Marcus Charleston is an award-winning public radio producer and writer who joined KJZZ in May 2017. He has spent a large part of his career producing daily public affairs programming for the leading public broadcasters in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Pittsburgh. His work has also been heard on the BBC, CBC and CBS Radio.
In addition to his broadcast work, Charleston is a freelance writer. His articles have appeared in a number of magazines, including Men’s Health, Main Line Today, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Urbanite.
A native of central New York, Charleston received his bachelor’s degree in communications/liberal arts and master’s degree in student personnel services from Rowan University in New Jersey. Prior to his career in journalism, he worked in higher education, retail management and factory work. His interests include health and fitness, travel and reading.