Matt Martinez is the Supervising Senior Producer for the weekend edition of NPR's afternoon newsmagazine All Things Considered, where he guides and shapes the content of the hour-long broadcasts every Saturday and Sunday.
Martinez began his career at public radio station KNAU in Flagstaff, Arizona, as a local All Things Considered host and reporter. From there, he came to NPR to work as a producer and director on All Things Considered, and then as part of the team leading Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon. Most recently, Martinez was behind the creation and conception of The Bryant Park Project, a morning show produced out of NPR New York; he served as the show's supervising senior producer until it ended production in July 2008.
He was part of NPR's award-winning coverage of September 11th, reporting from New York with Robert Siegel on the day of the attacks. He has worked in the field with NPR hosts and reporters on a wide range of stories, from codeine syrup abuse in Houston to Sudanese refugees in Portland, Maine, to the down and dirty political reporting of the New Hampshire Primary.
Martinez grew up in Arizona and graduated from Northern Arizona University.