Jake Thomas joined the 44News team in February 2020 as a reporter.
Jake Thomas joined the 44News team in February 2020 as a reporter. He joins the team after serving as a reporter and radio broadcaster in Fort Worth, Texas.
Originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, he is no stranger to the tri-state. His original interest in broadcasting was sparked at the age of 19 when he interned at a sport radio station in Louisville, Kentucky. After that, he decided to transfer to Texas Christian University (Go Frog’s!) where he Majored in sports broadcasting and minored in journalism. After graduating in the fall of 2019, Jake moved back home to Owensboro, Kentucky.
If you don’t see Jake out in the community covering a breaking story, then you can probably find him in the gym playing basketball or out on rough river with friends and family.
Coronavirus cases continue to rise in the River City, and cases amongst those aged 0-19 are increasingly becoming a larger percentage of those cases.
The Evansville Police Department Hosted their 7th Annual BBQ fundraiser to bring in money to take EVSC student to Disney World.
On Saturday, hundreds of protestors marched up and down Frederica Street with signs demanding equality and justice. This unity march was led by the Black Student Unions at Brescia and Kentucky Wesleyan
A group of more than 100 people gathered on West Fifth Street in Owensboro with signs to demand justice for the fallen 15-year-old Owensboro resident.
A former Reitz High School student returned home to Evansville on Saturday after spending more than three weeks in a St. Louis hospital recovering from a brain injury that was suffered in an August car crash.
20-year-old Anthony Lamont Meriweather was arrested on Friday on the charge of neglect of a dependent resulting in death in connection to the shooting of his 9-month-old daughter.
Just before 2:30 p.m. Governor Holcomb announced that the state of Indiana would be renewing its mask mandate for at least another 30 days.
The Resource and Awareness Task Force will be hosting its fourth free neighborhood testing clinic on Tuesday.
More than 50 people gathered in downtown Evansville on Sunday to raise awareness about human trafficking and sexual abuse against children.
A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed while riding a moped down West Fifth Street in Owensboro, and the girlfriend of the victim spoke to 44 News about the tragedy.