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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
amarsden@actionnewsnow.com

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

Proposition 23 explained

Proposition 23 is the measure addressing kidney dialysis.

Proposition 22 explained

Proposition 22 allows app-based companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash to keep their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.

Proposition 19 explained

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 explained

Proposition 24 was written to close some loopholes in a 2018 consumer data privacy law.

Proposition 20 explained

Action News Now is breaking down California’s 12 state-wide ballot measures. Proposition 20 which essentially aims to get tougher on crime.

Proposition 14 explained

California voters are deciding 12 ballot measures in this 2020 election. Proposition 14 asks for 5.5 billion dollars to fund stem cell research.

Chico Police investigate One Mile drowning

Chico Police are investigating a drowning that happened in Lower Bidwell Park Wednesday evening.

Proposition 18 explained

Of the 12 statewide propositions now being decided by California voters, Proposition 18 may be the simplest.

Proposition 16 explained

California voters, this election, are deciding if affirmative action should once again become legal.

Proposition 25 explained

Voters in California will decide Proposition 25, which would eliminate cash bail in California. Action News Now anchor Alan Marsden explains why proponents think this is a good idea.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 914888

Reported Deaths: 17460
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles3020777027
Riverside669931303
San Bernardino633671073
Orange589801454
San Diego55210877
Kern33928416
Fresno30969439
Sacramento25601491
Santa Clara24425392
Alameda23471462
San Joaquin21729489
Contra Costa18763242
Stanislaus17714398
Tulare17590288
Ventura14330165
Imperial12967336
San Francisco12189140
Monterey1141990
San Mateo11198159
Santa Barbara9827122
Merced9531155
Sonoma9494136
Kings826483
Solano744576
Marin7096129
Madera503774
Placer420757
San Luis Obispo417432
Yolo321959
Butte309552
Santa Cruz280825
Napa196616
Shasta195431
Sutter186512
San Benito144215
El Dorado13514
Yuba132310
Mendocino113621
Tehama8928
Lassen7661
Lake69816
Glenn6713
Nevada6238
Humboldt56810
Colusa5516
Calaveras34218
Amador33116
Tuolumne2754
Inyo23115
Siskiyou2050
Del Norte1801
Mono1802
Mariposa792
Plumas700
Modoc360
Trinity270
Sierra60
Alpine30
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Chico
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The weather over northern California has finally calmed substantially. Although it would be fantastic to have valley rain and mountain snow, we have some exceptional weather ahead for the end of October and beginning of November.
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