Jess Marlow, Veteran L.A. News Anchor, Dies at 84

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KNBC anchorman Jess Marlow, who was honored with a local Emmy award for lifetime achievement, shown at KNBC in Burbank in 1998. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

Jess Marlow, a former Los Angeles news anchor whose no-nonsense delivery reflected a passion for facts over fluff, died Sunday in a Denver-area nursing home. He was 84.

His death from complications of Alzheimer’s disease was confirmed by his nephew Bill Marlow.

Working at KCBS-TV and KNBC-TV for 31 years and then coming out of retirement to co-host a public affairs show on KCET-TV, Marlow was among Southern California’s most respected newscasters.

In 1997, Variety described him as “one of the last of a vanishing breed of classy, insightful anchormen.”

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