Jacobs has served as assistant news director at the Portland NBC-affiliate for over a decade.
KGW president and general manager DJ Wilson confirmed the promotion to TVSpy this week. An official announcement is expected soon.
Jacobs succeeds Rod Gramer, who left KGW this summer after 13 years as the station’s news director to become vice president and general manager at Bay News 9 in Tampa. Before joining KGW, Jacobs worked as a producer at Portland CBS-affiliate KOIN. He has been KGW’s acting news director for the past few months.