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, 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.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend Friday’s Presidential Inauguration, including the National Guardsmen at Camp Fetterd
In just nine days, the United States Secret Service will embark on it’s biggest security mission; Inauguration Day.
On Monday, hundreds of people gathered to honor the life of Keion Carpenter. The former NFL player, who is from Baltimore, gave so much time and love to his hometown before his sudden death while vacationing with family in Florida.
On Sunday, loved ones of former NFL player, Kieon Carpenter, attended a public viewing to honor a man that gave so much to so many.
On Saturday family and loved ones of 16-year-old Charlotte Zaremba, remember her life as they say their final goodbye. As each person enters the church, it’s a day of heartbreak, yet a celebration of life as 16-year-old Charlotte Zaremba is laid to rest.
There are teams of people working to make sure the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump goes off without a hitch.
Today marks the official end of the holiday travel season. Millions of Marylanders took to highways, railways and by air to get to many places around the world. Marcus Washington spoke with travelers today about the end of the travel season and the trip back home.
For two years a Maryland man has searched, wondering the whereabouts of his two small children. Jacob and Sarah Hoggle were last seen with their mother, Catherine Hoggle. Recently, aged-progressed photos of the then 2 and 3-year-olds have been released, with their family hoping that it help them find the two children.
Christmas morning brought dozens of families to America’s First Cathedra: the Baltimore Basilica for Christmas Mass. There was song, prayer, and celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Cinebistro at the Rotunda in Hampden takes the dinner and a movie concept and puts it all in one spot for your enjoyment.
With just days until Christmas, the United States Postal Service is experiencing its busiest day of the year. Millions of people are lining up to ship off their packages.
Nearly two dozen people were plucked from the water on Sunday, after a wind squall flipped their sailboats in Annapolis.