Dave Marash

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David Marash, known as Dave Marash (born May 3, 1942) is an American television journalist known for his work at ABC News and Al Jazeera English.

Career[edit]

A graduate of Williams College[citation needed], Marash worked at New Brunswick, New Jersey station WCTC-AM (1450), where he hosted a nightly talk show, Dave Marash On Call. He had also been a reporter at WPIX. He subsequently worked at WCBS-TV in New York.

Marash was host of ESPN's Baseball Tonight and NBC's GrandStand, which alternated as a National Football League pregame show or a sports anthology series, depending on the season. In the early years of the Fox television network, Marash hosted a magazine-style show of science and technology entitled Beyond Tomorrow.[citation needed]

He then worked at ABC News. His last appearance prior to joining Al Jazeera English was on Nightline. He had anchored newscasts at WNBC in New York and WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. during the mid-1980s. He received Emmy Awards for his Nightline coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing and for his coverage of the explosion of TWA Flight 800.[citation needed] His May 2001 Nightline documentary about singer Eva Cassidy was one of the highlights of his years with the program.[1]

Marash garnered considerable attention when he joined Al Jazeera English in January 2006 as the network's Washington, D.C. anchor,[2] thus becoming the de facto American face of the new English-language station. Two years later, in March 2008, he stepped down from his position. Marash explained, "To put it bluntly, the channel that's on now — while excellent, and I plan to be a lifetime viewer — is not the channel that I signed up to do."[3] Specifically, he cited the loss of editorial control and his inability to vouch for content that the network was broadcasting, as reasons for his departure.[4]

On February 14, 2011, Marash defended Al Jazeera English on the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News against claims by Bill O'Reilly that Al Jazeera was anti-American.[5] He joined Santa Fe, New Mexico public radio station KSFR-FM 101.1 in March of 2014 as co-News Director.[6] Since September 2014, he has hosted HERE AND THERE, a 4-times-weekly series of 50 minute news interviews.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nightline Daily Email: 7/2 Leroy Sievers; retrieved March 6, 2008.
  2. ^ Marash Joins Jazeera: "Marriage Made in Heaven", The New York Observer, January 12, 2006, accessed May 2, 2008
  3. ^ American Anchor Quits Al Jazeera English Channel, The New York Times, March 28, 2008; accessed April 13, 2008
  4. ^ "Dave Marash: Why I Quit", Columbia Journalism Review - The Water Cooler, April 4, 2008, accessed April 13, 2008
  5. ^ Nox Solutions (2011-02-14). "Bill O'Reilly: The O'Reilly Factor - Monday, February 14, 2011". Billoreilly.com. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  6. ^ George Weston (2014-03-06). "Award-Winning Journalists to Lead KSFR's News Team". ksfr.org. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 

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