Nov. 1, 2008— -- Miguel Marquez is an ABC News correspondent based in the network's London bureau. He reports for all ABC News' broadcasts and platforms, including "World News with Charles Gibson," "Good Morning America," and "Nightline."
Since joining ABC News in May 2005, Marquez has reported extensively on the war in Iraq. He recently reported from Fallujah and Ramadi in Anbar province, as well as Baghdad and Diyala province on decreasing violence and the changing role of the U.S. military in the country. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his part in reporting that al Qaeda terrorist Abu Musab Al Zarqawi had been killed. He also reported from Germany on a U.S. investigation into a terror plot there.
Before relocating to London, Marquez was a correspondent in the Los Angeles bureau and covered a wide-range of stories, from Hollywood to California trends to wildfires. Equipped with fire gear in his car, Marquez has reported extensively on the wildfires that rage throughout California almost year-round. He has also covered the growing debate over immigration, the problem of homelessness in downtown Los Angeles, and has filed reports on everything from new technologies to video games to alternative fuels.
Prior to joining ABC News, Marquez served as a Los Angeles-based correspondent for CNN, since March 2003. There he covered California wildfires and mudslides, the gubernatorial race between Arnold Schwarzenegger and then-Mayor Gray Davis, plus the Michael Jackson case.
From 1999-2002 he reported for KSAZ-TV, the Fox affiliate in Phoenix, and from 1998-1999 he covered daily events in New York City as a general assignment reporter for WNBC-TV, the NBC affiliate. Marquez also spent several years in Washington, D.C. as a legislative aide to then-United States Representative Bill Richardson and as a researcher for the Congressional Research Service.
Marquez has an associate's degree from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico, a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of New Mexico and a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.