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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

KNX On Your Corner

KNX On Your Corner: CSU Dominguez Hills

Originally, Cal State Dominguez Hills was slated to be built in Palos Verdes, but somehow ended up in Carson.

03/08/2013

KNX On Your Corner

KNX On Your Corner: El Camino College

When you think of big stars in college, you often think of big schools – and sports.

03/08/2013

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Police Worry Dorner May Be Capable Of Flying A Plane; Warning Issued To Local Airports

As the hunt continues for triple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner, authorities are now concerned that he may be capable of flying a plane.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/11/2013

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Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ Grounded After Emergency Landing

Federal investigators are looking into the latest setback for a plane seen by many industry experts as the future of commercial aviation.

01/16/2013

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Early Voters Flock To Registrar’s Office In Norwalk

Voters are streaming into the Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office in Norwalk Monday, casting their ballots before the big rush on Election Day.

11/05/2012

KNX On Your Corner

KNX On Your Corner: Commercial Real Estate

You want to live in vibrant downtown Glendale, close to restaurants, shops and movies?

10/19/2012

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Box Office Slump Hits New Low Over Labor Day Weekend

For the first time ever, not a single movie cracked the $10 million mark at the box office over the Labor Day weekend.

09/11/2012

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Prosecutors: UCI Professor Searched For Guns, Fertilizer Online

Prosecutors allege Rainer Reinscheid was searching the Internet for information on guns, fertilizer and auto explosions before his arrest on arson charges.

08/08/2012

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Red Ink Behind Proposed ‘Soda Tax’ In Baldwin Park

The Baldwin Park City Council is looking to neighboring El Monte for inspiration on a proposed tax on sodas and other sugary drinks.

08/01/2012

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Downtown LA’s Grand Park Makes Partial Debut

The city cut the grand opening ribbon Thursday on 12 acres of open space right in the heart of downtown.

07/26/2012

AURORA, CO - JULY 20:  The Century 16 movie theatre is seen where a gunmen attacked movie goers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises" July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. According to reports, 12 people have been killed and over 59 injured. Police have the suspect, twenty-four year old James Holmes of North Aurora, in custody.  (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)

Could Metal Detectors Be Used To Ramp Up Theater Security?

The mass shooting in Colorado at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” could hamper the film’s ticket sales this weekend.

07/20/2012

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City Council To Declare Fiscal Emergency In San Bernardino

Lawmakers in San Bernardino were expected to declare a fiscal emergency on Monday as the city inches closer toward bankruptcy.

07/16/2012

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Mayor: ‘Perfect Storm’ Led To San Bernardino Bankruptcy

The mayor of San Bernardino on Wednesday blamed the city’s bankruptcy filing on an economic “perfect storm” as officials warned of widespread budget cuts.

07/11/2012

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ACLU Claims DA, Sheriff Sit On Evidence That Could Help People Charged With Crimes

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County District Attorney and the Sheriff’s Department — claiming both agencies sit on evidence that could help criminal defendants get a fair shake.

07/10/2012

"Casey Chaos", aka Karim George Chmielinski, performing in Sept. of 2005 (credit: James Sharrock/Getty Images)

Punk Rocker Charged With DUI In Studio City Rampage

For one night at least, “Casey Chaos” lived up to his name.

07/06/2012

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