David Marash

News Director

David Marash is a veteran television news correspondent. He was chief Washington anchor for the global news channel Al Jazeera English from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that, he spent 16 years as a correspondent for ABC News' Nightline, covering wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Rwanda, and disasters from the tsunami in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand, to Hurricane Andrew in the United States, where he also did investigative reports on the spread of toxic asbestos from the W.R. Grace co. mine at Libby, MT, and General Motors’  failed Minority Dealership Program Before reporting for Nightline, Marash spent more than a decade in local news in New York and Washington, D.C. From 1985 to 1989, he was a news anchor for WRC-TV, Washington. He was an investigative reporter for WNBC-TV in New York and NBC Sports from 1983 to 1985. Marash anchored the news for WCBS-TV in New York from 1973 through 1978 AND in 1981 and 1982, when he also anchored and reported for an Emmy Award-winning investigative magazine Dave Marash Reporting.  Marash was a correspondent for ABC News’ 20/20 from 1978 to 1980, where he won the first of his 4 National Emmy Awards for his reporting on the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. He has published articles in The New York TimesThe Christian Science Monitor, The Columbia Journalism Review, The Carnegie Reporter, The Journalist, Washington Monthly, Ms. Magazine and TV Guide. He is a founding member, and past Chairman of the The Committee to Protect Journalists. Marash graduated from Williams College in 1964 and did graduate work at Rutgers University.  He currently blogs at http://davemarashsez.blogspot.com/.

In his encyclical and on his three-nation tour of South America, Pope Francis preached that humanity and the environment cannot be separated, and that both are due higher levels of protection and care.  But, veteran Catholic News Service Vatican Correspondent John Thavis told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, the Pope also had a second message:  of inclusion, of bringing all people of good will, -- gays and straights, the married and divorced, -- into the family of the Roman Catholic Church.

The recent PBS Frontline documentary Rape on the Night Shift revealed an apparently widespread problem of unpunished sexual predation in the national janitorial services industry.  To tell this story, Producer Daffodil Altan (All-TAHN) told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, she had to find victims who were credible, coherent, and willing to tell their painful stories in the presence of cameras and microphones.

 

As the negotiations with Iran over restraints on the next 10 to 15 years of nuclear developments hover ever-closer to the finish, fewer and fewer details have been leaking out.  Al Jazeera America's Ali Velshi, host of the business and economic news program On Target told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, there are some important things about the talks that no outsiders know.

Last week Boston Marathon Bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death for the 2013 attack called one of the worst terrorist attacks in American history.  3 people were killed and 268 were injured.  During his sentence the 21 year old bomber broke a long silence, apologizing for his actions saying he was quote “sorry for the lives that I've taken, for the suffering that I've caused you, for the damage that I've done. Irreparable damage.

Basketball star Jamaal Wilkes has lived a life of many changes. His very successful athletic career was ended prematurely by a devastating knee injury.  And, he told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, his spiritual life, begun under the tutelage of  a father who was a Christian minister, moved through Islam and a touch of Buddhism, back to Christianity today.

If several groups of plaintiffs' attorney and Federal investigators have it right, a massive fraud helped place inferior counterfeit spinal rods and screws inside hundreds of unsuspecting patients, some of whom say they are in pain, and some doctors add, may be in real danger.  Investigative reporter Karen Foshay OF AL JAZEERA AMERICA told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, as many as 15 surgeons and 17 hospitals may have been involved in a scam that allegedly bilked insurance companies of hundreds of millions of dollars. 

 

Investigative reporter Joseph Sorrentino described to KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how pressure from the Obama White House to keep Central American migrants from getting to the US border, has convinced the Mexican government to close to once-favored route north, the freight trains collectively known as La Bestia -- The Beast.  He told Dave how the Mexicans have done this.  

 

The use of militarized drones has not transformed the battlefield. That from RAND Corporation military analyst Lynn Davis, who told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, that  because they can only be used against enemies, like terrorist groups, they lack modern air defense systems.  But, when Dave noted that that the impunity drones give to their launchers has made it politically easier for leaders to go to war, Davis responded.

Climate change plays favorites, and New Mexico journalist Laura Paskus told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, among the biggest victims of global warming have been the ecology and the people of the Navajo reservation. Rising temperatures and drought are threatening the existence of the birds, the animals and the plants that live on Navajo land.