LOS ANGELES - Funeral arrangements were pending today for Los Angeles television newsman Jess Marlow, who died Sunday in a Denver-area nursing home from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 84.
The former anchor, who retired in 1997, spent more than 40 years with KNBC and KCBS.
The Salem, Illinois, 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.
He moved to KCBS in 1980 and returned to KNBC in 1986. In retirement, he worked on and off for public station KCET, hosting “Life & Times” until 2003 and, later, he and wife Phyllis moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, then to Colorado.
Marlow, who won numerous local Emmys, was active in journalism organizations and helped start the Foundation for American Communications.