Gail Martin, Director of Business Administration, Retires

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Gail Martin

I first walked into WGBH on January 20, 1978, in the middle of a 20” snowstorm to interview for an unpaid internship while in graduate school.  This was the storm that preceded the famous February Blizzard of ‘78.  The person I was to interview with was not able to make it into the station because of the raging snow, but the switchboard operator had received a phone message that she read to me.  “If she shows up tell her she’s got the job.” So that is my inauspicious beginning.  I did about a year’s worth of internships (much more interesting than the one I did at WBZ) and on 1/22/1979 I was hired officially in Radio as a Production Secretary.  The growth that GBH has experienced in these past 40+ years is incredible, and I am proud to have been part of it. – Gail Martin at her retirement, June 2023


  1. Nora Sinclair on July 21, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    Gail! Congratulations on a wonderful career and now a much deserved break. Lots of joy coming your way. Best wishes! Nora

  2. Paula Toomey on July 21, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    Congratulations, Gail! Enjoy this next phase of your life! Here’s to many great adventures! Paula

  3. Laurie Everett on July 21, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    Congrats Gail. The Foundation benefited from your thoughtfulness, steady hand, and focused mind for many decades. I loved working with you–Dan and I send our best wishes to you.

  4. Fred Barzyk on July 21, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Gail, onto a new world. WGBH (sorry for the use of the old title) is better because of you. Maybe Archives can get to do an interview with you … one for the history books. Fred

  5. Olivia Tappan on July 21, 2023 at 8:34 am

    Congrats Gail and best wishes for the next part of your journey.

  6. Cynthia Broner on July 19, 2023 at 10:22 pm

    Raising a glass to you, Gail! Bravo on your ‘GBH career, and onward to wonderful new adventures. And the best part: No more alarm clock!

  7. Maria Constantinides on July 18, 2023 at 10:55 pm

    Gail, congratulations on your retirement. A whole new chapter in your life awaits you.

  8. Henry Becton on July 18, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    Gail, Welcome to the WGBH Alumni Association! You’ll always be part of the spectacularly wonderful WGBH family, and you helped make it so. Best wishes,

  9. Ray Joyce on July 18, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    Wow, 40+ years! What a commitment to GBH and public media. The station was fortunate to benefit from your many skills Gail. Enjoy your well-deserved retirement or as a recent colleague said their “rewirement”!

  10. Susan Loucks on July 18, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    Gail!! Congratulations! Jobs well done. I know you will be missed. I know you were appreciated. Hope you love retirement! It’s SO FUN!

  11. Louise Page on July 18, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    Congratulations to you, Gail! All those years, so many changes, and you in the middle of all of it. It was a fabulous run. You were a wonderful colleague and friend. Lots of good things ahead for you, I guarantee it!!!

  12. musicincorrales on July 18, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    Congratulations, Gail! Best wishes for your next chapter, whatever it may be!

  13. Steve Bass on July 18, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    Gail — here’s wishing you all the best in your retirement. I have many great memories of working with you back in the day of LOCFAX and other fun stuff. You were a great partner to have.

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