Mallika Marshall, MD, CBS Boston/WBZ-TV

Mallika Marshall, MD, CBS Boston/WBZ-TV

Emmy Award Winning Journalist and Practicing Physician

Mallika Marshall, MD is an Emmy-award-winning journalist and physician who has served as the HealthWatch Reporter for CBS Boston/WBZ-TV for over 20 years. A practicing physician Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Dr. Marshall serves on staff at Harvard Medical School and practices at Massachusetts General Hospital at the MGH Chelsea Urgent Care and the MGH Revere Health Center, where she is currently working on the frontlines caring for patients with COVID-19. She is also a Host and Contributing Editor for Harvard Health Publications (HHP), the publishing division of Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Marshall has more than two decades of media and communications experience on both national and local television as well as on multiple digital platforms. In addition to her role as the HealthWatch Reporter at CBS Boston since 2000, she has been a regular contributor on the CBS Early Show, the CBS Evening News, CBS Newspath, the digital streaming news service CBSN, and was the Medical Contributor on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show “Katie.” She also served as the Medical Director for Everyday Health, digital media’s popular source of medical news. Dr. Marshall hosted “Dr. Mallika Marshall,” a series of health news reports that was nationally syndicated and aired in more than 70 markets, including major cities such as San Francisco, Atlanta, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Houston. She was also an Associate Editor of the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide and a Contributing Editor for the Harvard Medical School-affiliated website, InteliHealth.

A graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Marshall received her medical degree with high honors at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. She completed her medical residency at Harvard in both Internal medicine and Pediatrics.

Dr. Marshall currently serves as an Elected Director on the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors and on the Board of Trustees for The Winsor School in Boston, where she serves as Co-chair of the Equity Committee. She has previously served on the Board of Trustees for The Meadowbrook School of Weston, the Board of Directors for the Urgent Care Foundation, and the Board of Directors for Dress for Success Boston. She has also been a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Association of Black Journalists.

Dr. Marshall is the recipient of numerous awards and was recently named one of Boston’s Most Impactful Black Women. Her outstanding health reporting was recently recognized with a New England Emmy Award. Dr. Marshall is writing a series of children’s books that will deliver healthy messages in entertaining stories for school-age children. She lives in the greater Boston area with her husband and three children.

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