Marcus Riley is the Editorial Director for TODAY’S TMJ4. He first moved to Milwaukee in 2015 and took on the role as Digital Director before moving into his current position.
Before moving to Milwaukee, Marcus spent 10 years at the NBC affiliate in Chicago in a variety of digital roles, both managerial, editorial and in front of the camera. He was also a correspondent for 24/7 Chicago, an entertainment lifestyle show that ran after Saturday Night Live.
Marcus has earned eight Regional Emmy Awards over the course of his career. Since moving to Milwaukee, he led a “Stollies” project on stolen cars that earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for innovation in 2018, and was named the 2017 Best Social Media Personality by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. He is currently the second vice-president of the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Marcus has interviewed a wide range of personalities over the years, from President Donald Trump to celebrities such as George Clooney and Kanye West. His most memorable assignment was a month spent in Athens, Greece as a multimedia editor for NBC at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Marcus was born in London, England, but grew up outside of Toronto. He first moved to the U.S. to attend West Virginia University where he captained the men’s track team for three years, competing in the 400 meter hurdles. In 2013, he was inducted into Galt Collegiate Institute’s Stairway of Excellence, one of the oldest high schools in the province of Ontario.
Marcus is loving life in the Badger State. In his spare time, you can find him working out at Monkey Bar Gym in the Third Ward, skiing at Little Switzerland and playing volleyball indoors or at Bradford Beach. On the weekends, the self-professed amateur mixologist also attempts to ply his trade from his Riverwest home.