Jake Stofan joined Action News Jax in January 2022. Jake is a graduate of the University of North Florida and a Northeast Florida local, who attended K-12 in Fleming Island.
Before joining the team, Jake started his career with a year-long stint at KVRR in Fargo, North Dakota. Most recently, he spent the past five years working with Capitol News Service, providing daily coverage on the happenings at the State Capitol in Tallahassee to seven television markets throughout Florida, including Jacksonville.
There, he covered the final year of the Rick Scott administration, the March for Our Lives following the Parkland shooting, the 2018 Gubernatorial Election and Governor Ron DeSantis’ first term in office.
Jake is ecstatic to be back in his home town serving the community that shaped him. A political junkie at heart, Jake hopes to put his experience with the Florida Legislature to good use in his new role.
Jake lives with his fiancé Chloe and their rescue dog Pinky.
JSO announced a man has been arrested on at least 17 charges including manslaughter tied to drug dealing, illegal possession of firearms, and assault on Tuesday. That manslaughter charge is tied to an overdose death this summer.