Hometown Reisterstown, MD
Birthday July 3
Marc grew up in Owings Mills and Reisterstown and has been a journalist since high school, where he wrote and edited editorials for the school's newspaper. He attended Timber Grove Elementary School, Deer Park Middle Magnet School and graduated from Franklin High School in 2003.
As a student at the University of Maryland College Park, Marc covered music in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metro areas. He interviewed and photographed a wide variety of musicians including George Clinton, Richie Havens, members of The Wailers and 311, Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist, Zakk Wylde, and his favorite band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
After graduating in December 2007, Marc went to work for The Maryland Gazette in Glen Burnie, MD, where he covered business and western Anne Arundel County. The diverse beat had him covering the effects of the Great Recession on small businesses, crime in low-income neighborhoods and the hotbed of development around Arundel Mills Mall.
Marc left The Maryland Gazette for the Carroll County Times in January 2010, where he covered Westminter and business. His investigations into certain closed-door practices of the town government earned much praise from the community and prompted changes to legislative procedures.
In his spare time, Marc plays lead guitar in The Rez, a four-piece rock fusion band of musicians who all went to Franklin High, and rhythm guitar in a funk/rock band called Joe Keyes & The Late Bloomer Band, which has performed several times at Micho's on Main Street.
He's excited to dig into his hometowns in a new way and give Reisterstown and Owings Mills an informed, well-connected media presence.
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How would you describe your political beliefs?
My beliefs vary issue to issue and I am registered unaffiliated because of it.
How religious would you consider yourself?
I was brought up in reform Judaism and was very active in my synagogue and youth group throughout middle and high school. These days, my Jewish heritage is still very important to me, but I am not observant.