Marty Bass

Marty Bass 175x131Baltimoreans rise and shine with the dynamic morning duo of Marty Bass and Linh Bui. Some viewers may even skip their morning cups of java as long as they get their fix of Marty in the morning. Known for his unique take on everyday events, Marty also preps area residents to handle the day’s weather with his series of early morning and noon weather reports.

Marty started in the broadcasting business in high school, working part-time as a disc jockey at a local radio station in the Louisville, Kentucky area – the place where he grew up. His passion for broadcast only accelerated with time. He went on to graduate from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with a degree in radio/television, and then entered broadcasting fulltime.

His early jobs were in radio but professional journalists encouraged him to switch to the television side. He took their advice, working in television markets east of the Mississippi before joining the Eyewitness News family in 1977.

Marty holds the distinction of helping to define early morning news for the broadcast business by anchoring Baltimore’s first early morning newscast.

As for his co-anchor at the time? The indomitable Oprah Winfrey, who worked for the station during the early ’80s.

Marty also initiated the concept of “Just the fax, Internet and e-mail,” inviting viewers to add their comments and opinions during the live morning newscasts. This interaction between viewers only served to cement the audience connection to WJZ 13’s Rise and Shine/Morning Edition and helped make the “Don and Marty” team a model for other stations to follow.

The morning show remains number one in Baltimore.

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WEATHER BLOG: Getting Colder

Gonna be getting cold, it’s Winter, and it happens.

02/11/2016

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Flood Watch, Warning; Dense Fog Advisory In Md.

Severe weather in parts of Maryland.

02/03/2016

Blizzard Watch

Maryland Prepares For Possible Blizzard Friday; State of Emergency Declared

Gov. Larry Hogan has issued a state of emergency in Maryland as a possible blizzard heads towards the East Coast.

01/21/2016

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Remains Of Patricia Will Affect Us Tuesday & Wednesday

The remnants of Hurricane Patricia will slide across the Gulf Coast on Monday, while an area of low pressure drifts across the Intermountain West.

10/26/2015

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Flash Flood Watches, Warnings In Effect Across Maryland

The National Weather Service has issue Flood Watches and Coast Flood Warnings as much of the East Coast braces for heavy rain and what Hurricane Joaquin may bring.

10/02/2015

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Tropical Storm Fred Begins To Weaken

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — WJZ’s First Warning Weather Team is tracking Tropical Storm Fred. Update, Sept. 1, 11:10 a.m.: Tropical Storm Fred continues to quickly weaken this morning as the associated deep convection near the center […]

09/01/2015

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Tropical Storm Danny Now A Category 1 Hurricane

Tropical Storm Danny is now a officially a hurricane and is moving slowly across the Atlantic .

08/20/2015

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WEATHER BLOG: Sunny, Rainy Weekend

Well the weekend is here, and as we discussed yesterday, make the most out of Fri night, and Saturday

05/29/2015

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WEATHER BLOG: Weekend Is Going To Be GREAT!

They say into every life a little rain must fall. Ok, so that is today, and tomorrow.

04/30/2015

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Snow Wraps Up, But Chill Remains

The snow storm here has ended, but the cold remains.

03/06/2015

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Icy Weather Here In Time For Evening Rush

Another blast of winter weather is here.

03/03/2015

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Winter Blast Brings Snow Delays And Closures

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Baltimore metro region.

02/26/2015

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