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.
Crews are still on the scene in Annapolis where a massive house fire took the lives of six people—four of them children no older than eight.
Emergency response at the White House this morning, as Secret Service went into reaction mode once a unmanned drone crashed into the presidential mansion.
Icy rescue. Four teens are hospitalized after falling into a frozen pond in Baltimore County.
Celebration continues. Newly sworn in Governor Larry Hogan joins supporters on the Eastern Shore to welcome his new roll as head of the state of Maryland.
Conversations with a cause, the NBA Commissioner, former New York Stock Exchange CEO and more, help to bring awareness to autism on Wednesday.
The so-called plastic bag ban is back on the table in Baltimore City. The measure was reintroduced after it was vetoed by the mayor late last year.
Seeing green. The numbers are out from the Star Spangled Spectacular and the bicentennial celebration and Baltimore scored big.
While drivers are dealing with wet roads now, that could soon change as temperatures will drop below freezing Monday night.
Devoted family man and officer. That is how family members of Officer Craig Chandler remember him.
A judge rejects the gag order in the case against Jesse Matthew. He is accused of abducting and killing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.
Dozens of Ravens fans from the area are gearing up for their trip to Foxborough to see the Ravens take on the New England Patriots. Marcus Washington spoke to some of those lucky fans.
Let the countdown begin! We’re just days away from the second game of our mighty Ravens in the playoffs!