Mary Beth Marsden

Co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum

Mary Beth Marsden is a local Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist who graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She started her career at WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. as a television news producer and after a couple of stops at TV stations on the East Coast, moved back to Maryland. Mary Beth spent twenty-one years as a reporter and the evening news anchor at WMAR-TV, in Baltimore. Today, she is the host of an afternoon news program on WBAL-Radio and is often interviewed or asked to speak on topics involving television, radio, social media, education and autism.

Mary Beth and her husband Mark have two boys and a girl who, at the age of three and a half, was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Several years after her daughter’s diagnosis, Mary Beth wanted to do something to help others facing some of the same challenges. In 2011, she started producing videos that offer "solutions" for families affected by autism.

Mary Beth believes awareness and understanding are the keys to making this world a more welcoming place for people on the spectrum. Her enlightening videos can be found on her website, on the Real Look Autism YouTube channel, as part of Disney Family’s video library and on The Autism Channel.

You can contact Mary Beth at [email protected] or on Twitter @marybmarsden or on Facebook at Real Look Autism.