Myron Jess Marlow
born September 10
is a retired Los Angeles
television newsman. He hails from Salem, IL
and was an anchor at KNTV-TV
for over 40 years, beginning in the late 1950s. As an anchor, Marlow also delivered commentaries for KNBC and hosted the station's public affairs program "News Conference", He also filed reports from Vietnam
and the Soviet Union
Marlow began his TV career in 1958 at a station in Rock Island, IL
. He came to KNBC in 1966 as a reporter and became an anchor in 1968. In 1980 he moved to KCBS and moved back to KNBC in 1986.
He retired in 1997, but returned to host "Life & Times
", a Southern California public affairs program on KCET-TV
in 2001 until he officially retired in 2003. His plan was to move to Santa Fe, New Mexico
.Lee Margulies, , Los Angeles Times
, April 29, 2003
During his 37 years in Los Angeles, which began in 1966, he won numerous awards, including an Emmy
and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
on 14 May 1999, located at 6420 Hollywood Blvd.
He had worked with many television news anchors during his period in Los Angeles, including Kelly Lange
, Colleen Williams
, Paul Moyer
and his "Life & Times" co-host Val Zavala
At his last broadcast, Marlow said: "You may have heard and you may have cheered that it's my final broadcast and I hope I'm glad to be here."