Phillip Martin is Senior Investigative Reporter for WGBH News and a contributing reporter for PRI’s The World, a co-production of WGBH, the BBC and PRI; a program, which he helped develop as a senior producer in 1995.
Phillip is the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists 2017 Sigma Delta Chi award for Best Investigative Reporting and the 2014 national Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Investigative Reporting (large-market radio ). He also was honored with 2013 New York Festivals and United Nations UNDPI Gold Awards. He was part of a team of reporters that was honored in 2002 with a George Foster Peabody Award to NPR for coverage of the September 11th terrorist attacks in the US. He has received numerous other journalism and civic engagement honors over the course of his career.
Phillip worked as a supervising senior editor for NPR West and was NPR’s first national race-relations correspondent from 1998 to 2001. He was the executive producer for Lifted Veils Productions, a nonprofit public radio journalism project “dedicated to exploring issues that divide and unite society”. His Color Initiative an occasional series of reports about the global impact of skin color aired on The World from 2007 to 2010.
Phillip is a 2018 Pulitzer Center grant recipient and a former Senior Fellow with the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. He was a Harvard University Nieman Fellow and a U.S. Japan Media Fellow. He earned a masters degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and studied international protection of human rights law at Harvard Law School, as well as journalism at the University of California at Berkeley in the Program for Minority Journalists.