Jake Harris is a multi-skilled journalist at WFAA in Dallas, TX specializing in digital content creation.
1) Who are you? I’m an Army brat who, despite living in Alaska, Hawai’i, Japan, Korea and D.C., has somehow managed to spend more than half my life in Texas. Living in all of those places sparked in me a curiosity about the world, so I found a job that pays you to be curious.
WFAA is the first TV station I’ve ever worked at. I got my start in North Texas at Texas Christian University, where I was heavily involved with the Daily Skiff, and later, TCU 360, becoming the editor of the site twice.
From there I went to the Wise County Messenger in Decatur, the Victoria Advocate in Victoria and the Austin American-Statesman in Austin. I've covered everything from high school football to pop culture reviews to city council meetings to Austin City Limits and country music shows. I’m excited to continue to hone my video chops and learn more about the broadcast side of the news industry!
2) What are your interests? If I’m not in the newsroom, you can find me covering a country music show, watching a movie, browsing a museum, exploring a hiking trail, aimlessly wandering through a bookstore/record store/comic book shop or hanging out at home with my wife Taylor and our two dogs. I also love to travel and am always looking for my next destination!
3) What do you like about working at WFAA? I really love community journalism, and the act of telling a city’s stories, and telling them well. This station is one of the most respected in the area for a reason, and it’s because we are constantly looking for the best way to tell YOUR story. It’s an honor to be a part of that.
4) What's one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I entered my 3rd grade talent show by doing a stand-up comedy routine of knock-knock jokes and “parents just don’t understand” bits. I didn’t win (that went to the kid who did a dance routine to *NSYNC), but I got a lot of laughs from the kids in my class.
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