Ray Martin Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 09 Mar, 2017
Facts of Ray Martin
Date of Birth: 1944 , December-20
Age: 74 years old
Birth Nation: Australia
Name Ray Martin
Birth Name Raymond George Martin
Nick Name "Ray"
Mother George Grace
Nationality Irish-Australian
Birth Place/City New South Wales
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Working For ABC
Famous for Channel Nine
Married Yes
Married to Dianne Martin
Children Jenna Martin, Luke Martin
Education Launceston College and the University
Books The 99 Critical Shots in Pool, Ray Martin's World, More
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Early Life and Education

Ray Martin was born in Richmond, New South Wales, Australia.He was born on 20 December 1944 as Raymond George "Ray" Martin. This 72 years old celebrity was raised in his homeland along with his family. Martin belongs to an Irish-Australian Catholic family. 

Martin’s nationality is Australian and his ethnicity is White. Martin is the only son among his parent’s four children and is the youngest. Martin attended Launceston College and the University of Sydney where he studied engineering on scholarship. Later in 1967, he graduated with Bachelor of Arts.

Career

Ray Martin started his broadcasting career working for Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) as a cadet in Sydney in 1965. Later in 1969, he was appointed as the ABC's New York City correspondent. During his ten year career, he presented the several stories like anti-Vietnam War protests, presidential elections, Olympic Games and several current news affair and news.

Martin moved to the Nine Network and worked along with the reporters Ian Leslie and George Negus to launch 60 minutes. In 1985, Martin presented show Midday with Ray Martin and hosted top-rating specials.

Martin has also interviewed the superstars Nicole Kidman, Robin Williams, Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe. Martin hosted series – Our Century, The Great Debates and Simply the Best.

Later in 2005, he was made Nine Network's Senior Reporter and he covered the sports events like World Cup Cricket and Commonwealth games. He was replaced by Tracy Grimshaw on A Current Affair in 2006.

Martin replaced Ross Greenwood in September 2007. In 2008, Martin left Nine Network due to the time slot and differences with management over budget.

After his Nine Network career, he led the official broadcast of the World Youth Day. In 2014, joined SBS series and started working as the presenter of First Contact. Martin was also featured in the SBS Australian version of the popular international documentary Who Do You Think You Are?.

Personal Life

Ray Martin is a married man he married his girlfriend Dianne Martin in a private marriage ceremony. Martin has been in long married relation with his current wife and has two children, daughter named Jenna Martin and son named Luke Martin.

Martin currently lives in Sydney, Australia along with his family. Martin has authored many books some of his famous books are 99 Critical Shots in Pool, Ray Martin's World, Spartadia: A Battle Plan for Today's Business and several others.

Net Worth, Salary and Social Network Involvements

Ray Martin might have the net worth of few million dollars and his salary is under review. Martin has been followed by thousands of his fans on Twitter and Instagram. He is available on Twitter with id Ray Martin (@RayMartin).

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