Colleen Marshall is co-anchor of NBC4 at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. She also is host of the weekly political program, “NBC4‘s The Spectrum.”
Colleen came to NBC4 as a general assignment reporter in 1984 and was promoted to anchor of NBC4‘s weekend news in 1987 and then to anchor of NBC4‘s weekday news programs in 1992.
Prior to coming to Columbus, Colleen worked as a news anchor and general assignment reporter at stations in Wheeling, W.Va. She was also the news director/anchor/reporter at a radio station in Weirton,W.Va., and writer/producer/editor at a Pittsburgh radio station.
Colleen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Point Park University in Pittsburgh. In2004, Colleen graduated from the Capital University School of Law in Columbus,where she was the recipient of a Trustee’s Scholarship, was named to the dean’s list and was a member Law Review and the National Moot Court Team. She also passed the bar exam in 2004.
Colleen won an Emmy for the health program “I Want To Go Home; A Journey Through Alzheimer’s” and she was nominated for an Emmy for the political program “NBC4‘s The Spectrum,” both in 2013. She received the Associated Press Award for ” I Want To Go Home; A Journey Through Alzheimer’s” in 2012 and won an Associated Press Best Enterprise Reporting award for the news story “Ashville Drug Bust”in 2010.
Colleen has had two one-on-one interviews with President Barack Obama, one of which was in the White House. Her most memorable story was being in New York City for a week, covering the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
She received the Media General reporting award in 2009 for a story focusing on Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Stratton, who discovered decades after a random act of kindness impacted the life of her missionary parents that it might not have been so random after all.
She also won the Media General reporting award in 2007, fora report on Ohio’s Death Row entitled “Dead Man Waiting.” She was nominated for an Emmy for that same report
Colleen won a regional Emmy for “Fight For Ohio,”which previewed the 2004 presidential election. She previously won an Emmy for her special report on Ellis Island. She was nominated for an Emmy award for reports on the “New Appalachia Trail.” She was also nominated for an Emmy for a report entitled “Cody’s Miracle” in 2000.
In 2001, Colleen and NBC4‘s Mike Jackson were honored by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists’ for Best Coverage of Minority Issues for “The State of Race.”
Colleen also won the 1999 Stonewall Media Award for her series on transgendered people and her work with AIDS causes.
Colleen served as 2001 commencement speaker at her alma mater, Point Park College, in Pittsburgh, where she received an honorary doctorate.
Colleen was the Chair of the 2013 Red Event to benefit ARC Ohio (Aids Resource Center). She was Co-Chair of Art for Life to benefit ARC Ohio. She was Honorary Chair Friends of the Poor Walk, St. Vincent DePaul 2012. Colleen was a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Council for the United Way of Central Ohio and she has been an integral part of fundraising events for Make A Wish; WELD(Women’ Economic Leadership Development); NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners); Alzheimer’s Association; Children’s Hunger Alliance;Northwest Counseling Center, Columbus Metropolitan Club.
Colleen and her husband, Gary, have two children. Garrett graduated from the Capital University School of law (May 2013) and is working at the Columbus City Attorney’s Office. Shannon is studying for a Masters degree at The Ohio State University.
Colleen and Gary also have a love for their pets. They have Pete, a disabled rat terrier that Gary got from a rescue group and Maggie, whom they got from the Franklin County animal shelter after she was found abandoned and starving on the south end of Columbus.