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Jack Bowden, popular WMAR-TV news anchor and reporter, dies

Jack Bowden, popular WMAR-TV news anchor and reporter, dies

Jack Bowden, a former WMAR-TV news anchor and reporter for more than two decades, died of leukemia Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 82 and lived in Finksburg.

"It was like he was getting off the stage," said his wife, Susan White-Bowden, a fellow reporter who also appeared with him on air. "He seemed to be at peace."

Mr. 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 program.

"He was a household word in the mid-1960s," said Richard Sher, a friend who is moderator of the WMAR-TV program "Square...

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