Jacob Deitz is an investigative reporter on the FNS staff.
- Name: Jacob Dietz
- Species: Human
- Gender: Male
- DOB: 234205.16
- Age: 50
- Birthplace: New York, Earth
- Height: 6’
- Weight: 212 lbs
- Hair: Gray
- Eyes: Hazel
- Skin Tone: Tanned
- Build: Stocky
- Scars/Features: Knife wounds from attempting to interview a Klingon
- Poses: Lumbering
- Voice: Deep, baritone
- Handedness: Right
- Likes: Conspiracy, Political Undercurrents, Mysteries
- Dislikes: Horseradish, wine snobs, aristocratic people
- Hobbies: fine arts, oil paintings, fine food, dining out on someone else’s dime, woodcarving
- Mental Problems/Phobias: Absolute focus to the point of excluding everything else
- Physical Limitations: Has a slight limp
- Orientation: Straight
- Religion: None
- Home: Wherever the story takes him
Education & Career
Jacob Deitz was born to New York City Editor Howard Deitz and Socialite Helen Fitzgerald. Originally he wanted to become an oil painter, but found a lack of support due to his blunt, in your face style his original painting works displayed. Called the laughing stock of oil painters, Jacob abandoned his love and turned toward his father’s career in the field of journalism, switching careers in the middle of college and finished his degree in Journalism.
He first started with the smut news feed, Federation Star, ferreting out the things the so-called ‘elite’ didn’t want made known to the public. He made notoriety by reporting the other side of a prominent Federation Council member who resigned at the end of Deitz’ expose, which made Deitz unfavorable and somewhat unscrupulous when it came to the stories he preferred to pursue. A career path that landed him on the wrong side of the Klingons went he attempted for an exclusive regarding the treatment of prisoners and was knifed, nearly getting himself killed in the process.
After that incident, Jacob toned himself down and realized he wanted to be better than a hack reporter. A series of articles on the situation in Hell’s Kitchen led to better offers, and the investigation into a string of robberies helped gain a more realistic, if not somewhat gritty seasoned reporter on the crime and political beat. Jacob found he liked this kind of writing better, and kept working on his craft.
Working as an independent reporter for most of his life, Jacob finally landed a position on the FNS, where he continues to do what he does best: investigate and report.