Jess Marlow, ‘Old School Anchor,’ Has Died

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By Mark Joyella Comment

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Longtime Los Angeles anchor Jess Marlow has died, according to KNX radio. Marlow, who announced his retirement from television news in 2003, was a fixture on L.A. newscasts for decades:

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: