FOX 9 investigative reporter Jeff Baillon retiring after 41 years in news

After 41 years in the news business, FOX 9 investigative reporter Jeff Baillon is retiring.

In 1978, Jeff got a reporting job right out of college at KCAU in Sioux City, Iowa. He knew from his first day on air, his ultimate goal was to get to the Twin Cities, his hometown. Three years later, KMSP called him up to the big league.

Over his nearly four decades here, Jeff’s jobs included weekend anchor, political reporter, and Assistant News Director. Eventually a News Director told him to make a choice: be the Assistant News Director or reporter. Telling stories was in his blood. Jeff won KMSP’s first Emmy award for his investigation into lax airport security, a full ten years before 9/11.

In the years since, Jeff’s work as a FOX 9 investigative reporter has earned him numerous awards and literally changed laws and lives.

Jeff plans to travel and is anxiously awaiting his first grandchild.