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Marc Garber

Marc Garber

Midday Anchor

Marc came to Chicago and WBEZ in 2015 after 20 years of New York City residence. The final nine years of which saw his career take him to WNYC, the NPR member station there, where he was a Host/News Anchor. Marc worked most of the previous three decades in commercial radio. He has worn many hats including that of traffic reporter and disc jockey.

In a previous life as an actor, Marc trod the Off Broadway boards in many a forgettable play and did manage to earn a couple of screen credits along the way. He occasionally can be heard on a national radio or TV commercial. (“Nice work if you can get it!”)

Recent Stories

WBEZ Updates

Warmer Wetter Weather Threatens Chicago's Native Trees

There’s new data about measures to keep the urban forest healthy in the face of climate change.

WBEZ News

Fate Of Century Old Bridge Is Under Debate In Northwestern Suburb

The Long Grove Bridge needs a $700,000 overhaul but it doesn’t qualify for government funds.

WBEZ News

Antibiotic-resistant 'Superbug' Cases On The Rise

Infections by an antibiotic-resistant superbug that killed two Illinois hospital patients in 2013 are up statewide. In the meantime, cases are down in the city of Chicago.

WBEZ News

Illinois Firearm Deer Hunt Begins

Hunters in Illinois are up early Friday morning for the season’s first firearm deer hunting day.

WBEZ Blogs

Backyard Chickens Forced To Fly Their Suburban Coop

The law in the City of Wheaton prohibits keeping livestock in the city for more than 90 days per year.

WBEZ News

40 Sailors From The Great Lakes Naval Station Are Being Deployed

About 40 sailors from the Great Lakes Naval Station are being deployed on a heavy mission. Literally.

WBEZ News

There’s A New Twist On Having A Billy Goat At Wrigley Field

Many attempts have been made in vain over the years to break the Curse of the Billy Goat on the Chicago Cubs. The team tonight embarks on postseason, and there will be a new twist on an old remedy.

WBEZ News

Illinois ‘Swamp Rattler’ Needs Help From The Endangered Species Act

It was once abundant throughout the entire Great Lakes Region but now faces extinction.

WBEZ News

Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Boy Scouts Allowed To Proceed

In a rare move, an Illinois court ruled a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts may proceed even though the crimes were committed over 20 years ago.

WBEZ News

Activist Leader Reacts To Week Of Police Shootings

The national director of BYP100 says another investigation doesn’t mean much.

WBEZ News

Head Of Friends Of The Park: ‘It’s On Mr. Lucas’

The head of the advocacy group that filed a lawsuit to keep the Lucas Museum from the lakefront responds.

WBEZ News

A Drying Earth: Tribal Communities Look to Ancient Practices to Prepare for a Megadrought

Scientists say the Southwest may be in for a 35-year long “megadrought” by the end of the century if we stay on our current trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions. A drought like that would hit Native American communities particularly hard.

WBEZ News

Arne Duncan: Loss Of Lucas Museum Is ‘Tragic’

The former U.S. Secretary of Education and Lucas Museum board member says another city will “jump at the opportunity” to build the Star Wars museum.

WBEZ News

University Of Chicago To Open Center For Startup Education

The University of Chicago is putting a $50 million gift to work with hopes of creating a place where business innovators can share ideas.

WBEZ News

What’s Prompting Chicago To Test Water For Lead?

After years of telling residents that lead is not a big issue in the city’s drinking water, the city is starting lead testing.

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