Avery Jacobs joined the WALB news team in March 2021. He will serve as a multimedia journalist and fill-in sports anchor, after spending one season with the Los Angeles Rams communications department. Like any other kid, growing up in Tampa, Fla., Avery had no idea that his love for sports would one day parlay into a professional journalism career. Before moving to Albany, Avery got his first opportunity covering the Florida State Seminoles as a correspondent for the Orlando Sentinel newspaper. He held that position while still pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism. Avery graduated cum laude from Florida A&M University in 2019. While there, he served as the sports editor of the school’s newspaper, program director of the school’s radio station and sports director of the school’s television station. Before leaving FAMU, Avery would go on to intern with ESPN. He’s a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists and a devoted brother of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., where he served as both president and vice president to the Alpha Xi Chapter. When he’s away from work, Avery enjoys reading biography books, buying new suits, working out and drawing up scouting reports on college athletes.