Martha Quinn was one of MTV's original "VJ"s when the channel debuted on August 1, 1981.
Being a host of the nation's first music television network provided her with an in-depth and up-close perspective on the most popular rock/pop music and artists of the 1980s.
Quinn's presence on MTV through1986 was noted by Rolling Stone magazine readers, who voted her "MTV's Best-Ever VJ," and by Allure magazine, which referred to the '80s decade as "the Martha Quinn years."
In the late '80s, she also hosted the MTV programs Martha's Greatest Hits, MTV Prime with Martha Quinn, and Rockline. Critics have dubbed Martha's 1986 departure from MTV as "the day the video music died."
After MTV, Martha took up urging the nation towards cleaner skin as Neutrogena's spokesperson. She became an official Brady when she said "I do" to Bobby Brady in the CBS-TV series The Bradys.
A stint with Ed McMahon on Star Search and an infomercial or two kept Martha busy until the birth of her first child in 1997. In 1999 she joined the crew of the CBS Early Show in a regular segment she created called "Yikes, I'm A Grown Up!"
Quinn and her husband call Malibu, California home, where they are raising their two young daughters.
Quinn's weekly show, "Martha Quinn Presents... Gods of the Big '80s" is heard Saturdays at 11 a.m. ET on channel 8, Big '80s.