Former B-More Anchor is Dead

A longtime Baltimore Anchor has died.

Former WMAR Anchor Jack Bowden died at a hospice facility in Towson, Md. He was 82.

The cause was leukemia, said his wife, Susan White-Bowden, a fellow reporter who also appeared with him on air.

Bowden spent 21 years in television and left WMAR in 1988 in a contract dispute. In December 1989 he joined WBAL radio and hosted an afternoon news journal.

“He was a household word in the mid-1960s,” said Richard Sher, a friend who is moderator of the WMAR-TV program “Square Off.” “Jack was a consummate professional.”

Known for his boyish looks and easygoing style, Mr. Bowden achieved top ratings when he appeared with his wife.

“It may surprise some people,” a 1981 Baltimore Sun column said, “but the hottest personalities on Baltimore television right now are Jack Bowden and Susan White-Bowden, the husband-and-wife co-anchor team on Channel 2’s Noon News.”

H/T Washington Post