Marcus Dipaola is a social media influencer and freelance journalist who is best known for his TikTok account, sharing short format videos and stories. His videos have earned him over 3.7 million followers on the platform. His work has been featured on CNN, New York Times, and ABC News. As of 2022, he is a freelance field producer.
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A well-known journalist, Marcus Dipaola works as a freelance field producer and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. According to his bio, he spent 11 years working for mainstream news outlets. Marcus’ works have been used by The New York Times, Xinhua News Agency, ABC News, NBC News, and more. Marcus covered the White House for four years and now anchors the news on TikTok, fundamentally for middle schoolers with learning disabilities.
|Date Of Birth (Age)||May 4, 1991, 31 years old|
|Net Worth||>$1 million|
|Followers||Instagram - 95k|
|TikTok - 3.7 million|
|YouTube - 17.6k|
|Twitter - 41.3k|
DiPaola’s TikTok journalism format is a daily 30-to-60-second video clip. One of his most popular TikToks features him reporting on the storming of the U.S. Capitol in January 2021. Another popular video from April of 2022 reports on a Russian plane that gained over 1 million views. Even though he has no affiliation with any major media outlets, viewers seem to rely on his interpretations of national headlines. “I want to be the translator from mainstream media to teenagers,” DiPaola told the Washington Post. He began posting on TikTok on the election night of October 2020. As the public was eagerly awaiting the results and cable news networks were slow to update, he took up the opportunity to share the news. DiPaola began posting polling updates every hour using inputs from FiveThirtyEight’s presidential forecast vertical. He quickly went viral after that.
On May 4th, which was DiPaola’s birthday, he shared a video introducing his girlfriend Brittany Bell to his followers. The unusual angle, with her sitting on his lap and the fact that he did most of the talking inspired it to become one of the biggest memes on TikTok and the rest of the internet. The video went viral after users started aduet chain, jokingly pretending that Marcus was holding her hostage. People dueted the original video several times over and added in their bit of humor. The first-ever duet of the video featured an arm looking like an extension of DiPaola’s so it appeared like the journalist was holding a toy gun to his girlfriend’s head. It has since spiraled into cinematic greatness all over the internet.
DiPaola primarily posts news coverage of political events, and he mentioned that his content is intended for “middle-schoolers with learning disabilities”. DiPaola has stated that he “separates his personal beliefs from his work”, also saying that he generally supports “candidates that support human rights”. Marcus has covered a variety of events, such as the 2021 Capitol Riot, The Ferguson Riots, Hurricane Harvey, an election in France, and several others. He has also done a fair share of internships, such as interning with The Trentonian newspaper, News12 New Jersey, Senator Shirley K. Turner, and more. In 2009 and 2010, he majored in journalism at Rutgers University.
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During the 2021 Texas power crisis, DiPaola made a video where he talked about “how the Republican-led government had favored the electricity industry being led by businesses” and had opposed regulations regarding this. He would gain criticism for having said “Enjoy your power blackouts Texas, you voted for them”, with some of his critics also pointing out the voter suppression and gerrymandering occurring in Texas.
In January 2021, during the GameStop short squeeze, DiPaola was criticized for having sharing misinformation about the situation, saying that “it was caused because Reddit users were betting money that GameStop will be super valuable in a couple of years, and regular people wanted GameStop to stick around because they like the store”. He was also criticized for saying that the report was “the least important thing you will hear about all week”.In a video addressing the criticism, he stated that he fully understood what was going on regarding GameStop, but that he “wasn't going to explain illegal market manipulation”, as his content is directed toward middle-schoolers with learning disabilities, stating that he doesn't think that it was important at “this point of their lives”. He would also say that he was not interested in adults giving input to his content.
In May 2021, DiPaola described The Satanic Temple as 'The people who worship Satan'. He would later get called out for misinformation, as the Satanic Temple doesn't worship Satan, but just uses Satan in their imagery. Some viewers have accused DiPaola of being affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party, due to him being/having been a reporter for Xinhua News Agency, the official state press in the People's Republic of China. The allegation was refuted after he addressed it on Twitter.
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DiPaola’s net worth is estimated to be under $1 million according to WikiOfCelebs. Most of DiPaola’s earnings come from his social media presence as a content creator and his previous work as a journalist. On TikTok, the creator could earn upwards of an estimated $2k per post, excluding brand-sponsored deals. On Instagram, he could earn upwards of an estimated $5k for a brand-sponsored post. On YouTube, his average earnings are around the $2K mark per video, excluding brand-sponsored deals, for which he could charge upwards of $5k per video.
A large chunk of his earnings come from his previous work with some of the biggest newscasters such as ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, PBS NewsHour, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, New York Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Sun-Times, Business Insider, The Guardian, Forbes, Conde Nast, CNC World, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Getty Images, NPR, the Newseum, and RUPTLY. It is unknown how much he has earned from his work with these news outlets.
DiPaola’s dominance on social media is very evident with over 3.7 million TikTok followers, while on Instagram he has 95k followers, and on his newly created YouTube channel, he has 17k subscribers.
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Marcus DiPaola was born on May 4, 1991, in Boston. Not much is known about DiPaola’s personal life. He grew up in China and moved back to the U.S. at age 16. He graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Journalism. His girlfriend is Brittany Bell.
A news report from June 8th titled - “Hazing”.
A new report of a mass shooting from June 7th by DiPaola.
A new report from June 9th by DiPaola.
A. DiPaola’s net worth is estimated to be under $1 million according to WikiOfCelebs. Most of DiPaola’s earnings come from his social media presence as a content creator and his previous work as a journalist
A. Marcus DiPaola’s girlfriend is Brittany Bell, who he introduced in a TikTok video that went viral for comedic reasons.
A. Marcus DiPaola was born on May 4, 1991. He is 31 years old.
A. Marcus was born in Boston and grew up in China, before returning to the USA at age 16.