Marty Bass

Marty Bass 175x131Baltimoreans rise and shine with the dynamic morning duo of Marty Bass and Don Scott. 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.


Tropical Storm Danny Now A Category 1 Hurricane

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


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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


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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.



Snow Wraps Up, But Chill Remains

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



Icy Weather Here In Time For Evening Rush

Another blast of winter weather is here.


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Winter Blast Brings Snow Delays And Closures

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



Cold Weather To Stick Around For Days

The dangerously cold temperatures are going to stick around for a few more days.



More Than Two Dozen Accidents Reported Due To Icy Conditions

Winter weather advisory. A wet night in Baltimore is causing some icy roadways this morning.



Snow Creates Slick Road Conditions Where Untreated

A winter weather advisory is now canceled across Maryland.



Winter Weather Advisory in Effect For Parts Of Maryland

A winter weather advisory is in effect for parts of Maryland. It has been issued not because a lot of snow is expected, but because the timing will occur during rush hour.



Another Extremely Cold Morning In Md.

The coldest air of the winter and the coldest since last February is over the mid-Atlantic region right now.



After Days Of Storms, Marylanders Look Forward To Cooler Temps

Maryland has dealt with round after round of severe weather over the past few days, but relief is here.