Alan Marsden re-joined the Action News Now team in November of 2005 after previously working at the station from 2001 to 2003. He co-anchors Action News Now at 5, 6 and 11. Alan brings to Action News Now more than 30 years television broadcasting experience, the first 12 years being behind the scenes.
Previously, Alan worked at KXTV News10 in Sacramento, KCBA in Salinas/Monterey, KYMA in Yuma, Arizona, KRNV in Reno, Nevada and KSL in Salt Lake City, Utah. Alan has just about done it all in the television business including, anchor, reporter, producer, assignment desk editor, master control operator and studio camera operator. His first television job was at the age of 18 at KTVX in Salt Lake City where he was that station's last-ever projectionist.
As a reporter/anchor Alan has had the opportunity to meet and interview numerous national figures including Harry Reid, John McCain and Dan Quayle. Some of the memorable stories through the years include reporting live from the 1996 Republican National Convention; climbing the Bay Bridge and becoming a student pilot for a day.
Alan is a first-generation American born and raised in Utah. He is a 1993 graduate of the University of Utah. Alan and his wife are the parents of two adult children, a daughter and a son.