Dave Marash

ByABC News
October 1, 2004, 7:07 PM

— -- Dave Marash has contributed reports to ABCNEWS Nightline since the summer of 1989.

Since 1992, Marash has filed a series of reports on the wars in the former Yugoslavia, including stories that predicted the arrival of guerrilla fighting in the province of Kosovo. His reporting on this subject has been highly acclaimed, winning Marash an Emmy Award in 1994.

Marash has also received Emmy Awards for his Nightline coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing and for his coverage of the explosion of TWA Flight 800.

Marash has reported extensively from Kosovo and on Kosovar refugees in Albania and Macedonia. His report on a 13-year-old Kosovar girl injured by a Serb booby-trap produced an outpouring of voluntary contributions, and today the girl, Ibadete Thaqi, is being trained, free of charge, in the use of two new prosthetic legs made for her at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He also reported a three-broadcast series of reports on AIDS in Zimbabwe. In addition, Marash has also investigated charges of human rights violations against peasants in Burma, living near a natural gas pipeline partially owned by the American Oil Company Unocal.

Marash has filed numerous breaking news stories for Nightline including world exclusive coverage of the Soufriere Hills volcano eruption on the island of Montserrat, the tactics of the tobacco industrys lawyers and the suicide bombings in Tel Aviv. He has reported on topics as diverse as the failure of the General Motors Minority Dealership Development Program, Texacos despoliation of the environment of the Upper Amazon, the 100th anniversary of the Boston Marathon, baseball great Mark McGwires recordbreaking homerun season, the 70th anniversary of gospel legends the Dixie Hummingbirds and the controversial issue of immigration.

His report on jazz singer Eva Cassidy in 2001 won widespread acclaim.

Reporting Outside of Nightline

During the 1990 baseball season, Marash also anchored Baseball Tonight for ESPN.

Before he began reporting for Nightline in 1989, Marash spent more than a decade in local news in New York and Washington, D.C. From 1985 to 1989, he was a news anchor for WRC-TV, Washington. He was an investigative reporter for WNBC-TV in New York and a contributing reporter for NBC Weekend News and NBC Sports from 1983 to 1985. Marash anchored the news for WCBS-TV in New York in 1981 and 1982, as well as from 1973 through 1978.

Marash was a correspondent for ABCNEWS 20/20 from 1978 to 1980, where he won a national Emmy Award for his reporting on the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. During that time, Marash also substituted for two weeks as Nightline anchor.

He has published articles in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Journalism Review, MS. Magazine and TV Guide.

Marash has won numerous broadcasting honors, including seven local Emmys, a New York Press Club Award for his WNBC-TV series on the lack of facilities to save victims of smoke inhalation, and an Overseas Press Club Award for his 1972 CBS Radio reports on the terrorist attack at the Munich Olympic Games.

Marash graduated from Williams College in 1964 and did graduate work at Rutgers University.