President and General Manager
10 Tampa Bay, TEGNA
St. Petersburg, FL
Kari Jacobs serves as the president and general manager of WTSP, the TEGNA CBS affiliate in Tampa, Fla. Prior to her role in Tampa, Jacobs held the same role at TEGNA’s WVEC in Norfolk, Virginia. Her background includes various other roles in the broadcasting industry including director of sales (WVEC), local sales manager (WVEC and Cox Media), plus additional years in radio in the Norfolk market.
A native of Huntington, W.Va., Jacobs holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Telecommunications from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Regent University. Additionally, she attended the NAB Executive Leadership Development Program and completed the Virginia Association of Broadcasters Best of the Best curriculum.
In her spare time, Jacobs, her husband Chris, daughter Kiersten and their yellow lab enjoy time on the water, on the slopes and ideally all with friends and family nearby.