Member, Interim Board of Trustees
Martin Evans is a military and veterans reporter for Newsday, where he writes about the death of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the war’s impact on local communities at home.
Since joining Newsday in 1996, Evans has investigated a number of traumatic events including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800, for which Newsday won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News coverage.
Before coming to Newsday, Evans was the Pacific Rim Reporter for the Orange County Register, where he covered cultural, economic and social links between the Pacific Rim nations and southern California, including the 1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan and a Vietnamese refugee camp in the Philippines that had been swept by a deadly fire.
Evans began his career at the Baltimore Afro-American, where he covered violent crime on black families and communities.