Jakob Rodgers

Nonprofit and health reporter

Jakob Rodgers joined The Gazette in April 2010, affording him the chance to work for his hometown newspaper. He spent time on the crime and military beats before reporting on the public safety net -- a wide-ranging beat encompassing social services, public health and nonprofit organizations.

"Trust me, I'm extremely concerned," said Penrose-St. Francis Health Services President and CEO Margaret Sabin of congressional Republicans' proposal to transform the nation's health care. "I want to be honest about that. I'm extremely concerned." (Carol Lawrence, Gazette file)
Brothers Graeme Fair, 4, and Korbyn Fair, 5, hold a sign during a protest outside The Gazette Monday, March 20, 2017. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Over 100 people attended a Colorado Springs town hall meeting with Sen. Michael Bennet Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Tesla Education Center. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Michael Hagiwara, RN was among those who received "Spirit of the Springs" awards Tuesday, January 12, 2016, for their actions during the Planned Parenthood shootings in November. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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A circular wall at Compassion International in Colorado Springs shows host counties and countries being helped by Compassion's mission. Photographed Monday June 24, 2013. Carol Lawrence,The Gazette
Springs Echo publisher Raven Canon cradles copies the first edition of the new newspaper Friday, December 30, 2016 at the offices of Catholic Charities. The newspaper will be distributed beginning January 1, 2017. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette