Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJess Marlow
IN THE NEWS

Jess Marlow

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 1986 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
"Surprised is hardly the word--I was shocked," said gentleman anchorman Jess Marlow about the new contract he rejected at KCBS Channel 2 calling for a cut in pay. Cut? Severe gash is more like it. Marlow, who stopped anchoring the 5 p.m. news on Channel 2 earlier this month although his six-year contract runs through Nov. 22, said the station wanted to halve his pay.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2003 | Lee Margulies
Jess Marlow, a fixture on the local TV news scene since 1966, said Monday that he plans to retire from his co-anchor job at KCET's "Life & Times" in June and will be moving to New Mexico. Marlow, 73, an Emmy-winning journalist who championed covering hard news over fluff, joined Val Zavala as host of the public television weeknight newsmagazine in January 2001, after long anchoring stints at KNBC-TV Channel 4 and KCBS-TV Channel 2. He began his TV career in 1958 at a station in Rock Island, Ill.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2003 | Lee Margulies
Jess Marlow, a fixture on the local TV news scene since 1966, said Monday that he plans to retire from his co-anchor job at KCET's "Life & Times" in June and will be moving to New Mexico. Marlow, 73, an Emmy-winning journalist who championed covering hard news over fluff, joined Val Zavala as host of the public television weeknight newsmagazine in January 2001, after long anchoring stints at KNBC-TV Channel 4 and KCBS-TV Channel 2. He began his TV career in 1958 at a station in Rock Island, Ill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2001 | Steve Harvey
News, weather and bloopers: Continuing my series on local TV news, I phoned Jess Marlow to see if he could remember any classic boo-boos. Marlow, who co-hosts KCET's "Life and Times Tonight," told me about a humorous moment from his days as an anchor at KNBC-TV Channel 4. One night, consumer affairs reporter David Horowitz delivered what was (or seemed like) a very long segment on a rather dry subject.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1986 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
It's Jess Marlow "who's coming home" to KNBC Channel 4 Nov. 24. KNBC has launched a mystery ad campaign to promote the return of the calm, reasoned Marlow to Channel 4 as a commentator on its 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts to succeed Jack Perkins. Newspaper ads show the facial outline of an unidentified man beneath the headline: "Guess Who's Coming Home?"
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While others have been sent packing or have left in disgust, Jess Marlow re-signed a multiyear contract at KNBC-TV Channel 4 last week. In these recessionary times, he had expected the station to try to cut his salary--reported to be nearly $700,000 a year--especially after KNBC lured Paul Moyer away from rival KABC-TV Channel 7 last July with a record-breaking contract that will pay him more than $8 million over six years.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2001 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A veteran KNBC Channel 4 newsman will be the new face at KCET Channel 28. Jess Marlow, whose 42-year career included a 27-year stint at KNBC as an anchor, reporter and commentator, is joining KCET's "Life & Times Tonight" later this month as an anchor of the news and public affairs program. Marlow, 71, is coming out of semiretirement Jan. 22 to host the daily series with continuing co-anchor Val Zavala.
