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Jake Melder, VJ and Reporter

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Jake Melder is a recent transplant to the Treasure Valley.  He joined the On Your Side news team in August 2013. He came to Idaho from Jackson, Tennessee where he studied broadcast journalism at Union University.

Jake was very involved in college, founding a chapter of the National Broadcast Society at the school, starting the college news show “UNews,” and reporting and anchoring for the local newscast “Jackson 24-7.”

Born and raised in Minnesota, Jake loves that residents of the Gem State are so involved in outdoor activity.  He is excited to hike in the foothills, ski at Bogus Basin, and play a few rounds of disc golf at Ann Morrison Park.

He has a passion for telling the stories of people in the community. He welcomes comments and story ideas from the public.


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