Jake Swope

Houghton-Hancock Bureau Multimedia Journalist

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jswope@wluctv6.com

Houghton-Hancock Bureau Multimedia Journalist

Hometown: Pinckney, Michigan
School: Western Michigan University

Jake joined the TV6 team as the Multimedia Journalist for the Houghton-Hancock Bureau in May 2019, after graduating from Western Michigan University in December of 2018, with a B.A. in Film, Video, and Media Studies and a Minor in Writing.

Jake was a member of a handful of organizations throughout college, including becoming the Vice President of Western’s chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha, and won his university’s annual stand-up comedy competition “Last Bronco Standing” his senior year.

In his spare time, Jake likes to go out with friends, play video games, perform stand-up comedy, and watch movies, his favorite being "Sleepless in Seattle."

Jake spent his whole life living in the Lower Peninsula, but spent a lot of time camping in the U.P. as a kid, and is excited for the change of scenery.


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