Abby Martin Joe Rogan, Husband, and Journalist

Abby Martin Wiki

Abby Martin is a well-known American journalist, TV presenter, and activist. She is currently working as the host of the web series The Empire Files and Co-Host of Media Roots Radio. Abby founded the citizen journalism website Media Roots and is on the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation. In addition, she appeared in the documentary Project Censored The Movie and co-directed 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film in 2013.

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Abby Martin’s Facts

Husband: Mike Prysner
Age: 39 years old
Birthday: September 6
Profession:  Journalist
Height: 5 ft 5 in or 1.65m


Abigail Suzanne Martin was born on September 6, 1984, in Oakland, California, in the United States to her parents. She is the daughter of Sue Ciardelli Martin her mother. Her parents worked as property managers. She also has a brother Robbie Martin.

Abby Martin Husband

She is happily married to her husband Mike Prysner, an Iraq War veteran and Empire Files co-producer. Mike is 40 years old and worked as a specialist at the U.S. Army after joining the army in 2001 at the age of 17. Mike and Abby are parents of two children, a son born on May 31, 2020, and a daughter born on January 29, 2023.


She attained her high school diploma from Amador Valley High School, graduating in 2002. Abigail then became interested in journalism and enrolled at San Diego State University. She attained her undergraduate degree in political science and minored in Spanish.

Abby Martin Journalist

After graduating with her college degree, Abby worked as an investigative journalist for a San Diego-based online news site until moving back to Northern California. She was also active in the 9/11 truth movement that disputed the consensus regarding the attacks of September 11, 2001. Moreover, Abby moved ahead and founded Media Roots in 2009 which was a citizen journalism platform for reporting the news.

Between 2012 and 2015, she worked as the host of Breaking the Set on RT America. After she left RT America, Abby launched The Empire Files which is an interview and documentary series in September 2015.

Abby Martin Joe Rogan

Abby appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on episode 950 in April 2017. Also on July 20, 2021, she appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode 1684. In the show, Abby and Joe discussed Gaza’s Fights For Freedom and Fight for land between Israel and Palestine & the two-state solution among other topics. The full show is available on Joe’s show.

Russia Today

She met with Ash Sarkar on April 7, 2024, and they talked about being politicized by the war on terror, working at Russia Today. The two also went ahead and discussed how Israelis talk about Palestinians.

Empire Files

Abby launched The Empire Files in September 2015 which is a show offering interviews and documentary series. In her show, Abby has guest hosted several well-known guests including Noam Chomsky, Richard D. Wolff, Jill Stein, Ralph Nader, and Chris Hedges. Moreover, the show was first hosted by Telesur English but it was moved to a donation model in August 2018.


On April 3, 2024, during an appearance on Piers Morgan Uncensored, Abby articulated her views on Israel’s actions in Gaza, characterizing them as constituting genocide. She drew attention to key Israeli government figures and the resulting humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. Furthermore, Abby emphasized the imperative for Israel to be held accountable and for immediate cessation of its actions.

Abby Martin Podcast

She hosted a society and culture podcast Dosed along with Mike Prysner. Mike and Abby’s podcast Topics and Conversations is about the change you see in the world. The podcast has 28 episodes as of January 11, 2023.


Abby has an active YouTube account under Empire Files where she uploads her interviews and documentary series. The interviews and documentaries are based on war and inequality from the heart of the Empire. The account has 365 thousand subscribers with over 19.5 Million views in 178 videos.

Political Views

Abby has not shared any of her political views. However, she hosts interviews and documentaries based on war and inequality.

Breaking The Set

Breaking The Set was a show that Abby hosted between 2012 to 2015 on RT America. In the show, Abby had an opening credit for applying a sledgehammer to a TV tuned to CNN. She began her interview with Mark Crispin Miller. Moreover, she later gained fame for her criticism of RT’s coverage of the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.

Abby Martin Books

Abby has authored several books which include:

  • Framing the Messengers in 2011.
  • Media Democracy in Action in 2011.
  • The Unheard Story of Hurricane Katrina in 2015.
  • Project Censored in 2018.

Net Worth

Her journalist, TV presenter, and activist career has enabled her to attain a decent fortune. Abby’s net worth is $3 Million.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Is Abby Martin?

Abby is a 39-year-old American journalist, TV presenter, and activist. She is currently working as the host of the web series The Empire Files and Co-Host of Media Roots Radio. Her husband is Mike Prysner and they share two children.

Is Abby Martin Married?

Abby is hitched to Mike Prysner, an Iraq War veteran and the duo are parents of two children a son and a daughter.

How Old Is Abby Martin?

Abby is 39 years old born on September 6, 1984, in Oakland, California, in the United States.

Social Media Account

Twitter – @AbbyMartin

Instagram – fababs