Executive Producer, KTLA 5
Marcus Smith is the Emmy award-winning Executive Producer of KTLA 5 Morning News in Los Angeles, rated #1 in Southern California from 4a-11am weekdays. Previously he was Executive Producer of the KTLA 5 News at 1 p.m. which was recently honored with an Emmy for Best Daytime Newscast in the LA market for 2018, the KTLA 5 News at 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p. m. Prior to becoming the first black Executive Producer of KTLA, Marcus produced the iconic KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. which earned back-to-back Golden Mike’s for Best Primetime Newscast by the Radio Television News Director Association of Southern California. Smith has won three Emmys awards since joining KTLA in 2010, for Breaking News coverage of the Newtown shooting, the UCLA water main break and Best Daytime Newscast.
In 2010, Smith was named one of Frontiers Magazine's "Hot 25," that is, people making a difference in Southern California's LGBT community. Smith was presented with a 2017 Truth Award for Media and Arts, an Unsung Hero Award and he received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Gentle Giants Foundation. Smith has also been honored with an Image Award by the In The Meantime Men's group. Smith, a Milwaukee native by way of Chicago began his love for journalism at 12-years-old as an intern for a TV station in his hometown of Milwaukee. He was also a correspondent for the hit, Emmy award-winning youth news magazine "Making the Grade." He has worked in various Fort Myers, Miami and now Los Angeles. Smith is a proud board member of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of LA, Engage The Vision youth mentoring program and the I Love Me Foundation. Smith is an advocate supporter of foster care/adoption advocacy and placement organizations Extraordinary Families and Raise A Child.