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.
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Historic day for international relations. After more than a half-century, the Cuban Embassy reopened in the nation’s capital.
More Baltimore areas pushing for community centers. On Wednesday, a special gift that brings the fun of parks to the kids.
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Making a difference outer space. A Maryland woman answers an ad looking for a pattern maker, little did she know her work would be literally out of this world.
Dramatic increase in shark attacks. The number of people bitten in recent weeks climbs to eight, but the odds of an attack are still very slim.
A World Cup victory by the US Women’s Team continues to excite fans here in Maryland.