Jim Marrs was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1943. Marrs earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of North Texas and attended Graduate School at Texas Tech in Lubbock. He has worked for several Texas newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and he has covered stories in Europe and the Middle East. After serving in the Vietnam War, he became a military and aerospace writer for the newspaper and an investigative reporter. Since 1980, Mr. Marrs has been a free-lance writer, author and public relations consultant. He also published a rural weekly newspaper along with a monthly tourism tabloid, a cable television show and several videos.
Marrs has written many books, including his well-known work on the JFK assassination called Crossfire, which was used by Oliver Stone in planning his movie JFK. He is also the author of Alien Agenda: Investigating the Extraterrestrial Presence Among Us and Rule by Secrecy: The Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids. In his works, he is committed to collecting and clarifying evidence with clarity and dedication. He has also been a public relations consultant and has worked on a monthly tourism tabloid, a cable television show and several videos.
Jim Marrs has said of himself, "First, I am a journalist. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas with Graduate School work at Texas Tech. I have worked for a number of Texas newspapers and even owned a couple. I am currently a member in two journalism organizations - the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters & Editors. I am a past president of the Press Club of Fort Worth and was both producer and director of the Texas Gridiron, a now defunct but prestigious politician/celebrity roast."