"Cheryl Martin is the consummate professional."

-George Curry
Former Editor in-Chief 
NNPA News Service


"Your book opened my eyes to new ideas about being a single woman of God. I look forward to recommending it widely to many of my friends and anyone else who talks to me about their relationships (or lack of relationships).”

Graduate student






Whether it’s on television, radio, before audiences, or one-on-one, Cheryl Martin is passionate about being an effective communicator. During this exciting season of life, Cheryl’s desire is to cultivate every dream God has placed in her heart. This commitment led her to walk away from a successful full-time career in broadcast journalism as a news anchor and moderator with BET, the national cable network. Since then, she’s become an author, communications coach, and a popular speaker for churches, colleges, corporations, community and government institutions. Whether it’s in person, on radio or television, audiences experience Cheryl using the ABCs of Accuracy, Boldness, and Clarity, mixed with humor in her presentations. She continues to draw upon her skills and professionalism when she’s hired for freelance broadcast opportunities, media consulting, or emceeing events.


Cheryl is the host of the weekly radio broadcast Excellent Living. Each program is designed to enrich, empower, and encourage listeners with practical and relevant principles for making wise choices and living with purpose.

Knowledge is power. Cheryl believes if you’ve acquired wisdom for skillful living, you should share it. She did just that when she penned the popular book, 1st Class Single, a reliable roadmap for singles to date and wait God’s way. Her latest book is Distinctly You: Trading Comparison & Competition for Freedom & Fulfillment (available March 1, 2016).

Cheryl’s background includes working as a reporter and producer in the Washington, DC television market at the NBC and ABC affiliates. She received a  BS in Radio-Television and a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University. Cheryl was elected to the Mortar Board Senior Honorary and Kappa Alpha Pi Junior Honorary Societies. She was among the first alumni inducted into the School of Journalism’s Hall of Achievement for excellence in journalism.