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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

South Spencer Teachers Voice Disapproval Over Superintendent

On Monday, more than 50 teachers gathered together from across the South Spencer County district to voice their frustrations and disapproval of the job being done by the superintendent of the South Spencer School Corporation, Dr. Richard Rutherford.

Big Events Returning to Owensboro

The coronavirus brought an abrupt halt to all large gatherings and events, but now, large, outdoor events are on the horizon in Owensboro.

Meet the Fastest Middle Schooler in the Nation

King Combest is, officially, the fastest middle schooler in the nation, and his incredible speed and dedication to his craft runs deep in his blood.

Ground Broken for Low-Income Homes in Evansville

The Memorial Community Development Corporation broke ground on the Memorial Villas on Wednesday morning, beginning the construction of 10 homes designed for low to mid-income families in Evansville.

CenterPoint Energy Offers Safety Tips for Upcoming Torrential Weather

With torrential weather possibly coming to our tri-state on Monday, CenterPoint Energy offered some safety tips in case you get caught in a thunderstorm or tornado.

Two Memorial HS Students Score Perfectly on their ACTs

Two students at Reitz Memorial High School sat down with 44News and reflected on their reactions to earning a perfect score on their ACTs.

Gov. Holcomb Speaks on Positive Impact of $803 Million Toyota Indiana Investment

Toyota Indiana announced on Wednesday a new $803 million investment coming its way over the next 25 years, and Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb spoke to 44News about the positive impact this investment will have on southwest Indiana.

Holiday World Hosting Job Fair on Monday

Holiday World is hosting a job fair on Monday, April 26, where they'll be looking to hire more than 2,000 jobs for this Summer.

Two Perfect ACT Scores Achieved in Owensboro

A junior at Daviess County High School and a former student of Owensboro Catholic High School both scored a perfect 36 on their ACT's this year, and one of those students sat down and spoke with 44News about the accomplishment.

Gov. Beshear Announces $23 million in Highway Repairs Near Schools

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced Wednesday plans to invest $23 million to improve highway safety near public schools.

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Just another day in paradise. Temperatures surged back into the low 70's for the first time in a week and a half and with southerly winds finally returning to the region, more warmth is on the way for the Tri-State. In fact, this evening looks nothing short of absolutely gorgeous across the area - by dinnertime we'll have fallen back down to 71°, but only as low as 58° by 10PM. So, if you have plans out and about this evening, all you may need will be a sweatshirt. We'll also remain relatively mild early Saturday morning, especially when you compare Saturday morning's anticipated low of 48° to previous mornings earlier in the week. Brrr.
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