Martha Dalton is a reporter at WABE, Atlanta’s NPR affiliate. Education is her current beat, although she has also covered immigration, local politics, and transportation. A former teacher, Martha’s favorite stories are those that take her back into the classroom to talk with students and teachers.
Last October, Martha participated in a journalist exchange program through the Goethe Institut. She spent a month in Munich, Germany reporting on education issues, including a story examining why homeschooling is illegal there.
Before joining WABE, Martha worked at CNN Radio. While she was at CNN, reporting on schools piqued her interest after covering how New Orleans restructured its schools after Hurricane Katrina. Martha has worked for radio stations in Atlanta, Savannah, and Charleston, S.C. She was a public school teacher and reading specialist for more than ten years.