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Jake Brend

Sports Reporter/Anchor
Credit: WOi-TV

Jake joined the Local 5 team in August of 2022 after working at WHO 13 in Des Moines.

Jake is a local guy, growing up in Indianola and attending Simpson College majoring in Sport Communications and Sport Administration. Jake played collegiate tennis, but retired after three years to take his talents to Local 5.

Since he was a kid, Jake always enjoyed watching sports more than playing, dreaming of one day being a TV commentator. In middle school, he got his start as a PA announcer for youth football games.

In his free time, Jake loves attending church, hanging out with friends and family, playing golf and tennis, along with watching sports, and supporting local businesses.

If you have a story idea for Jake, send him an email: jbrend@weareiowa.com

Connect with Jake on Twitter!

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