Chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation | President and CEO, Marshall Broadcasting Group (MBG)
Pluria Marshall, Jr. is President and CEO of Marshall Broadcasting Group (MBG), one of the largest African American-owned television companies in the U.S.
A longtime media executive, Marshall formed MBG in 2014 and bought Fox affiliates in Louisiana, Texas and Iowa to help spark a renaissance of diversity and localism in American broadcasting while providing broader career options for African Americans in television. The landmark purchase made Marshall one of only four African Americans who own full-power, commercial TV stations in the U.S.
Marshall has owned radio stations and community newspapers in Indiana and Texas, and currently publishes eight newspapers in Greater Los Angeles, including the Los Angeles Wave, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community papers.
Pluria Marshall is past chairman and president of the Watts Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club in Los Angeles, immediate past president of Sigma Pi Phi fraternity in Los Angeles, Chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation and a member of the board of directors for the California Newspaper Publishers Association. He also is past secretary and treasurer of the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, past member of the board of directors of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, and past board member of the Texas Association of Broadcasters.