Jake Iversen grew up on Whidbey Island, Washington which is an island about 30 miles north of Seattle. He is the second child of four with an older brother and two sisters. After graduating from South Whidbey High School Jake heard the call of the Midwest and moved to South Dakota to attend the University of Sioux Falls. It was there that Jake took his first steps into broadcasting starting as a radio host for the school station 94.5 KCFS. Radio then opened the door to the school's weekly news program USF College Week where he spent 3 years reporting and 2 years as an anchor.
Jake started as a sports intern for KSFY News in the summer of 2008, since then he has had a variety of jobs in house ranging from Weather Producer to Photojournalist. Jake became a reporter in 2009 and helped cover historic stories like the Missouri River Flood and the trials of Eric Robert and Rodney Berget.
Starting in the fall of 2012 Jake will begin his newest adventure as the Avera Medical Minute Reporter. KSFY's Nancy Naeve Brown left some big shoes to fill, but Jake is more than ready to try them on. These stories highlight advances in medicine, medical miracles, and show how the Avera Medical Group is improving care for patients across the Midwest.
In his spare time Jake loves playing disc golf, spending time with friends and family, and keeping up with the University of Washington sports, Go Dawgs!
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