WTMJ Anchor Mike Jacobs to Retire After 37 Years

By Mark Joyella 

Mike%20Jacobs%20HiResMilwaukee NBC affiliate WTMJ announced Wednesday evening that veteran anchor Mike Jacobs would retire at the end of May.

Jacobs is the longest-serving news anchor in the market, starting on the anchor desk at WTMJ back in 1977. “Mike is part of the fabric of this great community,” said Janet Hundley, WTMJ’s news director. “We want to take some time on the air to thank him and to give viewers a chance to look back at some of the stories Mike has covered…stories that have had a big impact on our lives.”

“It’s been a blessing to work for a great TV station for more than 37 years,” Jacobs said. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed witnessing history…in Milwaukee and around the world. It’s been a pleasure working with so many talented journalists, but it’s time to spend more time with my family. I’d like to thank our viewers for welcoming me into their homes. And I’d especially like to thank TODAY’S TMJ4 for allowing me to do something I truly love.”