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Marcus Leshock Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Education, Career/WGN, Salary and Awards


Marcus Leshock Biography

Marcus Leshock is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist and television host working for WGN-TV, he joined this station in the year 2009 as a feature reporter. He has been a member of the cast on WGN Morning News each day from 4-10am. Prior to joining WGN, he  was the host of Metromix on CLTV, a nightly entertainment show focusing on movies, music, fashion, food and pop culture. 

Marcus Leshock Age

Marcus was born on December 12, 1980, in Grayslake, Illinois, United States. Hence, he is 40 years old as of 2020.

Marcus Leshock Height and Weight

He stands at an average height and weight. His height is about 1.54m.


Marcus Leshock Wife

Marcus is happily married to Jonna Schlittler. He and his wife have two children. With his family, he lives in Chicago.

Marcus Leshock Children

Marcus and his wife Jonna have 2 lovely kids together.

Marcus Leshock Education

Leshock went to Northern Illinois University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Communication. He serves as an adjunct instructor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He was named NIU’s Distinguished Journalism Alumni of the Year in 2010.Marcus worked at the school’s newspaper, Northern Star, where he edited “The Weekender” entertainment section.

Marcus Leshock Career/WGN

Marcus worked at Metromix on CLTV as the host, which is a nightly entertainment show that focuses mostly on  pop culture, food, fashion, music and movies. Marcus joined WGN as a feature reporter in 2009, he aired the Evening News featuring the latest updates on food, fashion, technology, social media, sports, entertainment and news. He then moved to WGN Morning News.

He anchors a “Trending News” segment, here, he wraps together all of the photos, videos and stories that people sharing online. He also features a travel segment and podcast called “Coastin’ the Country”. In this segment focuses on theme parks and other fun places you can visit with your family all across America.

Marcus Leshock Salary

He earns a salary between $60,000-$ 100,000.

Marcus Leshock Net Worth

Marcus has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Marcus Leshock Awards

Marcus has won four Emmy Awards from his good job as a reporter and host. He was the CLTV’s Employee of the Year in 2008,  he was also WGN’s Employee of the Month in April of 2010, he was also named Northern Illinois University’s Distinguished Journalism Alumni of the Year in 2010.

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