ABC4 senior crime and justice reporter Antonio Marcos Ortiz dies at 68 at his home Saturday morning, November 5, 2022.
Olivia, his daughter, and Sandy, his wife of 34 years, survive Marcos.
Marcos, a journalist and producer with an Emmy Award, will be remembered most for his significant work shedding light on unsolved crimes in Utah with his Justice Files series and for raising awareness of missing people with Missing in Utah.
He was an inhabitant of Lovell, Wyoming, the youngest of 11 children, and the child of immigrants. He worked in radio, newspapers, and TV throughout his career. He started working for ABC4 in 2004, however his career as a journalist lasted for more than 30 years. Since 1992, he has been a mainstay on Salt Lake City television.
Before moving back to Green River, Wyoming, to work in print media, he began his career as a young adult in radio in Blythe, California, in the 1980s. He eventually appeared on Cheyenne television after a number of years. There, he met Sandy Olney, the woman he would marry. They both went to Albuquerque before eventually settling in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they got hitched in 1988.