Brad Jacobs

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Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Brad Jacobs

Inducted 2007

He began his career as a television news photographer shooting still photos and 16 mm movie film.  Today the equipment has changed, but Bradley R. Jacobs is still going strong.

Jacobs spent two years in Duluth at KDAL TV before joining KSTP TV in 1957.  He has a nose for news and a knack for getting to breaking news quickly, not just in the Twin Cities, but all over the world.  He visited the Middle East with Bob Ryan to cover the 1967 Egyptian/Israeli conflict, shooting daily news reports and two half-hour documentaries.  He spent two years traveling across the United States and Canada bringing viewers the latest news of advances in medicine.  Closer to home, he got exclusive footage of Mikhail Gorbachev’s 1989 visit to Minnesota, and was first on the scene at the capture of the “Fishing Hat Bandit” in 2005.  He won an Emmy Award for his coverage of an explosion in St. Paul in 1993, with his camera already rolling as the emergency crews arrived.  Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Bob Hope, Roy Rogers, the Lennon Sisters, Andy Williams, and Phyllis Diller are just a few of the celebrities his camera has captured over the years.  One of the nation’s outstanding photojournalists, he is a true pioneer whose work helped define his profession.