Michelle Marsh is an Emmy Award-winning journalist. In 2021 she received an Emmy for Outstanding News Anchor. She was also named Best TV News anchor by the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association in 2021.
Marsh joined the 7News team in January 2016. She anchors the 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts and the 10 p.m. news on WJLA 24/7. In addition to leading daily newscasts, Marsh also regularly hosts hour-long town halls covering pressing issues impacting our community. In 2021 she covered topics ranging from food insecurity to racial equity and the disparities exacerbated in education and healthcare systems by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marsh has reported on several history-making events while in the DC metro area. She field-anchored the historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump from Capitol Hill. She tracked rapid developments in the four-day trial. On January 6, Marsh and the 7News team provided continuous live coverage as the events unfolded. A standout moment during our breaking live coverage was when Marsh interviewed US Senator, Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, while the Capitol was under siege. This was the first interview with a lawmaker inside the Capitol complex. During a live phone interview he explained what was happening while he was in lockdown hiding from the angry mob.
Marsh has covered presidential inaugurations including the historic inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. Throughout her career, Marsh has reported from the White House, moderated local debates, and reported from disaster scenes: snowstorms to tornadoes and hurricanes.
Marsh came to 7News from WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC where she spent four years as a morning and noon anchor. While in Raleigh, she was awarded two Emmys for breaking news coverage and best newscast.
Prior to working in North Carolina, Marsh anchored and reported in Atlanta, Georgia for WGCL. Marsh is a native New Yorker and began her career as a reporter at stations in Binghamton and Albany. She is an alumnus of Syracuse University, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a B.S. in broadcast journalism.