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My name is Marni Hughes and I anchor the evening news at 4,5, 9, 10 and 11 pm. I joined the amazing team at Q13 in 2011.

What I love most about local news is that it informs people about their communities and brings neighbors together. It’s about facts and trust, listening and sharing stories.

I love being a journalist, meeting new people everyday, sharing their ups and downs and building strong relationships in the place I call home.

I am especially interested in helping people live healthier lives. You can catch my “Healthy Living” segments each week on Q13. Make sure to send me topics or ideas you think I should be covering.


Recent Articles
  • Healthy Living: Happiness in the water

    Research published in the journal of Environmental Psychology finds ‘blue spaces’ like rivers, lakes or the ocean can help our minds move into a meditative state lowering stress levels, heart rates and in the end… make you happier.  Think about it, many of us are willing to pay more for a view of the water, whether it’s a hotel room or a home.  So there must be a reason for it.  Researchers also say people who sleep close to nature […]

  • Healthy Living: UW gets multi-million dollar grant to study sudden cardiac arrest

    The American Heart Association is pumping almost 4-million dollars into the University of Washington, opening the door for researchers to study sudden cardiac arrest and arrhythmia’s in order to develop, test and implement innovative new ways to prevent and treat the potentially deadly conditions. Each year in the United States, it’s estimated 350,000 people suffer from sudden cardiac arrest which happens when the heart suddenly stops beating.  It’s primarily due to an abnormal heart rhythm called an arrhythmia.  According to […]

  • Healthy Living: Youth soccer pilot program teaches kids how to ‘be in the air’ to reduce risk of concussions

    The Women’s World Cup has grabbed attention across the globe and sparked interest from kids across the country to take up soccer.  With a potential draw to the game, safety is always a concern of parents. When we think about injuries on the soccer field, concussions often come to mind.  Experts say most concussions in soccer come from a collision with the ground or another player and not from actually heading the ball.   That’s why researchers at The Sports Institute […]

  • Healthy Living: Men’s Health, understanding the risks

    June is Men’s Health Awareness Month, a time to focus on some of the biggest health issues facing men, the importance of early screenings and regular visits to the doctor. The fact is, women live longer than men… by about 5 years, according to the World Health Organization.  That’s a sign that men need to be aware of their health risks, educate themselves on prevention and take action early. Recently, Dr. Sean Snyder, a provider with Pacific Medical Centers stopped […]

  • Healthy Living: Alopecia Areata conference comes to Renton

    "There is support out there.  You are never alone.  There are 147 million people living with alopecia in the world so you're never alone."

  • Healthy Living: Caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s is a 24/7 job

    June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in Washington State and a time to increase people’s understanding of the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 110,000 people in Washington state are living with Alzheimer’s.  Another 348,000 are helping care for a loved one with the disease. “Dementia is devastating, both emotionally and financially,” said Carrie McBride, the communications director for the Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  She also says it’s a long and difficult […]

  • 67-year-old FlowRider masters skill to prove ‘older generations still have juice’

    SNOHOMISH, Wash. — It’s never too late to try a new skill.  Just ask Julia Hawkins and Craig Edwards. At 103 years old, Julia recently set a new senior games record in the 50-meter dash.  Julia, a Louisiana resident who earned the nickname “Hurricane,” says she didn’t start running until she turned 101.  Hurricane is also a world record holder for her age group in the 100-meter run.  Her top finish is just under 40 seconds. As for Craig, the […]

  • Healthy Living: Dementia is not a normal part of aging

    If you’re seeing a lot of people wearing purple this month, or landmarks lighting up in the hue… it’s because June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.   According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that can’t be prevented, cured or even slowed.  It’s also the most common cause of dementia, a term for memory loss and cognitive changes severe enough to interfere with daily living. “Many people believe […]

  • Healthy Living: CBD & Hemp mean big business for wellness industry

    If it seems like you’re seeing more products containing CBD or cannabidiol and hemp, it’s because you are. Nutritionist Deboarh Enos has spent the last several months researching CBD and stopped by the Q13 studio to share a few of the products being touted for the health benefits. Note: FOR EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. The information provided in or through use during this segment is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your […]

  • Healthy Living: Nutritionist calls regulation of CBD infused products the ‘Wild, Wild West’

    CBD or Cannabidiol is a compound found in hemp plants and you’re likely hearing a lot more about it because it is part of a fast-growing, multi-billion dollar industry.  In fact, companies in the business of health and wellness are touting the benefits of CBD for both mind and body.  Since CBD is growing in popularity, people are very curious about what it is, the potential health benefits and risks. Nutritionist and Wellness Coach, Deborah Enos stopped by the Q13 […]

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