Justin Martin

All Things Considered Host

Justin Martin is KERA’s local host of All Things Considered, anchoring afternoon newscasts for KERA 90.1 & KXT 91.7. Justin is also responsible for editing and publishing online news content for KERA, and can be heard in various KERA radio and TV productions.

Justin grew up in Mannheim, Germany, and avidly listened to the Voice of America and National Public Radio whenever stateside. He graduated from the American Broadcasting School, and further polished his skills with radio veteran Kris Anderson of the Mighty 690 fame, a 50,000 watt border-blaster operating out of Tijuana, Mexico. Justin has worked as holiday anchor for the USA Radio Network, serving the U.S. Armed Forces Network. He’s also hosted, produced, and engineered several shows, including the Southern Gospel Jubilee on 660 KSKY.

Justin lives in Dallas with his pets and lovingly cultivates his addiction to coffee, classic video games, and all things technology.

Texas News
2:30 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

VIDEO: Teen Who Survived Skydiving Accident Is 'Doing Better Every Day'

A 16-year-old North Texas girl who plummeted more than 3,000 feet to the ground in a skydiving accident in Oklahoma says she panicked then blacked out after her parachute malfunctioned and doesn't remember striking the ground.

Makenzie Wethington of Joshua spoke Thursday from a wheelchair during a news conference at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
 

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Sports
1:05 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Space: The Final Frontier For Dirk Nowitzki?

Nowitzki bobblehead meets the stratosphere.
Dallas Mavericks YouTube

Dirk Nowitzki has done just about everything a basketball player can do: He's the the first European-born player to win the NBA's MVP award. He led the Mavericks to the NBA title. And he's an 11-time All-Star. 

Next up: How 'bout a shot into space?

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Health/Science
2:44 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

West Nile Cases Increase Across Texas

Culex mosquitoes lay their eggs on the surface of fresh or stagnant water.
Sean McCann (cc) flickr

The city of Rowlett is among those reporting increases in human cases of West Nile Virus.

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Texas News
12:40 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Dallas Police Increase Security Following Colorado Shooting

Photo from Jessica Ghawi's Twitter account.

In response to the shooting that occurred in Aurora, Colorado, the Dallas Police Department says it has ".. instructed patrol officers to provide extra visibility and to be extra vigilant at public locations where large numbers of people gather, such as movie theaters."  

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Texas News
2:13 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

NTTA Publishes Unpaid Toll List

KERA News

The North Texas Tollway Authority followed through on its promise to post a list of the top toll scofflaws online, including 22 who each owe more than $100,000.

Michael Rey with the NTTA says the list is its final push to collect past-due tolls, in hopes of avoiding litigation.

Michael Rey:  “Even though you tossed that bill or ignored that bill, it’s not gone away, it’s still out there. Please re-contact us and let’s get it taken care of. Neither side wants to go the route of civil lawsuits.”

The list is comprised of more than 25,000 names.

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Texas News
12:52 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Driver Involved In Tollway Crash Fired

Alan Melson

The driver of the DART bus involved in a tollway crash last month has been fired.

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All Things Considered

NPR's All Things Considered paints the bigger picture with reports on the day's news, analysis of world events, and thoughtful commentary.

North Texas
3:41 am
Tue August 31, 2010

Bally Total Fitness Agrees To Refunds

Dallas, TX – Bally Total Fitness has agreed to pay back Texans caught in a deceptive mailing campaign. KERA's Justin Martin has more.

The Attorney General's Office recently uncovered thousands of misleading mailers between 2009 and 2010.

Attorney General Spokesman Tom Kelley says they were designed to look like collection notices, in hopes of luring in lapsed members:

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