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Marvin Hurst never thought his childhood fascination with television would evolve into a career in broadcast journalism. It did! He was bitten by the news bug while earning a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications at Grambling State University, focusing on broadcasting, newspaper, and public relations.
Marvin started his television career at KALB-TV in Alexandria, Louisiana, as the crime and investigative reporter. He took on that same role at his next station, WBRZ in Baton Rouge, where he was the lead reporter in the hunt for the South Louisiana serial killer. Marvin then served as press director for the new Office of Youth Services, for Louisiana’s first female governor, the honorable Kathleen Babineaux Blanco.
While in Louisiana, Marvin won several Associated Press awards, including first place for general news, second place for investigative reporting, and several second place awards for in-depth reporting. Marvin joined the KENS 5 Eyewitness News team as our intrepid morning reporter for the top-rated “Eyewitness News This Morning” in December 2004. Since then, Marvin has garnered numerous nominations, as well as awards from the Texas Associated Press and the Lone Star Emmys. Recently, Marvin won an ensemble Emmy for Outstanding Morning Show/ Daytime 2009. He was named as an honoree for media in the inaugural edition of Who’s Who in Black San Antonio. He's a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.