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 WJZ 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’s morning show and helped make the “Don and Marty” team a model for other stations to follow.

The morning show remains number one in Baltimore.

Weather Blog: More Thunderstorms

The remains of “Alberto” will travel straight North from the Gulf Coast states passing by to our West.

05/29/2018

Weather Blog: Sunny Today, Showers This Weekend

Sunny today, showers around through the holiday weekend, but no day a total washout. No day though as nice as today.

05/25/2018

Weather Blog: Another Beautiful Day

We have another beautiful day in progress, and one more day of this FINE run of weather to go.

05/24/2018

Weather Blog: Finally Some Sun

Tonight through tomorrow we will have rain as the forecast headline. But then, a good run of fine weather to get us into Memorial Day.

05/21/2018

Weather Blog: Rain Through The Weekend

Rain. A simple one word forecast. Not a good forecast but at least there are no surprises coming our way.

05/18/2018

Weather Blog: Heavy Rain Coming

Hunker down and get ready for more rain.

05/17/2018

Weather Blog: Rain, Rain, And More Rain

Rain will continue in the forecast for the next many days but today we expect nothing severe.

05/16/2018

Storm Slams Region, Brings Thunder And Hail Across Maryland

Several weather advisories are in effect for portions of Maryland through Tuesday night as storms cover the area.

05/15/2018

Weather Blog: Storms Later Today

Legit storms. That is the only way to describe our weather yesterday late afternoon, night, and into the overnight.

05/15/2018

Weather Blog: Thunderstorms Possible All Week

Welcome to Preakness week 2018. A week that will feature a temperature roller coaster, and maybe some wicked storms early on.

05/14/2018

Weather Blog: A Nice Day Without Issues

A nice day today, no issues. But tonight we will cloud up as a BIG push of warm, and HUMID air moves up through the Mid-Atlantic.

05/11/2018

Weather Blog: Thunderstorms Heading This Way

Are we expecting gusty storms today? Tough to say but that potential does exist.

05/10/2018

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