Marvin Hurst, Interim SAABJ President

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 degree 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 under Louisiana’s first female governor, the honorable Kathleen Babineaux Blanco. While in Louisiana, Marvin won several Associated Press awards for general news reporting, investigative reporting and in-depth reporting. Read more here.


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