Ray Martin

Australia
BIOGRAPHY

RAY MARTIN  began working for Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in Sydney as a cadet in 1965. He was appointed the ABC's New York City correspondent in 1969. Over the next 10 years his coverage included race riots, anti-Vietnam War protests, Olympic Games and presidential elections for news and current affairs television and radio, from Four Corners and This Day Tonight to science and religion programs.

In 1978 he joined the Nine Network to launch 60 Minutes, along with reporters George Negus and Ian Leslie.

From 1985 to 1993 he presented the daily variety show Midday with Ray Martin and hosted top-rating specials such as Ray Martin Presents, Up Close and Personal and The Ray Martin Show, interviewing entertainment celebrities including Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robin Williams, Elton John, Michael Crawford, Russell Crowe and Madonna.

Ray has continued his career on presenting many programs monthly.

Everyone in Australia knows Ray Martin the journalist and TV presenter, and his many books that he has written but few know about his passion—photography. Ray’s stunning photos from Australia and around the world are depicted in his latest book Ray Martin's World. Ray is currently shooting for his second Photographic Book on Fujifilm GFX depicting Tasmania.

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