Since joining WGBH in the spring of 2010, Phillip Martin has reported on human trafficking in southern New England, carbon offset schemes, police training and race, the Occupy movement and the fishing industry in New England, among other topics.
On WGBH-TV, he is a regular panelist for Basic Black and an occasional panelist for Beat the Press, and hosted the World Compass 2012 presidential primary coverage. He is a Senior Fellow with the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and a 2012 International Center for Journalists Ford Foundation Fellow.
In addition, Phillip is executive producer for Lifted Veils Productions, a nonprofit public radio journalism project dedicated to exploring issues that divide and unite society. His Color Initiative is an occasional series of reports about the global impact of skin color that airs on The World, a coproduction of WGBH, the BBC and PRI. Phillip has worked as a supervising senior editor for NPR and was NPRâ
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to death in 2015. On Thursday, his attorneys will argue that the jury was biased and Tsarnaev couldn't get a fair trial in Boston.