Kenny Jacoby is the senior sports editor for the Daily Emerald, a reporting intern at the Eugene Weekly, a freelance reporter for the Register-Guard, a research assistant for journalism professor Seth Lewis and a self-employed freelance web scraper and data analyst. He spent two years as a computer and information science major at University of Oregon before switching his major to journalism.
Jacoby's work has garnered national attention: His investigation of Oregon football player Pharaoh Brown's alleged acts of violence won Investigative Reporters and Editors' (IRE) top award for student investigative reporting at a small school. The story was featured in USA TODAY's The Big Lead, Draft Wire, The Oregonian and Bleacher Report.
After the UO athletic department threatened to pull the Emerald's press credentials for his reporting, the university president opened an investigation to determine whether the athletic department violated school policies on free speech. The ensuing investigation was covered in The Register-Guard, Deadspin and Sports Illustrated.