Jacob Roberts

Jacob Roberts joined KEZI 9 News This Morning as a news reporter in November of 2019.

Title: Reporter
jacobroberts@kezi.com

Jacob Roberts joined KEZI 9 News This Morning as a news reporter in November of 2019.

Jacob was born and raised in Portland, graduating from the University of Portland with a degree in communication. Jacob comes to KEZI 9 News after several years at the Montana Television Network, a CBS-affiliate station group, where he worked as a morning anchor and reporter. Before that, Jacob was an intern at KDRV in Medford and wrote for the University of Portland’s student newspaper, The Beacon.

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Jacob is no stranger to the outdoors. He enjoys spending the weekends camping and skiing on Mount Hood with his family.

Have a news tip? Jacob wants to hear from you! Email him at: jacobroberts@kezi.com. You can also follow Jacob on Twitter.

Recent Posts by Jacob Roberts

OSHA to investigate two businesses in Lane County over masks, social distancing

State regulators are asking for an investigation into two bars and restaurants in Lane County as part of a statewide effort to make sure businesses are enforcing social distancing and mask usage.

State funding for new Eugene YMCA in jeopardy

Millions of dollars in state funds slated to help build a new YMCA in Eugene might be in jeopardy because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Building destroyed in overnight fire

A large metal shed was destroyed in a fire in Eugene early Thursday morning.

Fireworks sales explode as major events are canceled

A local fireworks stand is crediting the coronavirus pandemic for skyrocketing sales of fireworks this Fourth of July.

Public comments showed support for action against embattled fire chief

Of the nearly 200 comments, a majority voiced support for disciplinary action or removing the chief from his position.

Rural coronavirus testing reaches Mapleton

Lane County continues to expand coronavirus testing into more rural areas. On Saturday, officials held a free testing event in Mapleton.

DeFazio: Justice in Policing bill includes ‘long overdue’ reforms

The bill, officially called the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, passed Thursday along hard party line

4J school board passes anti-racism and equity resolution

Board members representing the Eugene School District 4J passed an anti-racism and equity resolution Wednesday.

Coronavirus testing event begins in Oakridge

The first of four free coronavirus testing events was offered Wednesday in Oakridge.

Deady Hall could temporarily be named University Hall

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees will vote Wednesday on a resolution to rename the campus’s first building, Deady Hall.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 13081

Reported Deaths: 247
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