Markette Sheppard | Great Day Washington Host

Markette Sheppard, Great Day Washington host
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Markette Sheppard is host of WUSA 9’s Great Day Washington.

As a lifestyle journalist, Markette has been featured on top-rated national morning shows, including NBC’s Today show, ABC’s Live! with Kelly and VH1's former morning show Big Morning Buzz Live. 

Prior to coming to WUSA 9, Markette hosted a morning show at the FOX affiliate in Virginia. Markette’s first job in television was as a reporter at Prince George’s Community TV in Upper Marlboro, Md. She also served as a reporter for WAMU, the NPR member station for the Washington area.  In print, Markette enjoyed a 5-year stint as a freelance health & fitness writer for Time Inc.'s Essence magazine, the No. 1 magazine for women of color in the US.

Markette is also author of the inspirational children's book, What Is Light?

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Markette earned her bachelor’s degree from California State University Dominguez Hills. She moved to the DC-area more than a decade ago and earned a master's degree in interactive journalism from American University. 

Markette lives in the heart of our nation's capital with her husband and young son.