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.
It’s a problem many have been dealing with for several months–school delays, closures and early dismissals.
Cyber crimes. Hackers are hitting everyone from Fortune 500 companies to your home computer. It’s now the plot of the newest CSI show.
He was hit on Baltimore-Washington Parkway while changing a flat tire– left to die while his fiancée lay seriously hurt.
Cold temperatures and frozen water lines are causing water lines to bust—leaving people without running water.
March madness! It may still be February but excitement is building for this year’s University of Maryland basketball team. Fans stormed the court as Maryland defeated the number one team in the Big 10. The win boosts Maryland’s hopes for making the NCAA tournament for the first time under head coach Mark Turgeon.
Freezing temperatures make driving dangerous but they also turn Maryland’s waterways to ice.
The world stage in Baltimore. For the first time, Maryland is in on the World Series of Poker, starting this week.
Historic find. For the second time during the restoration of the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon, a time capsule has been found.
The snow came and went but left a lot for both Baltimore County and City crews to clean up.
Finding her voice. The winner of the Black History Oratory Contest is full of talent outside the written and spoken word.
Hard work paying off. Baltimore area students compete in WJZ’s Black History Month Oratory Competition, with one student taking top honors.
What could you do with $500 million dollars?