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Job Experience

  • Scripps Washington Bureau Investigative Reporting Fellow (Summer 2018 to present)

  • The Palm Beach Post Data reporting intern (Spring 2018)

  • NBC 7 Investigates Dow Jones News Fund data journalism intern (Summer 2017)

  • Daily Emerald Sports editor and reporter (September 2014 to June 2017)

  • Eugene Weekly Reporting intern (February to June 2017)

  • UO School of Journalism and Communication Research assistant for professor Seth Lewis (January to December 2017)

  • Comcast SportsNet Bay Area News intern (Summer 2016)

Freelance Reporting

  • Sports Illustrated Wrote two investigative stories on University of Oregon's cover-up of a rape allegation against a basketball player

  • The Oregonian Chronicled a high school student's trials after reporting sexual harassment by his basketball teammates.

  • Bridge Magazine Built computer programs to scrape data on Detroit judges jailing defendants for unpaid traffic fines

  • UO School of Journalism and Communication Scraped, analyzed and fact-checked data for investigative projects

  • New Mexico In-Depth Helped write computer programs to scrape data

  • The Register-Guard Covered roughly a dozen high school sporting events

  • Eugene Weekly Wrote investigative, news feature and data stories

  • San Jose Mercury News Covered a Pac-12 college football game

Kenny Jacoby is a reporter from Fremont, California, specializing in data and investigative journalism. Currently he’s an investigative reporting fellow for the Scripps Washington Bureau, where he works on investigative documentaries.

Kenny's reporting as a student at University of Oregon earned him the 2017 Hearst Award and the 2016 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) student award. For Sports Illustrated, he unearthed how university officials failed to investigate an allegation of rape against a new Ducks basketball player, Kavell Bigby-Williams. He also uncovered a pattern of violent behavior by star Oregon football player Pharaoh Brown, including instigating fights with two of his teammates and a police investigation for strangulation, to which university and athletics officials never took disciplinary action.

Kenny’s computer programming and data analysis skills have helped him reveal stories hiding in plain sight. For The Palm Beach Post, he showed how the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office didn’t arrest a single suspect and did not investigate at least half of new leads produced from recently tested rape kits. His analysis of municipal court records confirmed the open secret that police in Eugene, Oregon, disproportionately policed the homeless population. His web-scraping programs helped expose the financial impact of jailing citizens for unpaid traffic fines in Detroit and how softening the restaurant inspection grading rubric in San Diego resulted in 99 percent of inspections receiving in ‘A’ letter grades.

Kenny's stories have been featured in The Washington Post, USA Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Oregonian, The Times-Picayune, The Advocate, The Register-Guard, Willamette Week, NBC Sports, FOX Sports, Deadspin, Bleacher Report and other outlets.