Jon Baird

john baird 6621 Jon BairdJon Baird has done general news, consumer, business and sports reporting. He joined the KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO news team in June 2007 while covering the huge fire at Lake Tahoe.

Prior to that, Jon was a TV investigative reporter in several cities around the country, including Phoenix, San Diego and Indianapolis. He also spent eight years at CBS-13 in Sacramento, where he was nominated for a couple of Emmys for his investigative work.

Just after moving to San Diego in 1994, Jon was awakened by the Northridge earthquake…and spent a week covering the damage in the L.A. area. He also happened to be attending the World Series in 1989 when a devastating quake hit the Bay Area and Jon spent several days in San Francisco covering the aftermath.

In Northern California, while working as an investigative reporter, Jon was able to extract confessions from suspects in two very high-profile cases, including the torching of the Sacramento synagogues. Throughout his career he has worked on exposing government fraud and waste doing investigative work. Jon enjoys sports and riding his motorcycle—when he isn’t out covering fires. He and his wife and daughter reside in the South Bay.

Follow Jon on Twitter: @jb9877

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