Jess Marlow was a highly respected and revered television news anchorman who was known for his ability to gain an in-depth understanding of any topic he presented, mostly in a very short period of time.
Marlow originally came from Salem, Ill. His television career began in 1958 at a station in Rock Island, Ill. In 1966 he moved to Los Angeles as a reporter for KNBC and in 1968 he became an anchor for that channel. In 1980 he moved to KCBS for six years, after which he returned to KNBC in 1986 as an anchor. He stayed there until 1997, when he retired for the first time.
In 2001 he returned to television as co-host alongside Val Zavala on the desk of KCET's "Life and Times Tonight." His last appearance on that show was on May 30, 2003, after which he moved to New Mexico.
Marlow was honored with the Los Angeles Area Governors Emmy award for his dedication and longstanding excellence to his field.
Marlow died Aug. 3, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease in a Denver-area nursing home. He was 84.