Martha Quinn was born in Albany NY, and raised in Ossining New York. After one year at Colgate University she moved to New York City to attend New York University where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
In 1981, Martha joined Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood and Alan Hunter and JJ Jackson as original faces and voices of MTV. Being hosts of the nation's first music television network provided them with an in-depth and up-close perspective on the most popular rock/pop music and artists of the 1980s.
Martha's presence on MTV through 1991 was noted by Rolling Stone magazine readers, who voted her "MTV's Best-Ever VJ," and by Allure magazine, which referred to the ‘80s decade as "the Martha Quinn years." In the late ‘80s, she also hosted the MTV programs Martha's Greatest Hits, MTV Prime with Martha Quinn, and Rockline. Critics have dubbed Martha's departure from MTV as "the day the video music died."
After MTV, Martha took up urging the nation towards cleaner skin as Neutrogena's spokesperson. She became an official Brady when she said "I do" to Bobby Brady in the CBS-TV series The Bradys. A stint with Ed McMahon on Star Search and an infomercial or two kept Martha busy until the birth of her first child in 1997.
Martha can now be heard on Sirius/XM channel 80s on 8 along with Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood and Alan Hunter. When not working on her show, you can find her here on the site, on Facebook or on Twitter talking with other 80s fans.
Catch her on SIRIUS/XM Big 80's on 8! M-F 10a-1n ET, and again 9p-11p ET.
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