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 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.
While the Naval Academy is hoping to achieve its 15th straight win over Army during the 117th Army-Navy game this weekend, one of it’s midshipmen has already achieved a huge honor of her own.
In a few days, cadets from West Point and midshipmen from the Naval Academy will take over downtown Baltimore for the 117th Army Navy game.
Chaos in Anne Arundel County, as a police-involved shooting escalated to a barricade situation leaving a suspect, officer and unsuspecting neighbor wounded Tuesday night in Glen Burnie.
Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy are decorating a tree to inspire giving.
On Monday, more than 500 students at one local elementary school, were rewarded with a visit from a few Ravens players for their hard work at staying active.
A U.S. Marshal killed in the line of duty in Georgia two weeks ago is laid to rest this weekend.
Residents of Hampden’s 34th Street kicked off the holidays with their annual lighting of holiday lights and decorations on Saturday night.
The Festival of Trees is called the largest holiday extravaganza on the east coast, and its back for the holiday season. The Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees returns to the Maryland State Fairgrounds, offering fun, excitement, and gifts for the entire family.
Out of nearly 900 applicants, only 32 college students are awarded one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world, The Rhodes Scholarship.
It’s been a record year for Amtrak, with travel along the northeast corridor seeing nearly 12 million, and more 31 million passengers nationwide.
An 8-year-old Maryland boy was the first child in the world to get two new hands in July 2015.
For the first time in eight years Baltimore’s ball park is facing a big change. The Orioles are swapping out the grass on the field at Camden Yards.