Anita Marks grew up in Miami, FL where playing football in the streets became a way of life. "It was a lot easier to play football with the boys in the neighborhood, than making the boys play dolls with me. I had to play well or else they would rough me up. It sounds bad, but it made me a better football player."
A true native, Anita was raised in Miami, FL and graduated from Miami Sunset Senior High School in 1988. She then headed to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida.
USF is where she was able to fine tune her football skills and dominate the Collegiate Flag Football circuit for 4 years. "Playing flag football in college really created a lot of popularity. I could remember walking around campus and men asking if I would mother their children. They were sure the off spring would be a Super Bowl MVP". Anita graduated with a Communications degree in 1992.
Her love for sports kept her on the field, but this time as a sports producer for CBS in Miami. The opportunity to play professional football came about in 1999, when a barn storming tour was created in Minnesota. Avoiding the cold weather, Anita opted to wait until the league brought a team to Miami. Her ambition: to pave the way for women in professional football. Using her athletic ability and marketability to bring more notoriety to the Women's Professional Football League.
Anita quarterbacked for The Miami Fury, women's professional football team, for 4 years and The Florida Stingrays for 1 year. Known for her incredible arm strength and pin point accuracy- Anita developed a reputation for being one of the best QB's to ever play women's pro football.
Anita has been hosting sports talk radio for the past 12 years...she began in Miami, FL, made her way to Baltimore, MD in 2006, and now will be working for WFAN in New York, The NY Giants, and Sirius XM. Her afternoon drive show in Baltimore was simulcast for 4 years on the Mid Atlantic Sports Network.
She also is the sideline reporter for the United Football League and hosts her own Fantasy Football Show.
Anita still plays flag football, basketball, and golf... she enjoys travel, jazz music, and fine wines. Her favorite TV series is "True Blood", food is sushi, quarterbacks are Johnny Unitas and Terry Bradshaw (growing up a Steelers fan in the 70's), and her favorite musical artist is Billie Holiday.