WGNO’s Jacob Bradford is thrilled to be reporting on your stories in New Orleans.
Born and raised on the Westbank of New Orleans, he knew early on that a life of cameras and breaking news was for him.
When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, Jacob and his family relocated to West Texas. He finished high school and then went north to Levelland, Texas, to earn an associate degree from South Plains College.
Jacob continued further north to West Texas A&M in Canyon, Texas, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in electronic media. Not ready to give up the Lone Star State yet, Jacob accepted a job as a weekend anchor/reporter at KRBC in Abilene.
Jacob earned a Lone Star Emmy for his work in “Then & Now: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy,” which covered the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
After two years at KRBC, the late nights were switched for early mornings at KSLA in Shreveport in 2015. After two years in North Louisiana, Jacob decided that it was time to head home. In April of 2017 he accepted a producer position.
Since then, he’s worked his way from producing behind the scenes to getting in front of the camera again.
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