Scott Jacobs has worked as a reporter, filmmaker, political advisor, and community advocate for four decades. He launched his career in 1972 as the urban affairs journalist for The Chicago Sun-Times, transitioning into video journalism after four years. As a documentary producer, he co-established the Center for New Television and Independent Programming Associates. His documentaries, showcased on PBS and A & E Television, feature titles like True Life Video Stories, Royko at The Goat, Those Grede Girls, and Saudi Arabia: A Complicated Ally. Using the pen name Stump Connolly, he humorously documented the 1996, 2004, and 2008 presidential runs in three books: STUMP, a Campaign Journal (1996); Talk's Cheap, Let's Race! (2004); and The Long Slog: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The White House, all of which are listed on Amazon.