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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Doug LaMalfa said he will join other republican members in objecting to the certification of Electoral College votes on Jan. 6.
The new Chico City Council selected newly sworn-in council member Andrew Coolidge as mayor Tuesday night.
Proposition 23 is the measure addressing kidney dialysis.
Proposition 22 allows app-based companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash to keep their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.
Californians are deciding 12 state-wide ballot measures this election. Proposition 19 would bring good news to seniors who want to downsize their homes.
Proposition 24 was written to close some loopholes in a 2018 consumer data privacy law.