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.
As the mayor and the Baltimore Police Department released the Freddie Gray arrest video, people were gathering in our community to march in protest.
Emergency response training after a D.C. metro fills with smoke killing one woman. Today a full-scale emergency drill brought first responders to the Greenbelt metro station.
Eight white hearses carried a Maryland family to their funeral Saturday at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, each hearse with a picture of a family member staring out from a window.
A low ranking for the Orioles means huge savings for baseball fans at Camden Yards.
He’s the golfer everyone is talking about right now. Jordan Spieth won the Masters in historic fashion, and his endorsement deal with Under Armour has put the Baltimore company in the global spotlight.
Tougher security at Camden Yards could make getting into the park longer for fans.
As the Orioles gear up for the season opener, the Y of Central Maryland is also gearing up. Marcus Washington has more on how this partnership is making a difference for thousands of kids.
While the trees aren’t in full bloom just yet, many people say Monday was still a great day to be there.
Easter Sunday is a day many families spend time together remembering the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ.
Caught on tape. Surveillance video captures a group of thieves as they steal and damage bicycles worth thousands of dollars.
Heading to the Final Four. The Terps are making a deep run in this year’s March Madness tournament. After defeating Tennessee, the University of Maryland’s women’s basketball team will now take on U-Conn.
Cycling with a cause. Right now, 26 people are traveling on bicycles from Baltimore City Hall to Washington DC, where they’ll plead their case for stricter guidelines.