Jacob grew up in the corn capital of the world Mitchell.
In his younger years, he was very involved in sports and considers himself a sport enthusiast. His favorite teams are the Washington Capitals (NHL), Minnesota Vikings (NFL) and the Minnesota Twins (MLB). He also is a MASSIVE tennis fan. His favorite players are Roger Federer and Elina Svitolina. He actively follows the ATP and WTA Tour.
In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, podcasting, traveling and enjoying sports.
After graduating from Mitchell High School in 2015, he left the Rushmore State to join the Land of 10,000 Lakes. He studied Mass Communications (Broadcast Journalism) and Sports Management at St. Cloud State University. Upon graduation from SCSU, he joined the KDLT as a multimedia journalist in summer of 2019. He is thrilled to be a part of the Dakota News Now team in 2020, and is excited to be back in his home state of South Dakota.