By Harry

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Harry Martin joined My9 News as the co-anchor of The 10 O’Clock News in January 2003. He has more than 30 years of experience as a general assignment reporter, news anchor and co-host.

Before becoming the weekday news anchor at My9, Harry worked at WNYW FOX 5 News for six years as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor. Harry has also worked at WABC-7 Eyewitness News where he anchored the 6 PM and 11 PM weekend broadcast and Eyewitness New This Morning.

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Harry began his broadcast career in college at WXAC-AM & FM in Reading, Pennsylvania (above). Although he graduated with a degree in Pre-Med (yes he wanted to be a doctor), he found that he enjoyed broadcasting more than his “official” college subjects. He worked his way through college as a music teacher, professional musician, and a Sunday morning radio show host.

An avid photographer, Harry began his television career as a “stringer”, shooting, writing, editing, and voicing news reports for WLYH-TV in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In 1974 he was hired full time as a general assignment reporter, anchor and sports anchor at WLYH-TV. He has also held reporter and anchor positions at WBNG Binghamton, New York; WBAL Baltimore, Maryland; WPVI Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and WTNH New Haven, Connecticut.

Harry has been honored by Philadelphia Society of Professional Journalists and by Sigma Delta Chi. In 1989, Harry received an Emmy for his work at WTNH-TV in New Haven, Connecticut. He has been honored by the New Jersey Associated Press Association for Best Newscast and received an Emmy Nomination for Best Newscast in 2004 and 2007. The New Jersey State Firemen’s Mutual Benevolent Association awarded Harry with their George Steele Media Award (one of their highest civilian honors) for his participation in the Governor’s Commission on Fire Prevention. Harry has also been honored by the New York City Police Department for his role in “Crimestoppers”, a news feature helping to capture criminals.

He has covered stories ranging from the launch of the first space shuttle, Challenger; the explosion of the Challenger; the London Broadcast of LIVE-AID; the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky sex scandal and the Starr Report; the bombing of the World Trade Center; the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center; the 2004 Democratic National Convention and the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.

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Harry lives in New Jersey with his wife, Sarah Wallace of WABC-7 and their daughter, Sara and son, James. They are the proud owners of three Viszlas, although they occasionally ask each other why?


6 Responses to “About Harry”


  1. 1 buck
    March 31, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    you are a big goober for having that picture,
    love buck

  2. 2 Gustav Farley
    April 9, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    To Harry Martin,

    You are a real rock star of broadcast journalism. I wish to keep up the great work you have done over the year.

    yours truly,
    Gustav Farley
    from Brooklyn

  3. 3 Pete
    November 20, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Hi Harry. Just sending along Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you and your family.
    I had the pleasure of meeting you and driving(formerly at Gem Limo) you to NJPAC back in 2008 for you emcee
    duties that night. You directed me as you used my then new GPS(phone).
    My wife Lynda is a big fan of yours. She liked the picture you took with me at NJPAC that night.
    Anyway,Happy Holidays to you Sarah and the family.
    Best regards,
    Pete

  4. 4 Billy
    February 11, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    an Autograph picture

    Dear Harry Martin
    You are a great anchor on My 9 News. My 9 News is a great show. Could I get an Autograph picture of you. i live ast 38 Richamn Ave,Newburgh, ny 12550.

    Your fan
    Billy keller

  5. November 2, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Reffering to the driving while black episode on nov. 2nd 2010 you did that in suburbs do that in places like newark or paterson it will be other way around! The cops were doing what they were trained for in there area!!!!!

  6. June 14, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Happy Birthday from your cousin!


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