We like to welcome reporter Jack Marschall to the TV20 family!
Jack Marschall is formerly a Project Director/Writer in Marketing and Communications for Cuyahoga Community College. He is a columnist for the Parma Sun Post (Sun Newspapers) and recently served as Director of Communications and Community Relations for the City of Parma. Jack and his wife, Sharon, have been married 39 years. They have four grown children and three grandchildren.
Jack Marschall is a veteran television news broadcaster in Cleveland and a living organ donor. He and daughter, Lauren, each donated a kidney on 9.11.07 at the Cleveland Clinic. Lauren donated to her Uncle Kenny and Jack donated altruistically. His recipient was Don Norman of Beckley, West Virginia. Jack says donors and recipients are doing 100%.
Jack spent more than three decades in broadcast journalism, most of those years spent as a news anchor and reporter on Cleveland television. He’s best known for his quick wit and sense of humor while conveying the trust of the guy next door. Jack spent several years reporting on local Hometown Heroes who have made a positive impact on their community and the lives of countless others. Jack also worked at WKEF-TV in Dayton (NBC affiliate), WYTV in Youngstown (ABC affiliate) and WHIZ in Zanesville (NBC affiliate).
This October, Jack was presented with the Chuck Heaton Award by the Cleveland Press Club. It is bestowed upon the print, radio, online or television journalist “who best exemplifies the sensitivity and humility that, along with his journalism heart, were traits exhibited by Chuck Heaton during his exemplary career as a sports writer at
The Plain Dealer.”
Jack was inducted into the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1999 and inducted into the Silver Circle in 2000. The Silver Circle members are recognized by the Cleveland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – NATAS – “for making significant contributions to Cleveland television for 25 years or more. The broadcast pioneers who become part of this distinguished group have had significant careers in many different aspects of the industry and all have made their mark on Cleveland television.” Jack was presented with two Emmy Awards during his broadcast news career. “Out in the Cold” was a series of reports highlighting the plight of Cleveland’s homeless population. The second, entitled “The High Life,” was a series of reports on the impact of Cleveland’s drug crisis and what community leaders were doing to stop the flow of drugs into the city while helping those addicted who were literally dying for sobriety.
Jack is a self-published author who wrote six books with a motivational or inspirational theme. His website is www.happyjackpubs.com.
Jack’s motivational talks convey a dose of reality and an inspirational message; one of faith, family and a positive mental attitude in our journey through life.
We are beyond excited to have Jack here at TV20, and look forward to the amazing work he will produce!