Marcia Lense has been working at KWQC TV6 as an anchor and producer on evening and morning newscasts since 1988. Currently, she anchors and produces the News at Noon and serves as Executive Producer and Digital Content Producer.
She is an Illinois native and graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Mass Communications. She gathered experience at stations across the Midwest, including WIFR TV in Rockford, Illinois, KCRG TV, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and WQAD, Moline.
Marcia has earned numerous honors from various news organizations including the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press for investigative, documentary and public affairs reporting, and for producing special programs. Two of Marcia’s innovative programs were nominated for Emmys.
She also co-anchored the “Number One Rated Early Evening Local News” in the country in 1991 and again in 1993.
Marcia has been active in promoting her Alma Mater, Western Illinois University, as past president of the Quad Cities Alumni Club, past member of the WIU Alumni Council and WIU College of Fine Arts and Communication Alumni Board. In 2004, Marcia received the WIU Alumni Achievement Award for excellence in professional and community endeavors.
Marcia is also active in her community, serving on the Board of Directors for Churches United which supports 25 food pantries and a domestic violence shelter. She also has served on several school, church, library, and neighborhood boards and committees.
Marcia is married and has three daughters. In her free time, Marcia enjoys entertaining, exercise, skiing, boating and spending time with the family.
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