Marcus Washington joined WJZ Eyewitness News in June 2014 as the weekend evening anchor and reporter.
Dreams of becoming “one of the people who tells the news” came early for Marcus. He still remembers sitting in his living room at the age of 5 and telling his mom, “I want to do that,” referring to veteran Memphis journalist Joe Birch.
Marcus is an award-winning journalist who has worked in: Memphis, Tenn; Charlottesville, Va.; Tulsa, Okla. and most recently Nashville, Tenn.
During the six years he lived in Nashville, Marcus was an active member of the community and supported numerous organizations promoting education and the achievement of local teens.
In 2013, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine named Marcus one of the 25 Most Beautiful People in Nashville, and in 2014, StayOntheGo.com named him one of Nashville’s Black 40 Under 40.
Marcus is a member of The National and Nashville Associations of Black Journalists, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and the Church of Christ. He is also a proud graduate of the University of Memphis.
In his spare time, Marcus loves to travel, check out local restaurants, listen to music, attend live sporting events and meet new people. So, don’t hesitate to say hello if you see him out.
O’s excitement hits a fever pitch downtown. The Birds clinched the AL East Division Tuesday night at home.
Fans are excited that the Orioles will likely see a post-season run.
The search continues. Two Montgomery County toddlers are still missing. The person they were last seen with — their mother — has been arrested.
With the nation’s eyes on Baltimore, Charm City is shining on the 200th anniversary of our national anthem.
Sometimes filling the shoes of those before you is just remembering the path they provided for you.
It’s a big weekend in Baltimore as the Star-Spangled Spectacular kicks off. It’s a nine-day, free festival honoring the 200th anniversary of our national anthem.
Baltimore is set to take on one of the biggest celebrations the city has seen. Millions of visitors packed for 200 years’ worth of celebrating.
The ceasefire between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separatists is short lived.
A warm welcome home celebration for nearly 200 soldiers of the Maryland Army National Guard.
It can wait. Those are the words being enforced to a group of local teens when it comes to texting and driving.
Speed camera investigation. For months, a faulty Baltimore speed camera system was behind issuing thousands of unwarranted tickets. A two-person investigation has begun.
A summertime tradition comes to an end Monday night. Thousands poured into Timonium for the last day of the Maryland State Fair.