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Kari Jacobs

President and General Manager
WVEC 13News Now
Norfolk, VA

Kari Jacobs was named President and General Manager at WVEC-TV, TEGNA’s ABC affiliate in Norfolk, VA in September 2014. She had been the Director of Sales for WVEC 13News Now since November 2011.


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Prior to joining TEGNA, Jacobs served as a local sales manager for Cox Media, local sales manager for WVEC and over eight years in the radio industry.

Jacobs is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Telecommunications. She completed her M.B.A. in May 2013 from Regent University. She serves on a variety of committees and boards including the Regent University’s Masters Advisory Board, The Nauticus Foundation and the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters’ Development Board. Jacobs has a true passion for the media industry and her big why’s: building businesses and building careers.

Jacobs and her husband, Chris, have one daughter, Kiersten. Their hobbies include skiing, boating, cooking and quality beach time.