Jake Rinehart

Jake Rinehart

Digital Content Producer

Mankato, MN

Hometown -- St. Peter, Minnesota, by way of Farmington, Minnesota.

Alma Mater -- Minnesota State University, Mankato

-- What's your favorite part of your job?

I love that I am able to combine my business expertise into my work on a daily basis.

-- What's your dream story?

I don’t have a dream story, although I have been told to write an auto-biography on multiple occasions.

-- What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I had always wanted to be a businessman growing up. I have always admired the “Dapper Don” way of dressing and growing a business.

-- What got you interested in (news, sports, weather)?

I have always been a natural born competitor, so it makes sense that I got into sports at an early age. When I had to stop playing sports due to genetic health complications, I got really into news because I always enjoyed the feeling of being the first to report a story because of the competitiveness, which was similar to the feeling I got from playing sports. I hope to bring my Bulldog mentality and work-ethic of outperforming my competition to KEYC News 12 for years to come.

-- Favorite Book?

I am a big fan of the Calvin & Hobbes comic books. They remind me of a simpler time in my life. In fact, I still have the first Calvin & Hobbes book that I purchased at my First Grade Scholastic Book Fair.

-- Have you been told you look like someone famous?

People tend to tell me that I look a lot like Eminem. I’m still waiting for the day that people say Eminem looks like me.

-- If you could spend a week anywhere, where would you go?

I would go to Italy and purchase a plot of land and begin preparations on my future estate.

-- If you had access to a time machine, where and when would you go?

I would go to the early 20th Century because I'm always being reminded that I was born 100 years too late.


  • Washington Journalism and Media Conference Alum (2014)


  • Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2019

Recent Articles by Jake

  Southern Minnesota Sheriff’s Departments experience 911 outage Tuesday

Stolen “Desert Big Horn” statue located

  Backpack Food Program aims to fill weekend feeding gap for local kids

Iowa man faces felony charge in Faribault County

  Mankato man faces 11 felony drug-related charges

  Traffic changes to note for the Minnesota Air Spectacular

  Hy-Vee coming to St. Peter

Upgraded traffic signals will provide improved traffic operations in St. Peter

Salvation Army Mobile Outreach Meals Program provides children with food for the summer

Magazine recognizes local doctors as community caregivers

  CADA Shelter seeking supplies to engage children and adults during the summer

  MSU Mankato searching for host families for incoming Japanese students

  Coaching Seminar Encourages Youth Involvement

  Market Offers Local Goods, Encourages Artistic Community

  Mankato Golf Club Open To Public During Memorial Day Weekend