Baltimoreans 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.
Maryland has dealt with round after round of severe weather over the past few days, but relief is here.
Marty Bass and Don Scott have had a television partnership for decades. As Don prepares for retirement after 40 years at WJZ, Marty shares his fondest memories.
It’s July, and it sure feels like it. And that is a good thing. Welcome to the “lazy, hazy, and crazy days of Summer.”
Hi Everyone! Well, now we have a tropical depression off the coast of Florida. Let the “tropical fun” begin.
TGIF! On Fridays we like to keep it simple and the weather does not get any simpler that this: NICE
Hi Everyone! The plan has come together!! Mother nature is following the script! We had a cold front move through the area last night.
If you liked Sunday, you will like Monday and Tuesday.
As temperatures remain high in the region, the quality of air may become dangerous for the vulnerable population.
If you are looking for the perfect weekend day aim your sights on Sunday.
This morning, for the first time, you could actually smell Spring!
Looks like our next rain won’t be until Thursday, and temperatures will still remain mild.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of Maryland in anticipation of a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. During the Friday morning commute, most Marylanders are experiencing wet streets, not slick ones.