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Martin Savidge

Martin Savidge is a news anchor and a national correspondent for CNN based in the network's world headquarters in Atlanta. He reports from the field on major breaking news stories that have included the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the school shootings in Arkansas and Oregon, the wildfires in Florida and hurricanes Bonnie, Georges and Mitch.

In 2003, Savidge delivered on-the-ground coverage of the crisis in Iraq and related military build up in Kuwait then worked from the frontlines as one of CNN's embedded journalists. He reported from his position with the 1st Battalion of the 7th Marines, often during battle and regularly with exclusive footage. Following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Savidge reported from New York City's Ground Zero on the search and rescue mission and the ongoing recovery. Additionally, Savidge spent 80 days on assignment in Afghanistan. He reported for the network for six weeks from Kandahar and then traveled to Bagram where he became the first television reporter to travel with U.S. troops during Operation Anaconda.

Savidge previously anchored The World Today, Early Edition and the weekend editions of CNN's Early Prime, CNN Worldview, Prime News and The World Today.

Before joining CNN, Savidge worked as a special projects reporter and anchor for WJW-TV in Cleveland. For 11 years, he covered major local, national and international stories, specializing in news documentaries and breaking news.

Savidge began his broadcasting career as an anchor and reporter for WCIA-TV in Champaign, Ill. In 1994, he worked as the prime-time anchor for WMBD-TV in Peoria, Ill. Savidge also has worked as a reporter for the Associated Press.

Savidge has been honored with some of broadcast journalism's most prestigious awards, including nine local Emmy awards, six Associated Press awards, two United Press International awards and two Women in Communication awards. In October 2002, the National Journalism Education Association named Savidge its Media Person of the Year for his support of scholastic journalism.

Savidge earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University.

 

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