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Jake Thomas

Jake Thomas joined the 44News team in February 2020 as a reporter.

Title: Reporter
jthomas@wevv.com

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.

Recent Posts by Jake Thomas

Owensboro Fire Department Spends Week Teaching Students About Fire Safety

As the winter months approach, fire safety is more important than ever, and that’s why firefighters in Owensboro spent the last couple of days teaching school children fire safety tips.

Owensboro Officials Uphold Teen Curfew at 1:00 A.M.

On Monday night, city officials decided not to change the city’s underage curfew, so that means kids under 18 in Owensboro will be still be allowed to stay out until 1:00 a.m.

OPS & DCPS Still Searching for Nearly 30 'Unaccounted For' Children

Unaccounted for children is something we see every year in our school districts. Whether it’s kids turning 18 and dropping out or parents no longer taking there kids to school, it happens every school year, and we took a look at the unaccounted for student situation in Owensboro and Daviess County.

Small Business Spotlight: PeezO's Pizza

Last year, Larry Owen was working a factory job at Aleris when the pandemic hit causing him and his coworkers to be laid off for weeks, and with that extra time, Larry took to the kitchen to work on his lifelong love of pizza making.

Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Continuing to See Growing Numbers at Vaccine Clinics

Another free COVID-19 vaccine clinic is coming to Owensboro on Thursday as the city continues to see vaccination numbers increasing.

Daviess County Public Library Hosting Teen Job Fair

Usually, you’d come to the Daviess County Public Library in search of a good book, but tomorrow afternoon, teens can come in search of their first job.

'Test to Stay' Program Coming to Hopkins County Schools

The new 'Test to Stay' program was announced Monday night for all schools in the Hopkins County, and this new program aims to keep as many kids as possible inside of the school building.

Evansville Mother Speaks About Being Ran Over by SUV in Walmart Parking Lot

On Saturday night, a hit and run occurred in the Walmart parking lot on the West side of Evansville that sent one woman to the hospital with injuries.

Small Business Spotlight: McKim's IGA

Thirty years ago, McKim's IGA opened up in Mount Vernon, and on Thursday, former employees and loyal customers came out in droves to support the achievement.

National Guard Lifting Spirits at Baptist Health Deaconess

A 12-person platoon of National Guardsmen spent the last two weeks at a hospital in Paducah, and just a few days ago, they arrived at Baptist Health Deaconess to lend a hand.

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