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Ann Martin

Journalist from United States of America

Ann Martin (born Martha Gebhardt) is a former award-winning journalist and a news anchor for CBS owned-and-operated KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV television stations in Los Angeles, California. On April 1, 2008, she was informed that her contract will not be renewed. Media reports speculated that her contract expired June 1, 2008. CBS, through a press spokesperson stated that Ann instead had chosen to retire, but no official comment from Ann Martin herself. In the 1970s, Martin was a weather anchor and, later, a news co-anchor at KIRO-TV in Seattle. She was the main anchor at KABC-TV from the early 1980s to 1994. She moved to KCBS in 1994 as their main anchor for a reported $1.7 million a year. While at CBS, Ann anchored the 4 p.m. news on KCAL and the 6 p.m. news on KCBS. She anchored both newscasts with Harold Greene, her long-time co-anchor from KABC. Christina Applegate's character in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" is reported to have been inspired by Ann Martin.  ( Wikipedia article )

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United States of America
Profession
TV Anchor, Journalist

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