NEWS
February 16, 1992
This letter is directed to KCBS-Channel 2. You have now removed the best male anchor you have--Jim Lampley. I shall now watch Jess Marlow again on KNBC, another best male anchor that you let go. What is going on in La La Land? Virginia Rowan, Pasadena
NEWS
October 4, 1987
Please don't banish KNBC-TV's Keith Morrison to the 11 p.m. newscast. I've watched the station's newscasts more often since he became an anchor. While I am a longtime fan of Jess Marlow (who replaced Morrison on the 5 p.m. news), make a place for both. Marjorie Connely, Santa Ana
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1986
Now that KCBS-TV Channel 2's new afternoon "wheel" of hard/soft news is headed for the exit door--with the responsible CBS executives ahead of it--how will the station dump the format without losing face? The joke going around KCBS: Monday's afternoon news will begin with former Channel 2 anchorman Jess Marlow stepping out of the shower and proclaiming, "Don't worry, this has all just been a bad dream. . . ." But seriously, folks . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2001 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A veteran KNBC Channel 4 newsman will be the new face at KCET Channel 28. Jess Marlow, whose 42-year career included a 27-year stint at KNBC as an anchor, reporter and commentator, is joining KCET's "Life & Times Tonight" later this month as an anchor of the news and public affairs program. Marlow, 71, is coming out of semiretirement Jan. 22 to host the daily series with continuing co-anchor Val Zavala.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran KNBC-TV Channel 4 news anchor Jess Marlow predicted almost six years ago that local newscasts would stop focusing on freeway chases and start dealing more with in-depth news. "When we discover that the audience is not impressed with us going live, we won't go live for the sake of going live as we do sometimes," Marlow said in the September 1992 interview. "I don't think we'll be following too many more high-speed freeway chases.
BOOKS
September 15, 1996 | John Balzar
"Deterrence theory is predicated on the seemingly common-sense notion that the possibility of receiving the death penalty will deter would-be killers, whereas the possibility of receiving a sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole will not. If murderers were rational people educated in the laws of the states in which they live, the theory might have some weight. . . . Most homicides, however, are unplanned, impulsive acts by one person against another person. . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 1994 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In 1967, Bob Navarro, a young high school dropout who grew up near USC, landed one of the most sought-after jobs around: a news writer at then-KNXT-TV Channel 2 on "The Big News," considered by many to be the premier local TV newscast in the country. A few years later, he pestered his way onto the air as a reporter, and he has been working in the trenches of local news ever since. Beginning in 1978, he served a 10-year stint reporting in Sacramento and Orange County for KNBC-TV Channel 4.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While others have been sent packing or have left in disgust, Jess Marlow re-signed a multiyear contract at KNBC-TV Channel 4 last week. In these recessionary times, he had expected the station to try to cut his salary--reported to be nearly $700,000 a year--especially after KNBC lured Paul Moyer away from rival KABC-TV Channel 7 last July with a record-breaking contract that will pay him more than $8 million over six years.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Paul Moyer's debut on KNBC-TV Channel 4 not only propelled his new station into first place Monday but also helped knock his former station, KABC-TV Channel 7, from first to third. Paired with former weekend anchor Wendy Tokuda, Moyer's 5 p.m. broadcast scored a 6 rating (each point represents 48,751 homes), compared with a 5.2 for KCBS-TV Channel 2 and a 4 for KABC, which in recent months has been dominating the news ratings race.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 1986
Calendar, always understanding, might find the answer to two questions plaguing me. Why does David Letterman regularly refer to his program as "this damned show" when it took him from being a third-class unknown bozo to being a celebrity millionaire? Why does Johnny Carson, long "entertaining" us by constantly juggling pencils (apparently he thinks its cute) now have a second compulsive habit, shrugging his shoulders dozens of times during the monologue? Any psychiatrist readers have the answer?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 1986 | MORGAN GENDEL
The NAACP asked KCBS-TV Channel 2 Wednesday to replace departing anchors Jess Marlow and Colleen Williams with at least one black anchor. The organization sent a letter to that effect to KCBS General Manager Frank Gardner less than 24 hours after Marlow and Williams acknowledged that they would be leaving the station due to contractual disagreements.
NEWS
February 16, 1992
This letter is directed to KCBS-Channel 2. You have now removed the best male anchor you have--Jim Lampley. I shall now watch Jess Marlow again on KNBC, another best male anchor that you let go. What is going on in La La Land? Virginia Rowan, Pasadena
NEWS
September 14, 1989 | ANN CONWAY
"I get no kick from champagne, mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all, so tell me why should it be true, that I get a kick out of you?"-- Cole Porter Guests got a kick from champagne, mere alcohol, and Mitzi Gaynor on Tuesday after she opened in "Anything Goes" at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|