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.
Action News Now is launching a new series of reports, Our Future after the Fire, each Thursday night and Friday morning exploring an issue with a long-term impact as a result of the fire.
Chico Police are searching for two men who robbed the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Mangrove Avenue Friday night.
Two years after former Pleasant Valley High School teacher and coach Brett Silva was killed in a car crash, the man who authorities say caused the crash has been arrested.
Clemson Tigers take National Championship, defeating Alabama 44-16
The City of Chico is getting a $50,000 dollar donation from PG&E to help repair roads.
Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea announced Wednesday that the search and rescue teams will no longer be working through a list of locations needed to be searched.
Butte County deputies arrested a Magalia man Monday night they say shot a family member in the leg.
State lottery officials say no Mega Millions lottery tickets sold in California matched fall six numbers in Tuesday night's record $1.6 million jackpot.
A woman was killed Monday when a car filled with two other women and three minors, rolled over several times on Highway 299 E west of Fall River Mills.
Two men, arrested last month in a Butte County marijuana bust, have plead no-contest to felony cultivation charges. The case included video evidence found on electronic devices at the grow site near Feather Falls.