He began his TV career in 1958 at a station in Rock Island, Ill. KNBC brought him to Los Angeles as a reporter in 1966, and by 1968 he was anchoring the news there — and continued doing so until 1980. He worked at KCBS from 1980 to 1986, then returned to KNBC through 2000.
As word of Marlow’s death spread, many tweeted their remembrances:
RIP #JessMarlow, a pro’s pro, and always a gentleman in a world of spoiled children.
— Josh Mankiewicz (@JoshMankiewicz) August 4, 2014
RIP, Jess Marlow. One of the best ‘old school anchors.’ Was a mainstay at KNBC.
— Bob Jordan (@bobtvnews) August 4, 2014
So sad to learn that legendary newsman Jess Marlow passed away. He was the best of the best.
— KathyNBCLA (@KathyNBCLA) August 4, 2014