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INBA Board Member Moves Home

 It's a homecoming for former INBA Board Member Jacob Long, who has accepted a new job at KSDK-TV in St. Louis.  Long grew up in nearby Granite City, and still has his mom and other relatives in the area.  For the past two and a half years, he's been an MMJ at FirstCoast News in Jacksonville, Florida, which is another Gannett-owned station.  He has covered a number of high profile cases, including the trial and retrial of Michael Dunn, accused of fatally shooting a black teenager, and the separation of conjoined twins.  He's also been an anchor and has often worked on the desk with his friend Lindsey Boetsch, another former INBAer.  
  With the INBA, Long was a board member, and chaired the 2010 Fall Convention in Bloomington.  He's also a two-time INBA scholarship winner (2008, 2009).  Long is a graduate of Illinois State University, and covered the Obama Inauguration for the university's TV-10 program.  His first job after graduation was at WMBD-TV in Peoria where he was the Bloomington Bureau Reporter, and then the weekend anchor and producer.
  At KSDK, he will work with another ISU alum, Jaymee Toler, who moved to a producing job in June.  He will also be back in the same market with another fellow Redbird, and former WMBD-TV co-worker, Noah Brooks, who is a photographer at KMOV-TV.