Marco A. Villarreal
Marco A. Villarreal graduated from Brigham Young University in with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. During his time at BYU Villarreal participated in several competitions and was repeatedly recognized as a leading student in his field.
Villarreal was awarded the 2006 National Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for the newscasts he, along with fellow students Jennifer L. Borget and Britney E. Holman, had done created for KBYU-FM.
In 2008, Villarreal and classmate Joshua Molina were two of only ten students nationwide to receive Meredith-Cronkite Fellowships from the Meredith Corporation and the Cronkite School of Journalism.
Additionally, in April 2008, Villarreal was recognized by the Broadcast Education Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. The Broadcast Education Associated awarded Villarreal, along with classmates Jennifer L. Borget and McKay Allen as the top student news anchors. Villarreal also tied with Rob Sanders for first place in the Radio Feature Reporting category. The Society of Professional Journalists awarded Villarreal first place in their Radio Feature, Television Breaking News Reporting, and Television Feature categories. He received second place in the Radio Sports Reporting and TV News Feature categories.
Marco is currently a reporter at ABC27 in Las Vegas.