LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Former Los Angeles TV news anchor Jess Marlow has died at age 84, according to reports Monday.
Marlow was an on-air anchor for over 40 years starting in the late 1950s and most recently with KCBS and KNBC before his retirement in 1997, according to The Los Angeles Times.
The Salem, Ill., native started out at a home-state television station in Rock Island, then moved to San Jose, where he worked as a reporter and anchor for then-ABC affiliate KNTV.
He came to KNBC in Los Angeles in 1966 to as a reporter, becoming an anchor in 1968 and, at one point, co-anchored the 5 p.m. news with Tom Snyder and the 11 p.m. news with Tom Brokaw.
Marlow later moved to KCBS in 1980 and returned to KNBC in 1986.
He briefly returned to TV in 2001 to anchor the public affairs program “Life and Times” on KCET before he retired again in 2003.
Marlow died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease in a Denver-area nursing home, The Times reported citing nephew Bill Marlow.
KNX 1070’s Randy Kerdoon was among several Southland on-air personalities and other public figures who mourned Marlow’s passing on social media.
Funeral arrangements were pending.
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