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.
The search continues tonight for the person who stabbed a Morgan State University student who later died at the hospital.
Things are heating up in Maryland this winter, as one Baltimore neighborhood is ranked one of the hottest in the country.
Education through unity. That’s the goal of the Muslim community here in Maryland as they attempt to push through “islamophobia.”
Country music superstar Garth Brooks is entertaining thousands of fans during his five show run at Royal Farms Arena, but he’s also reaching out to people in Baltimore beyond the stage.
Schools were forced to close doors for a fourth day because of the potentially dangerous conditions on the roads.
Another roof collapse, this time at Parkville Middle School in Baltimore County.
Recovering from the blizzard of 2016 has been challenging for a lot of people–from digging their cars out to clearing the snow off walkways.
In White Marsh a woman is rescued after she is trapped when the roof of her porch collapsed.
Crews are working on several collapses around Maryland after some areas see more then two feet of snow.
Two people with ties to Baltimore are drawing international attention to the lack of diversity in the list of this year’s Oscar nominees.
What happens if you take the “man” out of “midshipman?” That’s the question at hand following a proposal by the secretary of the Navy, reviewing Navy titles to ensure gender neutrality.
A sigh of relief after the man who shot a 20-year-old woman in her head after raping her is captured by police.