RTDNF names 2017 Oldfield Fellow

November 10, 2017 10:45

Jacob Faber, video producer, 1st Infantry Division

Faber currently serves as a video producer for the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, where he tells the stories of soldiers and other service members in the United States Army. A 2013 graduate of Pittsburg State University in Kansas, Faber has previously worked as an on-air sports anchor and reporter for KOAM/Fox-14 Television and has been recognized numerous times by the Kansas Press Association and Kansas Association of Broadcasters for his work.

On covering military issues, he says, "I knew that this job would give me an opportunity to do something I truly love, and that’s tell impactful, meaningful stories through a visual medium. During my short two-year career here at the 1st ID, I have had to opportunity to produce feature stories that show how much more soldiers and service members are than just men and women in a uniform. Working with soldiers that have competed in the All-Army marathon, saved lives, and represented their division on a national stage has been a truly unique experience."

Watch some of his stories: Find Jake on LinkedIn.

Established by the RTDNF Board of Trustees in honor of Vada and Col. Barney Oldfield. Barney and Vada served in WWII and both had illustrious military careers. Barney's long and impressive career included a stint as a Hollywood studio publicist, WWII Army and post-war Air Force public relations officer, author, and lecturer. Col. Oldfield was also a businessman and philanthropist who founded over 40 private foundations including RTDNF. This fellowship is awarded to a reporter or producer in radio or television news engaged covering national defense and security. In addition to the $1,000 award, winners are invited to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference.

Meet all the 2017 RTDNF Scholarship &Fellowship winners.
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