Martha is ABC News’ Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and Co-Anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. She has covered national security, foreign policy, and politics for decades and reported from the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House, and conflict zones around the world.
In October 2012, Martha moderated the only Vice Presidential debate between Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden. She received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism with a special commendation for debate moderation. During the 2016 election, Martha co-moderated the Democratic and Republican primary presidential debates on ABC, along with the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, for which she received praise for her moderating skills.
Martha received the First Amendment Award from the Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) for excellence in journalism, and the prestigious Fred Friendly First Amendment Award. She has received four Emmy Awards, including an Emmy for being on the team covering the inauguration of Barack Obama, the attacks of September 11th, and the killing of Osama bin Laden. She was also the recipient of the 2007 International Urbino Press Award, the 2005 Daniel Pearl Award from the Chicago Journalists Association, and a 1996 Overseas Press Club Award for her live coverage of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. In 2007, the White House Correspondents’ Association awarded her the Merriman Smith Memorial Award for excellence in Presidential news coverage under deadline pressure.s
Martha is the author of THE LONG ROAD HOME: A STORY OF WAR AND FAMILY, a highly acclaimed book about a battle in Iraq that made both The New York Times’ and The Washington Post’s bestseller lists, and was made into a limited series of the same name by the National Geographic Channel.