Jeremy Jojola has been a journalist since he spent the night at homeless shelter for his high school newspaper in 1996. 22 years later, Jeremy continues to report the news, this time in the investigative at 9NEWS in Denver.
Jeremy first found his passion for television news at age 17 when he asked for a job while on a class field trip to KRNV-TV (NBC) in Reno, Nevada. He was hired to run tape decks and studio cameras during the morning and evening newscasts. Between the morning and evening newscasts, Jeremy would go to high school and write for the high school newspaper. The long days paid off for an early professional start in the field of journalism.
At age 20, while a sophomore in college at New Mexico State University, Jeremy landed a weekend reporting gig at KTSM-TV in El Paso, TX where he often crossed into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to report on border issues such as water, economics and violence involving drug cartels.
After graduating with a degree in journalism, Jeremy landed a job at KOB-TV (NBC) in Albuquerque, NM where he honed his breaking news skills, worked on the anchor set and began investigative reporting. It was in Albuquerque where Jeremy won his first Emmy for a report on illegal dumping. He was also named best reporter by the New Mexico Broadcasters Association.
In 2011, Jeremy came to Denver to work at 9NEWS. He has since exposed bad businesses, the waste of tax dollars, and the abuse of government power. Some of his notable investigations include Citation Nation, in which he exposed small Colorado towns that ticket drivers for revenue. In a report called The Library in Crisis, Jeremy captured drug use and drug deals with a hidden camera at Denver’s main library.
Jeremy has garnered numerous awards over his career, which include 14 regional Emmys and a nomination for a national Emmy for best regional investigative reporting. Jeremy has also been named “Best Specialty Reporter” by the Colorado Broadcasters Association.
When he is not working, Jeremy is often with his wife and dog at local parks or volunteering as a mentor with the Denver Urban Scholars.