Eric Jacobson

Eric Jacobson

The Coulee Region is home for Eric. He grew up in Westby, then graduated from UW-Madison with degrees in journalism and political science. While in college, Eric interned in sports here at News 8 as well as at our sister station WISC-TV in Madison. At WISC, Eric had the opportunity to cover the Badgers, Packers, as well as other sporting events in the region. He was also involved in UW-Madison's student radio station WSUM, where he hosted a radio program as well color commentary for Badger women's basketball.

Eric is very excited to make the switch to news department here at News 8. Send him story ideas at

Favorite song?
"Walking on a Dream" by Empire of the Sun

Do you have a personal motto or quote that inspires you?
"It doesn't cost anything to pay attention." I really believe a lot of succeeding in life comes from being a good listener.

What sports team are you a big fan of?
I'm a UW-Madison alum. I love the Badgers!

Do you have a hobby or collect anything special to you?
I really enjoy golfing in my spare time. Not that I'm any good or anything!

Favorite food?
Anybody that knows me knows that I love donuts!

What do you like about your job?
One really special aspect about this job is that every day is different. You walk in, and you just never know what's going to happen on any given day. It's exciting!

Pizza. Sausage, pepperoni or everything on it?
I'm just a pepperoni guy.

It's nice being so close to home! I come from a family of teachers. My sister, mother, and father have all been/are teachers around the area. I guess I just like being different? I'm blessed to have such a wonderful family, as well as a great girlfriend.