The Unauthorized Bio of Marcus Leshock:
My name is Marcus Leshock and I’m an anchor/reporter on the WGN-TV Morning News in Chicago. You’ll see me on the air every weekday between the hours of 4-9am. I anchor a segment called “What’s Trending,” where we wrap 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.
My other segments at WGN include “Coastin’ The Country,” where I travel the United States riding some of the world’s most unique roller coasters and introducing you to the people who built them, and profiling other interesting people and places along the way. I’m a huge roller coaster enthusiast and love meeting new people and sharing their stories with the world. We also put together regular features all around the Chicago area on the people and places that make the region so special. We’re always looking for new stories to tell – this website is a great place to get in touch with me if you have an idea!
Before I joined WGN in 2009, I was the host of a nightly entertainment show called “Metromix” on CLTV, Chicago’s 24-hour cable news channel. My anchoring/hosting work has won four Emmy Awards and has taken me all around the world – from Napa Valley, California to Edinburgh, Scotland, reporting live from technology events in San Francisco and San Jose.
I’ve been honored to receive some great feedback from my peers. I was named CLTV’s Employee of the Year in 2008, as well as WGN’s Employee of the Month in April of 2010. I was also named Northern Illinois University’s Distinguished Journalism Alumni of the Year in 2010, where I earned both a B.A. and M.A. in Communication.
Other than WGN-TV, I also serve as an adjunct instructor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. And when I’m not at work, you’ll find me at home with my wife chasing our two kids around the house.
I want to thank you for taking the time to visit the website. If you have any feedback for me or a story idea, be sure to reach out in the contact section!