HISTORY: Don Marsh has been a fixture in St. Louis news since 1971. He started his career in New Jersey in 1959 and moved to Germany as a radio reporter for the American Forces Network in 1961. He reported in cities throughout Germany until 1965, when he relocated to Baltimore to work in TV news. He worked at KTVI Channel 2, the St. Louis ABC and later FOX affiliate, for 23 years, finally resigning in 1994. After leaving Channel 2, he went to KDNL, Channel 30, as the news anchor from 1995 to 1998. He currently hosts St. Louis on the Air on KWMU.
Over 50 years, Marsh has interviewed such figures as Dean Martin, James Garner, Duke Ellington, Ted Kennedy, Spiro Agnew, Phyllis Schlafly, and Dick Gephardt. While not capturing them on tape, he has met Tommy Cash, Prince Phillip, and Queen Elizabeth II among many others. He has also covered many political conventions, the Baltimore race riots after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., the capture of MLK's assassin in London, the final sail of the USS Missouri, and the St. Louis flood of 1993. In 2008, he wrote Flash Frames: Journey of a Journeyman Journalist, telling his memories of his career.
SCOPE: This collection was donated by Don Marsh in 2008 and contains film from his journalism career.
HOLDINGS: Approximately 1 linear foot of film in various formats.
ACCESS: Due to rarity and condition, access to this collection is limited please contact the staff member listed below.
In observance of security procedures, certain services may not be available shortly before the daily closing time.
Direct questions or comments regarding this site to
The Saint Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis Subject Specialist