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Matt Martinez Named Showrunner for ''The Assignment''


Matt Martinez
Matt Martinez

CNN Audio names Matt Martinez as showrunner for "The Assignment with Audie Cornish" -- CNN's newest weekly podcast premiering Thursday, November 17. In this role, Martinez is responsible for all aspects of "The Assignment"'s show development, editorial and production for the podcast. Previously, Martinez was a senior producer at On Being Studios, producing radio shows and podcasts for On Being with Krista Tippett.

Martinez was also the Director of Content at KNKX Public Radio in Tacoma, WA, and held a variety of positions at NPR in Washington, DC, including Senior Producer for NPR Programming and Senior Supervising Producer for "All Things Considered." Additionally, he is known for creating "The Bryant Park Project," a multi-platform morning show on SiriusXM produced at NPR New York, hosted by Alison Stewart, and served as the show's Supervising Senior Producer until it ended production in July, 2008.

Over the past three decades, Martinez has helped produce and report on some of the biggest stories in recent history. Notably, he was part of NPR's of September 11th, reporting from New York with Robert Siegel on the day of the attacks. Additionally, he was at the helm of "All Things Considered" the day of the Boston Marathon bombing, leading the staff through a week of live coverage.

Martinez began his career at public radio station KNAU in Flagstaff, AZ as a reporter and local host of "All Things Considered." He is a graduate from Northern Arizona University, and is based in Tacoma, WA.

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