Top Articles of 2023: Wisdom Martin Celebrates Final Broadcast With FOX 5 After 20 Years


As 2023 winds down, we wanted to share with you some of the most-read articles of 2023. This article was originally published on July 21, 2023.

Wisdom Martin joined the FOX 5 News team in 2003. 20 years later, he celebrated his last broadcast with FOX 5 with the network where he has recently been the morning anchor, starting the day at 4 a.m. through 6 a.m. and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Good Day DC (his goodbye video is available below). Martin has not yet disclosed his next chapter.

Per FOX 5: His career started while he was a sophomore at Jackson State University. His first job in TV news was running the teleprompter on the weekends at WAPT news. From there he worked his way up to news photographer, editor and sports reporter for the weekend shows, before graduating.

After leaving Jackson, he became a news and sports reporter/anchor at KSEE in Fresno, California; WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina (Go Tar Heels!), weekend anchor at CNN in Atlanta; and anchor/reporter at WKRN in Nashville Tennessee.

During his time in Washington, Martin has covered several big stories including reporting live for several days in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, reporting live in Miami on the murder of Washington Redskins football player Sean Taylor, and was the first reporter live on the scene of FOX 5’s award-winning coverage of the serial bank robberies in D.C.

When not at work, wisdom spends time with his wife and 3 young kids. He enjoys working out, cooking, speaking at different schools and coaching kid’s basketball and baseball in the area.

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