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.
After the Parkland shooting, Florida became one of just two GOP-led states to enact a red flag law, which allows for the confiscation of firearms from a person if they’re deemed to be a threat to themselves or others.
As the families of the 21 victims killed in Uvalde, Texas, struggle to cope with the loss of their loved ones, the tragedy is being felt in communities around the country that have experienced similar acts of violence, including in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people lost their lives in a 2018 school shooting.