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.
Seven years ago, family and friends said goodbye to Jordan Brown after he was murdered. But, it was his actions while alive that allowed others to live through his organ donation
Hundreds of people take part in a protest downtown amid the pomp and fanfare for the Army Navy game.
One of the top football rivalries comes to Baltimore as Navy takes on Army this Saturday. Marcus Washington has the story of a house divided.
Tradition, pride and glory: all words that describe Saturday’s clash between Army and Navy in Baltimore. Two special cheerleaders will be on the sideline to help root on the Midshipmen—and they aren’t human.
In just four days, one of the biggest football rivalries battle it out here in Baltimore with the Army and Navy.
America’s game comes to Baltimore! The Army/Navy football game is a more than century-old tradition that will play out this Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium.
Returning home. Millions of holiday travelers end their Thanksgiving driving, riding and flying home.
Suspected carjacker arrested. The man police say is behind two carjackings and abduction cases is off the streets after being police caught up with the man in Baltimore County.
An annual Thanksgiving dinner will feed more than 12,000 in Baltimore in need of a warm meal this holiday. Rochelle Ritchie reports on what this annual dinner means for the community.
Black out at BWI. Power is quickly restored after an earlier outage Monday at the airport.
Baltimore’s own, Joey Odoms, belts out the National Anthem before every Ravens home game. WJZ’s Marcus Washington reports on how Odoms landed his dream job.
It is the second US Ebola death. Maryland Dr. Martin Salia died from advanced stages of Ebola early Monday morning in Nebraska. Doctors say they used every treatment available but the virus had progressed too far to save Salia.