Anita Marks is one of America’s few female reporters who had a successful sports career before switching over to sports journalism.
Before launching a career in journalism, Anita was a member of a professional football team. Her love for football dates back to her early age. As a child, she took part in Pop Warner football and for the Junior Varsity team while in high school.
While at the university, she was also part of her school’s football team. Her football career, which got into full swing in 2000, saw her play in collegiate flag football and other championships. Marks announced her retirement from the world of women’s football in 2004 after a successful four-year career.
She began pursuing opportunities in broadcasting immediately after she retired from women’s football. Her first job was at Baltimore-based sports radio station – The Fan – where she worked as the host of sports talk for fifteen years.
Over the course of Anita’s journalism career, she has hosted and co-hosted many shows and programmes in mega global cable and satellite sports television channels. She is notable for her role in the following TV channels; MASN (host of Fantasy Blitz), MSG Network, My9, WWOR-TV, Verizon Fios, WFAN Sports Radio (New York), SiriusXM, NBC Sports Radio, Bloomberg Sports (fantasy football analyst) and several others.
Anita Mark’s sports journalism career has also seen her work as a sideline reporter for the University of Florida. Currently, she works as an update anchor and fill-in talk show host for ESPN New York.
Anita Marks Biography
The journalist’s full name is Anita Susanne Marks. She was born in April 1970 to Ned Marks and Mildred Meyerson. The renowned journalist was raised in South Dade County, Florida together with her siblings whose identities are not known publicly.
Marks attended Miami Sunset Senior High School, from where she proceeded to the University of South Florida, where she earned a degree in communications.
There is no other information regarding her ancestry, childhood period, early life, and family members.
Is She Married? – Family
The versatile ESPN reporter could possibly be single. She has never been linked to any man in a past relationship and this makes it difficult to tell if she is married or not.
More so, she has never spoken publicly about her boyfriend, husband, raising their children or if her kids are all grown up. Until she confirms her civic status, we’ll assume she is single and might be looking for a perfect match to get settled.
Anita Marks’ ESPN Career
Marks began her journalism career as a Weekend Host and Weekday contributor at 98.7 FM ESPN on May 17, 2015, making her one of the few women to have secured a spot in the traditionally male-dominated field of sports journalism.
The former quarterback for Florida Stingrays and the Miami Fury, at the beginning of her career at the cable and satellite sports television channel, used to also provide SportsCenter updates regularly on weekdays, to the admiration of sports lovers and ESPN management.
Making reference to her job at the time, ESPN boss Tim McCarthy said he was confident Anita Marks would bring her vast sports knowledge to bear and also utilize her experience as a former reporter, athlete and the host of several local shows in satisfying sports listeners.
For her hard work and diligence in covering sports activities, the Florida-born journalist was honoured along with ESPN co-staff Libby Geist, Marie Donoghue, and Hannah Storm in an event organized by Women In Media.
Quick Facts about her
1. Anita Marks’ salary and net worth are currently not open to public scrutiny but it’s believed that the multi-talented reporter has a very high salary and fortune under her name.
2. Marks, in 2002, reportedly posed for Playboy.
3. The reporter, on several occasions, has been accused of sexism and of making some nasty and controversial comments in the line of her duty.
4. Marks’ body measurement is not publicly known but we can confirm that she has blonde hair and brown eyes.
5. The reporter is a citizen of America and belongs to the white ethnicity.
6. Anita is active on social media, where she enjoys huge followership on her Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. While her Facebook account has more than 5K followers, her Twitter and Instagram accounts are graced by over 36.8K and 3K followers respectively.