Jacob Burbrink

Digital Investigative Reporter and Producer

Jacob Burbrink reports on crimeconsumer reports and many other topics across central Indiana.

Contact: jburbrink@fox59.com

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I joined FOX59 in October of 2019 as a digital producer after moving from Fort Wayne. I have a passion for data and started helping the station’s efforts for data visualization and mapping from the onset.

In 2021, I had the opportunity to increase my efforts in data reporting, taking on a position as a Digital Investigative Reporter and Producer. While you may not see a lot of the work I do, you can see the impact it makes in the station’s coverage that involves data.

I started the station’s crime mapping project in June 2021 amid a record surge of homicides in Indianapolis. The analysis work that has gone into that project has helped contribute to two regional Murrow awards for the station.

This drive for justice also comes across in my crime reports. I also have a drive for consumer news and am always on the lookout for things that impact consumers, including product recalls and alerts.

On the personal side, I married my wife in 2020, right before the pandemic took off. Since getting married, we have bought a house, adopted a dog, and had our first child. I look forward to growing with my family in the Indianapolis area.

If you have a tip for some data to dig into or something that needs to be investigated, send me a message at jburbrink@fox59.com.

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