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Pennsylvania Outdoor Life host Don Jacobs (Jake) joined the WNEP-TV team in 1982 right after college graduation. He graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a degree in Speech Communication and Theater.

While in college, Jake started an internship at WNEP-TV in the summer if 1982. Throughout his internship, he learned to appreciate and love television and news. He responded, "I guess you could call it being in the right place at the right time. I graduated from college on a Friday. The same day my internship ended, a full time position opened up. I started my television career the next Monday afternoon."

Jake spent eight years in charge of the Assignment Desk in the newsroom. Much to his surprise, he was approached one day by WNEP-TV's General Manager and offered the position of Producer for Pennsylvania Outdoor Life. Being an avid outdoorsman, he took the job without hesitation. After three years of producing the only local outdoor show in the area, he was asked to co-host Pennsylvania Outdoor Life. Today he is a recognized as a popular on air personality for WNEP-TV.

He also write stories for WNEP-TV's Home & Backyard, he Emcees the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon , the St. Joseph's Telethon and he sits on numerous boards in the community.

When Jake is not at work or out in the community representing WNEP-TV, he is busy spending time with his two daughters. Besides hunting and fishing, his other hobbies include cooking, wine making, canning, mushroom picking and nature walks.

Jake was born in West Pittston, Luzerne County and graduated from Wyoming Area High School. He has lived in northeastern Pennsylvania all his life.


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