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Marcus Leshock

Marcus Leshock

Adjunct Lecturer

Marcus Leshock is a feature reporter on the WGN Morning News in Chicago, uncovering the city's unique stories, people and places. His features often focus on pop culture, technology, social media, sports, entertainment and news – if Chicago is talking about it, it’s been on his “Leshock Value” segment. 

Before joining WGN, Leshock was the host of “Metromix on CLTV,” a LIVE nightly entertainment show focusing on movies, music, fashion, food, and pop culture. His reporting and hosting has taken him all over the world, hosting travel specials from Napa Valley, California to Edinburgh, Scotland. 

When Leshock isn’t working and teaching, he’s at home with his wife chasing their two children around the house and loving every minute of it.

Awards And Honors

Leshock has won four Emmy awards for his reporting and hosting work. He has been named CLTV’s Employee of the Year and Northern Illinois University’s Distinguished Journalism Alumni of the Year. He's developed and taught courses at DePaul University, Northern Illinois University and at Mediill.


Leshock earned both a B.A. and M.A. in Communication from NIU and served as an editor to the award-winning Northern Star newspaper.