Jon 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.
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For the first time ever, not a single movie cracked the $10 million mark at the box office over the Labor Day weekend.
Prosecutors allege Rainer Reinscheid was searching the Internet for information on guns, fertilizer and auto explosions before his arrest on arson charges.
The Baldwin Park City Council is looking to neighboring El Monte for inspiration on a proposed tax on sodas and other sugary drinks.
The city cut the grand opening ribbon Thursday on 12 acres of open space right in the heart of downtown.
The mass shooting in Colorado at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” could hamper the film’s ticket sales this weekend.
Lawmakers in San Bernardino were expected to declare a fiscal emergency on Monday as the city inches closer toward 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.
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.
For one night at least, “Casey Chaos” lived up to his name.
Detectives on Thursday sought to determine if there was any foul play in the death of a woman in her Hermosa Beach apartment.
f you’re headed to the beach this summer, you may want to consider leaving everything but your beach ball at home.
Pink slips are being handed out to over 150 employees even as hundreds more may lose a huge chunk of their paycheck.
Plans to upgrade the 8,000-foot-long runway have been scaled back to limit the closure to 10 days instead of the much lengthier initial proposal.
Mountain lions and bears, oh my: it’s life as most residents know it in the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley.
A history teacher at a Pico Rivera high school said he did nothing wrong when he smacked a student who he said is disruptive “every day”.