Marcus Washington

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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.

Email: mwashington@wjz.com

Twitter: @M_WashingtonWJZ

Photo Courtesy:  U.S. Naval Academy

Blue Angels Dedicate Airshow To Midshipman Killed In Amtrak Crash

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05/20/2015

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05/19/2015

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Plebes No More: Naval Academy Freshmen Climb Herndon Monument

It’s an annual rite of passage at the U.S. Naval Academy: the Herndon climb. Hundreds of plebes scramble to climb a greased up monument to replace a freshman’s hat with a midshipman’s hat.

05/18/2015

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Man Arrested In Alaska, Confesses To Killing Rockville Couple

Police have taken a suspect into custody in connection with the double murder of a Rockville couple on Mother’s Day.

05/17/2015

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Md. Man Who Nearly Died In Storefront Crash Shares Horrifying Story

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05/12/2015

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05/11/2015

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‘Scooby Snax’ Have Police On High Alert

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05/09/2015

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Baltimore Businesses Moving Forward After Last Week’s Unrest

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05/04/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 03: Church members pray at the Southern Baptist Church with pastor Dr. Donte L. Hickman Sr., (not pictured) two days after Baltimore authorities released a report on the death of Freddie Gray on May 3, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Maryland Gov., Larry Hogan called for a statewide ÒDay of Prayer and PeaceÓ on Sunday. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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05/03/2015

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Major Rally Held Day After Charges Announced In Freddie Gray Investigation

Thousands of people walked the streets of Baltimore in what’s billed as a victory celebration, flooding the area in front of City Hall.

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