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News vet returns to KY3

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Jerry Jacob, a former KY3 TV news anchor who left the news station to join the U.S. Army, is returning to work Feb. 20.

Jacob was a KY3 reporter and anchor for 11 years before enlisting in the Army in 2007. Five years later, Jacob has completed tours in Haiti, Iraq and Afghanistan as a combat medic, according to a news release.

Among the stories he covered that affected the Ozarks was the local impact of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.  

“I tried to enlist five years ago, the day after 9/11, and was told to forget it. I was too old,” Jacob said in a December 2006 story. “Then, a few months ago, the Army hiked its maximum enlistment age to 42. Obviously the need for soldiers is still there, so off I go.”

KY3 News Director Scott Brady said in the release that Jacob will serve as a reporter and has returned in time to cover the 2012 election.

"We all have a great deal of respect for Jerry’s service to our country.  He has always demonstrated a tremendous commitment to our community, and I am thrilled he has decided to return to KY3," KY3 President and General Manager Brian McDonough added in the release.[[In-content Ad]]


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