy to have her “2.3 children” and call it quits. She never expected that it wouldn’t happen the way she had dreamed.
“We had Katie and then we just couldn’t have another one,” Bill said. “We did some infertility stuff and we said this is nuts, let’s adopt kids.” They finally adopted twins named Otilia and Ibolya.
Bill Martin Education
Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Media Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. He has a Masters Degree in Counseling / Human Relations from Liberty University and attended Ashland Theological Seminary. Bill Martin is a licensed professional Counselor, a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Bill Martin KTVU
Martin joined WJW in 1994, as co-anchor of the then hour-long early morning newscast. He later became field anchor for the 5 p.m. news before joining Fox 8 News in the Morning team in 1996.
Before Bill joined WJW, he was a reporter and anchor for WUAB-TV (Cleveland) from 1991-94. He was also a weekend news anchor at WPXI (Pittsburgh) from 1988-91 and since 1980, has had stints in Cheyenne, Wyoming, as well as Columbus and Dayton, Ohio. Bill Martin Fox 8 news should not be confused for a meteorologist with the same name who works at KTVU.
Bill Martin Fox 8 News
Martin joined Fox 8 News in the Morning team in 1996. He was promoted to the 5 p.m. and noon newscasts in 1999 after leading the morning show to number one in the ratings for more than three years. Having worked at the station for 25 years, Martin is now set to retire. At Fox 8 News, Bill has worked alongside veteran anchor Lou Maglio and Tracy McCool.
Bill Martin Fox 8 Retirement
On October 31, 2019, during FOX 8 News at 5 Bill announced his retirement. He retired after spending 25 years as a member of the FOX 8 family. His last day at the station was on November 26, 2019.
Martin said that he couldn’t thank FOX 8’s amazing viewers enough for all the wonderful and unforgettable memories he had while at FOX 8.
“Delivering the news is an honor but helping you get through a tough day has been incredibly meaningful,” he said. “And, if you really honor me, I was just the ‘news guy.’ Please thank a first responder, law enforcement officer, someone serving in the military. They deserve it!” However, Martin did not disclose what he wished to do in retirement from the screens.
Bill Martin Awards
Martin is the recipient of the prestigious Headliner Award. He is a multiple award-winner of Emmy and Associated Press awards for excellence in broadcast journalism. Martin was also inducted into the Ohio Television/Radio Hall of Fame in 1999.
Bill Martin Frequently Asked Questions
When did Martin retire from Fox 8 News?
His last day at the station was on November 26, 2019.
How Old Is Bill Martin?
Bill was born and brought up in Buffalo, New York, but his DOB is unavailable.
Who is Bill Martin married to?
His wife is Judy Martin.
We endeavor to keep our content True, Accurate, Correct, Original and Up to Date.
If you believe that any information in this article is Incorrect, Incomplete, Plagiarised, violates your Copyright right or you want to propose an update, please send us an email to email@example.com indicating the proposed changes and the content URL. Provide as much information as you can and we promise to take corrective measures to the best of our abilities.