Jason Davis has announced he’s retiring from KSTP after nearly 40 years with the Minneapolis-St. Paul ABC station.
“I’ve been here for 37 and a half years, and it’s just time,” Davis told the Pioneer Press. “It’s time to enter another phase in my life, which I want to do in good health. At my age, if I wait too much longer something’s going to happen. You don’t last forever. And you don’t want to end up spending your retirement visiting hospitals.”
Davis, who was born in London, England, spent the early part of his life as a British merchant seaman. After settling in Australia, he started his broadcasting career in 1968. He joined KSTP in 1976.
He told KSTP he has followed one simple rule throughout his career, “You’re only as good as your last story. That’s the one people remember.”
The veteran newsman told the Pioneer Press “he plans to spend more time with his four children and eight grandchildren, travel with his wife and possibly take up golf.”
His last day will be May 30, 2014.