Hi! I’m Jake. I’m a military brat who’s lived all over the place with a desire to tell the stories that other people can’t or won’t. I started off writing opinion pieces for my college newspaper at Texas Christian University and eventually worked my way up to Executive Editor. My work has appeared in Book & Film Globe, the Austin American-Statesman, the Victoria Advocate, Bedlam Magazine, Wide Open Country, the Wise County Messenger, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, USA TODAY, TCU 360 and the Rhea-Herald-News.
Now I’m a digital journalist at WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas, Texas. Whether I’m live-tweeting city meetings, live-streaming news as it’s happening, writing up police affidavits, joining a collaborative edit on Google Drive or posting live breaking news from my phone, I can be trusted to try any kind of new storytelling technology that comes along.
Writing and finding out new information is my passion, and I love the feeling of working on a breaking news story. More than that, I love writing feature pieces, movie reviews and pieces on religion and country music. All of those passions are combined in my once-a-week Substack newsletter, Jacob’s Letter, which you can subscribe to here. You can follow me on Twitter @jakeharris4 and on Letterboxd or you can send me an invite to connect on LinkedIn. Tell me your story.
This site is more of a personal venture and is not indicative of the views of any of the above entities. If you’re looking for my published work, please follow the links above.