In San Antonio, Marrou Retiring After 35 Years

By Andrew Gauthier 

San Antonio Express-News

San Antonio TV news will be forever changed after tonight.

Local television’s brightest star, anchorman Chris Marrou, will deliver his final newscast after more than 35 years of helming KENS‘ “Eyewitness News.”

The significance of this exit isn’t lost on Mayor Julin Castro.

“Chris Marrou is part of the fabric of this city. His face on television tells you you’re in San Antonio,” Castro said.

Castro will be among the many who will honor the retiring anchorman during tonight’s live half-hour special, “S.A.’s Newsman: A Tribute to Chris Marrou,” which will air at 10:35 p.m. after Marrou’s final broadcast.

It will consist largely of tributes. His co-anchors Sarah Lucero and Deborah Knapp, for instance, will present taped pieces on his family and illustrious career. At the end, Marrou, 62, is expected to talk about his future, which, associates say, likely will include travel with wife Kathy and, of course, time with grown twin daughters Molly and Mirage. More…