Jake Chapman is joining KIRO7 News all the way from East Tennessee! His career has taken him throughout the Southeast of the United States. He got his start at FOX13 in Memphis, TN as a part time production assistant. He slowly worked his way up to full time, then became a photographer to get out into the field. From day one, he fell in love with news gathering. His next stop took him to the NBC affiliate, WRCB-TV, in Chattanooga, TN, where he went from news photographer to reporter within a year. After 3 years there, he found himself as a lead nightside reporter at CBS42 in Birmingham, Ala; reporting on the ongoing pandemic, state politics, and sports dominating the headlines. He’s eager to be out in the Pacific Northwest, sharing the stories that matter most to the community. And while he has a passion for news, he’s always easy to chat with about any sport out there. Especially college football!