Marcus Washington Profile
Marcus Washington is an American news anchor working for NBC Bay Area serving as an anchor. He has been working for the station since July 2017.
Marcus Washington NBC Bay Area
Washington is an anchor who is the Morning and Midday Anchor, NBC Bay Area. He anchors “Today In The Bay” and “NBC Bay Area News at 11” alongside Laura Garcia. He also served as an anchor and reporter at WJZ (CBS) in Baltimore, Maryland before joining NBC Bay Area. Washington covered a broad range of stories while working in “Charm City,” Freddie Gray’s death and its aftermath impacted his life and approach to reporting.
Washington was reporting live from the front lines and continued the months following in the center of Gray’s funeral, explosive unrest-its aftermath in the city, the political blowback, and community rebuilding. David Zurawik with the Baltimore Sun writes, “Marcus Washington again did solid and authoritative reporting for WJZ from Penn and North avenues, the epicenter of protests following the funeral of Gray last year.” He earned an Emmy nomination for his careful and caring coverage of the unrest.
Marcus Washington Career
Washington knew he wanted to be a journalist at a young age. He remembers sitting in his living room at the age of 5 and telling his mom, “I want to do that,” referring to the work of veteran Memphis journalist Joe Birch. While he was a student at the University of Memphis his career in media began, after inquiring about reading news for Memphis’ WUMR-FM morning show. He received an invitation from the station manager to fill in to host Thursday’s 4p-7p slot on his third day of orientation. The station manager was so impressed with his voice and personality that he walked into the DJ booth and told him, “from now on, this is your slot” after just 5 minutes on-air. He became one of the hosts of Memphis’ only jazz station from then.
Washington continued to work as an associate producer in Memphis, Tennessee; and as a reporter in Nashville, Tennessee; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Charlottesville, Virginia, all before his time in Baltimore. Outlets like the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post for his reporting have acknowledged him. He is proud(and amused!) to be named one of “Nashville’s 25 Most Beautiful People” (per Lifestyles Magazine in 2011) and number fourteen among “The 50 Hottest Anchors in the World” (according to Buzzfeed.com in 2017).
Washington is a member of The National Association of Black Journalists, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, and the Church of Christ. He has great enthusiasm to explore the Bay Area and all the great treasures—especially the food, music, and community—it has to offer. So, don’t hesitate to say hello if you see him out—and follow him on social media for news updates and chronicles of his adventures.
Marcus Washington Age
Washington’s age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Marcus is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 40s.
Marcus Washington Height
Washington stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Marcus Washington Family
Information regarding Washington’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Marcus Washington Wife|wedding|married
Information about Washington’s dating life is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if Washington is engaged to someone or whether he is married. It is also not known if he has any children.
Marcus Washington Salary
Being one of the top anchors for NBC Bay Area, Washington earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Marcus Washington’s Net Worth
Washington has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a news anchor.
Did Marcus Washington leave NBC?
Washington has not left NBC Bay Area. He serves as an anchor who is the Morning and Midday Anchor, NBC Bay Area. He anchors “Today In The Bay” and “NBC Bay Area News at 11” alongside Laura Garcia.
Marcus Washington NBC Bay Area
At NBC Bay Area, Washington works alongside;
- Rob Mayeda – Meteorologist
- Anoushah Rasta – Anchor/Reporter
- Scott Budman – Reporter
- Kari Hall – Meteorologist
- Jean Elle – Reporter
- Melissa Colorado – Reporter
- Bigad Shaban – Reporter
- Scott McGrew – Anchor/Reporter
- Cheryl Hurd – Reporter
- Vianey Arana – Anchor/Reporter
- Chris Chmura – Consumer Reporter
- Ian Cull – Reporter/Multimedia Journalist