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Jim Jacoby, Director of Studio Production, Cronkite School and Arizona PBS

Email: jim.jacoby@asu.edu
Office: Room 612B
Phone: 602.496.7313

Curriculum Vitae

Television Newscast Production, JMC 475
Cronkite News, MCO 570
Videography, JMC 345

Jim Jacoby is the television production manager for Cronkite News, and lecturer at the Cronkite School, where he instructs and supervises students for the school’s award-winning student-produced newscast. An experienced, Emmy award-winning video editor and director himself, Jacoby brings 20-plus years of television production experience to Cronkite.

During his tenure at the school, Jacoby has won numerous national Broadcast Education Awards for his tribute videos for Walter Cronkite Award recipients Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer and Bob Costas.

Prior to joining the faculty of the Cronkite School, he worked for eight years as an editor and director at KAET/Eight, the Phoenix PBS affiliate. While at KAET, Jacoby also was a faculty associate and taught television studio and field production. Before his tenure at KAET, he was a television newscast director at KPHO-TV, the Phoenix CBS affiliate, and a member of the production team at KTVK-TV, Phoenix. In addition to his Cronkite School duties, Jacoby works as a freelance editor for the Arizona Cardinals as well as several local production companies.

He is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.