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Reporter and Anchor

Local Address: Chicago, Illinois, United States
NBCUniversal, Inc.
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York , New York 10112
United States

Company Description: NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • bachelor of arts degree , English
    Spelman College
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Marion Brooks - Talent Biographies News Story - WMAQ | Chicago
www.nbc5.com, 22 May 2008 [cached]
Marion Brooks
Anchor/Reporter
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Marion Brooks is co-anchor of the NBC5 News 4:30 p.m. weekdays alongside Bob Sirott, and reports for the 10 p.m. newscast.
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Brooks joined NBC5 in 1998 as a weekend anchor from Atlanta, Ga., where she also served as an anchor/reporter.Her career has spanned over several regions and market sizes in the country.Beginning at the Sarasota Herald Tribune in Sarasota, Fla., Brooks learned the advertising side of journalism in a management training program for the New York Times Newspaper Group.
Her first job in broadcasting was in radio at WGST, a news talk station in Atlanta, in the entry level type of job that exposed her to the long hours, hard work, and adrenaline rushes of newsgathering.She credits this experience with solidifying her desire to work as a journalist.
Her first television job took her to one of the poorest regions in the country, the Mississippi Delta.From there her career wound through markets around the country with stops in Jacksonville, Fla., St. Louis, Mo., Atlanta, Ga., and Chicago.
She's covered everything from major natural disasters to politics, crime and courts to health, consumer issues to two Olympic games, and much in between.
As an anchor, she's as comfortable anchoring from the field as from the set and has been at the helm during breaking news coverage for several hours, both with a co-anchor and on her own.
Community outreach is a principle part of her work at NBC5 and Brooks has emceed some of the most important events in Chicago.They include functions for the Urban League of Chicago, Rainbow PUSH, N'Digo Magapaper, Black Creativity, Midtown Educational Foundation, The American Heart Association and the Make A Wish Foundation, to name a few.
Brooks has a bachelor of arts degree in English from Spelman College and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
She is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia, and was raised in Portland, Ore.Brooks is married to attorney Ruye Hawkins and has two beautiful daughters, Brooks and Sydney.Brooks is married to attorney Ruye Hawkins and has two beautiful daughters, Brooks and Sydney.
Alumnae Spotlight Profiles - NAASC Chicago Chapter
naascchicago-org.doodlekit.com, 26 Dec 2014 [cached]
Marion Brooks Marion Brooks is co-anchor of the NBC5 News 4:30 p.m. weekdays alongside Bob Sirott, and reports for the 10:00 p.m. newscast.
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Community outreach is a principal part of her work at NBC5 and Brooks has emceed some of the most important events in Chicago.
NBC5.com - NBC5 - Marion Brooks
www.nbc5.com, 21 Aug 2001 [cached]
NBC5.com - NBC5 - Marion Brooks
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Marion Brooks Marion Brooks is co-anchor of the station's 4:30 and 5 p.m. weekday newscasts.She also serves as NBC 5's HealthWatch reporter.
Marion BrooksMarion joined the NBC 5 news team in January 1998 as co-anchor of the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. weekend newscasts.
Brooks comes to NBC 5 Chicago from WSB-TV in Atlanta, Ga. where she had been an anchor of the noon newscast and reporter for the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts since 1996.
Prior to WSB-TV, Brooks worked as a general assignment reporter for KTVI-TV in St. Louis, Mo. After her extensive work on the Midwest flood of 1993, she was promoted to weekend anchor.She also received an Emmy nomination for her coverage of the flood.She received another Emmy nomination for her investigative series examining sex offender sentencing in St. Louis County.
From 1991-1993, Brooks worked as a general assignment reporter and morning anchor at WJKS-TV in Jacksonville, Fla.
She began her television career at WABG-TV in Greenville, Miss. as weekend anchor and was promoted within six months to anchor of the weekday 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Spelman College, and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.Brooks is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia and was raised in Portland, Ore.
Brooks' honors include a 1996 Associated Press Award "Honorable Mention" for her investigation on a health inspector abasing his job and a 1991 Associated Press award for reporting.
Drop Marion a line: marion.brooks@nbc.com.
Copyright 2002 by NBC5.com.All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Another alleged girlfriend on witness stand in trial of ex-Atlanta mayor
www.marshallnewsmessenger.com, 13 Feb 2006 [cached]
ATLANTA , Even Marion Brooks didn't see this coming.
For four years, Brooks hid her glitzy affair full of exotic trips with Atlanta then-Mayor Bill Campbell, she testified last week during his federal corruption trial.
What Brooks, 39, didn't know is that she wasn't the married mayor's only girlfriend.
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Brooks said the affair continued when she left Atlanta in December 1997 to take an anchor position at WMAQ in Chicago.
The couple broke off the romance in 1999, but it was briefly rekindled in 2001, she said.It ended with a trip to San Francisco, she said, where the mayor bought her a $2,400 coat.
Brooks apparently didn't realize that Campbell had another long-term girlfriend, Jimenez.
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Kevin Hanna, who was selected by Campbell in 1997 to run the Atlanta Development Authority, testified that the city's chief operating officer, Larry Wallace, recommended Brooks for a public relations position.
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According to previous testimony by businessman Gabe Pascarella, who would book trips for the mayor, Campbell took several romantic trips with women, in particular Brooks or Jimenez.
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Prosecutors didn't dwell on any steamy details of Campbell's affair with Brooks, which included trips to Paris, Mexico, Las Vegas and Jamaica.Instead, they are trying to back up their contention that the mayor needed cash to support a lavish lifestyle of jet setting, high-stakes gambling and women.
Brooks testified that Campbell paid for hotels, dinners and entertainment using cash , never credit cards or checks.
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Even when she asked for a loan for a down payment on a condominium, he handed her $16,000 in cash, she told the jurors.
Marion ...
www.nbcmv.com, 21 April 2003 [cached]
Marion BrooksAnchor/Reporter
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Marion BrooksAnchor/Reporter
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Marion Brooks is co-anchor of the station's 4:30 and 5:00 PM weekday newscasts.She joined the NBC 5 news team in January, 1998 as co-anchor of the 5PM and 10PM weekend newscasts.
Brooks comes to NBC 5 Chicago from WSB-TV Atlanta, Georgia where she had been an anchor of the noon newscast and reporter for the 5 PM and 6 PM newscasts since 1996.
Prior to WSB-TV, Brooks worked as a general assignment reporter for KTVI-TV in St. Louis, Missouri.After her extensive work on the midwest flood of1993, she was promoted to weekend anchor.She also received an Emmy nomination for her coverage of the flood.She received another Emmy nomination for her investigative series examining sex offender sentencing in St. Louis County.
From 1991-1993, Brooks worked as a general assignment reporter and morning anchor at WJKS-TV in Jacksonville, Florida.
She began her television career at WABG-TV in Greenville, Mississippi as weekend anchor and was promoted within six months to anchor of the weekday 6 and 11 PM newscasts.
Brooks' honors include a 1996 Associated Press Award "Honorable Mention" for her investigation on a health inspector abasing his job and a 1991 Associated Press Award for reporting.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Spelman College, and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.Brooks is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia and was raised in Portland, Oregon.
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