Mike Marza Biography
Mike Marza is an American Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter working for WABC as a co-anchor on weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and as a general assignment reporter and weekend morning anchor for Channel 7 Eyewitness News at 10 am. She joined the WABC news team in 2019, after previously working for KSHB.
Mike Marza Career
Marza is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he completed his Communication Studies and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media. Mike previously worked as a main evening co-anchor for the weekday newscasts at KSHB-TV in Kansas City, where he was honored with two consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Anchor. He held this position until joining WABC. Mike led KSHB-TV’s special coverage of President Trump’s three trips to Missouri and provided live anchoring during the 2016 Virginia Vice Presidential Debate. He spoke with survivors who were still affected by the destruction caused by tornadoes that hit neighborhoods outside of Kansas City in 2017.
In 2016, Mike provided live anchoring from the scene of a deadly mass shooting that occurred at a manufacturing plant in Kansas. After covering the Kansas City Royals’ 2015 World Series run in Toronto and New York, he co-anchored the championship parade and rally in front of 800,000 spectators in KC. Together with co-anchoring live pre-and post-game shows for nationally televised games, including the AFC Championship at Arrowhead Stadium, Mike also traveled with the Kansas City Chiefs to Pittsburgh and Foxborough.
His investigations in 2018 earned an Emmy for their work on a growing number of children dying in hot cars, a hidden threat inside clothes dryers, and a new initiative to hunt down bicycle thieves. He flew a French fighter jet and profiled the Patrouille de France, also known as the “French Blue Angels.” Mike came to 41 Action News from WSVN-TV 7 News in Miami, where he reported for the 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. shows and anchored the weekday newscasts at 4:00, 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 p.m. She co-anchored five straight hours of breaking news coverage when bombs went off at the Boston Marathon. Marza co-anchored WSVN-TV 7News’ special report on the tragedy as the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting played out.
Mike provided live coverage of the 2012 presidential election from Mitt Romney’s election watch party. In 2012 and 2013, he covered the Miami Heat Championship celebrations live as well. Marza came to WSVN-TV 7News from ABC News, where he worked as a New York City freelance anchor and correspondent. He frequently co-anchored the well-liked overnight shows “America This Morning” and “World News Now” for the network. Additionally, he filed reports for ABC NewsOne, World News Now, and Good Morning America on the weekends. Mike did a live report for “Good Morning America” following the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, in New York.
After the FBI busted a Russian espionage ring in New York, Mike broadcast live updates to people all over the world. He covered the failed bombing attempt in Times Square, Queen Elizabeth’s visit to New York City, and the JetBlue pilot who “quit” by sliding down the emergency slide of the aircraft. In addition, Marza proudly held the position of Summer Fellow at the International Radio and Television Society of New York. The organization helps students who want to work in the media by matching them with highly sought-after internships. Furthermore, he proudly holds the “Stephen K. Nenno Most Inspirational Fellow Award.” He regularly mentors young, aspiring journalists as part of his commitment to giving back.
Mike Marza Salary
Marza earns an annual salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Mike Marza Net Worth
Marza has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor and reporter.
Mike Marza Age
Marza was born on July 20, 1982, in the United States. He is 41 years old as of 2023 and he celebrates his birthday on the 20th of July every year.
Mike Marza Height and Weight
Marza Marza stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 80 kg.
Mike Marza Family
Marza grew up in a large family with 15 brothers and sisters, including both cousins and biological siblings. However, he has neither disclosed the names of his parent nor those of his siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Mike Marza Wife and Children
Marza is married to Rhiannon Ally, an Emmy-award-winning presenter. The couple is popularly known for being co-anchors on KSHB-TV 41 Action News and she currently works as an anchor and reporter at ABC News. Marza and Ally reside in New York together with their three children, Roman Marza (born in January 2014), Camila Marza (born in 2016), and Natalia Marza (born in 2018).
Mike Marza Name Change
When Marza started working for Sunbeam’s WSVN-7 News in South Florida in 2011, he changed his surname from Marusarz to Marza. According to Adweek, he also changed his on-air name to Mike Marza in 2011.
Mike Marza Replacing Ken Sorato
In May 2023, Mike Marza was rumored to be the replacement for Ken Rosato at WABC 7. Ken Rosato, a former anchor at WABC 7, was dismissed from his role after allegedly making derogatory remarks about his co-anchor, Shirleen Allicot, which were captured on a hot microphone.
Mike Marza Social Media Platform
Marza is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 7.1k followers on Twitter 5.7k followers on Instagram, and 6.6k followers on Facebook.