Jacob Russo

Sports Director
Jacob Russo

Jacob Russo joined 12 Sports as the Sports Director in July 2021. Jacob comes to the Southern Tier from KCAU in Sioux City, Iowa, where he worked for three years as the Weekend Sports Anchor and Sports MMJ. Before Sioux City, Jacob graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Media Communications and a degree in English.

While in Iowa and the surrounding tri-state area of Nebraska and South Dakota, Jacob covered the Iowa Hawkeyes, Iowa State Cyclones, and Nebraska Cornhuskers; as well as the Morningside College Mustangs, the back-to-back NAIA Football Champions. He also covered multiple high school championship games in all sorts of sports, and he's excited to see what the Southern Tier has to offer!

As a Tampa Bay native, Jacob is a huge fan of the Rays, Lightning, and Buccaneers, as well as his alma mater of Florida State. He loves video games, all things sports, his dog: Phoebe, and his cat: Simon. After three years in the Midwest, Jacob is excited to be back in the Eastern Time Zone, and hopes to bring a fun energy to his sportscasts every single night.

Have a story idea or any questions? You can email Jacob at jrusso@wbng.com.