Kevin Jacobsen, an Emmy-Award winning journalist, is the Assistant News Director for KBJR 6.
Since arriving at the station in 2008, Kevin has received multiple Upper Midwest Emmy nominations and Eric Sevareid awards for his work as a producer, reporter and his contributions to newscasts as an anchor.
Kevin anchored the KBJR 6 News at 6 and 10 with Michelle Lee up until June 2016 when he stepped behind the scenes.
Before arriving in the Northland, Kevin was an early riser, anchoring the morning news on KMEG-TV in Sioux City, Iowa. He also worked as a reporter at News 12 Connecticut. Kevin got his start in television news interning with WRNN-TV while in High School. His spring, summer and winter breaks in college were spent shooting news in and around his hometown for News 12 Hudson Valley.
Kevin received a B.S. in Television News from Lyndon State College, a tiny school in a small corner of Vermont known as the Northeast Kingdom.
Kevin, a dual-citizen of Denmark, was born and raised just outside New York City to proud Danish parents. He didn’t waste any time getting into the news business. He had press credentials before getting his driver’s license.
Kevin and his wife, Annie, live in Duluth’s East Hillside and are in good company with their dog, Rory, and their cat, Misse.
In his spare time, Kevin keeps tabs on family in Denmark, digital photography and trying his best not to land his golf ball in the rough.