Who Is Marc Curtis Little?
Radio Personality…Television Talk Show Host…Political Consultant…
Public Relations and Marketing Counselor…Community Servant
Those are just a few titles that have described Marc Curtis Little since 1972. Today, Marc is prouder to be called father, son, brother, husband, friend and a child of God. The award-winning mass communications veteran is now a published spiritual author, inspirational speaker and social media evangelist, though he still does play-by-play sports, and public address sports announcing from time to time. He has also acted professionally, with a speaking role in the Emmy Award-winning (11 Emmys) HBO movie Recount (2008), as well as appeared in television commercials and print ads in Florida and Georgia.
Marc Curtis Little was born on September 8, 1951 to the late Clara Little and Matthew Little in Newark, New Jersey. He was formally educated in the Newark public school system at Peshine Avenue School and Weequahic High School, where he earned seven varsity sports letters—three as student manager of the two-time state champion and one-time consensus national champion basketball team, and two each in baseball and soccer—and academic honors. Marc learned survival skills in his blue collar neighborhood situated in the South Ward of New Jersey’s largest city, and growing up in Mount Teman A.M.E. Church in Elizabeth. After graduating high school in 1969, he moved to California to attend Los Angeles City College, from where he received an Associate in Arts degree in Broadcast Communications.
Marc’s professional career began in 1972 when he accepted a job at WERD-AM in Jacksonville, Florida. That launched a stay in the communications industry which saw him work in on-air and management positions in radio and television, and ownership of a nationally recognized public relations and advertising company for 20 years. During that time, he earned seven Billboard Magazine awards, as well as honorable acknowledgement from Black Radio Exclusive Magazine and Radio & Records Weekly, as programmer with WPDQ Radio in Jacksonville and WWWZ Radio in Charleston, South Carolina. Marc was twice recognized by the Public Relations Society of America with the President’s Achievement Award for his landmark work as vice chairman of its National Diversity Committee from 2003 through 2005. As one of America’s most visible public relations counselors, Marc worked with Pepsi-Cola, Glory Foods, Disney World, Comcast, The Florida Lottery, Florida’s Anti-Tobacco Truth Initiative, National Basketball Association All-Star Ama’re Stoudemire, Democratic National Committee, Congressional Black Caucus, Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Republican National Committee, Florida A&M University, Edward Waters College, Florida Memorial University, CBS Records and the Florida Department of Commerce.
Marc’s work as a public servant crossed four decades. He was appointed by Florida political officials to volunteer positions on the Florida Commission on Human Relations, the Office of Faith and Community-Based Partnerships, Foundation for Florida’s Future, Florida Commission on Minority Economic and Business Development, Jacksonville Insight Committee and Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Workforce 2000 Task Force. Marc has been honored with awards from more that 100 organizations for his work in the public sector.
Marc is a devout Christian and the single father of an adult son and teenaged daughter. He is a member of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Marc is married to the former Zaundria Mapson May, also a native of Newark, New Jersey.