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 Emmy-nominated, 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.
The family of Henrietta Lacks says they are suing Johns Hopkins Medicine for using Lacks’ blood cells without her permission 66 years ago.
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While the courts deal with the president’s executive order, people are blocked from entering and are now reuniting with loved ones and getting legal help.
Nearly two weeks later, questions remain about a motorcade of political VIPs, and the role it may have played in a fiery crash that killed one driver and injured two others.
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Staff at the National Aquarium sea turtle rehab facility are taking on a national problem by rehabilitating sick or injured sea turtles.
It’s a twitter war causing a lot of interaction internationally, but the responses are quite adorable.
A day of fans, fun, and a full convention center. Orioles FanFest took over Downtown Baltimore Saturday, as fans got a chance to get up close and personally meet some of their favorite players during the annual event.
A new addition to the fleet of MTA buses brings a big name along on the trip with many riders.