XETV-TV/Channel 6 is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Channel 6 first appeared on the local airways on April 29, 1953. So, the station is planning a special broadcast of its morning news show, “Wake Up San Diego,” this Monday, April 29. Alpine resident Marc Bailey, along with other Channel 6 on-air personalities, including co-anchor Lynda Martin, weathercaster Kimi Evans, reporter Kristen Mosteller and field reporter Ruben Galvan, will be outfitted in 1950s fashions. Bailey also will be sporting Walter Cronkite-style big black frame eyeglasses. Hair styling and make-up for the on-air talent will be provided by Avia Salon and Day Spa at Grossmont Center in La Mesa.
Bailey is one of four Channel 6 news anchors who are San Diego natives. Other natives include Heather Myers, Courtney Dwyer and Jeff Powers. Bailey grew up in the East County, and attended Rancho Elementary School in Spring Valley and Lemon Avenue Elementary School in La Mesa. While growing up and watching the family’s black-and-white TV, Bailey realized he wanted to be a broadcaster. But, before pursuing that dream, served for three-and-a-half years as a San Diego Police Department officer, an experience that has been a valuable asset as a news reporter. After serving with the SDPD, Bailey’s broadcasting career started locally at KOGO radio. He honed his television skills on the national cable networks E! Entertainment Television, HBO and CNN. Before arriving at San Diego 6 in June 2002, Bailey was the lead anchor at KNXV-TV in Phoenix and morning anchor in at WAGA-TV in Atlanta.
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