Marsha Bonhart

Marsha-Bonhart320Marsha Co-anchors 2 NEWS at 5:30 and is the Health Reporter.

Prior to coming to 2 NEWS in March of 1988, Bonhart was with Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, where she served as Media Coordinator.

Prior to that, she held positions at KTTV, Los Angeles, WKEF-TV, Dayton, WDHO-TV, Toledo, and WMHE-FM Radio, Toledo.

Marsha has won numerous awards not only for her work but also for her community involvement. She received a News Emmy Nomination for her series on “Crack Addicted Babies.” In both 1993 and 2004, she won the Ohio Public Images Award for producing stories that create greater understanding and acceptance of people with developmental disabilities. Marsha also holds the YWCA Award for Personal Achievement and Community Involvement.

In 1999, Bonhart received the “304” Award from Big Brothers/Big Sisters. In 2000, she received the “Top 15 Friends” award from Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence and in 2003 she was selected as Dayton Daily News Top Ten Women. She has been recognized by the Beavercreek ( Ohio) Education Association for professional and personal contributions to furthering education. In 2006, Marsha was given the Spirit of Progress Award by the American Cancer Society for accomplishments in research, reporting and service and in 2005 she was honored by Good Samaritan Hospital (Dayton) for achievements as a healthcare reporter/medical educator. In 2009, she was selected as a Woman of Influence by the Dayton YWCA, also in 2009, the Dayton African American CEOs honored her as a Top Ten African American Woman.

  • Birthday: November 14th
  • Hometown: Toledo
  • Five top interests: Ballet, women’s college basketball and the WNBA, sons Chip and Robbie, strength building, behavioral analysis
  • Music: Musical taste ranges from Tchaikovsky to Hip-Hop
  • Movies: Dr. Zhivago and The Sound of Music
  • Books: Will read any historical biography
  • Heroes: My mom and dad
  • Person to have dinner with: Dancer/Director/ Producer, Debbie Allen