about david marlin

David Marlin experienced a fascinating life behind the camera with his work viewed nightly by millions. In addition to covering 7 presidential campaigns, he filmed countless news events during the hectic 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s, plus hundreds of memorable newsmakers: the Kennedy’s, Martin Luther King, The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and Pope John Paul II’s visit to the U.S. As CBS News' eyes and ears in New England, David was constantly on the way to film history-making interviews, major news and sporting events, and national political campaigns.  

The list of history-making stories that Marlin covered includes filming the Italian luxury-liner Andrea Doria lying on its side in the Atlantic before sinking, Senator Edmund Muskie weeping in the New Hampshire snow, President John F. Kennedy at the Summer White House in Hyannisport, and Ted Williams hitting a memorable home run in his last time at-bat. In addition to filming the national news, Marlin filmed for 60 Minutes and also traveled throughout New England to photograph many of the nature studies seen on the CBS “Sunday Morning” program.

Several of Marlin’s portraits in this new book have been added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the camera he used to photograph Ted Williams’ Final Home Run now resides at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum at Cooperstown, New York.

David Marlin lives in Sudbury, MA.




In the action, covering the daily news

CBS Evening News


With veteran news anchor Walter Chronkite

Portrait Photographer


With selections from the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

david marlin in the news

Griffin Museum Photo Gallery

March 5 - April 30, 2020

Selections from "The Single Figure"

Black & White Exhibit

Sarasota Magazine Profile

 Photographer David Marlin has shot portraits of some of history’s most famous faces

The News Behind Movie "The Post"

Read about the famous Walter Cronkite & Daniel Ellsberg Pentagon Papers Interview.

The Andrea Doria Sinks

Read the first hand story of the famous boat sinking off Nantucket, MA

Portrait of a Brilliant Career

The stories behind the portrait selections to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

Filming a Farewell

Profile by The Baseball Hall of Fame on filming the historic Ted Williams last home run



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Full color 8.5" x 11" hardcover book, with dust jacket. 

131 pages, printed on premium paper.