Jacob Kaucher joins WTAJ as its State College-based sports reporter. Jacob comes to central Pennsylvania after two years as sports director at KMOT in Minot, North Dakota. where he primarily covered college and high school sports. Jacob also reported and anchored breaking news coverage of Minot's historic flood of 2011.
A native of Reading, Pa., Jacob graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill. He was part of a staff that won the NATAS College Emmy for "Best Newscast" in the nation while working for the student-produced show SportsNight.
Jacob is excited to cover Penn State sports for WTAJ's Nittany Nation as well as taking in area high school games and the State College Spikes.
In his free time, Jacob enjoys working out, reading, and watching sports. He also knows his way around the kitchen.
Get to Know Jacob
What are your favorite TV shows?
The League, Modern Family, 30 for 30, Mad Men
What are your favorite movies?
Good Will Hunting, Major League, Anchorman
What websites do you visit the most?
Twitter, Facebook, espn.com
What is your favorite food?
If you could interview anyone in history, who would it be?
What is one thing on your bucket list?
Visit every continent at least once.
What is one thing about you most people would be surprised by?
I was a tour guide at the house of President James Buchanan.
What is your favorite hobby?
Watching sports. It's also my favorite job.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Still doing exactly what I love.
What was your most memorable interview/weather event/sporting event?
Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers.