We are saddened to report that KFWB anchor, editor and writer Andi Marshall died last Saturday after a lengthy battle with cancer.
She joined KFWB in 1997. Most recently she was working as an editor and anchor. She was often called upon to fill in for various KFWB anchors and editors, and worked on both the morning and afternoon news programs.
She was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Tunjunga with her family when she was 3 years old. She majored in Radio/TV at Saddleback College, but transferred to Cal State Fresno with three friends who wanted to go there.
Andi’s original plan was to go into TV production, but she later recalled, “Radio got a hold of me and never let me go.” In 1978 her professional career was launched at K104 and KFIG in Fresno, initially working part time.
A year later she moved to Riverside to work at KGGI. In the early ’80s she moved to KLRZ in Salt Lake City where she was the assistant program director and midday on-air host.
She returned to KFIG in 1985, and after a year returned to Salt Lake City, this time at KEYY. In 1987 she was back at KGGI working on-air on weekends, then rising to news director.
“I consider Fresno, the Inland Empire and Utah my Bermuda triangle of radio,” she once said.
Andi lived in San Clemente, and had been battling cancer for the past two years. She is survived by her brother and his wife.