Journalist Roland Martin Named Fisk University Inaugural Reavis L. Mitchell Distinguished Scholar in Residence

Roland Martin, journalist and television personality, will be Fisk University’s inaugural Reavis L. Mitchell Distinguished Scholar in Residence. In the role, Martin will teach a course in current affairs.

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From 2013 to 2017, Martin was host of NewsOneNow, which focused on important issues to African Americans. He also spent four years as host and managing editor of “Sunday Morning Show,” Washington Watch.

“Roland Martin represents journalistic excellence, and we are excited that our student body and the overall Nashville community will benefit from his presence on campus,” said Fisk University president, Dr. Vann Newkirk.  “Fisk students are destined for leadership roles and it is important to continually invigorate the academic framework to provide them the best possible platform for success.”