Jeff Jacobsen started at Kansas Athletics in September, 1997 and serves as the staff photographer. His main responsibility is taking photos of all Kansas sports and activities. He is responsible for the photography display and photo galleries for kuathletics.com
Before coming to KU, Jacobsen was a staff photographer for the Topeka Capital Journal from 1969-1979 and the Arizona Republic (1979-1983). He then spent 13 years as the chief photographer, director of photography and managing editor for the Topeka Capital Journal (1983-1996). The winner of many national awards, Jacobsen served on the staffs of many national sports photography workshops.
Jacobsen, who was born in Lincoln, Neb., attended Topeka (Kan.) High School. He graduated from Washburn in December of 1975. Jacobsen was named the 2013 Alumni Fellow for the College of Arts and Science at Washburn University.
Jacobsen and his wife Laura, an academic advisor for Kansas Athletics, live in Topeka. Jacobsen has two adult daughters, Julie and Kelly. Julie Phillips is married to husband Tim Phillips and has a son, Jake. Jacobsen enjoys cycling, running, kayaking, travel and writing.