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Marcos Ortiz

Marcos has covered news from all angles the media offers; from radio, to newspaper and finally television news. Marcos has been working in the Salt Lake City market for nearly fourteen years, joining ABC 4 in June 2004.

Prior to arriving in Utah, Marcos spent nearly eight years in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the time it was KGGM, and later changed its call letters to KQRE. In Albuquerque, Marcos spent several years as the station's legislative and political reporter.

Cheyenne, Wyoming also became a rest stop in Marcos' career. He jumped from being a radio news reporter at KFBC radio to a capitol correspondent for the Casper Star-Tribune and eventually making the move to television as KTWO's legislative reporter.

Marcos will never forget his radio experience in Green River, Wyoming where he got his feet wet as a disc jockey and sports reporter. As a cub reporter, Marcos quickly learned to save the dicey questions for the end of the interview. He also learned John Madden gets quite upset when you fail to throw marshmallow questions.

Marcos was born in the Big Horn basin country of Northern Wyoming. His parents settled there in 1932. They were from Mexico, doing migratory work throughout the western states.

As a youngster, Marcos quickly learned that hoeing sugar beets would not be a good career choice. Luckily, college at Northwest College and the University of Wyoming steered Marcos from agriculture to journalism.

Marcos' wife Sandy is a former news producer-turned school teacher. She teaches at St. John the Baptist Middle School. Marcos and Sandy have one daughter, Olivia, who is quickly making her way through St. John Elementary School. The Ortiz family is also comprised of their loveable pet, "Sir Charles," a two-year old Cavalier King Charles spaniel.

He can be reached via email at
marcos.ortiz@abc4.com.
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