Marc Istook 

Local News Anchor 

Filmmaker: Jared Christopher, Rock and Fire Studios 


Marc Istook has a history with Fort Worth. His family goes back six generations, and those roots run deep. He spent 18 years in Los Angeles hosting and anchoring, including several stints on red carpets interviewing world-famous celebrities. He spent five years in-house covering sports for the NFL Network, hosting shows like NFL GameDay. In 2019, Istook swapped a ballcap for a cowboy hat and came back home. Now, his recognizable voice and visage report the local news at WFAA. A move that, he says, he was destined for. Now that’s a Hollywood ending. 


Rapid-fire Q&A with Marc: 

What is your title and place of employment?  

Morning Anchor, WFAA 


What are your favorite Fort Worth restaurants?  

Cousins BBQ, Del Frisco’s, Kincaid’s, Hatsuyuki, Tinies, Saint Emilion 


What is your favorite place to take visitors in Fort Worth?  

Blackland Distillery’s tasting room, the Modern Art Museum 


What is your favorite place to enjoy the outdoors in Fort Worth?  

Fort Worth Zoo, Botanic Garden, Trinity Park 


What is your favorite place to listen to music in Fort Worth?  

Dickies Arena, Concerts in the Garden (at the Botanic Garden), Tannahill’s Tavern 


What do you think visitors will find unexpected about Fort Worth? 

The people. None of the great restaurants and museums and parks and bars and things to enjoy in Fort Worth matter without the warm and welcoming people.