Jake Shore covers criminal justice in Savannah and coastal Georgia for The Current, a nonprofit news outlet based in Savannah. Prior to joining The Current, Shore worked as a senior writer for The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette papers near Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, covering breaking news, crime, courts and police. He reported on the Murdaugh saga, police misconduct and crime trends, and did a series on the rise of drivers suspended for being unable to pay their back traffic tickets. The series won several South Carolina Press Association awards in 2021. Shore graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx, where he got his start in journalism working as a radio reporter for the NPR-affiliate station WFUV. He hails from sunny California and misses In-N-Out Burger. In his free time, Shore runs and likes to read fiction. He’s currently seeking recommendations for fantasy and sci-fi novels.
The Current is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization founded in 2020 to provide free in-depth watchdog journalism for Savannah and other coastal Georgia areas. This news organization holds the powerful to account, illuminates public threats and helps build a more engaged society built on trustworthy facts. Its governing board consists of local business and community leaders committed to solving inequality and improving lives.
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