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Kevin Jacobsen named News Director for KBJR 6 and CBS 3

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KBJR 6 and CBS 3 Duluth will have a new News Director beginning August 14th.

Kevin Jacobsen will replace Barbara Reyelts, who is retiring after nine years as news director and 38 years at KBJR 6.

Jacobsen is an Emmy-Award winning journalist, and has been with KBJR for nine years.

Before arriving in the Northland, Kevin anchored the morning news on KMEG-TV in Sioux City, Iowa, and also worked as a reporter at News 12 Connecticut.

Jacobsen came to Duluth in 2008, anchored the KBJR6 News at 6 and 10 until June 2015, when he became the assistant news director.

He has received multiple Upper Midwest Emmy nominations and Eric Sevareid awards for producing, reporting, and anchoring.

"We're very pleased to have a veteran journalist with Kevin's credentials to oversee operations for KBJR6 and CBS 3. Kevin spent years on the anchor desk for each station, and most recently has honed his leadership skills as assistant news director and content manager in the news department," says David Jensch, KBJR 6 and CBS 3 Vice President/Station Manager.

"With Kevin at the helm, I'm confident that each station will continue a longtime tradition of providing critical news, weather and sports on-air and online, 24 hours a day."

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 got his start in television news interning with WRNN-TV in New York while in High School, and received a B.S. in Television News
from Lyndon State College in Vermont.

"I look forward to leading our incredible team as we continue to strive for excellence through our reporting and community involvement in a constantly evolving industry," said Jacobsen. "With all the changes, it's critical we stay focused on the foundation of journalism and be constantly seeking the truth and answering the question why?"

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