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Dr. Mallika Marshall

WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika MarshallDr. Mallika Marshall is WBZ-TV News’ Medical Reporter and contributes regular medical and science segments to the WBZ-TV News.

“It’s great to have Mallika return to WBZ-TV News,” said Mark Lund, President and General Manager of WBZ-TV & myTV38 when making the announcement. “Boston and the New England region are at the center of unprecedented advances in medical technology that are changing people’s lives, and to have a medical reporter of Mallika’s experience, both in the field of medicine and in front of the camera, will be a huge asset for our viewers.”

“I’m thrilled to be back with my WBZ family, the best news team in the business,” said Dr. Marshall. “I’ve missed my friends and colleagues and the local New England audience. As I continue to practice at Mass General, I will have access to the most up to date and cutting-edge medical information available, and I will help our viewers and their families live their healthiest lives.”

A practicing physician who is Board Certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Marshall serves on staff at Harvard Medical School and practices at the MGH Chelsea Urgent Care Clinic and MGH Revere Health Center. Dr. Marshall has nearly 15 years of media experience including serving as HealthWatch Anchor at WBZ-TV News for ten years beginning in 2000. Since working at WBZ-TV, Dr. Marshall was the Medical Contributor on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show “Katie.” Dr. Marshall served as the medical contributor for New England Cable News (NECN) and as the Medical Director for Everyday Health, digital media’s popular source of medical news. Dr. Marshall also served as the host of “Dr. Mallika Marshall,” a series of health news reports that was nationally syndicated and aired in more than 70 markets, including major cities such as San Francisco, Atlanta, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Houston.

A cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Marshall received her medical degree at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF), with honors. She completed her medical residency at Harvard in internal medicine and pediatrics. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Association of Health Care Journalists, and has served on the Board of Trustees for the Urgent Care Foundation and on the Board of Directors for Dress for Success Boston. In addition to numerous medical awards, she was also an associate editor of the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide and a contributing editor for the Harvard Medical School affiliated website, InteliHealth.

Dr. Marshall is writing a series of children’s books that will deliver healthy messages in entertaining stories for school-age children. She is also a wife, a mother of three young children, and the daughter of former ABC News anchor Carole Simpson.

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