Ed Martin is the Editor of MediaVillage.com and the Chief Television and Content Critic. He has written about television and Internet programming for several Myers publications since 2000, including The Myers Report, The Myers Programming Report, MediaBizBloggers and, at present, Planet Ed on MediaVillage.
A member of the Television Critics Association since 1990 and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association since 2012, Ed is among the media's best-known and most respected commentators on television programming. His access to industry leaders assures MediaVillage readers unique insights into the behind-the-scenes influences that impact network programming. Ed is also one of the leading experts on soap operas. (He has even tried his hand at acting in them.) His "voice" is among the most influential in the television programming community.
Previously, Ed was a television critic and reporter for USA Today and was senior editor, television critic and programming editor of the award-winning television and advertising trade magazine Inside Media. He has written features for Variety, TV Line, Advertising Age, Television Week, Broadcasting & Cable and TV Guide. Earlier in his career, Ed was publicity director for the independent feature film production and distribution company Vestron Pictures, where he orchestrated publicity campaigns and produced electronic press kits for dozens of movies including the Academy Award winning Dirty Dancing.