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.
Playoff pandemonium. Orioles fans say we haven’t been here in so long, they are taking every moment to celebrate.
Hundreds, if not thousands of pounds of drugs are now in local police custody. It was all part of National Take-Back Day, where people turned in unwanted or unused prescription medication.
Prescription drug crisis. There’s a national push to safely and responsibly get rid of extra medicine in your cabinet.
A multi-million dollar exhibit is opening this weekend at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, bringing the penguin world and experiences closer to guests.
Nearly five years ago, it was on the verge of being shut down by the Baltimore City school district. After a lot of hard work, Benjamin Franklin High School has made a huge turnaround, even getting the support of one of the Ravens’ top players.
One of Baltimore’s very own holds a unique honor of being the oldest African-American church below the Mason-Dixon Line.
In Montgomery County, the search continues a second week for two toddlers last seen with their mother before her arrest.
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.