Weekend morning anchor, reporter
Updated On: Jul 02 2014 05:58:02 PM EDT
Marques White joined WJXT in February 2014 as co-anchor of the weekend morning show and a nightside reporter.
Marques was raised in western Massachusetts and is glad to say goodbye to all of the snow -- at least for a little while.
Most recently he worked as an anchor, reporter, and producer for West Virginia Media. He reported on the state's water crisis and anchored the station's coverage of the Boston marathon bombing and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Marques also worked in Topeka, Kansas, as a reporter, producer and anchor. His work was broadcast on CBS News Radio and KMBC-TV in Kansas City. His coverage of a deputy shooting and kidnapping earned him two awards, including one for breaking news coverage.
He started his television career as an intern at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. Marques was offered a job there and he worked as an associate producer, often times filling in for the 7 a.m., noon and 10 p.m. producers. His most memorable moments include interviewing Sen. Hillary Clinton and producing the 7 a.m. newscast after the Steelers' 2009 Super Bowl victory.
Marques graduated from Point Park University in Pittsburgh with an M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications. He also earned a B.S. in Finance from Penn State University. He worked in Pittsburgh as a financial accountant for a major bank.
Working in news has long been a dream of Marques'. He is glad to call Jacksonville his new home and can't wait to visit all of the sushi restaurants and beaches.
Feel free to say hello and send him any story ideas.