Walter Jacobson Biography|Profile
Walter Jacobson is a former Chicago television news personality and a current Chicago radio news personality, current Chicago radio news personality. He currently provides opinion segments for WGN Radio AM 720.
Walter Jacobson Age
How old is Jacobson? He is 85 years old as of 2023. Jacobson was born on July 28, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois, US. He celebrates his birthday on July 28 every year.
Walter Jacobson Education
Jacobson attended New Trier High School (Class of 1955) and received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Grinnell College in 1959 and his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York.
Walter Jacobson Height|Weight
He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Walter Jacobson Family
Jacobson was born at Michael Reese Hospital on Chicago’s South Side to insurance agents Sam Jacobson and Anne Jacobson.
Walter Jacobson Wife|Married
Jacobson has been married three times. He first married Lynn Straus, in 1960 his college sweetheart. The couple divorced in the 1970s after having two children together, Peter (born March 24, 1965) and Wendy (born July 1963). In 1982, Jacobson married Diane Dybsky, a former schoolteacher. They later divorced, after having two daughters, Julia and Genevieve. In March 1995. In March 1995, Jacobson married advertising executive Susan G. “Susie” Jacobson. who later died in 2019.
Walter Jacobson Children
Jacobson is a father of four children, hence he has not disclosed information regarding his children. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Walter Jacobson Son
Jacobson’s son, Peter Jacobson, is an actor who has appeared in the television programs Will & Grace, Law & Order, and House and films like Good Night, Good Luck, Transformers, and Failure to Launch.
Walter Jacobson WGN
Jacobson is a former Chicago television news personality and a current Chicago radio news personality. He currently provides opinion segments for WGN Radio AM 720. From 2010 until 2013, he was an anchor of the 6 p.m. news on WBBM-TV in Chicago, where he also worked from 1973 until 1993. From 1993 until 2006, he was a principal anchor on WFLD-TV’s FOX News at 9 and the host of FOX Chicago Perspective, one-hour news and political show that aired Sunday mornings on WFLD.
He started his career at Chicago’s City News Bureau, later joining the Chicago bureau of United Press International. He then joined the reporting staff of the Chicago American newspaper, where he was the legman for legendary columnist Jack Mabley.
Jacobson began working as a commentator at WLS-AM radio in Chicago, airing his “Perspective” commentaries every morning at 9:56 a.m. during John Kass’ show in September 2013, The job is the first time Jacobson ever has worked in radio.
Walter Jacobson Career
In 1963, Jacobson left the Chicago American to join WBBM-TV as a news writer and was promoted to be a full-time reporter in 1968. He became WBBM’s political editor in 1970. In 1971, Jacobson was fired by WBBM-TV, and he moved over to WMAQ for two years. In March 1973, he returned to WBBM as an investigative reporter and anchor, co-anchoring the 10 p.m. news for much of the next 16 years with Bill Kurtis. Kurtis and Jacobson is a legendary anchor team in Chicago and from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s, the team enjoyed unprecedented rating dominance. Kurtis left for three years in 1982 to go to CBS News in New York, and WBBM fell out of first place four years later. Jacobson left for WFLD in 1993 after a dispute with WBBM’s management. The station slipped into the last place two years later.
In addition, he joined WFLD in 1993 as the station’s principal male news anchor, co-anchoring the station’s signature 9 p.m. newscast with Robin Robinson. At WFLD, Jacobson was the most popular of the station’s news personalities, such as Robin Robinson, Tamron Hall, Byron Harlan, Nancy Pender, and Corey McPherrin. Largely because of his influence, WFLD’s newscasts have less of a tabloid feel than other FOX stations. However, they are much flashier than the other newscasts in Chicago, especially compared to WBBM during Jacobson’s time there.
Walter Jacobson Salary|Net Worth
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
Walter Jacobson Social Media Platforms
Jacobson is very active on social media platforms and has over 253 followers on Twitter, 500 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.