Amy Jacobson Biography|Progfile
Amy Jacobson is a skilled American journalist who was a general assignment reporter for WMAQ-TV, the NBC television affiliate in Chicago, from 1996 to 2007, when she lost her job as part of a scandal involving a rival Chicago TV station’s news cameras capturing footage of Jacobson clad in a two-piece bathing suit with her children at the home of the husband of a missing woman. Jacobson enrolled at John Hersey High School where she graduated in 1987.
Amy Jacobson Age
How old is Jacobson? She is 53 years old as of 2023. Jacobson was born on 11 November 1969 in Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States. She celebrates her birthday on November 11 every year.
Amy Jacobson Education
Jacobson enrolled at John Hersey High School where she graduated in 1987. She then graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and film in 1991. She was the Sigma Chi sweetheart in 1989.
Amy Jacobson Height|Weight
Jacobson stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 60kgs
Amy Jacobson Family
She was born in the united state, however, she has not revealed information regarding her family members.
Amy Jacobson Husband|Married
Jacobson is happily married to Jaime Anglada. The couple got married in 2002.
Amy Jacobson Children
Jacobson and her husband are blessed with two children, hence she has not disclosed information about whether she has children or not.
Amy Jacobson Career
Prior to joining WMAQ-TV, she worked at WJBK-TV in Detroit. She also worked at the ABC Affiliate KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas, where duties included general assignment reporter, assignment editor, and substitute producer/anchor. Jacobson also worked at KOLD-TV in Tucson, Ariz., where she was a morning anchor/producer, general assignment reporter, and photographer/editor.
She began working at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, Minnesota as a morning anchor/producer and general assignment reporter in 1992. Jacobson started out with an internship at KGAN-TV based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In addition, she has also appeared on the Today show four times.
Jacobson lost her job as part of a scandal involving a rival Chicago TV station’s news cameras capturing footage of Jacobson clad in a two-piece bathing suit with her children at the home of the husband of a missing woman. She was a general assignment reporter for WMAQ-TV, the NBC television affiliate in Chicago, from 1996 to 2007.
Amy Jacobson After WMAQ-TV
Jacobson made frequent guest appearances on “Livin’ Large with Geoff Pinkus” on WIND (AM) and worked as a traffic and news reporter for WLS (AM) from 2008 to 2010, beginning on the Roe Conn Show, and then moving to The Mancow and Cassidy show after leaving WMAQ-Tv. On March 24, 2010, she became co-host with Big John Howell on WIND (AM).
The season 18 episode of Law & Order entitled “Submission,” which aired on March 12, 2008, creatively borrowed from events pertaining to the Jacobson story.
Amy Jacobson Stebic Controversy
A videotape of Amy Jacobson (which was on YouTube, but later removed), clad in a two-piece bathing suit, and her children at the home of Craig Stebic, husband of Lisa Stebic, a missing woman, was made public by WBBM-TV, the local CBS affiliate on July 6, 2007. Amy had been covering the story of Lisa Stebic’s unexplained disappearance.
Additionally, on July 10, 2007, she and WMAQ-TV negotiated her exit, following an investigation by the station. The Chicago Sun-Times reported “On Monday, Jacobson filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against CBS-owned WBBM-TV-Channel 2 for airing the tape of her at the home of Craig Stebic, the southwest suburban Plainfield man whose estranged wife, Lisa, has been missing since April 2007” on July 7, 2008,
On July 5, 2013, that lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice after the court ruled Jacobson failed to show CBS fabricated unfavorable content about her. The judge found that the critical comments and other material in the CBS piece were “constitutionally protected expressions of opinion,” or based on facts. Jacobson’s attorney indicated that she would appeal the dismissal of the lawsuit.
Amy Jacobson Salary|Net Worth
She has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earned from her broadcasting career.
Amy Jacobson Social Media Platforms
Jacobson is very active on social media platforms and has over 34.5k followers on Twitter, 500 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.