Dave Marash

Dave Marash is a veteran television news correspondent. He was chief Washington anchor for the global news channel Al Jazeera English from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that, he spent 16 years as a correspondent for ABC News' Nightline, covering wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Rwanda, and disasters from the tsunami in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand, to Hurricane Andrew in the United States, where he also did investigative reports on the spread of toxic asbestos from the W.R. Grace co. mine at Libby, MT, and General Motors’  failed Minority Dealership Program Before reporting for Nightline, Marash spent more than a decade in local news in New York and Washington, D.C. From 1985 to 1989, he was a news anchor for WRC-TV, Washington. He was an investigative reporter for WNBC-TV in New York and NBC Sports from 1983 to 1985. Marash anchored the news for WCBS-TV in New York from 1973 through 1978 AND in 1981 and 1982, when he also anchored and reported for an Emmy Award-winning investigative magazine Dave Marash Reporting.  Marash was a correspondent for ABC News’ 20/20 from 1978 to 1980, where he won the first of his 4 National Emmy Awards for his reporting on the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. He has published articles in The New York TimesThe Christian Science Monitor, The Columbia Journalism Review, The Carnegie Reporter, The Journalist, Washington Monthly, Ms. Magazine and TV Guide. He is a founding member, and past Chairman of the The Committee to Protect Journalists. Marash graduated from Williams College in 1964 and did graduate work at Rutgers University.  He currently blogs at http://davemarashsez.blogspot.com/.

H1B visas were created to help American businesses grow by bringing in small numbers of highly skilled immigrants to supplement the American workforce. Computerworld senior editor Patrick Thibodeau told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE that this plan has backfired and allowed ordinary foreign workers to take American workers' jobs.

Billions of dollars are stolen from Medicare and Medicaid by fraudsters each year. Investigative reporter Joe Eaton told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how taxpayer money ends up in dirty pockets.

In the battle against ISIS in Northern Iraq, America's most effective allies on the ground have been Kurdish fighters. Pulitzer Prize winning foreign correspondent Roy Gutman has recently been to the front lines. He told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE that the Kurds bring some strong pluses to the American cause, but they have some minuses, too. 

The modern workplace is changing, and the modern worker is getting the short end of the stick. Brookings Institution senior fellow Isabel Sawhill told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why it is important find a better deal for workers in the 21st Century.

CIGNA and Anthem, two of the nation's largest health insurance providers, are on the verge of merging. CIGNA is based in Connecticut, sometimes called "The Insurance State."  Although this merger and one involving AETNA and Humana will leave just three mega-companies dominating American health insurance, Connecticut officials seem ready to approve them both. International Business Times Senior Editor of Investigations David Sirota told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about the flow of money pushing the CIGNA-Anthem merger through Connecticut's political system.

Albuquerque police chief Gordon Eden has come under fire for his department's use of "reverse stings": selling drugs to homeless people and then arresting them for possession of those drugs. Hank Hughes of the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why this tactic is unfair and what could be done to help New Mexico's homeless population.

The clock is counting down to the June 23 vote that will decide Britain's future in the European Union. The Associated Press' London Bureau Chief Gregory Katz told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about the emotions behind many Britons' desire to leave the European Union.

Once oil-rich, Venezuela is now the poorest of the oil-poor states. Joshua Goodman, the Associated Press' Bogota Bureau Chief, told K-S-F-R's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about the debt crisis behind the political crisis in Caracas.

The right to a free, public education is a human right guaranteed by American law.   So why are some migrant children denied this opportunity? Associated Press investigative reporter Garance Burke told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how migrant children are being shut out of public schools.

Hillary Clinton is trying to become our nation's first female president, and she has an unprecedented number of female journalists documenting her campaign. Lisa Lerer, a national political reporter for the Associated Press, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about her work covering the Clinton campaign.

In a rare display of bipartisanship, the US Senate has approved two major Federal conservation projects. They await action from the House.  Elizabeth Shogren, a Washington, DC reporter for High Country News, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about plans to add water to the Yakima river basin in Washington state and give wilderness protection to 2 New Mexico areas north of Taos.

US Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell owes his life saved to a brave Afghan man and a unique Afghan tradition called pashtunwali. It's the same tradition that mandates Osama Bin Laden's protection in the mountains of the Hindu Kush. Newsweek senior editor R. M. Schneiderman told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE what pashtunwali is all about.

Hedge fund manager John Paulson and Goldman Sachs worked together to pull off the biggest of the Big Shorts.   Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Jesse Eisinger told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why the deal called ABACUS gave off such a rotten smell.

The Santa Fe-based medical humanitarian organization Global Outreach Doctors recently returned from treating Syrian refugees in Jordan. Andrew Lustig, the group's founder, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE what he learned from his mission.