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Jake is a native of Indianapolis and graduate of North Central High School. He earned a degree from Indiana University, Bloomington and studied telecommunications and archaeology! Jake says he wanted to go to Egypt and live like Indiana Jones, but after an internship at FOX59, Jake knew he wanted to be a reporter and anchor. After earning several awards while working in television news in cities like Milwaukee, WI, Peoria, IL, Fort Wayne and Terre Haute, Jake accepted a position to returned home and work right here where it all began! “It is an honor to share stories with the people of Central Indiana. Hopefully, they can make a difference in their lives. Indiana is my home. My family and lifelong friends live here and I cannot think of a better place to live and raise my children,” said Jake. Habitat for Humanity, The United Way and The Salvation Army are a few of the organizations Jake has volunteered with. Jake also enjoys working with children and young people. Jake is the father of two young boys and an infant daughter.

Recent Articles
  • Overdose Lifeline honors lives lost and works to save others

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The group Overdose Lifeline is on the front line in the battle against drug abuse. That’s why they hosted an event Sunday that honors lives lost, but also educated and trained others to fight and even save a life from a drug overdose. Family members, friends and those fighting in the battle against drug abuse gathered at White River State Park Sunday to recognize International Overdose Day and bringing awareness to the dangers in our communities here […]

  • Police program aimed at training high school students receives support

    Indianapolis, IND. — A new police program designed to help inner-city high school grads got a huge boost tonight. The department was awarded a special sort of grant. It is the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis Foundation, and tonight at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, they kicked off a new century of philanthropy by giving back in a big way; nearly 40 Indianapolis organizations and individuals were awarded a million dollars in surprise grants. $100,000 was awarded to IMPD to begin its […]

  • Become a Red Cross volunteer in less than 3 hours and help in Kokomo this weekend

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – If you are looking for a way to help the victims of Wednesday severe weather, the Red Cross has an opportunity for you. Fast track volunteer training sessions are being held for those willing to give of their time. The training takes about 3 hours and after that new volunteers will be deployed to Kokomo and other areas hit by Wednesday’s storms. Volunteer opportunities are flexible with everyone’s schedule. The Red Cross says there is a critical need for […]

  • Red Cross shelter in Kokomo is the epicenter of relief in Kokomo

    KOKOMO,  Ind. – The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says about 20 homes were destroyed 18 homes had major damage and thousands are still without power in Kokomo. The Red Cross shelter is providing food and a place to stay for hundreds that have been forced from their homes and has become the epicenter of relief here in Kokomo. Food and essentials are pouring in and volunteers are doing whatever they can to help. Wednesday’s storm affected thousands of lives from seniors to […]

  • Community Food Box Project provides food to people living in Indianapolis food deserts, but is not a permanent fix

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It has been an issue in the circle city for several years. When four Double 8 grocery stores closed last summer, thousands of Indianapolis residents found themselves in a very short period of time living in a food desert. While a long term solution is still not clear, an Indianapolis college student is taking action.  A fellowship project has turned into a movement in just a few short weeks. It’s helping some folks now with the hope of inspiring […]

  • St. Vincent doctors, nurses reunite with former NICU patients, their parents

    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. -Saturday’s rain didn’t stop thousands from celebrating a very special event in Zionsville’s Lion’s Park. The annual NICU and Continuing Care Nursery Reunion brought former patients and their families together again with the doctors, nurses and staff from St. Vincent. The NICU at St. Vincent sees roughly 300 to 400 premature babies each year. Many NICU babies are born with conditions associated with premature birth. Others come into the world with more critical issues.  The reunion gives parents a chance […]

  • IMPD narcotics investigators bust two drug dealing operations in less than 48 hours

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two IMPD narcotics investigations this week took drugs, money and guns off the streets and landed six people behind bars. Officers say reorganization, a dedication to reducing crime, reducing the fear of crime, enhancing public safety and community involvement were all a part of these successful investigations. “I think it’s significant for residents to see this type of enforcement action and this level of enforcement in their neighborhoods right now,” said Sergeant Josh Barker outside IMPD North District. […]

  • A former Noblesville teacher is formally charged with 3 felony counts of child sexual abuse

    UPDATE (Dec. 18, 2018)– Nicholas McKinney pleaded guilty to two counts of dissemination of matter harmful to minors and other charges against him were dismissed. He was sentenced to 730 days in jail, with 726 days suspended and 2 days of jail credit. Original story: INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A former Noblesville teacher has been formally charged with 3 felony counts of child sexual abuse. Nicholas McKinney, 35, was arrested Wednesday in Hamilton County and transferred to Marion County Jail where he was […]

  • Animal lovers conduct search for dogs who ran away after a fiery wrong way crash along I-70

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A group dedicated to finding lost pets in Indianapolis went searching for three dogs who ran away after a wrong way driver hit the truck they were traveling in. It happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday when a white sedan going the wrong way on eastbound I-70 near Rural Street hit a truck carrying a woman, her son and his grandmother. The truck burst into flames on impact. All three people in the truck along with the driver of […]

  • State fair stage collapse survivor says her injuries were a blessing as she recalls the 5 year anniversary

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – August 13 marks the five  year anniversary of the deadly state fair stage collapse. Seven people were killed and 58 others injured during an outdoor concert when a wind gust from an approaching storm ripped the roof of a temporary stage, causing the structure to come crashing down on a crowd of people. Tracy Snowberger was there that night and says her injuries became a blessing. “I was super excited because we had really good seats we were gonna […]

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