Ezra Marcus is the Assistant News Director at US1 Radio and the US1 Radio News Network. He fills in on “Morning Magazine” for News Director Bill Becker and anchors “Evening Edition” weeknights from 5 to 5:30pm. “Evening Edition” was honored in 2011 with the Radio Television Digital News Association’s national Edward R. Murrow award for best small market radio newscast in the country.
Ezra moved to the Florida Keys from NYC. He’s a native New Yorker, like Bill Becker, and he’s called the Keys home since 2008. After graduating in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in English from Northwestern University in Chicago (Go Cats!), Ezra spent 20 years in the television news industry as a reporter and agent. Stops along the way included WTVX-TV in West Palm Beach, KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, and WESH-TV in Orlando.
Ezra started his broadcast career anchoring the news at WNUR-FM at Northwestern and, after 2 decades in TV, he’s thrilled to be back in radio. He landed his dream job in paradise just by answering a want ad in the Key West Citizen!
Ezra spends much of his free time exploring the Keys back country by boat. On weekends, you’ll usually find him at Snipe Point, the Mud Keys, Boca Grande, or Marvin Key. He’s also an avid reader, golf fan, film buff, novice fisherman, amateur barbecuer, and connoisseur of classic TV from the 1960s and 70s. Favorite shows include Hawaii Five-O, I Dream Of Jeanie, Gilligan’s Island, and M*A*S*H.
Ezra also loves to travel. So far, he’s visited all 50 states, all 7 continents and more than 40 countries, criss-crossed the Equator and Date Line, and stood at both the North and South Poles. His most memorable destinations include Ngorogoro Crater in Tanzania and the island of Bora Bora in the South Pacific.
Ezra has devoted his entire 30-year career to broadcast journalism. He’s a staunch defender of the free press and enjoys keeping listeners informed with the local news that directly affects everyday life in the Florida Keys. If you have a news tip for Ezra, feel free to drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the US1 Radio Newsroom at (305) 434-9233.