7 NEWS at 4PM, 7 NEWS at 4:30PM, 7 NEWS at 5:30PM and 7 NEWS at 6:30PM
Emmy award winning journalist Mike Marza anchors 7News at 4:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm.@
Mike joined 7News from ABC News where he worked as an Anchor and Correspondent based in New York City. Mike often co-anchored the network's popular overnight broadcasts "World News Now" and "America This Morning" and the digital channel "ABC News Now." He also filed reports for "Good Morning America," "World News Now," "ABC News Radio" and "ABC NewsOne," the network's affiliate news service, servicing more than 200 affiliates across the country and around the world.
While at ABC, Mike covered major national and international stories involving politics, economics, sports, severe weather and breaking news. He provided one of the first network reports on the arrest of International Monetary Fund Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Mike delivered live reports for stations around the world after the FBI thwarted a Russian Spy ring in New York. He also covered the Jet Blue Pilot who "quit" by sliding down emergency shoot, the Brett Favre Sexting Scandal, LeBron Jamesf prime-time televised "decision," the Times Square Failed Bombing Attempt, the New York City tornado and Northeast Blizzard that crippled the Big Apple.
Prior to his work at ABC News, Mike worked at Cablevision's News 12 Long Island in New York as an Anchor and Reporter. While at News 12, he filed stories including the New York Governor David Patterson Scandal and the raid on suspected terrorists on Long Island.
Before moving to the Northeast, Mike served as Weekend Morning Anchor and Reporter at KSHB-TV, the NBC affiliate in Kansas City, Missouri. During Mike's time in Kansas City he covered a list of breaking news stories including Emmy nominated reports on the deadly Greensburg, KS tornado and the funeral of Kansas City Chiefs Founder and American Football Conference pioneer Lamar Hunt in Dallas. Mike also gained rare access of new Federal anti-terror training at FBI headquarters in Quantico, VA. His investigation into a child cage fighting ring was honored with an Emmy award. He was also nominated for an Emmy for his in-depth investigation into the spike in Military Suicides. When two news helicopters collided in mid-air in Phoenix, parent company Scripps-Howard sent Mike to Phoenix to cover news for KNXV ABC 15 to relieve staffers.
Mike began his on-air career while still in college at WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kansas first as an on-air intern, then General Assignment Reporter and eventually Weekend Anchor.
New York's prestigious International Radio and Television Society honored Mike with an all-expense paid Fellowship during his Junior year in college. The fellowship places aspiring media professionals in internships. He was placed at Fox News Channel working for "Studio B" and "Fox Report" with Shepard Smith. His class honored him as the "Steven K. Neno Most Inspirational Fellow" and he routinely contributes to events for each new class of fellows every summer.
Mike graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he occasionally serves a guest lecturer to journalism students.