NWA Station Hires New Sports Head
KHBS/KHOG Press Release Mike Jacques joins KHBS/KHOG-TV (Channels 40 and 29) as Sports Director/Anchor and Reporter June 27th. Jacques will anchor and report on 40/29 News at 6 and 10pm and online at 4029tv.com.
Jacques brings 10-plus years of college and high school sports reporting talent to 40/29 News - most recently serving as a reporter for the University of Wisconsin Badger Sports Report, featured on several network affiliates and the Big 10 Network.
“Mike’s passion for local college and high school sports will be a great asset,” said 40/29 News Director Dawn Dugle. “He’s a unique story teller and we look forward to him reporting on the Razorbacks, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and the outdoor sports our area is known for.” “Mike shows viewers the human side of sports, not just the scores and stats,” added KHBS/KHOG-TV President and General Manager Brian Sather. “I’m convinced that will resonate with our viewers.”
Known to viewers as “Jocko”, Jacques served as Sports Director in Wausau, Wisconsin at WSAW-TV where he became an award winning journalist for his work on "The Highlight Zone", a Friday night high school sports program. Jacques has also reported and produced sports for WMTV-TV in Madison and WISN-TV in Milwaukee.
Jacques is a recent graduate from the University of Phoenix where he received his Master’s degree in Business Administration, while previously he gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.