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Marcy is a product of the Rio Grande Valley, having been born and raised in Harlingen.

This contributes to her unique connection to the community because as she puts it, "We're all one big family."

Marcy graduated with Honors from Harlingen High School South in 1996 and went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Texas A & M University Kingsville.

Right out of college, Marcy came home and jumped into the morning anchor seat at KGBT.

Within the following years, she moved from mornings to evenings and has not only been a local fixture on the news desk, but takes every opportunity to get out in the field to report on breaking news stories and issues important to her community.

Since joining CBS 4 News during 2001, Marcy has covered all sorts of interesting stories ranging from hurricanes to President Bush's visit and the onslaught of presidential candidate appearances that followed.

Marcy was among the mass crowds outside the Nation's Capitol in Washington, DC as President Barack Obama was sworn into office in 2009 and was able to relay her experience to KGBT-TV viewers watching from home.

Marcy has been named Texas A&M University Kingsville's Alumna of the Year, Rising Star, and served as commencement speaker for graduation.

She currently serves as a board member of the Javelina Alumni Association and has been featured in commercials promoting the university.

Marcy takes every opportunity to promote education so don't be surprised if you see her at a local school reading to kids or giving graduating Seniors some advice for their college future.

Marcy says there's no place on earth she'd rather be reporting the news than right here in the Rio Grande Valley where she can make a difference in the lives of people she considers family.