Portrait of Ray Martin

Ray Martin

Ray Martin is a journalist and television presenter who has reported for and/or presented some of TV’s highest-profile current affairs and variety shows of recent decades.

Ray Martin’s lifetime in journalism began as an ABC cadet in Sydney in 1965. After working in Perth and Canberra, he was posted to New York for a decade as the ABC’s North American correspondent. In 1978 he switched to Channel 9 to launch 60 Minutes with George Negus and Ian Leslie, the award-winning program he still reports for today.

In between he hosted Midday for a decade, A Current Affair for almost as long and countless network specials, federal elections and Carols by Candlelight - winning five Gold Logies, more than 20 Silver Logies and an unmatched number of People’s Choice Awards. He was awarded an Order of Australia in 2011 for his journalism, his work with indigenous Australians and his long involvement with charities. His best-selling autobiography, Ray: Stories of My Life, was published in 2009.