Broadcaster Jeff Passolt retiring after 23 years

Fox 9 anchor Jeff Passolt retiring after 23 years. His last day on air will be May 5. 

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Fox 9 co-anchors Kelcey Carlson and Jeff Passolt waited at their desk for the 9 p.m. newscast to start.
Jeff Passolt in the newsroom with colleagues Randy Meier, left, and Kelcey Carlson while they polished scripts and prepared for their newscast.
Co-anchors Jeff Passolt and Kelcey Carlson a few moments before they went on the air for the 9 p.m. newscast. Passolt has two objects he needs with him at the anchor desk for a successful newscast. A particular pen and a water bottle more than a year old (the last one that he'd had much longer disappeared) that he refills daily.
Meterologist Ian Leonard shared some vintage photos of his colleague Jeff Passolt with viewers during his weather segment of the 9 p.m. newscast.
2006: Jeff Passolt, anchor of KMSP-TV's new 10 pm newscast, on the set.
Fox 9 anchor Jeff Passolt worked on a laptop outside the Superdome in New Orleans while covering the Vikings playoff game against the Saints in January of 2010.
2008: Tom Lyden, a Fox 9 News report, talks with evening anchor Jeff Passolt about a possible story idea sent to Passolt by a prison inmate.
Retiring Fox 9 anchor Jeff Passolt reflected on his 23 year run at the station in the newsroom at the station.
Jeff Passolt shared a photo on his computer screen with his 9 p.m. co-anchor Kelcey Carlson while they were getting ready for their broadcast.
Fox 9 anchors Kelcey Carlson and Jeff Passolt awaited the start of their 9 p.m. newscast at the desk in the studio a few moments before airtime.
Fox 9 anchors Kelcey Carlson and Jeff Passolt joked around moments before the camera was turned on at the start of their 9 p.m. newscast.
The script for the opening of the 9 p.m. newscast was projected on screens facing the anchor desk and Jeff Passolt a few minutes before airtime.
Jeff Passolt left the Fox 9 studio and head for the newsroom after he co-anchored the 9 p.m. news show.
Fox 9 anchor Jeff Passolt got ready for the 9 p.m. newscast at the desk in the studio a few minutes before airtime.
1998: Jeff Passolt with co-anchor Robyne Robinson. They were both inducted last year into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
Jeff Passolt said spending the vast majority of his career in his hometown helped keep him grounded.