Dave Marash
Dave Marash in 2002
EducationWilliams College
News anchor
Television presenter
Sports commentator

Dave Marash (born c. 1942)[2] is an American television journalist known for his work at ABC News and Al Jazeera English.

Life and career

Marash was born to a Jewish family, his father having been a director of a Jewish Community Center in Richmond, Virginia.[3] 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 did both news and sports reporting for WCBS Newsradio 88 and WNEW-FM in New York City. 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.[4]

Marash garnered considerable attention when he joined Al Jazeera English in January 2006 as the network's Washington, D.C., anchor,[5] 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."[6] 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.[7]

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.[8] He joined Santa Fe, New Mexico, public radio station KSFR-FM 101.1 in March 2014 as co–news director.[9]

Since September 2014, he has hosted the radio show and podcast Here & There: a four-times-weekly series of 50-minute news interviews.


  1. ^ Brennan, Patricia (February 16, 1986). "Dave Marash". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 21, 2023.
  2. ^ "Former 'Nightline' Reporter Joins English-Language al Jazeera". Los Angeles Times. 13 January 2006.
  3. ^ "David Marash: A Jew in al Jazeera's House". 20 August 2013.
  4. ^ Nightline Daily Email: 7/2 Leroy Sievers; retrieved March 6, 2008.
  5. ^ Marash Joins Jazeera: "Marriage Made in Heaven", The New York Observer, January 12, 2006, accessed May 2, 2008
  6. ^ American Anchor Quits Al Jazeera English Channel, The New York Times, March 28, 2008; accessed April 13, 2008
  7. ^ "Dave Marash: Why I Quit", Columbia Journalism Review - The Water Cooler, April 4, 2008, accessed April 13, 2008
  8. ^ Nox Solutions (2011-02-14). "Bill O'Reilly: The O'Reilly Factor - Monday, February 14, 2011". Billoreilly.com. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
  9. ^ George Weston (2014-03-06). "Award-Winning Journalists to Lead KSFR's News Team". ksfr.org. Retrieved 2011-03-26.


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