Jake Thomas

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

Title: 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.

Recent Posts by Jake Thomas

Drive-thru Prayer Vigil Held at Owensboro Hospital in Support of Frontline Workers

As COVID-19 numbers remain high, an Owensboro citizen helped organize the second drive-thru prayer vigil in support of frontline workers at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

Owensboro Christian School Joins Attorney General Cameron's Lawsuit Against Governor Beshear

Heritage Christian School has joined nine other Kentucky schools in the support of Attorney General Daniel Cameron's lawsuit that declares the Governor's ban on in-person learning for religious schools to be unconstitutional.

Owensboro Business Adapting to New Restrictions

The Brew Bridge Brewery in Owensboro is implementing new outdoor tents with heaters to prepare their outdoor seating area for the winter after all restaurants and bars were told to cease indoor dining.

Police Identify Two Victims in Deadly Owensboro House Fire

The Owensboro Police Department identified 45-year-old Patrick D. James and 76-year-old Anna G. Trodden as the two victims in Tuesday's deadly house fire.

Daviess County Schools Hope to Return to the Classroom on January 5

This week, Daviess Co. Schools moved to virtual learning after more than 400 students were forced to quarantine, but they hope to bring those students back to in-person learning by the beginning of January.

Second Surge Has Kentucky Businesses and Residents Preparing for Additional Restrictions

Kentucky continues to rise in daily covid-19 cases, and this second surge of cases has residents and citizens preparing for additional restrictions.

Pandemic Leading to Higher Levels of Alcohol Consumption, Alcoholism

The coronavirus pandemic leading to a higher increase in alcohol sales and alcohol abuse, and health officials don't see this issue ending anytime soon.

Evansville Veterans Celebrate Veterans Day With Drive-By Parade

The Old Tin Street Rods drove more than 20 of their classic cars around the Wyndmoor of Evansville to bring joy to the seven veterans that are currently living there.

Western Kentucky Counties Planning Field Hospitals in Case Numbers Continue to Rise

A second wave of coronavirus has bluegrass officials and health experts concerned for what may happen to local hospitals.

33-Year-Old Man Dead After Officer Involved Shooting in Evansville

Rodriguez Pam was shot and killed by officers after he drew a gun and refused to comply with officers orders.

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