Marcus Leshock Biography
Marcus Leshock is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist and television host working at WGN-TV as a feature reporter since joining the station in 2009. Starting September 2013, Leshock became a member of the cast on WGN Morning News each day from 4-10 am.
Marcus earned both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Communication from NIU. While at the university, he worked at the school’s newspaper, Northern Star, editing “The Weekender” entertainment section. He also contributed entertainment reports at the Northern Television Center. Currently, Marcus serves as an adjunct instructor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
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Leshock anchors a “Trending News” segment where he wraps together all of the stories, videos, and photos people are sharing online at that moment – all to get you up to speed on the interesting things the world is sharing as you head out the door. Similarly, he features a travel segment and podcast called “Coastin’ the Country” that focuses on theme parks and other fun places you can visit with your family all across America.
Before joining WGN Morning News, his “Leshock Value” segments aired on WGN Evening News, featuring the latest on food, fashion, technology, social media, sports, entertainment, and news.
Prior to joining WGN News, Marcus worked as the host of Metromix on CLTV, a nightly entertainment show focusing on movies, music, fashion, food, and pop culture. His reporting and hosting career has toured him all over the world, hosting travel specials from Napa Valley, California, to Edinburgh, Scotland.
Marcus is a recipient of four Emmy Awards for his reporting and hosting work. Leshock was crowned CLTV’s Employee of the Year in 2008, as well as WGN’s Employee of the Month in April of 2010. In addition, he was named Northern Illinois University’s Distinguished Journalism Alumni of the Year in 2010.
Marcus Leshock Age
Leshock is 40 years old as of 2020. He was born on December 12, 1980, in Grayslake, Illinois, the United States. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on December 12th every year.
Marcus Leshock Wife
Leshock is married to his wife Jonna Schlittler Leshock. The couple is blessed with two children and lives together in Chicago. In his free time, he likes spending quality time with his wife and children.
Marcus Leshock Family
Leshock has not disclosed details about his parents and siblings. We will update you once the details are available.
Marcus Leshock Net Worth
Leshock has an estimated net worth of between $80,000 – $100,000. His income is primarily attributed to his career as a journalist.
Marcus Leshock Salary
Leshock receives an average annual salary of between $25,000 – $73,000.