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Mike Marza Parents: Duane And Deborah Marusarz

Mike Marza is all set to replace Ken Rosato on “Eyewitness News This Morning” on New York’s WABC 7. This might indeed be a big feat for the anchor. But today, we aren’t here to discuss Mike’s achievement. Rather this article explores everything you need to know about Mike’s parents.

Stay till the end to get more details.

Who Are Mike Marza Parents?

Mike Marza was born to his parents, Duane and Deborah Marusarz. They were his inspiration and the greatest love of his life. However, the anchor now has kids of his own, and it’s safe to say that he loves them more.

“@rhiannonally and I started our family with our 🐶 and soon added 👶👶👶. She’s the true rock that grounds us all. And as much as I love being a part of the number one station in the nation @abc7ny – being a father is the best job in the world,” he wrote on IG.

“@rhiannonally”, Rhiannon Ally, is Mike’s wife whom he met while working at WIBW. The two married in 2009 and welcomed a son named Roman on January 29, 2014. Their family then moved to Kansas City the year after Roman’s birth and welcomed Mila, their daughter, on January 6, 2016. Finally, their third child, Natalia stepped into this world on October 18, 2018.

Mike and his wife Rhiannon both are TV anchors. Co-incidentally, they both replaced anchors at ABC in 2023 — one after the other. First, Rhiannon auditioned to take over  Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes’ show after their scandal was revealed in 2022. Then, Mike stepped in to take over from disgraced anchor Ken Rosato on local station WABC7.

Meet Duane Marusarz, Mike Marza Father

Duane Marusarz is Mike Marza’s father. The anchor shared that he was lucky to have a dad like him who “showed me the ropes.” It was also thanks to his dad that Mike’s now a good father.

Get to know Duane better below.

  • Duane Marusarz Age

Born September 1959, Duane Marusarz was 63 years of age in 2023.

He is the son of Michael A. Marusarz and Grace Elaine Roof. Sadly, both of them have passed away — on September 16, 2016, and on October 5, 2021, respectively.

His father, Michael was born on May 24, 1936, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was employed at Morton Salt until 1970, where he was injured on the job. He was also an active member of the Sportsmans Club, the Legion, and the VFW.

As for his mother, Grace was born on August 12, 1938. She was her husband’s primary caregiver after his tragic accident at Mortan’s Salt.

Also, Duane has siblings named Romaine Sexton (married to Harold), Lorraine Jayne married to Michael), Lisa Donk (married to William), and George Marusarz.

  • Duane Marusarz Job

Duane Marusarz worked as a Superintendent of Municipal Services at the City of North Kansas City for over 8 years. Reportedly, his annual salary was $69,053.

On the other hand, his son, Mike is an Anchor/Reporter who started his career at WIBW TV in May 2004. He then joined KSHB / KMCI / The EW Scripps Company the next year and News 12 Long Island in Dec 2009. Finally, in March 2010, he became a Freelance Correspondent/Anchor at ABC News before rejoining KSHB / KMCI / The EW Scripps Company from May 2015 to May 2019.

Now, he works as a general assignment reporter and weekend morning anchor for Channel 7 Eyewitness News. Before this, he served as one of the main evening co-anchors on weekday newscasts at KSHB-TV. There, he also led special coverage of President Trump’s three visits to Missouri and anchored live from the 2016 Vice President Debate in Virginia.

Thanks to his charismatic news presentation, Mike even won two consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Anchor.

  • Is Duane Marusarz On Facebook?

Find Duane on Facebook @duane.marusarz.3.

Also, here’s his Instagram @dmarz170.

Meet Deborah Marusarz, Mike Marza Mother

Deborah Marusarz is Mike Marza’s loving mother. “It’s amazing. Moms give us an entire life and we give them one day a year. Make it the best! Happy Mother’s Day,” he tweeted on Mother’s Day 2013. This means Deborah must have kept her happy till her last day.

Get to know Deborah better as you scroll down.

  • Deborah Marusarz Age

Deborah Marusarz was born in March 1956. That made her 67 years of age in 2023.

She is 4 years older than her husband Duane.

  • Deborah Marusarz Job

Deborah Marusarz worked as an Administrative Assistant at North Kansas City Schools from 2016 to 2021.

She’s now retired from her job and leads a hassle-free life.

  • Is Deborah Marusarz On Facebook?

Find Deborah on Facebook @debbie.marusarz.

Related FAQs

  • Where Do Mike Marza Parents Reside?

Mike’s parents both resided in Kansas City, Missouri. 

  • How Many Kids Do Mike Marza Parents Have?

Mike’s parents share two kids — Mike and Elizabeth G Brauchle.

Their daughter, Elizabeth (born: Dec 1985) was a Music Teacher at Raytown School District. In 2023, she resided in Kansas City, Missouri with her same-age husband Kyle Brauchle, and their four kids.

Kyle Brauchle is originally from St. Louis. He attended Bishop Du Bourg and  Northwest Missouri State University and went on to join Marine Corps Recruiting.

  • Are Mike Marza Parents Still Married?

Yes, Mike’s parents are still married. The two tied the knot on May 10, 1980, and are still going strong even after 4 decades of togetherness.

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