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.
A World Cup victory by the US Women’s Team continues to excite fans here in Maryland.
The mother of an abandoned baby found on the side of the road in Anne Arundel County is arrested.
Capturing history as it happens. One man saw the unrest that followed Freddie Gray’s arrest and then his death unfold in Baltimore and decided to capture those images on his camera.
Enjoy the holiday weekend at home. It’s a big push for Baltimore families to vacation–or–staycation, which keeps your money in your community.
The itinerary for Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States was released Tuesday. His first stop is DC and the planning is underway.
Her actions are making headlines across the country and in the debate and history of the Confederate flag, but her very own history leads back to the Baltimore area.
The outpouring of support continues in the wake of Governor Larry Hogan’s cancer diagnosis.
Governor Larry Hogan embarks on the tough road in his fight against cancer–beginning chemotherapy today–two days before previously announced.
Eight thousands jobs for the summer. Today it is announced that all 8,000 applicants for the YouthWorks Summer Job Program, have guaranteed employment this summer
The Congressional Black Caucus is meeting in Baltimore to discuss issues that affect the African American community.
Phase two of a major construction project is creating more headaches and congestion for drivers. The $64 million project is shutting down sections of I-95.
Police in Greenbelt are seeking the public’s help in identifying the man accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl.