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 2011, 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 Association 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 owner of the BP gas station across from Northwood Plaza, yards from the Morgan State University’s business school, says crime has spiked.
For many people clowns are all about the entertainment. But for many clowns, making people laugh is there livelihood and that is being threatened with the rise of the so called “creepy clown” incidents across the county and in Maryland.
Cutting your utility bill in half and helping the planet all at the same time — that’s the goal of a new Baltimore solar program.
The planned destination for the passengers leaving Baltimore was the Bahamas, but the activity of Hurricane Matthew changed course of that trip, sending the ship north and passengers are not happy with the events that followed.
Students at one Baltimore City School were part of a huge celebration that brought out the mayor and one of the Ravens’ most celebrated players this season.
A new law in Maryland hits the books: Noah’s Law is a push to keep drunk drivers off the streets. It will require all drivers convicted of a DUI to have a breathalyzer installed in their vehicle, only allowing them to start if the driver has not been drinking alcohol.
At just 21-years-old Marcus Edwards certainly made an impact on his community.
As the search continues for the person behind the fatal stabbing of a Morgan State University student, campus police are addressing the safety of students while on and around campus.
Marcus Edwards was fatally stabbed Monday night. He was a 21-year-old sophomore at Morgan State. The search continues for the person behind the murder.
Towson Town Center says the new “Parental guidance required” policy went off without any problems.
It was a gesture of gratitude for a church that opened its doors in the wake of a disaster.
The nation just got a new chief librarian.