Brad Jacobs started working as a photojournalist at KSTP in 1957. To put that in context, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president back then.
Now, after shopping for clothes at Goodwill with Phyllis Diller, nabbing a copy of a speech John F. Kennedy left behind at a podium and filming Mikhail Gorbachev, Jacobs is set to retire.
"My job has been like an ongoing college education," Jacobs said. "Where else can you go and see so much first hand?"
The station will celebrate his career with a retirement party on April 13.
"Loyal staff members are a great asset to any organization," said Stanley S. Hubbard, chairman of Hubbard Broadcasting. "However, loyal staff members who continue to show their loyalty and their dedication to excellence for 55 years in one organization exemplify the best."