Jacob Roberts

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

Title: Reporter

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

OSU board officially names Rebecca Johnson interim president

Oregon State University has chosen an interim president.

CAHOOTS supports ‘Right to Rest Act’ for homeless

A crisis counselor with CAHOOTS testified that such restrictions can interfere with their crisis response work.

Survey reveals effects of pandemic on Eugene residents

A new survey by the City of Eugene and research firm ETC Institute is revealing new details about how the pandemic is affecting the lives of Eugene residents.

Eugene considers more designated camping, parking spots for homeless

Eugene City Councilors are moving forward with plans to relocate homeless campers out of city parks and streets to designated lots with access to services.

Broadway Metro ‘hanging on by a thread,’ owner says

A bill in the Oregon legislature would provide millions of dollars in relief for movie theaters

Eviction ban expiration a ‘sleeping giant’ for homelessness

Advocates of the unhoused are bracing for the possibility of a big surge in the area’s unhoused population when a statewide eviction moratorium expires in July.

Rape survivor sues LCC over mandatory reporting requirements

A now-retired Lane Community College employee is suing the institution after a supervisor reported the woman’s 30-year-old rape story to the school’s Title IX office.

DeFazio explains what infrastructure bill means for Oregon

DeFazio chairs the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, where a bulk of the spending is allocated.

All Oregonians 16 and older eligible for vaccine April 19, Brown says

Gov. Kate Brown announced on Tuesday the state will expand vaccine eligibility to all Oregonians over the age of 16 starting April 19, matching the timeline proposed by President Joe Biden.

DMV hopes to catch up on pandemic backlog sometime this year

Since the department closed for almost 11 weeks during the pandemic, a large backlog has grown that’s estimated to be in the tens of thousands.

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