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Alan Marsden

Alan Marsden re-joined the Action News Now team in November of 2005 after previously working at the station from 2001 to 2003.

Title: Anchor

Alan Marsden is an evening anchor at Action News Now, delivering the news at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. He's been a member of the team since 2005 after previously working at the station from 2001 to 2003. Alan brings to Action News Now more than 35 years of television broadcasting experience, the first 12 years being behind the scenes.

Having worked at television stations in four western states, Alan has just about done it all in the 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 state and national figures, from politics to business to entertainment, but he most enjoys telling the stories of ordinary folks who have extraordinary experiences to share.

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.

Recent Posts by Alan Marsden

Chico City Council chooses appointment process to fill council vacancies

The Chico City Council voted Tuesday night to fill two vacant council seats through the appointment process.

Oroville robbery suspect arrested

A man was arrested by Oroville Police as a suspect in a May 24 robbery at a Food Express.

California will drop to 52 congressional seats for the first time

California loses a congressional seat for the first time ever, causing the Citizen Redistrict Commission to establish 52 districts in the state.

Chico school board to not reconsider am/pm model

On Wednesday, the Chico school board chose not to reconsider the am/pm model they agreed on in February, locking the am/pm model until the fall.

Moving forward after a year of COVID-19 restrictions

One year into the pandemic, more than a hundred million Americans have been vaccinated and the numbers of cases and deaths are plummeting. Action News Now is taking a look at how we can move forward.

Maintaining determination for restaurant survival in a pandemic

Action News Now looked back at some of the key events in the 12 months since the stay-at-home order was issued. Anchor Alan Marsden spoke to a local restaurant owner, maintaining his determination that those restaurants survive.

One year later: Key points that led up to California’s stay-at-home order

When Gov. Gavin Newsom issued the Stay-at-home Order exactly one year ago few could have imagined we would still be living our lives under extreme Covid restrictions 12 months later. Action News Now is taking a look back at the three weeks leading up to that historic announcement on March 19, 2020.

Congressman LaMalfa to join reps in objecting Electoral College certification

Congressman Doug LaMalfa said he will join other republican members in objecting to the certification of Electoral College votes on Jan. 6.

Andrew Coolidge selected as Chico Mayor

The new Chico City Council selected newly sworn-in council member Andrew Coolidge as mayor Tuesday night.

Proposition 23 explained

Proposition 23 is the measure addressing kidney dialysis.

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