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Former New Jersey Network News anchor Marc Levenson. (Photo: Facebook.)

Marc Levenson, former NJN anchor and reporter, dies at 68

By David Wildstein, February 22 2021 9:22 am

Marc Jay Levenson, a former New Jersey Network news anchor, died on February 12.  He was 68.

The Millburn native began his journalism career on the radio in Maryland and Florida before winning his first TV reporter and anchor position at WIXT-9, an ABC affiliate in Syracuse.

He joined NJN in 1983 as co-anchor of the nightly news show with Kent Manahan and anchored some of the weekend news shows.  He also hosted election night coverage in the early 1980s.

After 1987, Levinson shifted to covering health and science issues and in 1990 won a Local News Emmy Award for his reporting.  His 1992 NJN documentary, Shifting Stands, took a hard look at the potential for natural disaster at the Jersey Shore.

Levinson moved on around 1995 to work at CNN, CTVT-CBS-11 in Dallas, and with a San Francisco-based start-up network, Tech Closeup.

He is survived by his three children and nine grandchildren.

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