Areva is America's go-to expert, host and commentator on compelling legal, political, women’s, children’s and celebrity issues.
Passionate, outspoken and insightful, AREVA MARTIN is one of the country’s leading influencers shaping media today. A producer, content creator, commentator and talk show host, Areva is an audience favorite on networks including CNN, HLN and CBS and on a long list of shows from Dr. Phil and The Doctors to Face the Truth and Good Morning America. She has produced over 350 episodes of her web-based current affairs talk show, The Special Report with Areva Martin and her opinion-based news show Areva Martin Out Loud on KBLA Talk Radio. She has developed show concepts and interviewed over 1000 guests including dignitaries, subject matter experts, celebrities, athletes and everyday people. She’s created content across social media platforms that has garnered millions of impressions and views.
Areva’s sharp commentary on the most pressing issues of the moment is highly sought after, and she is a regular contributor to publications including Ebony, CNN.com and Thrive Global. Her opinion pieces on racial and gender equity, leadership, success principles, mentorship and disability rights are read regularly by millions. She has been featured in Know Your Legacy Virtual Black History Museum, Power Magazine, Redbook, Essence, Gladys and CEO Mom. In 2022, Areva was identified as a CORE Magazine Top 100 Influential Blacks.
A USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Areva’s books include, The Everyday Advocate: Standing Up for Your Child with Autism; Make It Rain: How to Use the Media to Revolutionize Your Business and Brand; and Awakening: Ladies, Leadership and the Lies We’ve Been Told.
The award-winning civil rights attorney and advocate is Founder and President of Special Needs Network, Inc., one of the nation’s leading disability, children’s health and social justice nonprofits. Areva has raised millions of dollars for autism and related causes. She is the founding member of Martin & Martin, LLP, one of Los Angeles’ premier African American female-owned law firms. She is also Founder and CEO of Butterflly Health, a first-of-its kind mental health digital platform for underserved Medicaid populations.
She has won myriad awards including the L’Oreal Paris’ Women of Worth, California Black Caucus Leadership Award, Los Angeles County Women of the Year, Ford’s Living Legend Award, Hollyrod Foundation Angel on the Path, James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award and Union Bank’s Neighborhood Hero Award.
Areva graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Chicago and Cum Laude from Harvard Law School.
As a public speaker, Areva speaks about the things that people are talking about and the things that motivate people to change. From major front-page stories to the latest in pop culture, to legal, social justice and broad societal issues, Areva is dynamic, inspirational and engaging. Drawing upon her personal experiences of growing up in a housing project in North St. Louis, attending the nation’s leading Ivy League university, working on Wall Street and running a successful business, Areva always challenges her audience, pushing them to discover both their strengths and weaknesses and helping them move forward with confidence. Through humor, satire, straight talk, urban references, and women’s intuition, Areva’s keynote addresses provide a powerful dose of realism and inspiration.
Emcee & Host
As an emcee and host, Areva knows how to elevate and efficiently manage a program. Whether it’s a fundraising gala for 1,000 plus guests, a corporate meeting with hundreds of employees, or a televised awards or entertainment show, Areva’s style, eloquence, and wit will help your event achieve unparalleled levels of success.