WGBH News reporter Tina Martin recently won the 2016 Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award in the Radio category, from the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) in partnership with the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). Martin’s winning story, “Debt Collectors Have Rules, Too,” explores the little-known regulations on debt collectors and the rights of debt-laden consumers.
“Debt is an important topic, which affects so many people in our community and beyond,” said Phil Redo, WGBH General Manager for Radio. “Tina has taken a closer look at those who hold consumers accountable — namely, debt collectors — thereby holding them accountable, too.”
Martin will attend the RTDNA Excellence in Journalism Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana Sept. 18-20 to talk about her story and accept the award. While there, she will also participate in a panel discussion about best practices for consumer financial reporting.
Martin contributes to WGBH News’ radio, television and digital programs as well as National Public Radio, PBS NewsHour and The Huffington Post. A graduate of Emerson College, Martin started her career in the Boston area at WCVB Channel 5 before working as a weekend morning news anchor and reporter for WFSB, Channel 3 Eyewitness News in Connecticut. She has been recognized nationally for her reporting several times throughout her career, including receiving fellowships from RTDNA and the National Press Association.
WGBH News is among the fastest growing local news providers in greater Boston and draws on the talent of a multi-platform newsroom that includes 89.7 WGBH, Boston’s Local NPR, television and digital reporting. The WGBH newsroom continues to invest in substantive local coverage and has established dedicated desks for innovation, higher education and politics as well as unique partnerships to expand on that commitment, including with WNYC’s “The Takeaway,” PRI’s “The World,” the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and The GroundTruth Project.