Former WMAR anchor, reporter Jack Bowden dies

Posted at 5:53 PM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 17:53:11-05

Longtime WMAR-TV anchor and reporter Jack Bowden has died at age 82.

Before Google, there was Bowden. He was the news station’s human archive; you could go to him and say Marvin Mandel and within seconds he would tell you Mandel’s history in Annapolis.

As City Hall reporter, politicians would only speak with him.  He would break stories in the bee hive.  He would tell you what happened on every street corner in Baltimore.

As longtime great Andy Barth told anchor Jamie Costello by phone, “we all studied Jack:  How to interview, how to listen, how to enjoy hearing a good story and making it a great story.  He was a role model.  We loved his booming voice and his hearty laugh.”

Watch Costello’s tribute above for more.

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