Kimberley A. Martin, a reporter at Newsday, was recently conferred 2011’s Emerging Journalist Award at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) spring board of directors meeting.

On Aug. 6, Martin and other honorees will attend the organization’s Salute to Excellence Gala in Philadelphia during NABJ’s 36th Annual Convention and Career Fair. 

Martin has been with the publication since November 2007. The sports writer covers everything from Major League Baseball to professional football and even NASCAR. -“I am honored to win such a prestigious award. To know that my colleagues value my work is as rewarding an honor as I could imagine,” said Martin in a statement.

Hank Winnicki, assistant managing editor of Newsday’s sports section, wrote, “Kimberley has become an indispensable part of the Newsday team. This is a prestigious national award, and everyone at Newsday is thrilled for Kimberley, she’s a terrific writer and reporter and has handled every challenge thrown her way. This honor is well-deserved.”

Before coming to Newsday, Martin wrote for The Record in New Jersey. She began her career in sports journalism after earning a master’s degree in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and African-American studies from Wesleyan University.
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