Marcus Washington

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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 Emmy-nominated, 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, 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.


Twitter: @WJZMarcus

Baltimore County Employee Honored for Saving Man’s Life

As a man lied unresponsive on a sidewalk after going into cardiac arrest. Marcus Washington reports on a story of true altruism and honor.


Baltimoreans Welcome First Day Of Spring

Today marks the first official day of spring, bringing with it hopes of flower blooms, sunshine and warmer temperatures.


Former Raven Torrey Smith Back In Baltimore For Charity Basketball Game

On Sunday afternoon, fans rushed to Royal Farms Arena for the Torrey Smith Family Fund Charity Basketball Game.


Mount St. Mary’s Wins ‘First Four’ Game; Up Next, Villanova

Mount St. Mary’s University claims victory in the First Four game, advancing the Mount in the NCAA tournament. Up next is #1 seed, Villanova.


Deputy AG Confirmation Hearing Held For Rod Rosenstein

The top attorney in the state of Maryland is getting national attention as he faces confirmation to become the U.S. Deputy Attorney General.


VIDEO: Water Main Break Sends Water Nearly 100 Feet In The Air

A water main break in Baltimore County sent water flying almost 100 feet in the air Monday.


Governor: State Will ‘Provide Whatever Help We Can’ With City Schools Budget Gap

For first time, Governor Larry Hogan makes a statement concerning on of the hottest topics in the state, as Baltimore City Schools face a nearly $130 million dollar budget gap.


Orioles Hold Tryouts For Ball Boys And Ball Girls

Tryouts were Saturday at Camden Yards for Orioles’ ball boys and ball girls.


160 Years Later, Harriet Tubman Continues to Be Honored

Marcus Washington reports on the opening of The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center.


Meet WJZ’s 2017 Black History Oratory Competition Winner: Jeremiah Pearl

One Baltimore teen joins the ranks of 23 others, as he takes the top honor during this year’s WJZ Black History Oratory Contest.


CineBistro Debuts Friday in Baltimore

CineBistro, which offers dinner and drinks inside the movie theater opens its doors this Friday in Hampden.


Pugh, Van Hollen Promote Job Growth At Port Of Baltimore

One trillion dollars and 15 million jobs. It’s part of why U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen was in Baltimore today.



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