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Jacob Aere

Freelance Reporter

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As reporter, Jacob Aere covers a wide range of topics including politics, sports, and breaking news events. He is also an adept play-by-play broadcaster and radio host with three years experience writing, hosting and producing.

During his college years, he led a team of 10 volunteers to collectively create a national award-winning sports radio program called Thunderbird Eye on CiTR 101.9 FM. While at The Coast News Group, he reported on politics, arts and culture, education, and breaking news while learning photojournalism and managing the company's social media accounts.

Jacob’s work has been recognized for multiple San Diego Press Club awards in politics and sports. While he was born in Vancouver, Canada, Jacob grew up in San Diego and is bilingual in English and Spanish. He is a graduate from the University of British Columbia and uses his degree to incorporate data visualizations into news stories.

Recent Stories by Jacob Aere

A man walks by a COVID-19 testing sign at UC Sa...

UC San Diego Begins Fall Term With COVID-19 Precautions

Sept. 28
By Jacob Aere

UCSD began its fall quarter Monday with extensive safety precautions in place to protect students and faculty from the spread of COVID-19.

San Diego State mascot the Aztec Warrior comes ...

Aztecs, Mountain West Eye Fall Start Of Football Season

Sept. 25
By Jacob Aere

The Mountain West Conference announced Thursday that its 2020 football season will get underway Oct. 24.

A sign lays on the ground with its message in o...

Airbnb, Hosts Oppose San Diego's Short-Term Rental Deal

Sept. 24
By Jacob Aere

San Diego will discuss a new proposal on short term rentals next month, but Airbnb says it wasn't included in the discussion.

A sign for Tailgate Park parking in Downtown Sa...

Faulconer Says Padres Are Winner of Tailgate Park Development

Sept. 23
By City News Service, Jacob Aere

Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Wednesday that the Padres Development Team has won the competitive bidding process to transform a four-block parking lot sometimes known as Tailgate Park into a mixed-use destination called East Village Quarter.

A National City paramedic greets people waiting...

To Head Off Twin Pandemic, National City Offers Free Flu Shots

Sept. 22
By Jacob Aere

The South Bay has been especially hard hit by COVID-19, and health officials also worry about the potential for a serious flu outbreak.

A sign to ward off scammers and unlicensed cont...

District Attorney Warns Valley Fire Victims Of Scammers

Sept. 18
By Jacob Aere

San Diego County's District Attorney is warning residents affected by the Valley Fire to watch out for scams and solicitations by unlicensed contractors.

A playground is unused and closed due to the CO...

Lawmakers Push For Statewide Reopening Of Playgrounds

Sept. 17
By Jacob Aere

Lawmakers across California are pushing Gov. Gavin Newsom to reopen playgrounds in the state.

A painting by artist Mischelle Salvant on displ...

Encinitas4Equality Strive To Empower Black Community In North County

Sept. 15
By Jacob Aere

Encinitas4Equality has opened its doors in North County to give Black vendors space for their businesses and offer programs for underprivileged youth.

A pedestrian in a mask walks by Petco Park in D...

Petco Park To Serve As Neutral MLB Playoff Site

Sept. 15
By City News Service, Jacob Aere

Petco Park will play host to a pair of American League playoff series next month under a schedule announced Tuesday that will culminate with Major League Baseball's first neutral-site World Series, played in Arlington, Texas.

A woman checking in at a new COVID-19 testing a...

New COVID-19 Testing Site Opens In Downtown San Diego

Sept. 13
By City News Service, Jacob Aere

A comprehensive outreach strategy to expand testing access for Latino residents and other communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic kicks off Monday in downtown San Diego.

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Mayor Signs Exec Order Allowing Gyms, Churches, Salons To Expand Outdoors

July 20
By City News Service

The order comes a week after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that all indoor operations would be shuttered at a wide variety of recently reopened businesses due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.