Jake Wasikowski joined KMTV 3 News Now as the Senior Reporter in September 2012. He’s excited to be back in his hometown of Omaha, and finds it surreal working at a place just down the road from where he grew up. Jake recently spent about 2 years at another TV station in the Omaha market.
Previously, he spent nearly three years at KSBI in Oklahoma City, where he worked as an anchor/reporter and covered many major court cases. While there, he also hosted a Pre & Post-game Show for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Being there from the initial announcement of the NBA team, to unveiling the team’s name and logo, as well as covering Game 6 of the 2010 NBA Playoffs vs. the Los Angeles Lakers were some of the highlights.
Jake also worked as the Weekend Anchor/Reporter at NTV (KHGI) in Kearney for four years. While in Central Nebraska, he earned multiple Nebraska Associated Press Broadcast Awards in the Investigative & Agriculture categories.
He graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Coming back to Omaha is something Jake has looked forward to for a while. He grew up in the metro, and is a graduate of Ralston High School. Being able to tell the stories of the community which has been such a large part of his life is something he expects to be very rewarding.
Jake enjoys spending time with his wife Tara, his young son Cade, and his Jack Russell Terrier named Sonny. When not at work Jake enjoys running, playing sports, singing karaoke, and wearing anything that has a Lacoste alligator on it!